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    Default Warren Cloud-Oliver Curran untimely death

    From Gambling911:

    One of the first online casino operators, Warren Cloud, died of an apparent heart attack while out on his boat near Ibiza, Spain late Saturday evening Gambling911.com can report exclusively. Cloud was believed to have only been in his thirties and leaves a wife and child behind.

    The South African online gambling magnate was also known as "Oliver Curran" and quickly became the biggest and most successful of the Real Time Gaming casino operators.

    His online casinos included the likes of Crystal Palace, America Online and Lucky Coin Casino.

    At one point, Cloud's casinos were reportedly valued at 140million when the group was planning to float on the London Exchange - AIM.

    Cloud has had somewhat of a stormy history in the world of Internet casinos. His brands were often condemned for "locking" customer accounts and withholding bonuses.

    Brian Bailey, who runs the enormously successful CasinoMeister website has stated that Cloud's online casino group once appeared on his "rogue" list but were eventually removed from that category after lengthy conversations with Mr. Cloud.

    Further details related to Warren Cloud's untimely death were not available at press time Sunday.
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    There was a question on the authenticity of this story. It has since been confirmed. I did not know Warren but many did. Whether friend or foe, it should not go unnoticed. Warren was a key player with RTG (Real Time Gaming) casinos.

    Sincere condolences to friends and family. It is a tragedy to leave a small daughter and widow.

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    Most of the casino websites from Crystal Palace group are unavailable.

    The following message is displayed when trying to access most of the sites :

    This website is no longer available.
    Please check this space often for more information & updates.
    Last edited by playcasino1; 9 July 2008 at 2:23 pm.

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    Default All of Warren Clouds Casinos are closing down

    I received an email today from Powerbet advising that they were closing down on 31 July.
    I then sent them an email asking if Silversands was also closing.
    This was the reply I got
    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for contacting the Casino Support Team.

    All our sister casinos are closing down.

    Please feel free to contact our 24/7 Support Team if you have any additional questions.

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    yeah, I got the same mail from Crystal Palace.

    Strange that all their sites have the unavailable message, except SilverSands & Jackpotcash which still seem to be live and active...

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    things seem to be getting a little strange

    are those casinos closing because of his death?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartnerJ View Post
    things seem to be getting a little strange

    are those casinos closing because of his death?
    Yes. It is because of his death, there is nothing wrong with talking about it. I have never affiliated. Not sure if anyone has?

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    Default Is Jackpot Kings part of this group?

    I received a similar letter from Jackpot Kings yesterday and when I called the number on the e-mail, I was told to contact Crystal Palace Affiliates. Jackpot Kings was under Jackpot Revenue affiliates and I have been locked out of the affiliate site apparently and cannot access my stats. If I knew that this group was connected with Crystal Palace, I would have never promoted them. I sympathize with Mr. Clouds family, but that should have no bearing on affiliates getting reimbursed for their work for the companies he ran. Anyone else having trouble accessing this affiliate site?

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