Hi all,


Welcome to the Virgin Games Affiliates June ’08 Newsletter.


Truckloads of news again this month!
A new affiliate team member, an industry Award win, Mona Lisa moves in with Elvis, updated affiliate reports, July Bingo promotions, and the fast approaching Virgin Poker festival, held in Nottingham this weekend!

Read on…


VIRGIN AFFILIATES NEWS


NEW TEAM MEMBER: WELCOME LINA


Ted and I are delighted to inform you that Lina Eriksson has just joined the Virgin Games Affiliate team.

Having been involved in the online gaming industry for the past 3 years – of which more than 2 years in Bingo/Casino Affiliate management - Lina joins us in the much awaited Bingo Affiliate Manager position, and will be there to assist you with anything Bingo from now on.

Got Bingo questions/requests/issues? Contact her directly at affiliates@virginbingo.com.


CASINO AND GAMING AFFILIATE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR 2008


We are proud to announce that Virgin Games Affiliates has been voted "Best Casino and Gaming Affiliate Programme 2008" at the affiliate marketing industry’s A4UAwards 2008 - the most prestigious affiliate awards ceremony in the UK. The Award dinner was held at the Sheraton Park Lane, in front of 400+ affiliate industry experts.


Ted and Pierrick receiving the award from comedian Michael McIntyre (left).
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Check out the pics on our News page: http://www.virgingames.com/affiliates/news.aspx

More info on the event itself can be found in the official press release. You can also check out the full list of categories, nominees and winners on the A4Uawards website: http://www.a4uawards.com/award_who_won.php
Not enough? Check out A4U's full picture slideshow of the event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/existemevents/


Once again, thank you for making this possible, without our affiliates' hard work we wouldn't have experienced such an exponential growth in our first year. Hats off from everybody here at Virgin Games!

PRESET DATE RANGES NOW AVAILABLE


Patience towards popup calendars on our reports was wearing thin. Granted, they look fancy and do the job ok, but they’re not the fastest tools in the box, you will admit. Following your feedback, we have now implemented a preset date-range drop down menu.

Easy as 1-2-3. Select your preset range, watch the date fields blush with delight (try it out, you’ll see what I mean) and click submit.

Calendars haven’t been retired though: you can still override the presets by entering the dates from the calendars and get the custom date range report of your choice, like in the good ol’ days.

VIRGIN POKER ACCOUNT PAYMENT METHOD SUSPENDED


From the start of July 2008, Virgin Games will not be allowed to pay its affiliates on Virgin Poker gaming accounts. This decision has been taken following new network rules taken by the Boss IPN Network that prohibit any non poker related payments into player accounts. This option will therefore disappear from the payment method option menu.


VIRGIN CASINO NEWS


NEW VEGAS SLOT: DA VINCI’S DIAMONDS!

Immerse yourself in the opulence and beauty of Da Vinci Diamonds®.

Experience the unique wonder of the Tumbling Reels™ where you can win again and again on a single play. Featuring 20 paylines of richly detailed Renaissance elegance and a retriggering Free Spins Bonus where you can win up to 300 free spins!

Take a trip back to the glory of the Renaissance, and maybe you, too, can enjoy the wealth and splendor of a Medici.

Game Features

• 5-reel, 20-payline, 100-credit maximum bet.
• Available in multi-denominations and multi-currency.
• Win again and again with the Tumbling Reels™ feature!
• Win up to 300 free spins with retriggers.
• Free Spins Bonus features richer reels and more ways to win!

Free Spin Bonus

• Free Spins Bonus is triggered by getting three Bonus symbols on a wagered payline. The player can only trigger the Bonus once on a given play of the reels.
• Upon triggering the Free Spins Bonus, the player receives six free spins.
• During the Free Spins Bonus, the player can retrigger the Bonus multiple times. The Free Spins Bonus continues until there are 0 spins remaining, or until 300 free spins have been played.
• Three or more Bonus symbols anywhere on the Free Spins Bonus reels retrigger the bonus.
• Three Bonus symbols win an additional 2, 3, or 4 free spins. Four Bonus symbols win an additional 4, 6, 8, or 10 free spins. Five Bonus symbols win an additional 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15 free spins.
• During the Free Spins Bonus, all 20 lines are active. The bet per line in the Bonus is equal to the bet per line on the reel spin that triggered the Bonus.
• The reels are richer and there are more ways to win. In addition to paying on lines, the three portrait symbols act as scatter pay symbols. For these scatter pay symbols, the player only needs to get three or more of the same symbol anywhere on the reels to win!
• Free spins are played out automatically.

Top Award

• Five Da Vinci Diamond logo symbols on any played payline,
with maximum bet, wins the top award of 25,000 credits.

Affiliate banners in all shape and forms, like this one:




…are now available in our marketing tools section. Go Grab’em!

NEW GAME: THREE CARDS 2ND CHANCE!



Turn a weak hand into a winner with this exciting three card game. Double your initial bet to receive a new hand as you try to beat the dealer.

The lucrative Best Hand Bonus side bet offers awards up to 35:1 based on the highest rank of the strongest final hand, whether that hand is yours or the Dealer’s!


VIRGIN POKER NEWS


NOTTINGHAM IS AROUND THE CORNER


Our third Virgin Poker Festival weekend kicks of this Saturday 28th of June at Nottingham’s Famous DTD poker club for a weekend of poker thrills and spills, this promises to be our biggest and best festival yet.

Virgin Games Affiliates would like to thank all affiliates who participated in promoting the qualifiers for this Virgin Poker Festival…if you are in the area please come in and have a drink with the Poker Team.

Checkout what all the fuss is about at the UK’s most entertaining poker tournament!


VIRGIN BINGO NEWS



SUMMER BINGO BLITZ: DEPOSIT OFFERS

In the first week of July, Virgin Bingo will offer all existing players the following deposit bonuses:

- Deposit £50, play £50, get £30 back!
- Deposit £30, play £30, get £20 back!
- Deposit £10, play £10, get £10 back!

THURSDAY SUMMER NIGHTS

Great offers on Thursdays this July…Check them out:

- Guaranteed pots between 14.00hrs and 22.00hrs
- Purchase of 10 x tickets get 5 free
- Two scratchcards for the price of one.

SUMMER BINGO BALL

There’s £100 on offer for the largest Bingo depositor this month.
The winner will be announced on the last day of July.

SATURDAY NIGHT SUPER SPLASH

All day, every Saturday!
Your players will enjoy a free £1 All round and be able to Play Penny Bingo between 11:00 and 14:00hrs.

SUMMER SLOTS

Virgin Bingo’s July “SUPER SLOTTERS POWER HOUR” offers the players the opportunity to win an extra £100 prize playing any slot game between 11:00am and Midday.


That’s it for our June newsletter. Thanks once again for your hard work promoting Virgin Games: it’s an honor to share our A4UAward 2008 win with you!

Cheers!