NewGNI review - 21 April 2012 - RSS - comments

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NewGNI reviewHola mis amigos!

Do you know what everybody loves? Absolutely everybody? Or at least that's what the show business is trying to prove for so many years. I'm going to let you in on a little secret:

everybody loves a good comeback story.

You know how people were waiting for Elvis to sing again (and some of them still are, I'm afraid)? How, despite the fact that she was no genius to begin with, everybody was rooting for Britney to clean up and look hot again (let's be honest, who cares about her songs)? How we are still waiting for a good Nicholas Cage movie (and aliens to take over the Earth, not sure which will come first)? I'm telling you, people love rooting for the underdog, for those who failed the first time around, for people who used to have it good so maybe they'll have it good again. This is such a story, mis amigos.

When we were all young and beautiful there used to be a website called, aka GNI. They managed to establish themselves as one of the most successful services of the time. And then... Many things went wrong at the same time and it all fell down (Britney and KFed, anyone?). Some put blame on the weakness of the cooperating bank or the collapse of Strict Pay payment system, others say that the main issue was the abuse of the referral system. There are also voices that the program was nothing more than a fraud and the owners simply wanted to make as much money as possible and run, or rather, close down.

The rest is up to you, amigos. Think about the comeback stories and decide for yourselves.  We'll probably never know the whole truth unless some of you know Scully and Mulder personally - if so, let us know. What's important, however, is that the creators of NewGNI don't deny their past and that they are honest about what happened. Kudos for that; they were not the first, nor will they be the last to experience failure. Stuff happens, wise people move on. And move on they did.

NewGNI – I won't insult your intelligence by explaining the name – deals with sports arbitraging, namely surebets. Since, as I have admitted it already at least once, I know nothing (literally NOTHING) about sports, I tend to feel uneasy even when I see a picture of a green field and a ball, or half-naked men catching/throwing something that resembles a ball, or basically any people that sweat profusely. My weirdness should not shock you by now, so get over it. I'm simply explaining why I've encountered some, ekhm, problems when browsing  through



The images found there managed to deeply disturb me. Naked sweating men aside, the website is rather... What's the phrase... Visually challenged. I mean we've all seen worse, but this one is pretty ugly. I'm sorry, I mean "beautiful in its own way," or some other politically correct term (I mean, what is up with the weird little bunny looking at me from the upper right corner of the page? I'm afraid. Do I see dead rabbits?). However, I like the handy toolbar that you can find at the bottom of the page: a small, but a useful thing that shows their care for the reader. What's actually more important, the usability level is awesome (thank you Shadow Scripts, I guess). Everything is simple, self-explanatory and intuitive, which are the three most crucial qualities a website can have.

What's more, I enjoyed reading all the texts in all the sections and I must say, they are even funny sometimes. The extremely well-prepared FAQ section is the winner in that particular category. In need of a proof? Here you are: the answer to the almost philosophical question "who are you" goes as follows,

"[w]e are a group of people, like "you and me" [...]". "We are the world, we are the people,"

anyone? Here's a better one:

"GNi is our acronym of Genius [...]: [...] something or someone embodying exceptional intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of unprecedented insight".

Phew! Glad they cleared up that one! And the absolute winner is the answer to the question whether surebets are risk free,

"[f]irst of all, nothing in life is risk free: [n]uclear war can start tomorrow and the most certain of certainties will be stopped from happening"

 Wow. I feel so much better now, thank you, guys. And to top it all, you can read this encouraging message in no less than four languages (English, Russian, Spanish and French, although for some reason the French and Russian version didn't work when I tried to access). Still, I must admit that they come prepared. Even for the nuclear war.

Another good section would be, surprisingly, the testimonials. Why surprisingly? Because most of the testimonials the companies use on their websites suck. There is no other word for it, I'm sorry, mis amigos, I have to be brutal. It usually goes something like this:

"I used XX website to do YY. It was OK. Thank you XX! John Johnson from Johnstown."

Such testimonial doesn't provide you with any useful information other than that poor John Johnson has a stupid name. No such thing when it comes to NewGNI. Why? Because they think ahead. I have to admit, I love it – they organized a testimonial contest and ended up with some really good feedback that they can now take pride in and display on their page. Their facebook fan page is another such asset – it's well managed so they clearly understand that in order to conduct business these days, you have to invest some time into a good facebook page (and a twitter account, which they also have). Over 1200 people like their page already and I predict they're going to be more. Although, I must say, the photos on their website pale in comparison to their main facebook photo. A boxer who looks like he's praying TO the corner of the ring? That's just twisted. But I know, I know, I have a problem. Is there a support group for people who do not understand sports? Preferably one that serves free alcohol? Let me know.

I've already mentioned that is prepared for anything, haven't I? And I meant it. They used to go under and just this week they were forced to close down due to some weird suspension of their domain. But it wasn't too big of a problem for NewGNI since they had already bought another domain, just in case ( was created on the 11the of February 2012). Isn't that smart? The website is already SSL secured (which, for some reason, sometimes takes other companies months to accomplish) and it's protected against DDoS attack by the well-known Dragonara. They have already suffered some major attacks and managed to provide even higher levels of protection since then. The security of the page cannot be understated: they even came up with the PIN system – again, just in case (a PIN code will be sent to you via e-mail if you use different IP addresses). To add to the sense of security, I can tell you that they bought ads on our website for three months ahead, which doesn't happen too often.

I'm sure you're sick of the technicalities by now and can't wait to hear about the money. I hear you and I provide, mis amigos. First of all, signing up is simple, although they do need a lot of data: a username, two passwords, e-mail, full name, zip, country and birthday. So, if you don't feel like sharing, it's a tough day for you. However, once you're in it's even simpler.

You can deposit your money using one of the following payment processors: SolidTrust Pay, Liberty Reserve or Perfect Money. Then you can choose one of two plans:

the Daily Winner (minimum $20 deposit) or

the Weekly Champion Plan (minimum $50 deposit).

The lock-in period on both plans is 180 days, but there is no expiration date – you can keep your money there as long as you like. If you want to become a Daily Winner, you should remember that it's a long-term investment. Think of it as of investing in your future wife/husband. Little by little (here: 1% per day, Monday to Friday), you'll get somewhere. If patience is not your strong suit, there's the Weekly Champion option: 6% paid once a week. Patience is a virtue, that's basically the NewGNI's motto, I must say: the withdrawals (minimum $1) are processed manually from Monday to Fridays after 16:00 (GMT). However, there are no fees that you need to worry about. If you like referral programs, you can earn as much as 5% referral commission on each deposit of an invited member (even if you didn't have any active deposits). I told you it was all pretty simple.

All you need to do now is answer the question: do you love a good comeback? Think about Elvis, Britney and Nicholas Cage (it's hard not to, I know, I feel like his eyes are haunting me all the time). Did you like the "Unplugged" '68 concert with Elvis in black leather? And how about the post-bold Britney? I'm trying to think of a good Nicholas Cage example but you have to forgive me, we're still waiting for that, I guess...


Yours truly,



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