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    Default GSN Revoked Affiliate Account !!!

    I received an email from GSN regarding "Revoked Affiliate Account"

    Hi ***

    I trust this email finds you well and in good spirits.

    This letter serves to confirm that effective immediately, GSN will be adhering to our terms and conditions regarding commission payments.

    In previous months GSN have, as a show of good faith, been continually paying you a commission based on purchasing players brought in some time ago; whilst in our terms and conditions it stipulates, that should an affiliate not bring in a NEW purchasing player for 3 months, we will cease making commission payments to such affiliate..

    We trust that you understand our actions, and appreciate that GSN continuously thrives to assist and support any affiliate who demonstrates, their willingness to support our program by proactively marketing our properties, and as a consequence generate new real purchasing players on a regular basis.

    We wish to jointly reassess our exposure on your sites as well as identify any marketing opportunities; we can assist you with in an effort to improve your site in a manner which is mutually beneficial.

    Should there be any queries regarding the above, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.

    Kindest Regards

    Kate

    Affiliate Program Manager


    Anyone else here at CAP received such email? I was very displeased to be noted as I've referred two new real purchasing players in July. I don't know what GSN does mean. I HAVE REFERRED TWO NEW PURCHASING PLAYERS LAST MONTH.

    their terms http://www.goldenstarnetwork.com/public/EN/terms.asp

    Should you not refer a minimum of 1 (one) New Real Purchasing Player for a consecutive 2 month period the affiliate will revert back to percentage initially earned with inception of the original agreement - unless this was a specific negotiated rate in order to join, in which case the commission rate will remain as is. Should you not refer a minimum of 1 (one) New Real Purchasing Player for a consecutive 3 month period, your account will be terminated with immediate effect and the commission earned to date of termination will be paid to you in full. No further commissions will be payable after this.


    P.S. I have not received GSN payment for July, although our administrator "professor" listed GSN as "Fastest Paying Affiliate Programs - August 2006" "7. Golden Star Network 08/02 Neteller"

    http://www.casinoaffiliateprograms.c...06.13490.html?
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    Shame on you GSN!!! Have these programs NOT learned anything from the past? What does signing up for life mean anymore? When did this rule get made, because I never seen it before.

    We also were not paid either by them this month, what a bunch of jerks!
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    Default Not surprised

    Since they were taken over by vegas partners there has been a steady decline. I for one am not surprised.

    Send your players elsewhere !
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntou
    ..should an affiliate not bring in a NEW purchasing player for 3 months, we will cease making commission payments to such affiliate...
    While I can understand that they want you to promote them (who doesn't?!), this term gives me the impression that an affiliate is merely a marketing tool, not a partner.

    When you consider that you can send a player to most other programs and get a "life" deal with no strings, it doesn't do anyone any favours. It's not a good term for affiliates just starting out where every player is precious and signups are fewer that's for sure. Additionally it overlooks the fact that some more "established" sites aim for player value rather than player quantity. One player every 3 months who deposits $100 for a bonus is way less valuable than 1 player every 12 months who drops $5k. $1k even.

    I get a few players at GSN from time to time, but the site I send them from is a factual "comparison" site rather than a "promotional" site, so if they compare favourably, they will get the players. Seems sensible to me. To be fair, they've never forced this rule on me, but I'll be very put out if they ever do.

    It's good that they don't enforce it very often. But they can do anytime. And after the Fortune/Referback/VPL fiasco last year, and 888's antics more recently, I'm not nearly as trusting as I was. And all that made me realise that affiliates are a necessary evil in many casino's eyes.

    They'll need to lose this rule pronto if they want to compete with the more popular groups IMO.

    Cheers

    Simmo!

    PS. Suntou...sorry you got done over like this, even if was legitimate. But thanks for the heads-up and hopefully it'll be a learning experience if nothing else.
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    I trust this email finds you well and in good spirits.
    (That way, maybe we can crush the life out of you.)
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    That is disgusting, without you they would not have the player that is making them money, they need to share the profits with their partners.

    On the other hand, no big loss, I send them players every month and I don't make any money either.

    I use their free games, I should take them out and use Wagershare's instead.

    Although I think they have such an objectionable clause too.
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    This seriously changes my views of GSN. Seriously.
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    I find this very odd that they would drop an affiliate that has signed up a purchasing player in the past but hasn't signed up any in the past two months. Oddly enough, I have been promoting them for 4 months and haven't signed up any purchasing players to this date and they haven't dropped me yet. It doesn't seem right that they would drop someone who has made them money in the past, and has the potential to make them money in the future, but allows someone who hasn't made them any money at all to continue to promote them. Perhaps I should drop them before I do get a purchasing player since it's hit and miss in this business. With my luck I'd get a whale and then no one for 3 months and they would be laughing all the way to the bank. I'd just assume let some other affiliate have that player.

    On a similiar note, one of the programs I promote I noticed in their T&C's (and yes I do read them) there was nothing to be found regarding a family member or for that matter even the affiliate himself registering and purchasing on that affiliates tag. When I brought this to the attention of my affiliate manager because a family member of mine was going to sign up through one of my sites I was told basically 'it's ok to do it now but we can revoke it later'. I DON'T THINK SO! Needless to say I told that future player to sign up somewhere else because it would only piss me off later because I know how much money they dump in online gambling a month. So someone out there has picked up a good player this month.
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    Another predatory clause, when will they learn that affiliates are their life-blood, if the piss on us, they cease to have any new players altogether. Well, at least after enough of us catch on to the fact.
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    This cheeky cause is totally unacceptable. Suppose an affiliate signsup them a whale, the whale is a regular big player, if they want to shave it, easy to do, i.e. if you can not bring them a new purchasing player within 3 months, all your past purchasing players referred, even these purchasing players are making them money now, will be shaved completely. They own all purchasing players you brought them without paying you a dime. You just get nothing.

    I would rather lead my valued traffics to other casino affiliates programs who treat me as a long-term partner, not a business tool to be kicked down the ladder.

    Shame on you GSN. Down Down GSN.
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