This just another name for the HighRoller Term some Microgamings have slipped into their terms over the last few years. I didn't even know Star Partner had added this term.
It started years ago with WagerShare, however, they were forthright about it, and announced it.
Essentially, all it does is limit the Casinos risk of paying commission when a a player wins over 10k in a month, and then plays it back the following month. They quarantine the player until the player loses back the money they won.
There has been some confusion, IMO, by some affiliates to properly analyze the entire set terms of this High Roller policy.
On the surface, it's not unfair for the casino to set a limit when this situation arises. They seem to have the limit set at 10k right now.
They all claim that they don't carryover negatives, but the truth is that they DO carryover negatives if the win is 10k or greater.
They also apply it to month it occured in, and because they are LUMPING the casinos in the group, that win generally wipes out any commission the affiliate might have made on other players for that month.
The player is quaranatined now for the following months, so it doesn't impact the other players from there, BUT it did for the month it occurred in.
So the casino gets a DOUBLE BANG on these terms.
IE: For example: Let's say for the month of April you had one player win $10000.00, but your other players lost $10,000.00.
Your commission would be ZERO for the month of April.
Now,...the 10k winner is quarantined for May, so you don't get commission if he plays it back,.....but what if he does play the entire 10k back, which frequently happens.
Following this so far?
So at the end of May, the Casino has broken even on that "HighRoller", but they also GOT out of paying you those commissions on that 10k your other players LOST in April.
The net result to the casino for this 60 day cycle is that they netted a positive $10,000.00 on your players, and your commission WAS ZERO!
Unfortunately, some affiliates have not looked closely at ALL of the elements of this HighRoller term.
This Policy is seriously flawed and PREDATORY as it is currently written and enforced.
#1 The affiliate does not have the advantage of the sum total of wins and losses that the casino itself has. This is why MOST casinos do not worry about having a high roller policy at all, let alone set a 10k limit on wins. They expect, and rightfully so, for there to be some winners.
It's all part of the casino's bottom line.
#2 Since the regular terms of these programs using this HighRoller Term allows for there to be NO NEGATIVE CARRYOVER up to 10k, then this should also apply to any players that are quarantined.
IE: If a player wins 20k, then only 10k should be carried over.
If a player wins, 10,500.00, then only 500.00 should be carried over, and quarantined.
#3 If they are going to use this HighRoller Policy, then the Player should be quarantined in the month it occured, NOT THE MONTH AFTER it occured.
Clearly this is designed to wipe out your earnings from your other players for that month.
#4 In the end, the policy becomes predatory because in certain senarios, the Casino has the ability to make a tidy profit on your players without paying the affiliate a dime.
#5 As for Star Partner's Survey. Why would anyone in their right mind want to LOWER this from 10k to 5k?
It should raised to 25 or 30k, and the predatory terms amended, IMO!
Lowering this to 5k would only mean that they would implement the policy faster, thus wiping out current month commissions more frequently, and not even having to pay you on the 5k, instead of 9,999.00 if it gets played back.
In closing, it's clear that some affiliates don't fully grasp the predatory nature of this HighRoller Term.
Please take the time to FULLY understand ALL OF TERMS involved on this and how it affects Affiliates.
I am NOT opposed to having a 10k limit as long as the Player is, #1 quarantined in the month it occured, and #2 that ONLY the amount won over 10k is carried over.
If they amended those two things, then the policy would acceptable.
NOT GREAT, BTW, just acceptable.