On May 1’st 2013 the Brightshare casino affiliate program retroactively changed their partners contractual agreements. Thereby forcing Terms & Conditions permitting Brightshare to steal not only referred tagged players but the rightful commissions of their casino affiliate webmasters. These actions come hot on the heels of other rogue programs such as Wagershare and Roxy Affiliates, all of whom think it’s ok to lie, cheat and steal from their affiliate partners.
Like so many other online gaming webmasters, I too have been with Brightshare for over a decade. They were one of the first affiliate programs I joined. In those first few years while I didn’t make much, their casinos AllslotsCasino.com, FirstWebCasino.com and AllJackpotscasino.com certainly obtained a lot of free branding.
That didn’t concern me because when I joined the Brightshare affiliate program, my contractual agreement promised a 25% minimum commission for the life of my tagged depositing players. Yet here I am now along with 1000’s of other affiliate webmasters and we’ve all had our contracts breached and are being shafted by the Brightshare affiliate program.
What’s more alarming about these crooks is they had to audacity to add the following words to their announcement of their intent to breaching our agreements:
We are, as always, 100% committed to our tag line: Playing Fair, Sharing Success.
Stealing the rightful income from affiliates and their livelihoods is about as low as someone can get. However it seems like this is just business as usual for the Brightshare affiliate program.
While online casino players may not think these type of issues concern them, there is of course an old gaming industry saying which goes something like this: If a casino is cheating players, it’s just as likely, it will shaft affiliate webmasters too. Given what’s transpired here, the following online casinos are just as likely to start finding ways to cheat and steal from their players now too.
It should also be noted, that while the online gaming industry has some very large forums and associations, the only place who has stood up to Brightshare has been the Affiliate Guarddog Forum.
The likes of the GPWA, APCW and CAP who claim to hold the best interest of gambling affiliate webmasters first and foremost, seem more concerned with the money they’ll lose by kicking these crooked sponsor programs to the curb. Hence they do nothing!
If your a casino affiliate concerned about programs like Brightshare and others stealing your income and referred tagged players, please consider hitting this link and joining Affiliate Guard Dog