Affiliate Managers: Don’t do This!
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Here’s an email someone sent me the other day. Hi ,my name is Morris ,and I’m the marketing manager of the XXXXX network skin www.XXXXXXXXXX. com , I write to you for introduce a very nice opportunity to work together , we looking for master partner and , we can offer you a very high […]

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The Future of Affiliate Marketing

Interesting Question of the Day segment by Becky Liggero where she asks online gaming insiders their views about where the affiliate industry is headed. Check it out. Question of the Day – What does the future hold for the online gambling affiliate industry? Video Video by Gaming & Poker news – CalvinAyre.com

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Player Account Segregation Explained

There seems to be some confusion about what player account segregation means and how this all plays out in the recent DOJ action seizing bank accounts and poker sites being unable to pay back players. Please consider the diagram below. It’s a very simple version of how payment processing works (or did work up until […]

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Full Tilt (Seemingly) Following PokerStars Lead With Affiliates

I had long ago changed over my player account on Full Tilt to my overseas address but had forgotten that there was even a physical address associated with affiliate accounts. I received the following: Dear Affiliate, We regret to inform you that due to recent actions by the U.S. government, Full Tilt Poker is still […]

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Looking At Affiliates

When I was on 2+2’s Pokercast the other day and Mike and Adam asked me about the impact on affiliates. It was a tough one to answer on the spot and very difficult to answer in a podcast sort of format but I’ve been thinking about it and I wanted to at least scratch the […]

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Online Poker Needs an Attitude Adjustment

Again, just like yesterday’s post, The Value of Free, today’s post is partially inspired by Kim Lund’s great post Why PokerRoom.com was five years ahead of its time. And it’s also inspired by questions Michael has asked in The Value of Free. Specifically Michael asks: Another excellent post on a much discussed subject. I am […]

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Why Social Media is a Fail for Most Online Poker Sites

sme_bw2010_jay_baer_v1 from Michael A. Stelzner on Vimeo. I was watching this video and couldn’t help but think about all of the mistakes online poker companies make when approaching social media. Especially the part about just setting up a Facebook page and ticking that off on your list of things to do to become a social […]

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Is The Poker Boom Over?

I have to admit that I’m no expert using Google Trends (yet) but I was just checking out some stats on the site and there are some trends that seem to reflect what people are whispering in the background of the industry. Here is the trend that is developing in the search for the word […]

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Best Segue EVAR

As a blogger it’s often difficult to find things to write about or to relate what you want to write about into a poker theme. Fortunately for me, my writing sucks and I make no attempt to actually entertain my readers so . . . I’ve got that going for me. But whoever writes the […]

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Karim Wilkins Speaks Out on Mr. Marcus’ Comments

Kudos to Karim for calling it like it is. Wilkins said: “These days networks like iPoker, Entraction, Boss and Microgaming will seemingly give an online skin to anyone with a few hundred dollars and a small database of players. And it’s a majority of these skins that are cannibalising existing network traffic, by contacting players […]

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Foot, Meet Mouth. Mouth, Meet Foot. – Or Mr. Marcus Backpeddles

Well, no sooner had I finished posting about William Hill’s stance on rakeback when I go back over to eGaming Review’s site and see that Mr. Marcus got pwned by affiliates who pointed out that William Hill basically offered rakeback when they were moving from the Cryptologic network to iPoker. Awwwkwaaaaard. In response this is […]

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