I just visited David's blog http://www.livedealer.org/news/2010/...-app-store.htm and read about SuperCasino's new app for live roulette. It sounds great for these reasons:
- I love my iphone
- I love live roulette
- I respect SuperCasino.com and have only positive things to say about them.
All three sound good right? Well, SuperCasino has developed an iphone app that claims to be the first approved gambling related app. (I think I saw a live baccarat app a few months ago).
I think that product developement if fantastic and I give kudos (I've never used the term "kudos" before) to SuperCasino for bringing live games to even more users. They are help creating a "live casino" market that's positive for everyone, even our program.
The only issue or concern I have is that the app is available on itunes and not through affiliates. Affiliates are effectively taken out of the equation in the revenue stream. This could lead many operators to develop apps due to this reason alone.
Here's a scenario:
A player who may or may not have a cookie from an affiliate link on their PC wants to play live roulette on their iphone. They go to itunes and download the app and play.
The affiliate model no longer applies.
What do you guys think.