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March 20, 2008 at 3:08 pm #607863billhkMember
Our casinos have over the past number of months experienced immense growth, and we want to thank you for your ongoing support and determination. Without you, our success wouldn’t have been possible.
Due to our recent success, we’ve decided to phase out some of our casinos in order to provide both our players and affiliates, with a more streamlined product of the highest quality.
As a result we will be phasing out selected casinos from Tuesday the 25th of March 2008. The casino itself will still accommodate existing players; although we will not accept any new registrations. The websites will also remain, and allow incoming players to download one of the remaining casinos from our group, and enjoy uninterrupted service.
The casinos that are being phased out are:
777 Dragon Casino
Slots Royale Casino
Miami Paradise Casino
Poker Room LA
In addition, the creative art work of the above mentioned casinos will also be made unavailable as from the 25th of March 2008. Please make sure to contact us, should you have any concerns, or if you’d like more information.March 20, 2008 at 5:47 pm #763771
I do not want to suffer from your succes.
Free traffic to the casinos you are phasing out will be unacceptable.
I got warned once, twice and now you are doing it again. The casinos you mentioned are my best converting ones. If I can not promote these casinos I will remove all GSN and Vegaspartner banners/links immediately.
There is no other way.
Because the 25th is not far away do you think we can remove your properties instantly ?!
This is a good example of not taking us seriously.
I may be a small fish but not a stupid one.
RickMarch 20, 2008 at 6:34 pm #763774AnonymousInactive
I don’t understand the logic here. If these casinos are doing so well, why close them?
Casino Rewards is about to add 6 new casinos to their group, and GSN/VP is removing 6? Strange. Why not just keep them around for affiliates to promote?
Fortune Affiliates has a few casinos that they like to call their “flagship” casinos, but these flagship casinos may not necessarily be the best converting casinos for every affiliate. This is true with me — Platinum Play (one of the main flagships at Fortune) doesn’t convert as well as Vegas Towers, Vegas Villa, and Fortune Room. I’m glad they still allow affiliates to market the other casinos — otherwise, I wouldn’t be doing nearly as well as I am.
Question — say an affiliate refers someone to Casino US after it’s closed. The links on that page point to one of the remaining casinos. If the player chooses to download and deposit at the other casino, will the affiliate be credited? (The answer to this question is very important — please don’t ignore this.)March 20, 2008 at 6:46 pm #763776
If the sites stay online but players can not play they only get frustrated/confused by the affiliates who refers. So it makes no sense at all for keeping the phased out casinos IMO.
Just posting this on the CAP is NOT enough IMO, how about a sending a warning to ALL affiliates concerned?
The promos always reach ALL of us, the most important news does not.
I know what I have to do if this discission is irreversable.
RickMarch 21, 2008 at 12:34 am #763809AnonymousInactive
i’m also a bit puzzled by this. why would you want to decrease the amount of casinos when this brings you more money? why try to fix something if it is not broken?
even for affiliates, it is easier to advertise 6 casinos than just 1 because visitors get a sense of “variety”…
what is behind this move? i’m beginning to doubt that it is due to “success”…or someone is just terribly bored there…March 22, 2008 at 4:33 pm #763913AnonymousInactive
Question — say an affiliate refers someone to Casino US after it’s closed. The links on that page point to one of the remaining casinos. If the player chooses to download and deposit at the other casino, will the affiliate be credited? (The answer to this question is very important — please don’t ignore this.)
I have to agree no company in their right mind would phase out or downsize a product when they are making bank. I also would like to know if the remaining players that already have existing accounts and are allowed to play then we the affiliates are still going to earn from them for life correct? I also need to know about the redirecting of the casinos please if the affiliate will get the credit for this is important!
This sure isn’t how I wanted to spend my Easter breakMarch 22, 2008 at 6:15 pm #763926
I have to agree no company in their right mind would phase out or downsize a product when they are making bank
The ones which are being phased out are my top earners, why close them ?
On the other hand it looks very strange to new players that if the casino is online but can not be played at.
This does not build trust, and you could wonder if a disappointed player would click on the links for the remaining casinos.
Besides that I sure do not like to have a lot of work before Easter, could not you have waited a bit longer?
RickMarch 25, 2008 at 8:41 am #764093billhkMember
We do appreciate your concerns and we do value your feedback.
Due to the feedback we have had over the Easter weekend, we have decided to extend the implementation period to the 1st May to enable the affiliates more time to adjust their links and banners.
Just to clarify the situation, please note that the software of the phased out brands will not be shutdown and your existing players will not be lost. The sites will no longer be available to new players in order to download the software of the phased out brands.
Your new players will be redirected to alternative casino sites. The affiliate tracking will definitely still be carried over and the players will still belong to the referring affiliate and you will still earn lifetime commission on these players.March 25, 2008 at 8:56 am #764095
That is fantastic news!
Please consider reopening after things have settled.
This is a big relief for all of us.:wink-winkMarch 25, 2008 at 8:57 am #764096playlivebingoMember
I understand and agree with all of you, you have expressed many vaild
concerns, therefore I would like to take this opportunity to highlight
certain points that have been mentioned but before I get into that I
would like to explain why it came down to these brands that were
cut from both the programs.
This was a calculated business decision based on that we were merging
the 2 programs and due to management and logistic issues such as
language content on the sites and mailers and our ability to effectively
manage and market multi-language brands therefore we decided to stick
with the best performing brands overall allowing us to further improve
Unfortunately we realised that there would be those affiliates who are
performing well on the lesser performing brands, we unfortunately could
not continue these brands based the overall low numbers and became
a question of overall income vs. running costs.
The only affected area in terms of players with the phasing out of the
brands will be NEW players only and all existing players will still hav
access to the casino and will still be able to play and you will still
continue to earn revenue on those players.
So what does this mean for affiliates, all new players will be redirected
to an alternative site for download and that’s all. We certainly have no
intention of cutting you off from existing players.
As Kirsten mentioned we have extended the cut off, allowing for more
time to prepare for phase out of the brands.March 25, 2008 at 9:30 am #764101AnonymousInactive
@Vegas Partner 157605 wrote:
This was a calculated business desicion based on that we were merging the 2 programs and due to management and logistic issues we decided to stick with the best performing brands overall.
your decision does make more sense now. thanks for making it clearer!