Rogue Report: Buffalo Partners

The primary reason for including The Palace Group and Buffalo Partners together in a Rogue listing is for their alleged unfavorable business practices regarding their affiliates.

We’ve got a slightly confusing tale to tell

At first glance, The Palace Group and Buffalo Partners appear to be two very separate entities. But, as we delved deeper into the story, not only are they connected, but there are a few other players to add to the equation as we try and tell the story of why they’re on the rogue report list. While we continue along here, we’ll also be referencing former affiliate program providers Referback and Wagershare.

To start, if you pull up The Palace Group and Buffalo Partners websites, you’ll note that The Palace Group is the overall managing operation of five casinos and one poker room:

  • Jackpots in a Flash
  • Mummy’s Gold Casino
  • Piggs Casino
  • Ruby Fortune Casino
  • Spin Palace Casino
  • Spin Palace Poker

The Palace Group launched in 2001, and its casinos are powered by Microgaming and Poker site by Prima Network, all with eCOGRA accreditation and Malta Gaming Licensing.

Head over to Buffalo Partners, and you’ll see that it’s an Affiliate Program provider that launched in 2014.

Its website notes that it promotes ten of the largest online casinos in the world and those include:

  • Cabaret Club Casino
  • Casino Epoca
  • Gaming Club Casino
  • Giggle Bingo
  • Jackpot City Casino
  • Lucky Nugget Casino
  • Mummy’s Gold Casino
  • River Belle Casino
  • Ruby Fortune Casino
  • Spin Palace Casino

So, on the surface, we’re looking at two entirely different operations.

Upon further investigation, you’ll then see that Referback and Wagershare partnered up to become Buffalo Partners and that Wagershare is also known as The Palace Group.

Hmmm…

Things are getting a bit more complicated now, aren’t they?

Let’s now factor in Wagershare’s previous issues with their affiliates. There are publicized accounts of Wagershare owing affiliates their commissions. But, another problem that set up big red flags was the supposed locking of the accounts of high earning players thereby ceasing commission-earnings by affiliates.

Why are they being called out?

Specific issues that have been publicly posted and brought to question include:

  1. Non-payment issues to affiliate partners
  2. Breach of contractual agreements
  3. Covering up past disreputable practices through business name changes
  4. Locking player accounts to limit winning players and avoid commission payments
  5. Possible involvement in the hacking of WordPress websites with pages replaced with Buffalo Partners’ casino partners

Current State

Currently, Buffalo Partners and The Palace Group are operating at “business as usual.” Although Wagershare and Referback are basically absorbed under the one Buffalo Partners authority, they do have ongoing involvement in its business dealings.

Now on the flip side, there are some good reports out there regarding some of The Palace Group’s casinos like Spin Palace, Mummy’s Gold, and River Belle. The issues come into play when you group The Palace Group together with Buffalo Partners and then start putting the pieces together with their relationship with Wagershare.

If you come across Buffalo Partners, The Palace Group, Wagershare, Referback, Bayton Limited, or Win Technologies, they’re all a part of an organization under scrutiny for questionable business practices.