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Unread 02-22-2011, 09:29 PM
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This just in!!!

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The team at Grand Privé Casinos is proud to announce the re-launch of Grand Privé Affiliates. The new program is now live and offers our affiliates a smoother, more efficient system that features accurate and reliable statistics, guaranteed uptime and complete transparency.
It has been more than two years since GrandPrive had to take the decision to close down the affiliate program. We were forced to take this step due to the fact that the Microgaming affiliate system was unreliable. The numerous inconsistencies in tagging and errors in resulting earnings affected the trust you placed in us and embarrassed us as an operator. This situation was also intensified by other factors beyond our control.
Once we closed the old program, GrandPrive was understandably lambasted by both forums and individuals, and at the time we were only able to make limited comment and unable to fully defend ourselves and present the true facts. However, we are no longer bound by any constrictions and can, for the first time say, to all our valued affiliates, we profoundly regret the deterioration of our relationship, and we fully understand the anger and hostility expressed towards us. If we had an alternative course of action open to us, we would gladly have taken it. The fact is we had no alternative and had to remain silent in the face of intense criticism. That time is now over and we can move ahead with confidence.
As you are well aware, GrandPrive was one of the earliest casino groups on the internet. It was one of the first to be regulated by credible regulators; one of the first groups to be approved by PWC for casino reviews, and we were in the first batch (of four) casinos to receive the eCOGRA seal of approval. For 10 years GrandPrive casinos have won rave reviews and the respect of players and forums.
To continue our tradition of excellence, we have selected the best software available in the market place. We are proud to introduce our new affiliate program, which offers the unique opportunity for you as an affiliate to work directly off the gaming server. As you know, no other program in the online casino world is able to offer you this. This revolutionary feature ensures that our affiliate system is one of the most efficient on the internet, giving you the most accurate and reliable statistics, guaranteed uptime and complete transparency.
We have moved your account across to the new GrandPrive affiliate system and have tagged all players ever associated with you to your account. Since 1 April 2010 all your players have been tagged to the new system and your payments from April 2010 up until now will be activated on 3 March 2011.Where players have already migrated to the new software, you are being credited with the appropriate revenue. In instances where a player may only in future move to the new software, you will automatically be credited with the associated revenue when this occurs.
We invite you to log in to the new site at www.grandpriveaffiliates.com, update your details and ensure that your vital information, such as payment method, is correct. If you have forgotten your password, please click on the forgotten password link and follow the prompts. If you experience any problems please contact us - support@grandpriveaffiliates.com
Looking forward to working with you again.
Kind regards,
GrandPrive Affiliates Team
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Unread 02-22-2011, 10:11 PM
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I find following to be the most interesting part of the message.
That and they show they owe over 1800.00, so that cool if they pay it.

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We were forced to take this step due to the fact that the Microgaming affiliate system was unreliable. The numerous inconsistencies in tagging and errors in resulting earnings affected the trust you placed in us and embarrassed us as an operator. This situation was also intensified by other factors beyond our control.
Now I realize they are clearly going make some excuses for their deplorable handling of the whole thing, but it strikes me a little odd that they would call Microgaming out like that if there wasn't something meaningful to it.

What do all think?
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Unread 02-23-2011, 02:35 AM
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No such luck for me. Showing zeros. I'm also trying not to comment on the stupid website where a new window opens when you click the login button and when updating my details it says the password and confirm password fields are compulsory and yet I could update details without entering them. Wonder who they will blame for those things. Surely Microgaming are off the hook for that one.

People who refuse to take responsibility for their own stupid decisions deserve very little respect and it's not like the Grand Prive team had much to begin with.
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I am still in a little shock over it and trying to absorb the fact that they think they can just turn things back on and all will be ok...

Upon a bit of inspection of my stats I see that I had a few registrations but nothing much to speak of in revenue owed to me....

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Unread 02-23-2011, 06:44 PM
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I'm just gonna copy my post from AGD.




I've tried not to get all worked up over this or even post a reply because it's the reason that I basically quit this industry and am in a much better place today.

BUT, I do want to say that IMO Microgramming and eCOGRA has just as much responsibility for what happened and should NOT be seen as a victim. Although I do not believe MG wanted the situation to come down like it did, IMO they did little to prevent it.

I blame them for letting GP get away with what they did and they need to be held accountable just incase they are faced with another similar situation in the future.

They were eventually taken for a ride also, but it may have been avoided if they would have been more agressive in helping us when this all unfolded.

The affected affiliates presented a good case, but it was ignored by those that may have been able to assist us (I won't name names) and therefore IMO were part of the problem! As far as I'm concerned the only folks that did anything or even cared to stick thier neck out for us affiliates were the APCW!
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I am still in a little shock over it and trying to absorb the fact that they think they can just turn things back on and all will be ok...
Of course everything will be ok, because NO one in authority did anything to them when they had the chance!

I hate to even re-hash all the crap that occured during that time so I'm gonna TRY to just sit on my fingers and watch it unfold.
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Since 1 April 2010 all your players have been tagged to the new system and your payments from April 2010 up until now will be activated on 3 March 2011.Where players have already migrated to the new software, you are being credited with the appropriate revenue. In instances where a player may only in future move to the new software, you will automatically be credited with the associated revenue when this occurs.
I don't have time to respond on the GPWA and here, so I'll just stick to this one.
It appears to me that some folks are not reading the announcement correctly, or maybe it's me! LOL

Some are saying they are paying only for revenue earned since April 2010.
I'm not reading the paragragh that way. The players on the old system were tagged to the new system in April 2010. Therefore, that revenue will show up normal in the new system. IE: April 10 to current.
If any of your players migrated before or migrate over later, you get all the associated revenue on them from whenever they started on the new software.
When you check your stats, set the start date at like Feb. 2010 and you might see a larger number due for that entire period of time. Mine is anyway.
It shows 3xx.00 for February2011, but almost 1900.00 since 09/10.
09/10 appears to be when they complied and entered the back stats associated with our tags.

I think that still leaves a short period of time when they were operating on the MGS platform though, and I'm not sure that activity is being taken into account.
Don't think it is. I can't remember how long it was between the shutdown, and the new software change was made.
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