Heat Hits UK Gambling Searches & Revenue

Posted by admin | Casino Affiliates | Friday 30 August 2013 9:33 pm

Maybe just mad dogs these days.

Soaring temperatures have been bad news for UK gambling operators.

According to a recent report in Gaming Sector Report, Google gambling searches from the UK were down 34% this July from the same period last year. July 2013, not coincidentally, was also the third hottest July in Britain since 1910 with soaring temperatures and below average rainfall.

All that heat distracted Brits from gambling on all fronts (including bingo!). The biggest hits came in the casino market where searches were down 35% and in sports betting where they were down 31%. Bingo and poker saw the smallest drop offs losing 16% and 18% each.

Hot weather is also being blamed for lower earnings by some big name operators with strong ties to England, like Ladbrokes. The UK-based bookmaker said that business was down 15% in their betting shops and 9% on machines during the dog days.

Company officials were quick to point out that they saw the decline as a one-off event, rather than a long-term trend. They fully expect Brits to be back on the fruit machines as soon as cooler weather arrives.

While a heat-related decline in gambling-related searches and operator profits is no laughing matter, it does suggest a change in the English character. After all, these are the same people who inspired songwriter Noel Coward to write, “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.”

 

 

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September PAS Exclusive Promotions

Posted by admin | Poker Affiliates | Friday 30 August 2013 9:04 pm

September exclusive promotions are here! This month there are no changes from last month except for a new site added to our Gold Bars Rewards program. The new poker room will be Super Stack Poker, a non-US poker room on the Winning Poker Network. With Super Stack added to Gold Bars, there will now be six poker rooms offering this one-of-a-kind promotion through PAS. Stay tuned to PAS over the next couple weeks for more info on this offer.

As always, for a “sticky” reference of this guide, you can also access the Promotion page. Both sources will be updated throughout the month. You may find banners and html to use with your exclusive promotion marketing.

Please contact us with any questions you may have. You may also add comments to this post, and we will respond to as quickly as we can.

September Promotions

Rake Races ($ 70,000)
Cake Poker/Juicy Stakes $ 60,000 Rake Race (4 x $ 15,000) — must rake $ 200 or more per month to be eligible.
Poker Heaven €5,000 Rake Race — Players must opt-in to the PlayerZone.
Muchos Poker (Boss) €5,000 Rake Race — Players must opt-in to the PlayerZone.

Rake Chases ($ 10,000)
Poker World – $ 10K Rake Chase

Points Races ($ 14,000)
Red Kings: $ 10,000 Points Race (2x $ 5,000 Races)
Betsafe – Red: $ 4,000 Points Race.

Freerolls
Bovada – $ 1,000 freeroll (more info)

Other: ($ 120,000)
William Hill: The Gold Bars Promo ($ 20,000+)- More info
Titan Poker: The Gold Bars Promo ($ 20,000+)- More info
Gala Poker: The Gold Bars Promo ($ 20,000+)- More info
Carbon Poker: The Gold Bars Promo ($ 20,000+)- More info
Aced: The Gold Bars Promo ($ 20,000+)- More info
Super Stack Poker: The Gold Bars Promo ($ 20,000+)- Coming soon

Net changes
–Gold Bars coming soon at Super Stack Poker

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iGaming News Weekly: August 25-31

Posted by admin | Casino Affiliates | Friday 30 August 2013 12:34 pm

It's been a really, really messed up week for Gordon Taylor.

The igaming business is slowly starting to stir from its summer slumber as operators rolled out new offerings; Facebook announced a new commitment to quality; and Google slammed down hard on gambling apps.

Here’s the igaming news you need to know from the last week of summer.

Legal

UK Sports Wagering Tax a Game Changer? – UK-based operators with offshore operations are bracing themselves for a new 15% point-of-consumption (POC) tax on online sports wagers. The new tax is a serious leap from the 1% tax levvied today.

Gordon Taylor’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Week – Professional Footballer’s Association Chief Gordon Taylor is having a worse week than you are after allegations of a pretty epic gambling habit emerged. Taylor is accused of spending more than £4 million on soccer wagers and owes more than £100,000 to bookies. He’s also a vocal proponent of a zero-tolerance policy towards footballers who bet on soccer.

Online & Land-Based Casinos

Paddy Power Beefs Up Tablet OfferingsPaddy Power is making a major run at the mobile market by beefing up its ability to cross-sell products withing mobile apps. This allows players to work off of one wallet and is pointed squarely at tablet users. Paddy Power has already seen its mobile revenue skyrocket over the past year.

Delaware Readies Online Gambling – No one talks much about Delaware’s online gambling offerings, but they’ve just unveiled three, free-play casinos in anticipation of an October real-money gambling launch. So take that New Jersey and Nevada.

Taj Mahal Adds Strip Club – How desperate is the situation in Atlantic City casinos? Last week the Taj Mahal Casino Resort opened a branch of the legendary New York Strip Club, Scores on its property. Las Vegas is Las Vegas, but it’s not likely you’d ever see a strip club open in Bally’s or the Bellagio. So hurry up and legalize sports betting already.

SEO & Marketing

Facebook to Reward QualityFacebook announced that it will be featuring more in-depth, high quality articles articles in user news feeds. The new strategy is based on an algorithm that was gleaned from user surveys defining exactly what constitutes, “quality.”

Groupon Bring Affiliate Program In-House – Groupon (yes, Groupon is still around) is streamlining its affiliate program under the Groupon Partner Network (GPN) banner. This move eliminates third party affiliates and is a bid to recapture the social coupon company’s former glory.

 

 

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August’s Top 10 Gambling Quotes

Posted by admin | Casino Affiliates | Friday 30 August 2013 12:31 pm

Legalize it, don't criticize it.

The men and women of the gambling industry can always be counted on tell it like it is and this month was no exception. Here are the top ten gambling quotes from the month of August.

1. The introduction of the POC tax is likely to cause a seismic shift in the competitive landscape of the U.K. online gaming market. All of these gambling companies are trying to diversify their earnings streams, to help them mitigate the POC tax when it comes in. But the number of markets they deem realistic to invest in is limited. That’s why they are going to other countries. – Industry analyst David Jennings neatly summing up the new tax scheme for UK bookmakers with offshore operations.

2. We regret to inform you that William Hill has taken a decision to withdraw all of its online betting and gaming services for all residents of China for the foreseeable future. – William Hill reps informing affiliates that China is now off limits for them.

3. The price was outstanding. It gives us a huge boost for the privatisations to follow. – Yanins Emiris, Greece’s Privthe (privatization) chief on the sale of OPAP to a private investment firm.

4. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. – Disgraced baseball legend Pete Rose’s advice to athletes on picking vices besides sports betting. (From USA Today)

5. We are providing the platform for Caesars but we are providing the one-stop shop that 888 is renowned for across Europe. – 888 CEO Brian Mattingly on why his company’s foray into New Jersey online gambling, despite representing Caesars in that same market.

6. Football plays a huge part in both of our businesses and it’s refreshing to work with a partner who shares our brand values so closely. – Paddy Power Media Head, Tom Wyse discussing his company’s new sponsorship deal with the Premier League. (Once again proving that professional sports and regulated sports betting can co-exist.)

7. It was 40 years ago and I won the match and I am 100 percent sure Bobby wanted to win as badly as I did. Those who bet against me lost money but the result is the same today as it was 40 years ago. – Tennis great Billie Jean King responding to allegations made on ESPN’s Outside the Lines that Bobbie Riggs threw their Battle of the Sexes match back in 1973 to help pay off gambling debts of his own.

8. That is the folly of the leagues’ argument — that somehow if you legalize it, take it out of the hands of criminals, that somehow you are destabilizing the leagues. I mean, only the commissions of these leagues and the NCAA can make that argument with a straight face.New Jersey Governor Chris Christie predicting a win in his state’s battle legalize sports betting on The Boomer and Carlton radio show.

9. RIP Bobby “The Wizard” Hoff. He was called the Wizard because he could make giant stacks of black chips dissapear.#atruefriendDoyle Brunson marking the passing of fellow poker legend Robert “Bobby” Hoff at the age of 73.

10. Don’t fall prey to the betting trap. – Professional Footballers Association Chief Gordon Taylor speaking two months before, getting ensnared in a gambling scandal of his own.

 

 

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Who’s Crushing It In 2013?

Posted by admin | Casino Affiliates | Tuesday 27 August 2013 8:50 pm

Mr. Green

Despite its decidedly Gaelic look-and-feel, Mr. Green actually began its life as a Swedish gaming site back in 2008. Since then, the cash-colored operator has branched out to serve markets across the globe. The company prides itself on sticking to basic casino games and doesn’t stray too far from its core competencies.

Affiliates can earn up to 50% revenue share from Mr. Green during their first three months with the program and 35% thereafter.

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British isles Sportsbetting Tax Could Be a Recreation Changer

Posted by admin | Casino Affiliates | Monday 26 August 2013 10:31 pm

A new UK gambling tax on remote gambling sites could radically shift the way bookmakers do business with Brits. The consumption tax, which charges 15% on bets placed with offshore bookmakers will impact some of the biggest names in the business, including William Hill and Ladbrokes. (Both companies have servers based in Gibraltar.)

UK gaming regulators are looking to make as much as £300 million pounds ($ 467 million) by closing a loophole that allowed UK-based online bookmakers to base their operations offshore while enjoying a 1% tax on wagers. To add icing on the cake, the tax capped off at £425,000 ($ 662,000 USD).

How the big operators will react to the tax, which doesn’t go into effect until December 2014, is still up in the air. Some analysts are suggesting that the tax could shift the industry’s focus from the UK to Europe and Australia. (Sports wagering is taxed at 3%-4% in Australia.)

While it’s doubtful that William Hill will pull out of the UK market, it’s almost certain that the big names will protest the tax in some form.

Last year Girbraltar-based operators (which include England’s 10 biggest igaming shops) banded together to form the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association to fight the tax. They’ve also suggested that the law could be in violation of European Union trade agreements because of the impact it would have on the Gibraltar economy.

UK lawmakers have warned operators who try to skirt the tax by licensing elsewhere could face serious consequences, including having their sites blocked.

Do you think this tax is going to have a negative impact on the UK sports betting business? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Gambling News Roundup: August eighteen-24

Posted by admin | Casino Affiliates | Friday 23 August 2013 9:28 pm

Wynn is ready to take on New Jersey.

As summer wanes, the Gambling industry is getting back to work with interesting news tidbits on all fronts.

Not surprisingly, the rush towards regulated gaming in the United States is continuing full bore, while European operators continue entering the kinds of sponsorship deals that would have US sports commissioners clutching their pearls.

Here’s what you need to know from the week that was…

Gambling News

  • California Ices Online Poker BillWill California ever get into the regulated online poker business? If the number of dead poker bills on the legislative floor are any indication, the answer is an emphatic, “no.” This week yet another bill was shelved after Cali’s many gambling factions failed to agree on, literally, any part of the bill. Keep trying Golden State!
  • Wynn Applies for New Jersey Online License – Wynn Resorts filed an application for a New Jersey Internet gambling license. Though the company neither operates a casino in Atlantic nor partnered with one, it’s expected that one of those events will occur after the license is approved.
  • BetOnline Unveils Strip Sports Betting – In an attempt to drum up interest in live-betting on US football will be hosting a strip betting feature during Sunday and Monday night NFL games that is exactly what it sounds like. While this is no doubt appealing to casual fans, others might have trouble getting past the, “ick,” factor.
  • Paddy Power Partners with Arsenal – Paddy Power just signed a three-year deal with the Arsenal Football Club to be their official betting partner in the UK, Ireland and Italy. This is an extension of a previous partnership between the two brands.

SEO News

  • Google Highlights In-Depth Content – Google will be highlighting heavy content that’s been marked up as, “in-depth.” This could be a chance for smaller publishers to compete with big brands that aren’t interested in producing beefy content. (Though some SEO’s have already complained that the new feature already favors web publishing heavies like the New York Times.)
  • No Connection Between +1′s and Rankings – In response to an SEOMoz story that implied a connection between +1′s and Page Ranks, Matt Cutts said that there is no connection. Cutts says that great content gets shared and ranks better all on its own. So there.

Have this week’s headlines impacted your business? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Arsenal Now Paddy Power Betting Spouse Despite Arshavin ‘Toilet Cleaning’ Billboard

Posted by admin | Sportsbook Affiliates | Friday 23 August 2013 12:34 pm
Arsenal Now Paddy Power Betting Partner Despite Arshavin ‘Toilet Cleaning’ Billb
Premier League football club Arsenal have introduced a partnership arrangement with the betting firm Paddy Power.&nbsp

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Shell out For each Head Scammers Have Industry on Edge: Qualified prospects Investigated

Posted by admin | Sportsbook Affiliates | Wednesday 21 August 2013 9:52 pm
Fake Pay Per Head Website Continues to Infuriate Sector:  Leads Investigated
Nearly everyone in the pay per head industry are outraged by a group of scammers that suggest they have a direct relationship with the likes of respected PPH companies like WagerHome.com and Perhead.com.

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Pink Star Poker Moves to Microgaming (MPN)

Posted by admin | Poker Affiliates | Wednesday 21 August 2013 8:56 pm

This morning PokerAffiliateSolutions received an affiliate notice from Red Star Poker that the Revolution Network poker room had moved to the Microgaming Network (recently rebranded as “MPN”) on August 20th. There was no reason cited for the move, but the network has been under extensive pressure over the last year, with players reporting delayed cashouts and operators complaining of the network being behind on settlement reports. Red Star Poker, which uses their own cashier, has not had the same issues paying out players as other Revolution Network poker rooms have.

With the migration to Microgaming, Red Star Poker players will notice an immediate boost in traffic from around 500 average real money players to over 1100. Microgaming is currently the 7th largest international poker room but does not accept players from the United States. At Revolution, Red Star Poker also did not accept new U.S. players but grandfathered players were still able to play. U.S. players will not be able to play on the Microgaming Network.

Players should not have any issues joining the action on the new software. The new software is available on the Red Star Poker website and all funds will automatically be transferred and available for play. If a player has a nickname already in the system at MPN the player will be required to make a change.

Player rewards will be changing from 36% dealt rakeback on Revolution to 30% tied to the VIP program. Rakeback will be paid every Monday for play during the previous week. Players making the switch from Revolution to Microgaming will also receive a $ 50 First Log in Bonus, a 200% up to $ 1,000 first deposit and new loyalty levels. Affiliate commissions will also be changing to come in line with requirements set by Microgaming.

PAS will be sure to pass on any specifics and additional information as we receive it.

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