Golden Palace Affiliates is a rebirth of Casinoblasters.com a program that has received numerous complaints from webmasters for being dishonest and fraudulent for years. Be aware of this scam !
In 2003 the Golden Palace casino group lost their Microgaming operating License to an incident with Microgaming Sotware Systems and was forced to switch to the less preferred Playtech software.
Casino Blasters was their previous marketing program but has recently been renamed to GoldenPalace Affiliates a program that markets the same online casinos powered by Playtech :
- Golden Palace Casino and Poker
- Online Casino Central
- 24KT Gold Casino
- Flamingo Club
- Grand Online
Golden Palace Casino complaints
In 2006 during the Winter Olympics the Golden Palace marking arm invested heavily in strippers and streakers which led to disturbing a game play that season. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission received numerous complaints and compelled Golden Palace to never ever pull this kind of stunt again.
Also helped by spammers and blackhat SEO the program has been known to influence the search engine results in their favor. Moreover webmasters have stated on several forums that conversions for their brands are low and not very rewarding as you can see in the commission table below.
|Monthly Player Volume||Commission % Earned|
|0 new depositing players||10%|
|1-10 new depositing players||25%|
|11-29 new depositing players||30%|
|30-49 new depositing players||40%|
|50+ new depositing players||45%|
Golden Palace Affiliates have quotas or minimum player rule in effect
In the terms and conditions you will find a minimum player rule which means you have to refer one new depositing player each month in order to be eligible for more than the standard 10% revenue share. this way affiliates are forced to promoted or earn basically nothing from the past and future efforts.
The related Best Casino Partners affiliate program was created in 2006 after the UIEGA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) that forbid the microgaming and playtech powered online gambling sites to offer U.S. players real money games. In order to be able to stay in the USA market a new software called Vegas Technology has been in use by the Best Casino Partners brands :
- Online Vegas
- Grand Vegas Casino
- Go Casino
- Crazy Slots Casino
Golden Palace domain confiscated
After GoldenPalace.com had been confiscated as an US based gambling domain by the State of Kentucky another fatal blow called Black Friday, the day when payment processors used by the gambling sites could face up more than 50 years in prison when caught, speeded up the closure of related Best Casino Partner affiliate program that handled USA casino traffic. All 4 of their online casinos were closed for players.
The affiliate partners were left in the cold by showing rogue behaviour like not paying on time and altering terms and conditions. Next to that they were already removing all stats and revenue numbers so nobody had a clue how much money their were owed when the final payment was made.
Best Casino Partner monitizing the funnel traffic
At this moment the 4 gambling sites are still online showing “service not available” but have added other affiliate programs links in order to earn money from the remaining type in traffic – as well as – traffic from affiliates that have not updated their sites for links.
This is really dispicable and an unethical form of business and a typical form of scam, internet fraud and money laundering.
Best Casino Partner site still online
Let’s hope they will not reopen and use all player data for new marketing purposes. All affiliates should be aware and agile when they want to resurrect one day.