Buffalo Partners Affiliate Program Review

Buffalo Partners Affiliates Buffalo Partners are one of the programs in the extend Fortune Lounge group. Submit a complaint Terms Monitored Join Program

Earnings & Commisions

Revenue Share
CPA N/A
NCO N/A

Brands

Cabaret Club CasinoCasino EpocaGaming Club Casino

Giggle BingoLucky Nugget CasinoMummys Gold Casino

River Belle CasinoRuby Fortune CasinoSpin Palace Casino

Associated Programs

Betway Partners AffiliatesBrightshare AffiliatesFortune Affiliates

Hippodrome Affiliates

Complaint History

There are no complaints registered at this time.

Earning Information

Sportsbook and Poker

30%

Casino and Bingo

NDPs Revenue Share %
0-10 25%
11-40 30%
41-100 35%
101+ 40%

Affiliates should be aware of the following term:

“7.16.2.2 If after a 6 month inclusive period no new active Customer are referred, then Revenue Share will be reduced to 20%. Once a new active Customer has been referred, the following month the revenue share will be increased to 25% revenue share, and then such revenue share will increase in line with the number of referrals set out in 7.16.2 above.”

Revenue Calculation Formula

Net Revenue = the Gross Win, less Progressive Contributions (progressive games only) less bonuses awarded less Non-Cash Items less Fraud, less any taxation, levy or similar mandatory payments (including gaming taxes and value added taxes) levied or charged on revenue, turnover, deposit or similarly driven by Customer activity or activity volume

CPA – Available on request.

Affiliates should be aware of the following term:

“7.23 Buffalo Partners does not pay for duplicate players i.e. a Customer who already exists within located in the Buffalo Partner’s or its Merchants database.”

Negative Carry Over – No. Fraud and charge back expenses will be carried forward and offset against future revenue.

Minimum Payment – €700 for Bank Transfer, €100 for all other payment methods

Payment Date – Within the first 10 days of the month.

Payment Methods – Bank Transfer

Sub Affiliate Commission – Available but not defined.

Terms and Conditions

Minimum Activity Quota – Yes, see below:

“7.16.2.3 If after a 126 month inclusive period no new active Customers are referred, then Revenue Share will be reduced to 1020%. Once a new active Customer has been referred, the following month the revenue share will be increased to 25% revenue share, and then such revenue share will increase in line with the number of referrals set out in 7.16.2 above”

High Roller Policy – Yes, see below:

“7.14 In any given month, if a Customer generates a negative net revenue of at least $10,000 he/she will be deemed to be, for the purposes of this section, a ‘High-Roller’.

7.15 If the aggregate Net Revenue for the Affiliate, in that month, for a Merchant Brand is negative $2,000 or greater, then the High-Roller policy as set out hereunder, will apply:

7.15.1 The negative Net Revenue generated by the High-Roller will be carried forward and offset against future Net Revenue generated by that High-Roller;

7.15.2 The negative balance carried forward cannot be set-off against other Customer’s Net Revenue;

7.15.3 The negative balance carried forward cannot be greater than the total aggregate negative Net Revenue for the Affiliate, for that month;

7.15.4 The negative balance of a High-Roller will be reduced by future positive Net Revenue that they generate in subsequent months;

7.15.5 A negative balance will not be increased by future negative Net Revenue unless the High-Roller meets the qualifying criteria in subsequent months.”

How long does player revenue last? – Revenue for referred players is paid for the lifetime of the player’s activity.

Are earnings from different products bundled – Yes.

Are earnings from different brands bundled – Yes.

Tracking Cookies Duration – No information listed.

Tracking Cookies Overwritten – No information listed.

General Information

Verticals – Bingo, Casino, Live Casino

Contact Details

Country Restrictions for Players – BULGARIA, DENMARK, FRANCE & OUTLYING TERRITORIES, BELGIUM, GREECE, Hungry, IRAN, ISRAEL, ITALY, MEXICO, NORTH KOREA, POLAND, Portugal, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, THE NETHERLANDS, Turkey OR USA & OUTLYING TERRITORIES.

Country Restrictions for Affiliates – None

Languages Available for players – English

Regulators

Malta Gaming Authority

Software providers used – Microgaming

Program Reputation

Player Issues – The Buffalo Partners properties have been inconsistent in their response to player complaints across a variety of 3rd party dispute mediation portals. This is a large group with a large player base and the proportion of complaints is small and generally appear to be related to potential multi-accounting issues.

This lack of transparency when it comes to complaints is still concerning.

For references see – http://thepogg.com/appendix-casino-reviews/#Fortune_Lounge_Group.

Affiliate Issues – In late 2014 an affiliate was found to be engaged in large scale hacking of WordPress sites. They were using security loopholes to access the sites then uploading a page of casino reviews. All affiliate programs have clear terms and conditions prohibiting this type of marketing. While some affiliate programs managed to shut this affiliate down quickly and stopped appearing on the hacked sites quickly, other programs either failed to stop the affiliate from opening new accounts or simply didn’t shut down the original accounts.

Some of the brands being operated by the extended Fortune Lounge group continued to appear on these sites for many months after they were made aware of this issue.

For references see – http://thepogg.com/appendix-casino-reviews/#Fortune_Lounge_Group.

Conclusion

While the properties represented by Buffalo Partners have notable enough player issues that ThePOGG.com is not prepared to recommend them to players, we would not overtly criticise other affiliates for doing so based on player issues.

Overall the affiliate terms offered by Buffalo Partners are reasonable. The only questionable issue is the term stating that they will not pay for a player that’s already been registered with another of their brands, meaning that even if the player has never heard of brand X before and you’ve sent them through to brand X, if they have an account with brand Y you won’t get paid.

What is more of a concern is that properties within the extended FortuneLounge group have been ineffective in preventing their brands appearing on hacked affiliate sites when other reputable operators have coped. This suggests that this group have either chosen to work with groups engaged in illegal activity or have ineffective preventative security procedures. This has angered many in the affiliate community and as such all FortuneLounge related programs hold Not Recommended status.

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