I've never received any free credits for watching videos other than the one time that I watched for what seemed to last about a half hour and I only received 5-10 cents worth of credits if I recall. I remember doing the math about how valuable my time was and it sure didn't make sense to do that again! :)
My understanding of what was happening that shut all of this down was that some tech savvy people found a way around it all and were setting up multiple mobile devices with certain programs that could automatically click through the videos 24 hours a day.
For years, I was always wondering how so many people were spending a fortune of credits playing this game were able to boast that they never spent a dime to play (and yes, some of them buying $4,000 gold putters, premier memberships, the best clubs and balls, etc.!), while I was spending many thousands and thousands of dollars of my own money for years.
It's only right that WGT shut this whole thing down because of the abuse that was happening. After all, they are a business....and everyone providing those videos and paying WGT for views are businesses too, and these companies should be assured that people are actually watching what they are paying to advertise.
It seems silly to me that people are protesting WGT shutting down something like this from happening. If they were one of the advertising companies or the CEO of WGT, how would they have responded to this?
It doesn't matter what I think about this. But I do believe that WGT made the wise decision here (and probably should have made it much sooner than they did).