I spoke with Jeremy earlier today asking if it was ok to post some facts about Rewards Affiliates and how Casino Rewards are unethically cross marketing, to tagged players. I'd like to personally thank Jeremy for allowing me to add this information.
NB - links to CR in the email evidence in this post, I have added XXX to these.
To prevent this becoming convoluted, I'll keep this as brief as possible and include relevant facts and evidence to support my claims. It should be noted, these issues was first brought to light at the GPWA in March 2011. All 22 casinos in rewards player emails and links to CR website
As you can see from the above thread it took many, many pages and a discussion/vote in the private members area to have CR/RA agree to remove the untagged links from the casinos logos and promos listed on weekly promotional mailers sent to tagged affiliate players. However the larger issues still remain, which, CR/RA refuse to budge on. These are:
- Removing clear links from their Casino Rewards logos attached to mailers in footer, sent to tagged players.
- Contacting tagged players with direct links to Casino Rewards or CRHelpdesk - whilst vigorously promoting their gaming properties on these web-sites.
- Enticing tagged players to sign-up at their other casinos but not accrediting the sign-up to the affiliate who the player is tagged to.
Put simply, Casino Rewards is the Loyalty program for their gaming venues. Players login to CR to cashin their comps...etc...etc. However in addition, casinorewards.com and crhelpdesk.com/main/index.asp heavily promotes, entices and blatantly encourages tagged players to not only cash in their comps and loyalty points at their other casinos, but also to sign-up and claim new player bonuses at these gaming venues also.
Evidence of this Group trying to hoodwink players away from affiliates can be viewed on both XXXhttp://www.casinorewards.com/main/index.asp and XXXhttp://www.crhelpdesk.com/main/index.asp, where "The Lord of the Rings™ slot" links to both XXXhttp://www.crhelpdesk.com/lord-of-the-rings-online-slot/ and XXXhttp://www.casinorewards.com/lord-of-the-rings-online-slot/
The issue which should be of concern to all affiliates, CR are effective doing their utmost to lure players away from the referring affiliate. Which ultimately means no income for you.The newest addition to the impressive games list is the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings™ slot. Be the first to play this exceptional online slot game at one of the popular Casino Rewards casinos.
This point can be clearly seen by a test player I asked to sign-up via my Captain Cooks banner at one of my sites. Within less that two hours, he received a mailer from Casino Rewards.
NB - CR would not have this player if I did not refer him via my site. However, they contact him without my aff tag and direct him to casinorewards.com, which as you can see from the following email received, the actually active link was crhelpdesk.com which was phished to look like casinorewards.com
I have specifically highlighted blocks of text which should be of concern to all affiliates promoting gaming venues through the Rewards Affiliate Program.
----- Original message -----
From: "CR Help Desk" <email@example.com>
Date: 10 Apr 2011 16:04:32 +0000
Subject: Tim - Your Membership Details for CasinoRewards
Thank you for registering at Captain Cooks Casino and welcome to the Best Gaming Loyalty Program online!
As a player at Captain Cooks Casino you have received free membership with our loyalty program CasinoRewards. This loyalty account has automatically been created for you when you registered at Captain Cooks Casino.
At CasinoRewards you will be rewarded VIP points for your game-play. With many promotions, competitions and more giveaways than any other program online, you will enjoy great prizes and many bonuses!!!
If you wish to open an account with any of our other partner casinos, these accounts will also be part of your personal CasinoRewards loyalty account. So if you like to play on different casinos, you can accumulate all your VIP points in one personal CasinoRewards account faster!!
Please note that each Casino provides different account numbers. However you will only be given one username and password for CasinoRewards.
CasinoRewards login details
(remember the '_')
You can access your CasinoRewards account in two ways:
Visit FastMail.FM WARNING: URL text and host don't match, possible phishing attempt. URL disabled. Original URL='XXXhttp://www.crhelpdesk.com'. Original text='XXXwww.casinorewards.com'. For more information on phishing click here. and enter the above details Click on the login button in the green CasinoRewards box in the lobby of the casino software.
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To save matters getting convoluted and confusing, I will make another post or two to display the facts and proof that my tagged player Tim, when following the above untagged link to CasinoRewards.com and CRHelpDesk.com and consequently clicking on Casino Share and Aztec Riches Casino, instead of my affiliate tag being acknowledged as the referrer, a Direct Typein from both casinorewards.com and crhelpdesk.com are given credit for delivery on my player.