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Is The Pokerlistings Agreement With The Cake Poker Network A Innovation In The Affilliate Market?

Posted by Ty Poke | July 7, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

With the recent commitment with Pokerlistings and the Cake Poker Network the market is experiencing a new era of collaboration between poker rooms and poker affiliate marketers. The recent contract between the many poker rooms and poker affiliate marketers is for affiliates to send players to the poker rooms in exchange for commissions for these players. A lot of poker affiliate sites refer players too many different poker rooms, making the poker rooms signups about equal. Of course, each affiliate portal will have its favorite poker rooms to refer to. This is usually based on the biggest signup bonuses, largest commissions, best conversion rates, and quick payouts. The implications of this contract will have many affects on the industry as it currently.

Pokerlistings is the largest gaming affiliate out there and directing new customers mainly to one site can alter the balance of the poker rooms. They guarantee to send 3000 new players to the Cake Network each month. That is a huge influx of players to the network. This could move the Cake network up the ladder and make them a serious contender in the market. Also, this will likely force other poker networks to ink exclusive contracts with other affiliate portals, which will transform the gaming market.

The next thing to watch is to see the reaction of both the poker affiliate marketers and the poker sites. The poker sites can wait and see what the results of this deal will be. I would predict them not doing much until there is an impact in the market. I’ve heard many say that they think the poker networks will act immediately to shore up contracts with poker affiliate portals. It will be interesting to see what happens next.

It will also be interesting to see what happens to the Pokerlistings website popularity as result of this contract. Potential players may see them as a portal pushing them in one direction. They’ve been considered impartial and give good solid reviews of all poker rooms and not favor one over the other. With them guaranteeing 3000 new players to Cake poker network they would seem to have to drive players in that direction. This could compromise their reputation as an impartial website. Also, if other gambling portals go in the direction of this commitment between the two, will they all become portals for specific poker networks? Pokerlistings, like most affiliate websites, refers poker players to online poker sites that accept US poker players and ones that dont. The Cake Poker Network is a US facing Poker brand. The question is what impact does this commitment have on affiliate portals the refer to US poker sites only. They probably will have to adapt their sites to refer players to other sites other than Cake.

Usually it takes a while to see what the exact impact on the market is, but it is obvious that the market is changing and it may not be for the best.

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