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Welcome to the Virgin Games Affiliates October '07 Newsletter.

CAP Euro Barcelona now behind, Ted and I were looking forward to catch up on things and get some REST. Well that wasn’t to be. The Virgin Games team here has been busy, check out what they’ve been up to while we were networking it away in Spain:

Texas Tea® - another Las Vegas favourite – just released on Virgin Casino; Blackjack play – and blackjack affiliate commission - available on Virgin Poker from tomorrow; Virgin Poker Direct Download links added to our marketing tools section; V*points on Virgin casino and Virgin Bingo; and finally Virgin Games Affiliates exhibiting at the A4U Expo this week.


Virgin Casino gives players a taste of the slick south with the launch of Texas Tea®

Virgin Casino today announced the launch of Texas Tea® - bringing one of the most popular and successful Las Vegas slots to the online casino world.

Texas Tea is an exciting new nine-line slot game from WagerWorks giving online casino players the chance to hit black gold! With barrels of bonus game action - signaled by a shaking, rumbling screen and oil oozing over the slots - and the chance to win up to £250,000 in one spin, Texas Tea® is guaranteed to be a hit with online casino fans.

Affiliate banners are now available to Virgin Games Affiliates members. Visit our marketing tool section to pick them up and get a chance to promote this Vegas favourite.


Virgin Poker Blackjack: Get 30% commission!

Blackjack has now been added to our poker room and will go live on Wednesday the 24th October. As a Virgin Games affiliates, you will earn a 30% commission on your Poker players blackjack losses every month. We have taken a no negative commission approach on blackjack wins and all play will be against the house, so your poker commission will not be affected by blackjack wins. This means we take all the risk and you can earn more money!

Please note that due to reporting issues with the new IPN Poker network, we will not be able to give you full reports on players blackjack performance. This is something we are currently working on, and reports on poker blackjack play will be made available to affiliates in the very near future.

Since we didn’t want you to miss out on blackjack commission because of technical limitations, we will process blackjack payments manually and add this to your poker commission until we’re able to add blackjack to our reporting system.

Drop us an email if you need screenshots of the game: affiliates@virginpoker.com

Virgin Poker Direct Downloads

Tracked direct download links have just been made available to affiliates.
They allow your visitors to bypass the Virgin Poker website and download the Poker application directly from your links. Check them out in our marketing tools section.


Loyalty reloaded: V*Points now available on Virgin Bingo and Virgin Casino

Virgin Games today announced the launch of V*Points on Virgin Bingo – allowing players to cash in on Virgin Games’ unique loyalty program across its casino, bingo and poker products. V*Points will also be available to all Virgin Casino players as soon as next week.

Previously only available to Virgin Poker players, V*Points is an unrivalled loyalty scheme, offering Virgin Games players the chance to earn a range of exciting Virgin rewards every time they play.

Whether choosing to redeem V*Points for cold, hard cash, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles or Virgin experiences such as F1 racing days, V*Points can be accumulated and shared across Virgin Bingo, Virgin Casino and Virgin Poker - further rewarding Virgin Games players for their loyalty, whilst increasing their opportunity to earn bigger rewards.

V*Points offer better value than the majority of online gaming loyalty schemes as the rewards offered are genuinely achievable for everyday players, not just high-earning professionals – with V*Points earned every time a wager is placed or a bingo card bought. To date, Virgin Games has already given away 10 million Flying Club Miles to loyal Virgin Poker players – enough to fly around the world 400 times!


Virgin Games Affiliates @ A4U Expo

Our exhibition stand still warm from CAP Euro Barcelona, we’re heading off to East London at the end of the week for the A4U Expo (www.a4uexpo.com). We’ll be exhibiting there on Thursday and Friday (26/27th October 07), so if you plan to attend, come and see us, we’ll be at stand 18.
Freebies and friendly chats on the menu.

Once again, thanks for promoting us
Pierrick Leveque
Affiliate program manager