эта история началась несколько лет назад. пара российских бизнесменов (а именно: токарев сергей и гильфанов рустам) переехала в уютный киев и основала с виду благополучную it-компанию. однако, что скрывается за внешней оболочкой? как оказалось, крупные нарушения законов, не только россии, но и украины.
сергей токарев и рустам гильфанов - основатели globo-tech, ggs и lucky partners
2001 год ознаменовался основанием компании globo-tech. ее владельцы – российские бизнесмены сергей токарев и рустам гильфанов.
сергей токарев и рустам гильфанов
выяснилось, что это была не просто it-компания, а целый концерн, занимающийся производством программного обеспечения для онлайн-казино и различных слотов. но творчества здесь было мало: компания просто копировала сотни известных мировых игр (таких как book of ra, lucky lady’s charm, dolphin’s pearl, ironman, hulk, gonzo’s quest, starburst от novomatic, playtech, netent и т. д.). у некоторых вызывает сомнение факт, что особенный подъем globo-tech приходится на период запрета гемблинга и любых коммерческих азартных игр на территории россии, то есть на 2007 год.
сергей токарев и рустам гильфанов, понимавшие возможности виртуальной среды, в которую теперь перекочевал весь игорный бизнес, занялись не только производством программного обеспечения, но и полным оперированием онлайн-казино: в связи с этим известны такие продукты, как va-bank, vulkan deluxe, bestvulkan, bestforplay, geiminator. фирма выбирала для названий собственной продукции уже известные бренды: вулкан, адмирал, гейминатор. незаконность этих действий очевидна.
так мы замечаем, что компания переименовала себя в ggs (по названию фирмы на кипре, ggs net ltd, управлявшей организацией). партнерская программа ggs affiliates оъединила под своим крылом все сайты. рынок и спрос на онлайн-казино рос, а с ним – и прибыли от этой деятельности.
реклама ggs affiliates на популярном международном гемблинг-портале gpwa
позднее эта программа снова сменила название, отныне став lucky partners, а на рынке появились новинки, вроде pokerdom, 24 vulkan, azart club, super slots. эти ресурсы существуют и сейчас, все так же нелегально используя по без лицензии.
with tougher conditions in russia, entrepreneurs moved their dark business to kiev, creating the lucky labs company. however, from the first weeks of operation, the company began to attract too much attention, including from the ukrainian security service. tokarev and gilfanov distinguished themselves by being included in the list of persons subject to the sanctions of the president of ukraine. the russians were also accused of providing financial support to the dpr and lpr. lucky partners story
luckypartners - affiliate program - is associated with dozens of brands in the online casino industry. all these resources are supplied with illegal software provided by the globo-tech company, and the money went into the shadow pockets of sergey tokarev and rustam gilfanov.
it should be said that the number of brands has decreased: some have been removed (bestforplay, geiminator-slots, slotobar, jackpot), and some have been reorganized (pokerdom).
own sponsored post luckypartners from the maultalk webmaster forum listing brands and historical links to ggs affiliates.
brands in the luckypartners program:
current list of luckypartners brands
product description of vulkan deluxe in the luckypatners affiliate program.
volcano is a well-known brand, and we see as many as four examples under the name of this brand here, not counting the legend of online business - all-in. also the copied software involved curious math: the percentage of money returned to players was lower than that of licensed games. 93.25% versus the usual 96-99%. this reveals the luckypartners' business strategy, a strategy that is far from clean.
in 2007, stationary casinos, like any form of online gambling business, were banned in russia. roskomnadzor carefully monitors the implementation of these regulations. but the resourceful “entrepreneurs” sergei tokarev and rustam gilfanov from lucky labs still found a loophole: the company's websites are always different, and the webmasters are equipped with a code that selects the “mirror”. changed domain from luckypartners.com
and the affiliate program itself.
today the affiliate program includes:
- vulkan deluxe vlknslots.com
- vulkan casino (aka velkam) https://7ve.lkam.co
- superslots sslcasino.co
- va-bank https : //vabankclub.email/
- volcano club
- vulkan24 24vul-slot.org what is playtech?
in 2017, playtech - a company specializing in the production of games and software for online casinos - will stop working with the whale of the world of marvel comics. the gap between the companies led to the disappearance of popular playtech games like hulk or ironman from the market.
news about the termination of cooperation between playtech and marvel
but on the lucky partners sites, access to these games can still be obtained today. everything is explained simply: the games are not original, but copied.
ironman 3 game on va-bank site (illustration from lucky partners site)
with copied games
we've already found out that all luckypartners' resources are filled with fake game content. however, the algorithm of these programs, of course, does not like to share, preventing the player from receiving generous rewards for playing. licenses are also counterfeit. if the license is original, but its origin is explained by ties with companies with a specific offshore reputation: these are companies in malta or cyprus, for example.
information about the company on the site superslots
information about the company on the site volcano casino (velkam)
volcano deluxe: as you can see, the operator is ggs net ltd .: volcano deluxe
another name for the resource - bestvulkan. he is also part of the luckypartners program.
home page of volcano deluxe casino
home page generously lets us admire copies of games: starburst, lucky lady's charm, etc.
also, games are loaded not from the manufacturers' servers (as would be the case with a license), but from the server directly globo-tech.
some sites (eg latestcasinobonuses.ru
) and forums warn that volcano deluxe uses unlicensed games.
superslots in the list of luckypartners sites
fake book of ra game on superslots site
copy of starburst game on superslots site (it can be seen that the game is not loaded from the original server)
a little about volcano 24
we have already said that many of lucky resources work under the volcano brand. this is one of them. in addition, on the 24 volcano website, you can see which of the manufacturers and which games were copied.
copies of netent games on 24 vulkan
counterfeit playtech games on 24 vulkan
as an example - iron man 3 from playtech. it was already mentioned that after breaking off contacts with marvel, this game disappeared from the market, at least its original has certainly disappeared.
the game, of course, is not loaded from playtech servers
this is a true legend of the underground online business. all-in also offers a wide range of unlicensed games from the same netent, novomatic, playtech and others.
hulk game from playtech on va-bank website. on sites with licensed software such a game can no longer be.
also a casino under the lucky volcano brand.
big bad wolf slot from well-known manufacturer quickspin. the truth here it is for some reason loaded from the globo-tech server.
azart club online casino
aliens game by netent is downloaded from the globo-tech server on the azart club website
leaving more and more public space, p. tokarev, r. the gilfans and their company lucky realized that their reputation had to be monitored. from now on, she created some resources that worked on legal software and tried not to mix her gray underground and new online casinos. but new projects continued to operate under the curacao license - firms with a not so clean reputation.
among the "clean" new products - casino-x and joycasino, which are already fed up with fans of pirate movies. even a separate partner program, called poshfriends, took care of these resources.
brands under the wing of the poshfriends affiliate program
these sites were operated by the same cypriot companies, which could not but raise suspicion.
license from curacao by pomadorro n.v.
information about the operating companies on the casino-x site
information about the operator on the joycasino company site
embarrassing response from poshfriends / luckyparners support - gpwa forum
for example, here a ggs affiliates proxy advertises va-bank casino on the || | 365 latestcasinobonuses
the site may not have suspected that it was contacting unscrupulous pirates. the same can be said for forums (for example, gpwa forum
connections and payment systems
lucky partners and poshfriends connect not only media resonances, but also payment systems. it is very difficult to accept payments on sites without a license, therefore the same company is engaged in this issue - pomadorro n.v., acting as the recipient of payments. the conclusion suggests itself: money from parallel companies goes into one pocket.
webmoney cashier on the velkam volcano website (lucky partners) - payment in favor of pomadorro n.v. (geiminator-slots site has already been closed, but there are a lot of references left in the cache of search engines)
webmoney cashier at casino-x (poshfriends)
webmoney cash desk at joycasino (poshfriends)
webmoney cash desk from superslots (lucky partners)
payment via moneta.ru from velkam volcano
оплата через moneta.ru с сайта casino-x
payment via yandex money from superslots casino
payment via yandex money from casino-x casino
later, sergei tokarev and rustam gilfanov made a decision on the need to "whiten" the reputation and producer of game content. if the issue was more or less resolved with operational activities, then playson was created here - a resource, a new company that created casino games. but it is clear that the strategy was the same - in the best traditions of lucky labs.
announcement of "partnership" playson and lucky labs on the site casino news
playson = globotech, mycasinoportal