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Introduction to Poker Room Affiliate Programs
Poker, and online poker, has grown incredibly popular throughout the
United States and other parts of the world over the last couple of
years. And you can take advantage of this poker explosion and cash in
by building your own poker presence on the web, and leveraging the multitude of online poker affiliate programs available on the internet. By becoming a poker affiliate yourself, you can start earning your share of the pie. This article will serve as an introduction to the the poker room affiliate programs, and what to think about as you get started.
If you are new to the world of poker affiliates, the online poker room affiliate programs
provide huge potential to make serious money. If you can attract the
traffic, and then move that traffic to the online poker rooms, you
have a great chance of signing up new online poker players and getting
paid generous commissions from those poker rooms.
For example, if I have a website about the World Series of Poker that attracts some decent traffic,
I may want to sign up as a PartyPoker affiliate. What this means is that I would
register with PartyPoker here:
It doesn’t cost me anything to register with PartyPoker and become a PartyPoker Affiliate.
Once registered, I would receive my special PartyPoker affiliate link that I may use throughout my
website. This special link would send traffic from my website to PartyPoker, and would also let PartyPoker
know that this particular visitor came from my website.
Then, if one of my visitors clicks on that link, and then signs up to PartyPoker to play for real money,
I will get compensated by PartyPoker.
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Depending on the online poker room, you may get paid a flat fee for
every new, real money poker player you refer (CPA plan), or you may
get paid a percentage of the player’s rake every month for several
years up to the life of the player (rake plan). The rake is the amount of money the house (or online poker room) is earning from that player. Depending on the
poker room, you may have to choose which compensation method you
prefer at the time of signing up to the affiliate program. The CPA
plans range from $50-150 per player, and the rake plans usually range
from 20%-40% of the player’s rake.
Although I belong to several of these poker room affiliates, it’s very
difficult to determine which is the overall best option for you to choose. I
personally have a mix between CPA and rake affiliate programs on my personal poker website.
Testing on your website
will ultimately give you the best information, but to start with, you
may be able to guess which method would be better for your website
based on your poker concept. For example, if you are building a
website dedicated to taking advantage of the online poker room
bonuses, you could probably expect your referred players to stay long
enough to earn that bonus, and then move on to the next poker room.
This type of player will not generate serious rakes at any particular
poker room. On the other hand, if you build a website focused on
developing casual poker players into serious ones, then these referred
players may more likely stay at a particular poker room, work on
developing their game, and end up generating larger rakes at that
If you are planning on generating some of your website revenues from
the online poker room affiliate programs, I highly suggest you
establish a Neteller account if you do not already have one. Many of
the checks being issued from these online poker rooms are from foreign
countries, so the turn-around time for collecting your share can be
For example, let’s say my poker website made $500 from a particular poker room in
the month of July. It’s not uncommon for that poker room to wait
until the middle of the following month to recognize those revenues
and cut me a check. And, then, since the check is travelling across
the world, it usually takes another 3-4 weeks to arrive. So, the
money I actually earned for the month of July, I may not receive until
the middle of September. Add in the number of days it takes my lazy
ass to deposit that check into the bank, and well that’s just way too
long to realize that cash. However, if you establish a Neteller
account and set up your affiliate program to pay you via Neteller,
which most affiliates do offer, you would receive those funds into
your Neteller account almost immediately. Add 1 day to move the funds
from Neteller to your checking account, and instead of waiting until
mid or late September, you’d have those funds in your bank account in
the middle of August.
Ok, so now you can see how the online poker room affiliate programs are a great way to
make money from your poker website, and why it’s important to have a Neteller account
for your financial transactions. Neteller is safe, efficient, and will make your life
so much easier as you begin to add multiple affiliate programs to your
Now, the next section will introduce you to the best online poker room
affiliate programs on the internet and provide information on how
these programs operate.