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Bovada is the new Bodog: What It Means For Affiliates
December 17, 2011

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The Bodog rebranding for US-players is less a result of an identity crisis and more one of necessity. As the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group loses its licensing agreement with the Bodog brand at the end of the year, they are maintaining operations under a new name and website to create seamless continuity for its US players (and your affiliate information).

That being said, affiliates need to be aware of a few changes in the affiliate program offered by MMGG.

The most important thing to note, of course, is the new name. Bovada (located at www.bovada.lv) is the new Bodog (formerly bodog.eu). All of your current US Bodog players will be moved automatically to the new site with all affiliate tags intact. Your existing commission plans remain in effect, with the only notable difference being that BettingPartners.com is now providing the reporting and statistical analysis for these players.

Because BettingPartners.com will also handle all the new US traffic coming to the site, you’ll need to get a new Bovada tracking link from your affiliate account. All the information you need, from new banners to new write-ups, will all be available with your BettingPartners.com account. In addition, your BettingPartners account will include unique marketing materials and specific Bovada bonus offers

As of right now, US players who click on a Bodog banner will be redirected to Bovada (with your tracking retained).

Keep in mind: Bodog itself is not dead. It is available for all non-US poker players and therefore should still be actively marketed by affiliates. The same exclusivity surrounds Bovada; Bovada is open only to US players and will not be accessible to players who live in other parts of the world.

Of course, this post is for information use only. All inquiries should be directed to your account manager or to Betting Partners customer support. However, if you have a reaction to this recent news, we’d love to hear it!

Play Immortal Beloved for Free and Win Cash (Affiliate Exclusive!)
December 17, 2011

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Red Flush Casino knows that in order to spread the word about its new Immortal Romance online slot, it first has to spread the love. And now it has with an exclusive offer for its affiliates.

Head to Red Flush Casino via this link to choose between the following:

With 243 ways to win, Immortal Romance online slots proves that anything possible with paranormal love, especially with multiple free spins bonuses, player achievement bonuses, multipliers, spreading wilds, and cascading symbols. Read our Immortal Romance online slot review.

This offer, unlike the lives of some creatures of night, won’t last forever, so take advantage while you can.

Bet365 launches Affiliate Fantasy Football league
August 5, 2011

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If you think you have the inside scoop on the football season, or it’s just been too long since you were able to smacktalk an opponent over the internet, you’re in luck: Bet365 is firing up a Fantasy Football league just for its affiliates and just in time for the 2011-2012 English Football season to start.

Affiliates will battle against each other, against their affiliate manager, and against the rest of the Bet365 affiliate team. Overall winner will get a choice of an iPad2 or a 50″ flat screen television, but just because you weren’t number one at the end doesn’t mean you can’t win a little something for yourself.

Throughout the season, prizes will be awarded for the “Manager of the Month” (a bottle of champagne and accolades!), the leader at Christmas time (an iPad2!), and a weekly prize drawing (signed t-shirts!).

To start registration, email your affiliate manager with your affiliate username and your creative fantasy team name. I say “creative” because there are over 50 affiliates already signed up, and there’s only one week left in the registration process. There’s no time like the present to start an excellent chain of bragging rights.

Good luck!

Another Casino Group Rolls Up the Welcome Mat
May 16, 2011

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Casino Coins, a large Vegas Technology online casino operator, announced today that it will no longer take on new players. In an email sent out to all of its affiliates, Casino Coins stated that this new policy will be effective immediately (May 16, 2011) and includes all of their brands: English Harbour, Caribbean Gold, Millionaire Casino, Silver Dollar, Slots Galore, Super Slots, and VIP Slots.

This doesn’t just affect players from the United States; Casino Coins will be rolling up the welcome mat (and all the welcome bonuses) for new casino players around the world. For current players of these casinos, it will be business (or rather, pleasure) as usual.

As shocking as this news is, it unfortunately comes as no surprise. We continue to see more fallout from the Department of Justice’s indictments against the online poker powerhouses, and speculation is that the DOJ is making it more and more difficult for casino operators to secure funds processing within America’s borders. While many of us feel this is the storm before the calm, when online gambling legislation is finally introduced in the US, it’s unclear how many online casinos have to fall before the affiliates can pick up the pieces of their lost revenue and disappearing customer base.


eCOGRA Revises Requirements; Aligns with CEN Workshop
May 9, 2011

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It was announced at eCOGRA today that it is aligning its core Generally Accepted Practices (eGAPs) with the CEN Responsible Remote Gambling Measures in an effort to put itself on the front line of accredited operators.

As one of the first initiatives since becoming an independent council, the eGAP revisions come at a time when the online gambling community has shown it needs a little guidance, as we’ve seen recently with Absolute Poker and Blanca Gaming of Antigua. As The news of eCOGRA’s latest updates wasn’t much of a surprise, especially since the CEN Workshop Agreement came out earlier this year.

Andrew Beveridge, eCOGRA CEO states, “By aligning our eGAPs with these recommendations, which cover nine key areas of activity, we not only provide a relevant and current roadmap to our accredited sites, but offer an expert framework useful to other operators committed to meeting requirements that are largely common to most regulatory initiatives.”

Beveridge also noted in the eCOGRA press release that any operator who currently has a eCOGRA seal should comply with the latest developments in both eGAPs and CEN requirements. No word on whether or not an eCOGRA seal could or would be revoked if some gaming sites fail to comply, or what the grace period might be if that does end up being the case.

We’ve covered the CEN Workshop Measures in a previous post. Of the 9 subject areas and 134 detailed requirements, the revised eCOGRA statement now includes all of them. This is to ensure that wherever the eCOGRA seal is placed conforms to the strict European Union standards and individual regulations of most countries.