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    Default Bodog / Bovada dropping Poker advertising?

    Has anyone else received an email exchange from their betting partners AM stating that Bovada are dropping poker advertising and to please remove these advertising links ?

    When I received the first notification I wondered if it was some sort of bad phishing attempt to sabotage other poker pages, but the email does seem genuine and I'm definitely talking to my AM.

    I also note that the betting partners affiliate website no longer has poker banners as an option from the pull-down in the marketing materials page and the more common poker banner sizes have defaulted to sports banners.

    But this is a significant backwards step for US poker players, and I haven't seen any official affiliate notification onsite, or seen any affiliate discussion about it here at GPWA ... so it's a bit of a disconnect.


    Was I really the only one promoting Bovada Poker ?

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    i got their formal reply to request affiliates remove all Bovada and Bodog poker links and contents.

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    http://www.4flush.com/online-poker-n...delaware/17308

    The closing part of the article pretty much explains it all IMO.

    "The latest withdrawal shows that while Bodog and other offshore sites are willing to operate in a legal gray area, they have desire to continue competing in markets where fully authorized alternatives are available to consumers. As more US states look to authorize intrastate online poker, look for the list of blocked states for sites such as Bovada to continue to grow as well."

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    Yes and no. It's definitely interesting ... but not really related. The article is talking about state regulations.
    This affects ALL US states and Canada and is a direct program initiated thing - not legislative.

    What I'm asking is about a request from Bovada / Bodog for no poker advertising for customers ANYWHERE.
    This request coincides with a withdrawal of poker banners on their affiliate site.

    The request seems genuine ... and yet I still see thousands of websites still promoting their poker brand ...
    Including your 4flush site ....

    I'm trying to reconcile the disconnect between what seems a genuine request, and what I see in the marketplace ...
    And also trying to work out why, and what happens next ...

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    Default Bodog / Bovada dropping Poker advertising?

    Most of the larger sites that cater to USA traffic or specifically put Bovada at the top of their top lists have removed their banners and links to their reviews. As far as I know you can only publicly advertise the Bodog poker brand to Canadian players right now.

    FWIW I'm sure there's going to be smaller/medium sites that have either ignored their warnings or just haven't gotten the emails that requested the takedown of Bovada -- but they'll probably come wise once they realize Betting Partners will not be paying out for new players acquired after July 1st or whatever the deadline it was they gave affiliates to remove their them from their portals.


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    Hmmm ... the (very vague) request I got mentioned stopping both Bovada and Bodog poker advertising ... Which is why I have assumed Canadian players as well. As I say it's a very "no details provided" request and just feels like the program wants to "go dark" with advertising ...

    I very much doubt that they'll manage to become obscure overnight to avoid "imperial entanglements" (as Obi Wan Kenobi would say) when their profile is so high and they continue sports and casino advertising which lands on their front page which loudly shouts US poker HERE.


    In 15 years I've never had a program behave like this ... but then I mostly deal with European licensed programs. So I was just trying to make sure it was not an elaborate "July Fool" joke ... and the two responses here have helped to confirm it's a genuine request.

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    They definitely went "dark" when it came to this announcment - if you can even call it that, lol. I think they just decided to scrap the lesser of 3 evils. Is getting back on the DOJ's radar for online poker worth it these days when they have more to lose if they couldn't offer casino and sports betting....definitely an interesting development Gooner.


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    >>As far as I know you can only publicly advertise the Bodog poker brand to Canadian players right now.

    They removed all Bodog poker text links and banners.
    And all previous poker links will redirect to non-poker sections.

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    Hi Everyone,

    If you have questions about this please contact your account representative, submit a ticket through the affiliate backend or e-mail 'support[at]bettingpartners.com

    We will be more than happy to clear up any questions you may have.

    Best Regards,
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    Why the new policy cannot be announced here ?

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    Maybe they do not think those affiliates they do answer will actually tell other affiliates.

    Or maybe it is more efficient to answer the same questions over and over and over and over one-at-a-time instead of an announcement that answers most questions at once.

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