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    Default Has Slot Power Closed Down?

    The reason I ask if Slot Power has closed down is because none of our affiliate tracking links are working and when you go to slot power.com - it redirects to Manhattan slots.
    What is going on here?

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    Slot Power and Vanguard are both down. Links are sometimes redirecting to Manhattan, other times they're broken.

    There is a thread running at AGD about it, so far no one has any solid info about what's going on.
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    I have email sent to them but no reply as of yet. Wondering if we will be paid at all?

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    The site that slotpower.com and vanguardcasino.com are redirecting their traffic to is operated by the Club World Group. Club World has confirmed that they did not purchase these two casinos.

    The redirecting was done through an affiliate link. There have been a number of affiliates concerned that their traffic has essentially been taken without compensation due to the redirecting, and particular concern to make sure that the person responsible does not benefit from sending the fraudulently-gained traffic to CWC. I am in contact with Martyn to confirm that the account in is violation of their fraud protection terms and that the affiliate that is redirecting the traffic will not be able to profit off the fraud -- I'll post an update when I hear a response (it is after business hours where the CWC office is located).

    GPWA has alerted First Gaming Partners that they are in violation of the GPWA Code of Conduct, and asking for certain immediate changes. I will post an update if any response is received.
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    I just went onto their affiliate site and saw the following message

    Dear First Gaming Partner Affiliate,

    Unfortunately the Rival gaming platform hasn't lived up to our expectations over the past few months.
    Because of continued and prolonged processing problems you might have seen your conversion ratios
    and player values erode. We had no other option, but to drop Rival. We sincerely hope that Rival will
    continue honoring their affiliate commitments as they have done in the past. Your players will be able
    to continue playing on the sytem and thus you will continue receiving checks from them. However
    we ask you not to send further traffic to our front page.

    We wish you continued success in your affiliate endeavors.

    Best regards,

    First Gaming Partners Team
    Another one bites the dust! They could have had the decency to send us all an email. Now for more hours of working pulling them down!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CityGuard View Post
    I am in contact with Martyn to confirm that the account in is violation of their fraud protection terms and that the affiliate that is redirecting the traffic will not be able to profit off the fraud -- I'll post an update when I hear a response (it is after business hours where the CWC office is located).
    I've heard confirmation from Martyn and he indicates the affiliate account used to redirect traffic from slotpower and vanguardcasino has been closed. In terms of denying commissions based on fraud, there were no affiliate commissions earned.
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    I saw last night and early this morning I had a payment processing. Now does this mean I won't get paid?

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    I just received this via email:

    Dear Affiliate,

    You may have noticed some disruption at xxw.vanguardcasino.com and xxww.slotpower.com. Due to a business dispute we have moved the domains to wwx.vanguardcasino.co.uk and wwx.slotpower.co.uk and you can reach our affiliate site at wwx.firstgamingpartners.co.uk. In order to ensure proper tracking, please update your affiliate links to the .co.uk domain for each affiliate link.

    We extend our deepest apologies for any inconvenience and possible malicious intent that our previous marketing partners may have caused. The casino operator, Bonne Chance NV, was given no warning or indication that its marketing partners were planning to redirect traffic from its primary operating URLs. As the casino operator, Bonne Chance NV will continue to maintain and manage both casino sites as it has done in the past. All player and affiliate payments will be made as scheduled and going forward it will be business as usual for all existing and new players.

    As a sign of our appreciation of your understanding we will extend an additional $25 CPA for every new depositing player (wagers and deposits $50 or more) you bring in between May 12th and June 31st, 2010.

    A new management team has been assigned and can be reached at support@firstgamingpartners.co.uk

    Best Regards,
    First Gaming Affiliate Support
    Don't quite know what to make of it...

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    Payment was completed and I recieved it today. Thank goodness!

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    that is a bit nasty, any idea who that marketing partner is?

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    do you think they will pay commission for May?

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    Indeed FGP continues to bill players, but no payments still

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