This breaking news!!!
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.
You can find the full report here.
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.