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    Quote Originally Posted by damage83 View Post
    The beginning of every month I always have the same conversation with the mrs saying how much I could have earned if sky hadn't have shafted us with the quotas. Even at 5% they still remain one of my bigger earners and now that is reduced to 0.

    Its just another day in the affiliate world. I was saying last week how I have personally had my accounts closed for three different affiliates in the last two months through the non active clauses and even though those did not affect me financially it would only be a matter of time before one did. If this does not get people to work together to fight back then nothing ever will.
    Something like this impacts one's life even if it does not directly impact one's bottom line. I feel like a broken record for saying this but at sometime, someone or a group of someones needs to take a stand in court over the insertion of quotas and over the stealing of affiliate accounts in order to attempt to prevent it happening with different programs in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Shay- View Post
    Something like this impacts one's life even if it does not directly impact one's bottom line. I feel like a broken record for saying this but at sometime, someone or a group of someones needs to take a stand in court over the insertion of quotas and over the stealing of affiliate accounts in order to attempt to prevent it happening with different programs in the future.
    Put it this way If I was earning 5 figures a month like some are I would not hesitate. I really hope this gets going we need to know where we stand with this kind of thing.

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    Said it for a while that small affiliates would soon be getting squeezed out, but in no way did I expect them to kick down the big affiliates. William Hill recently reduced my commission to virtually nothing, with 2 of my main earners now down the pan, I expect this is game over for me now.

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    In my life I had just one dispute by the court. It was not about affiliate business. It was a dispute with exotic domain registrar, who changed some terms retroactively and wanted to delete me a domain. I won.

    The interesting thing was that the EU court ruled that it is impossible to change the terms retroactively (even if there is the "tickbox") and that there is a judicature for that. Britain still is in the EU.
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    Well this is very interesting indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    In my life I had just one dispute by the court. It was not about affiliate business. It was a dispute with exotic domain registrar, who changed some terms retroactively and wanted to delete me a domain. I won.

    The interesting thing was that the EU court ruled that it is impossible to change the terms retroactively (even if there is the "tickbox") and that there is a judicature for that. Britain still is in the EU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    In my life I had just one dispute by the court. It was not about affiliate business. It was a dispute with exotic domain registrar, who changed some terms retroactively and wanted to delete me a domain. I won.

    The interesting thing was that the EU court ruled that it is impossible to change the terms retroactively (even if there is the "tickbox") and that there is a judicature for that. Britain still is in the EU.


    Nice. Not only that, we'll be keeping the same laws after exit, at least for the time being.

    We got SkyBet by the balls now, don't we?

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    There's a very fair way to take them to the court, and that is whoever wants in, their percentage of the legal fees will be in accordance to their percentage of their average skybet earnings for the last 3 years.

    Example:

    Total Affiliates in lawsuit - average skybet earnings as a whole for last 3 years - 10m.

    Affiliate A average skybet earnings for last 3 years 300,000 = 3% of the legal fees.
    Affiliate B average skybet earnings for last 3 years 1,000,000 = 10% of the legal fees.
    Affiliate C average skybet earnings for last 3 years 50,000 = 0.50% of the legal fees.

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    I don't think I've ever posted on the forums but do read the site regularly.

    I know talk can be cheap in instances like this, but I am affiliate who would be genuinely interested in perusing sky bet via legal means.

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    Ah well, they may as well have the last 5% of the 5,000 they were already stealing from me. Sad to see them behaving like a bunch of heroin addicts, do anything to thieve a bit more money.

    Also, does anyone know what has happened to Sky Vegas stats, or are they going to thieve that money too. Seems to have disappeared the past week or so.

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    Need to hold tight for a few days, legal opinion has been requested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MannyBetting View Post


    Nice. Not only that, we'll be keeping the same laws after exit, at least for the time being.

    We got SkyBet by the balls now, don't we?
    Let we see. Having Slavoj Zizek as my avatar I can not help to post this:



    The lawyer that won the dispute is now going to hospital for a surgery, but he said he can try something. But that would be specific and individual. The problem with class action is that we are all independent weird individualists and someone has to raise the flag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    In my life I had just one dispute by the court. It was not about affiliate business. It was a dispute with exotic domain registrar, who changed some terms retroactively and wanted to delete me a domain. I won.

    The interesting thing was that the EU court ruled that it is impossible to change the terms retroactively (even if there is the "tickbox") and that there is a judicature for that. Britain still is in the EU.
    If that is correct, it's precedent and means they're in trouble. It also means GVC are in trouble too.

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    Hello,

    I have been an affiliate for 5 years and will lose about 70-80K a year from this, thankfully this is only about 20% of my income.

    I was made to agree skys new terms and conditions to get payment and I know they have agreed with certain affiliates to keep them going, the really big ones.

    I know a few affiliates in the industry as well and all up for legal action

    If we don't stop sky then it could snowball out of control. If you are big with another affiliate as well, it seriously would be worth contributing towards this as if we stop one then we stop them all for good.

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    They are in trouble only if we start doing something.

    Bwin stole when? In 2012? They never paid for that. Because we rather make a website like this http://www.belosers.com/. And the affiliate programs know that it pays off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    They are in trouble only if we start doing something.

    Bwin stole when? In 2012? They never paid for that. Because we rather make a website like this http://www.belosers.com/. And the affiliate programs know that it pays off.
    Like I said above, waiting on legal opinion first.

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    The UKGC licence for SkyBet is and has been held by a company called Bonne Terre Limited - source.

    Bonne Terre Limited is also listed as the operator of the Affiliatehub affiliate program.

    Last we were paid by Skybet, they were paying out with the company name of Bonne Terre Limited.

    With all that being said, riddle me this...

    How can Bonne Terre Limited be a licence holder for a UKGC betting site, running an affiliate program, and paying people when the company was dissolved in mid-2016 --- source?

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    OK so they don't want affiliates promoting them anymore because they want control? but surely they could still pay us our owed lifetime revenue shares?

    Perhaps they are looking to sell the brand which is now effectively worth double than it was yesterday?

    They will prob restart the affiliate program again in time just like Sporting Bet, Bwin and others before and people will STILL promote them!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justbookies View Post
    If anyone gets them to court, win or lose, I will contribute significantly. A massive hit. However we have had talk of court action before on the previous SkyBet thread with all the usual complete bullshit from the same old affiliates who pretend to be big but some of whom I know never promoted them anyway. Can the same old bullshitters who talk crap on almost every thread please stay away from this one. I am very pleased to see new names in this thread talking court action, like Manny and BoyMitchell. Hopefully they aren't full of knee-jerk crap too. Sorry, but I am not happy with this news, and this forum does have its share of fantasists.

    thebookiesoffers, who has a brain and so understandably doesn't waste time on this forum anymore, once started a thread called "is this business going to ****" or something similar. I answered yes then and it is far far more so now. There is no honour, integrity or honesty from any these firms and you need to trash them for all time on your affiliate sites when they turn into criminal thieves (not just quietly remove them).
    Bravo pal, got the email so looked in here. Gutted for all the people effected but I'm not now (not hard to work out why), but didn't me and you Noel say we'd stump up cash last
    time for legal action and no one followed it up. Loads full of
    **** as well

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