The animosity between Casino Affiliate Programs and the Gambling Portal Webmaster Association managements was much in evidence Friday following the video display of one principal management member's home address as recorded on a public document in a video show published on YouTube by APCW, an associate of Casino City, which owns the GPWA.
The video report appeared to be attempting to connect CAP with the controversial CardSpike.com poker site in an ownership sense, a bitter bone of contention between the two affiliate community organisations. It briefly showed a public document detailing a company called Effective Media, although it is not yet clear exactly how the dots are connected to ownership of the troubled operational poker site.
CAP management has strongly denied any beneficial ownership interest in CardSpike.
The video elicted an angry public response from CAP management at http://www.casinoaffiliateprograms.com/bb/showthread.php?t=33203, protesting at the publication of a home address.
Having been viewed by some 207 YouTube visitors, the video was then taken down on the directions of GPWA executive director Michael Corfman, who explained in a forum posting at http://www.gpwa.org/forum/apcw-perspectives-friday-01-09-09-a-178452.html that the publication of the home address, whilst stemming directly from a public document, was inadvertent and inappropriate. He advised that the video would be taken down and suitably edited to remove the offending address before it was again published.
At press time the video had been removed.
The relationship between the two competing affiliate organisations has showed public signs of marked deterioration recently, with forum attacks and claims of law suits - one for $1.5 million. There can be little doubt that the confrontational situation that presently exists is doing more harm than good to both sides, with members becoming increasingly alarmed at the direction in which affairs appear to be headed.
One non-aligned affiliate exec posted the same opinion on both sites Saturday, outlining why the disputes are bad for business and the industry. In a nutshell, the message was: "I'm going to go ahead and say what I believe the majority of us are thinking...ENOUGH ALREADY!"
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