To spell this out to people who have not done their own research as they should do before joining one of these "business opportunities", here is some information for you to clear things up.
BigFatLotto *IS* Virtual World Direct and uVme to all intents and purposes, just trading under a new brand called Big Fat Lotto and The Players Lottery. Check the domain info below. This is common knowledge (I hope!).
Domain Name: BFLMAIL.COM
Registrar: WEBFUSION LTD.
Whois Server: whois.123-reg.co.uk
Referral URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk
Name Server: NS3.UVME.COM
Name Server: NS4.UVME.COM
Big Fat Lotto and The Players Lottery are run by Annexio Limited who launched in the Isle of Man, conveniently at the same location where uVme was trading from.
Annexio Limited, the parent company of the above dodgy ex-Virtual World Direct lottery companies has dissapeared off the Internet, check their website, it has gone.
Annexio are now listed as a Dormant non-trading company with nothing in the bank.
Check their company status: http://companycheck.co.uk/company/07290664
So. Virtual World Direct and uVme closed their doors before going to court because they were running a scam, and now it seems Big Fat Lotto and The Players Lottery will not be far behind them now that Annexio appears to have have the "rug" pulled on it.
Unless of course they re-open under a new name in the New Year again!
So, with a dubious background, a payment system which was proven not to be an advantage to players and affiliates, and trading addresses based in offshore tax-free havens, who needs any more information to dismiss these companies and companies like them as ventures worth joining?
On top of this, The Postcode Lottery is also linked to the above UK based lottery systems thanks to the ELM law which was passed a few years ago in the UK. The new law allows companies like this to exist and get away with blue murder on national television. There are no end of complaints starting to arise from unhappy members of the general public who are sick and tired of being called at home repeatedly by telesales marketeers in Glasgow Scotland where The PostCode Lottery's office is based.
Almost ALL of their promotional media is digitally edited and faked, including content on their own Youtube channel. There is proof of this available to those interested which will be made public in the New Year.
They are also linked to Novamedia Holding B.V. a company which WAS based in the UK for some years and has been re-registered as a trading company in Holland. The postcode lottery now operates from the Dutch companies old HQ in Richmond, Surrey with a non-existent board of directors in Holland. The directors are UK based according to Dutch companies house records.
Who the general public are really dealing with we don't really know. All we know is, is that these companies are as suspicious as they get, nothing online stacks up into anything credible when research is carried out, and the general public are complaining and want answers to a great many things about these companies which simply can't be answered by representatives with any degree of truth.
Complaints about the new scandalous UK lotteries:
There are hundreds more ..
The only real truth is that they are a registered company and have foreign gambling licenses which can be obtained by anyone these days. How they run their "businesses" seems, at the moment at least, to be missed by the Inland Revenue who clearly do not keep track of how their money is being used properly in conjuction with how the charities they are donating to are using the money.
If someone does get to the bottom of that, I can guarantee these companies would be closed in very short order.