15 February 2010 – Following a number of Internet-based allegations concerning the closure of the Grand Privé Affiliate Program (‘the Program’) on 1 December 2008, eCOGRA’s Compliance and Advisory Services department was engaged by the management of the company on 17 November 2009.
Pursuant to an independent and fair resolution of the issues involved, eCOGRA was tasked with:
Independently investigating the manner in which the Program was terminated and the reasons therefore;
Carrying out a full and independent review of the program software and data to confirm amounts owed to claimants;
Determining a fair settlement for claimants, taking into consideration the potential lifetime earnings of each affiliate’s respective players; and
Compiling a full and transparent report which will be publicly released on conclusion of the investigation.
The initial webmaster reaction indicates that legacy players from the original version of the Grand Prive affiliate program, called Referspot, may have been untagged pursuant to closure of the affiliate program. There is a general outcry regarding the very LOW amounts being distributed for compensation.
The investigation into the Canadian online gambling site PlayNow.com by the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has concluded and said that the site had not taken sufficient steps to protect its player’s privacy when it launched July 15th.
The PlayNow site was shut down within hours of its initial launch. It was said at the time that it was a server overload but later the B.C.
eCOGRA was commissioned to investigate Affiliates Program closure.
This was released today by eCOGRA:
London, 7 December 2009 – The Grand Privé group has been following the often inaccurate information exchanges on the Internet regarding the closure of Grand Privé Affiliates with interest, mindful of its reputation as a responsible and respectable business.
This is good news and what we have been waiting to hear!! It is time for the U.S. to stop discriminating and do what is fair according to the World Trade Agreement.This is a Press Release:U.S. vulnerable in ongoing global trade disputeWASHINGTON, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As part of an ongoing major trade dispute over Internet gambling that has the United States in an increasingly difficult position to justify, the European Commission has now launched a formal investigation over U.S.