Casino Affiliate News

  • 05 August 2011

    Bet365 launches Affiliate Fantasy Football league

    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.

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  • 16 May 2011

    Another Casino Group Rolls Up the Welcome Mat

    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.

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  • 09 May 2011

    eCOGRA Revises Requirements; Aligns with CEN Workshop

    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.

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  • 21 April 2011

    Google Puts Power Into Original Content

    The Google Webmaster blog says it’s getting great feedback from searchers and from websites regarding it’s newest algorithm update. “Based on our testing,” states Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, “we’ve found the algorithm is very accurate at detecting site quality.” He even goes so far to say that if you think your site is high-quality and you’ve been negatively impacted by the recent update, you should look harder at your site, and not at Google.

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  • 17 April 2011

    Full Tilt and PokerStars Seized by FBI: How will the chips fall?

    If you haven’t experienced it in person when you logged into your Full Tilt, PokerStars, or AbsolutePoker account, you’ve most certainly heard the news: The FBI has seized these three online poker powerhouses along with 8 more offshore online poker rooms on charges of money laundering, bank fraud, and wire fraud. Here’s the indictment that started the online poker scandal.

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  • 11 April 2011

    Google Panda: The Biggest Losers

    Google Panda is all about making content farms and duplicate content sites an endangered species. Even sites with modest amounts of generated content were affected, and some more than others. Barry Schwartz from Search Engine RoundTable ran a poll after Google Panda/Farmer was implemented asking how its users were impacted.

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  • 11 April 2011

    Google Panda: What To Do If You’ve Been Affected

    Now that it’s been established that the new Google Panda is unsympathetic to article farms and content factories, what do you do if you have relied heavily on article marketing? While it appears a lot of the directories are pretty much worthless now, there are a few things you can do.

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  • 11 April 2011

    Google Panda: Size Matters, but Quality Counts

    The buzz is on about the new Google algorithm update named Panda by Google, nicknamed Farmer by webmasters. It was first implemented in the US, and, by the time you read this, it will also likely be live in the UK. It all started with an announcement by Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, and Matt Cutts, Principal Engineer in the Google Blog: “…in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.

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  • 29 March 2011

    eCOGRA: Under New Management ?

    eCOGRA announced today in a press release that it has undergone a management buy-out. And, much to the relief of online players and online casino affiliates, the highest bidder was its very own management. Starting today, eCOGRA strengthens its independent status by no longer including software groups in its ownership structure.

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  • 18 March 2011

    Affiliate Marketing Tax: Unfair or Unconstitutional?

    Illinois’ House Bill 3659, known by its more marketable name, “The Mainstreet Fairness Bill“, has was signed into action last week by Governor Pat Quinn. As stated in a press release from the Illoiness Government News Network (IGNN), this particular bill, “will require all online retailers who contract with an “affiliate” in Illinois to collect sales tax on customer purchases and remit it to the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR).

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