About the Gambling Affiliates Union
The Gambling Affiliates Union will work alongside the existing organisations designed to help and protect affiliates.The role of the Gambling Affiliates Union will be first and foremost to act as an arbitration service between union members and affiliate programs.
Where the Gambling Affiliates Union will differ to other organisations in the same field is by fundamental design. The Gambling Affiliates Union will be bereft of sponsorship or payments from any organisation or program, eschewing this type of funding for a self funding model, where the members will in the main fund the running of the Gambling Affiliates Union. Further funding will come from operational activities, additional sponsorship from within the membership, sponsorship from programs outside of the industry and without connection in anyway to any company within the industry.
The Gambling Affiliates Union will fight for a legislated and regulated industry.
The Gambling Affiliates Union will work with the affiliate programs to develop terms and conditions that are fair for all.
The Gambling Affiliates Union is dedicated to improving the public perception of the online gambling industry.
The Gambling Affiliates Union recognizes the need for player protection within the industry and will consider player protection as an important objective in the interest of the affiliate community.
The Gambling Affiliates Union will give each member an equal say through our one member, one vote policy. Although the Gambling Affiliates Unions day to day operational decisions will be made by the management and ownership of the organisation, all other policy and organisational decisions will be made solely by the membership by way of a private 1 member 1 vote polling system.
The Gambling Affiliates Union will focus on the challenges that face Affiliates today including:
- Retroactive and/or Predatory Terms and Conditions Changes
- Timely Payments and Non-Payment Issues
- Tracking and Reporting
- Praise and Appreciation
- Communication Issues
- Illegal terms and conditions
There are certain things in the gambling industry that the GAU are determined to fight against and 1 such thing is the inclusion of the term “we reserve the right to change these terms at any time”, this term would never stand up in a court of law and would deem the contract to be unfair! For this reason we intend to fight to have this clause removed from all contracts and indeed intend to find a happy medium for program terms that is suitable for all. Where jurisdictions allow, the GAU may choose to start legal proceedings against disreputable and illegal practices.
The Gambling Affiliates Union will not take up the role of deciding or demanding what members promote, that will remain an individual members choice. The union is not a place that will act as a moral authority but rather a place that will look after affiliates interests and as such will not penalise any member, consultant or employee for doing so.
The Gambling Affiliates Union is accessible to all members through the following link. We will endeavor to always respond in a timely manner.
President and CEO
Terry (Pokerkeep) Bolger
Founder and Lifetime Honorary Chairman
Paul White (chalkie)