As with any online business, where there is a lot of money at stake you will undoubtedly attract the scam artists and any other unscrupulous individual or company on the look out for a quick buck. Online casinos are no different and thankfully there are a few web sites online that have made a stand against these dishonorable criminals.
Don’t take much notice of unofficial gambling portals who have a list of recommended casinos and ones to avoid like the plague. This is one of the oldest marketing ploys around and gives the impression they are doing you an enormous favor and gain your trust in the process. Often the casinos they tell you to avoid are fine and the ones they recommend all contain their affiliate ID…very cunning!
Stats Fail To Update:
You know you are promoting your casino correctly and are getting some quality targeted traffic but your stats still show a big fat ‘0’. This is a common problem and you will need to test your links and visit your stats depending on how often the stats are updated. If you think you are having problems and smell a rat then the first thing to do is to e-mail the affiliate program directly. If you do not receive a response try telephoning them. Some affiliate programs will show you how to test your stats on your own computer or they may even test them for you.
A popular scam is for the casino to only credit you for a percentage of your actual earnings. For example, if you send three players that sign-up you are only credited for one? The only way to prove irregularities is by getting people you know to sign-up and play. If they all do not appear on your stats you know you have a problem.
Casinos do not normally reveal the ID or contact details of players due to their privacy terms so proving guilt in this case is a real problem.
Your Check Is In The Post:
So you have been working like a madman for the last month or so and have checked your stats which show your efforts are not in vain. You wait for the postman and your commission check never arrives? You cannot get a reply of any description from the casino…sound familiar? For me this is the worst one because they know you have been checking your stats, you can see your marketing is successful so you work even harder to make you and them more money. If this happens to you, pull yourself from the program and report them immediately! I even had one a long time ago where the commission check actually bounced…a lovely touch indeed!
If any of these unfortunate scenarios happen to you I would advise you to contact some of the web sites below who will be pleased to receive information about your problems in details and publish them online for the world to see. It may not be a cure for your bad experience but it will go some way to warning others and hopefully put a stop to this unnecessary evil. If you come across a rogue casino or gambling affiliate program report it immediately and hopefully if enough affiliates complain some positive action will be taken. You owe it to yourself and other future affiliates to report them. You can report any bad gambling affiliate program to http://www.casinomeister.com