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    Default I think Jao Poker is a borderline scam - Does anyone here promote it?

    We've written about Jao Poker on our website and we think it's at the very least quite shady and at the worst an outright fraud in the making. However, I think that some of you here on GPWA may be promoting Jao Poker (maybe they waived the $250 affiliate marketer sign up fee for you!) and I wanted to get your opinions.

    Some things that stand out as negative to me:

    1. They charge affiliates to join (classic multi level marketing)
    2. Being an affiliate is how you get rakeback (thus you pay for the privilege up front)
    3. Jao Poker spams facebook poker groups (if you're in one you've very likely seen it)
    4. They steal content from other websites (from Professional Rakeback for example)
    5. Their representatives are extremely rude and unprofessional on social media


    There is more to be weary of, including the rumor that the entire operation was funded through a fraudulent real estate transaction. Here's our Jao Poker story - but we really want to hear from GPWA members who might be partnered with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PROFRBcom View Post
    We've written about Jao Poker on our website and we think it's at the very least quite shady and at the worst an outright fraud in the making. However, I think that some of you here on GPWA may be promoting Jao Poker (maybe they waived the $250 affiliate marketer sign up fee for you too!) and I wanted to get your opinions.

    Some things that stand out as negative to me:

    1. They charge affiliates to join (classic multi level marketing)
    2. Being an affiliate is how you get rakeback (thus you pay for the privilege up front)
    3. Jao Poker spams facebook poker groups (if you're in one you've very likely seen it)
    4. They steal content from other websites (from Professional Rakeback for example)
    5. Their representatives are extremely rude and unprofessional on social media


    There is more to be weary of, including the rumor that the entire operation was funded through a fraudulent real estate transaction. Here's our Jao Poker story - but we really want to hear from GPWA members who might be partnered with them.
    Hello PROFRBcom,

    How are you doing today?

    Why would they charge affiliates to join their casino affiliate program?

    I've never heard of this before. It sure seems quite unusual.

    This is the only thing that stands out to me.

    Have a nice day!

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    nice self serving clickbait

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfeet View Post
    nice self serving clickbait

    Clickbait? I don't think I'd classify pointing out a shady operation who steals affiliate content and charges for affiliates to join as "clickbait" but perhaps you said it tongue-in-cheek?

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    Sounds like a terrible place to partner up with. Thanks for the heads up.

    Quote Originally Posted by PROFRBcom View Post
    maybe they waived the $250 affiliate marketer sign up fee for you too!
    Could you explain about how this works? Never heard of that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betivity View Post
    Sounds like a terrible place to partner up with. Thanks for the heads up.
    Could you explain about how this works? Never heard of that before.
    You have never heard of it because it doesn't exist anywhere else in our industry. Jao Poker however wants to "make sure people are serious" so they charge their affiliates (they call them Independent Business Owners or IBOs) to sign up to market their products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PROFRBcom View Post
    You have never heard of it because it doesn't exist anywhere else in our industry. Jao Poker however wants to "make sure people are serious" so they charge their affiliates (they call them Independent Business Owners or IBOs) to sign up to market their products.
    Interesting. Why would anybody pay to work with them though? I wouldn't think a lot of people would fall into that trap...

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    It sounds like a scam, the typical type that used to (and probably still does) flood FaceBook.

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    When I was doing research for online brand willing to start offer poker product - I've found their software provider. They're listed as one of biggest clients. Software they use is relatively cheap, for sure I would strongly recommend to avoid them, there are better places to play online poker.

    P.S It's true about spam in all poker related Facebook groups - typical MLM programme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betivity View Post
    Interesting. Why would anybody pay to work with them though? I wouldn't think a lot of people would fall into that trap...
    They are preying on naive people who know nothing about being an affiliate. In typical MLM fashion, they tell people about the thousands of dollars one can make every month pushing their poker room. And it's so easy. "Just pay us up front and we'll give all of our marketing materials (marketing materials plagiarized from legitimate affiliates) and you too can make huge money!"


    Here's the response from Jao Poker's largest affiliate when he read our article. Note the professionalism he displays while, ironically enough, claiming someone else is a poor businessman:
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    His claims are false however. No one from our company ever spoke to him or anyone on the Jao Network about working with their MLM marketing nonsense. For good measure, here's another lovely interaction Jao Poker's main representative had with a player and Independent Business Owner (i.e. an affiliate who paid to join the Jao Network) in a Facebook group over a $27 dispute:
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    Again, I highly recommend not doing business with JaoPoker unless you want to be associated with garbage like this.

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    What a bad way of telling you this. Very unprofessional.

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    What a joke! I guess he didn't like your article calling him out. Multi-Level Marketing were the words I was looking for, clearly an MLM scam.

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    We recently uncovered some of the fake ecommerce sites they have created so that they can take credit card deposits from players. Here are some examples:


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