Hi all,

An eclectic pile of news this month, from tradeshows to boxing, from site redesign to £1.500.000 jackpots and a currency switch, so let’s get started

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VIRGIN AFFILIATES NEWS

UK advertising

That’s it. We all have the same rulebook. Unlike most of our competitors, Virgin Games took pride in following the advertising guidelines prior to September 2007 and not mention bonuses on their online and offline UK advertising. While it’s all to our credit, those gaming companies who ignored the guidelines did get an unfair advantage.
This is now all in the past since the 1st September, and we can all fight with the same weapons. About time if you ask me . We have already uploaded bonus banners to the system, with a lot more coming very soon, as all Virgin Games products are now licensed in white listed jurisdictions. Pfewww.

Conferences & tradeshows

CAP Euro

Virgin Games will be exhibiting at CAP Euro in Barcelona next week (4-7 October 2007). If you plan to attend, please come and meet us at stand D13 for a chat and a freebie. More details on www.capeuro.com . We’ll check our emails while there, but apologies in advance if it takes us slightly longer than usual to reply.

A4U Expo

Fresh (ahem) from Barcelona, The Virgin games affiliate team will head to East London, for the first A4U expo (www.a4uexpo.com). We’ll be exhibiting there too, so we hope to see you.

Winners

Congratulations to our Best Improved Affiliate August competition winners: CasinoBarca, Ramchip and ITV001 all walked away with either a juicy commission bonus or the same amount worth of Virgin vouchers. Work on your cash registrations, and your name will appear in our Hall of Fame too. Go on, make your Mum proud!

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VIRGIN CASINO NEWS

New banners

Monopoly banners with bonuses are now in the system:

http://www.virgingames.com/banners/c...NOW_468X60.gif
http://www.virgingames.com/banners/c...OW_180X150.gif
http://www.virgingames.com/banners/c...OW_160X600.gif
http://www.virgingames.com/banners/c...OW_300X250.gif

New games

October will see the release of yet another Vegas favourite: Texas Tea!
Banners will be made available in the affiliate system on release day. Game details below.

Good things come to those who wait, they say.
And gaming things don’t come any better than Elvis™ Multistrike™
Unfortunately Elvis hasn’t entered the building yet, he’s still stuck in the revolving doors. Nothing to do with ice-cream or peanut butter; the game is still undergoing severe testing before its official release.
We have no date for the release, but we’ll let you know as soon as we know more.

Finally, another shockwave is sure to rock the online casino community before the end of this year: simply the biggest online casino jackpots ever to grace the internet, resetting at GBP £1,500,000. Don’t rub your eyes, you read it right. Jackpots will start at £1,500,000. We just can’t wait. Watch this space.

Texas Tea
Scheduled release October 2007

“Well, well, well... OIL well, that is! Texas Tea is a gusher of entertainment with barrels of bonus game action! Immerse yourself in the rich oil fields of Texas where giant fortunes are made every day.
Three or more Texas Ted scatter symbols initiate the "Oil Dividend" bonus, in which Ted welcomes you into his office and writes you a big fat "dividend check".
The "Big Oil" bonus launches when you get three or more oil derrick symbols on a wagered payline. You know you're in for some action as the game screen shakes and rumbles, and oil oozes over the screen. In this bonus, you go oil prospecting, placing oil derricks on multiple regions of Texas. Then comes the exciting part as your oil derricks keep pumping and pumping and pumping oil, spewing out potentially huge bonus awards. “

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VIRGIN BINGO NEWS

New website

As most of you Bingo affiliates have noticed, the Virgin Bingo website went under the plastic surgeon’s knife recently, and came out younger than ever. Have a look for yourself here: http://www.virginbingo.com. If you have any questions, praise or concerns about the new design, please drop us an email.

Jackpot alert!

The current jackpot amount has now topped £52,000. Spread the news!

Loyalty reloaded: introducing V*points

We have been revamping our loyalty scheme and launched V*POINTS. In a nutshell, this now means your players will earn reward points from both playing on 90 ball and Pattern bingo PLUS all our other side games, such as slots and video poker, too. And, what’s more, these can be redeemed as cash to play more or exchanged for a whole variety of great Virgin goodies. More details here: https://www.virgingames.com/Bingo/Loyalty.aspx
A piece of news worth spreading!

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VIRGIN POKER NEWS

Boss switch to Euro

The Boss poker network is switching currency, from US dollars to Euros.
This will be happening on the 1st of October 2007.
The Virgin Games Affiliates website and reporting system have been modified accordingly, same for the banners. Please make sure to update your website(s) accordingly to reflect this change, if applies.

Boxing: TKO Tournament / tickets to win

5 Pairs of Calzaghe Vs Kessler tickets to be won!
On Thursday 25th October, Virgin Poker is giving away 5 pairs of tickets for the Calzaghe Vs Kessler fight at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, UK on November 3rd. Both fighters are undefeated champions and these promises to be UK’s biggest boxing fight in years.
Virgin Poker wants your players to be part of it.
Watch out for promotional banners next month, and let’s get ready to Rumble on the 25th of October.

1st place: Pair of Ringside Seats
2-5: General Admission Tickets
Buy in: €2+0.20
Time and date: 8pm, 25th of October 2007

XML feeds

Virgin Poker XML feeds are now available. They’ll return an up to date value on number of players currently at the tables, number of active tables, and a tournament schedule. Help yourselves!

Virgin Poker Tournament XML feed: http://www.virgingames.com/poker/Pok...pe=tournaments
Virgin Poker active tables XML feed: http://www.virgingames.com/poker/Pok...eedtype=tables
Virgin Poker active players XML feed: http://www.virgingames.com/poker/Pok...edtype=players

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