Hi all,

Welcome to the Virgin Games Affiliates March ’08 Newsletter.
Piles of news and new features this month!

In no particular order: deep-linking, splash pages, shorter tracking URLs, Captain Quid, CAC Amsterdam, Virtually Vegas, Bingo promos, and a groundbreaking WSOP package.

Read on…



Following your feedback, we’re delighted to announce the release of our Casino deep-linking feature.

It is now possible to select which page on the Virgin Casino website you want your banners to point to. All you need to do is select the destination page in the target drop down menu when picking up your banner code.

Getting your Elvis banners to point straight to the Elvis game page is sure to increase your conversion rates…try it out


While we were at it, we also released game specific splash pages for three of our best loved slot games…

Elvis (my personal favorite, with video and sound):
Monopoly (Here and Now and Pass Go)
Mega-Jackpots (with live jackpot counter)

Those are also available as deep-linked destination pages in the target drop down menu mentioned above, so you can link a Monopoly banner straight to the Monopoly landing page. Your players will like that


Following your feedback, we’re delighted to announce the release of our new style short trackers.

Our previous trackers being quite long, they sometimes didn’t fit in some banner rotating systems or forums. This is now a thing of the past, as our brand new trackers -released today- are about half a short as they used to...

No need to change all your links right now, all we do is backwards compatible; so your old links will still work perfectly. We do however recommend you switch to the new style links whenever you have a bit of time on your hands.


Virgin Games Affiliates will be exhibiting at CAC Amsterdam 2008 this year again. The event is scheduled for May 3-5th, 2008 at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel in Amsterdam.

If you plan to attend, please come and pay Ted, Warren and myself a visit at booth nº RR1.



Virgin Games today announced a two million pound pub media and online advertising campaign to position Virgin Casino as “the home of Las Vegas” online.

From the dazzling neon lights of the strip to the outrageous cabaret artists and world famous casino architecture, Virgin Casino’s new advertising creative brings the icons of Vegas to life under the strap line ‘Virtually Vegas’. As part of the Wagerworks network – which is owned by IGT, the biggest provider of games to Las Vegas casinos – Virgin Games is able to offer a truly authentic Vegas experience to players, with many of the most popular games on the strip being available to visitors to the service.

Virtually Vegas banners will be made available shortly to affiliates, but you can already inform your players that signing up for a free or cash account within the next 6 weeks from the page below could earn them a Virgin trip to Vegas for two, with all the trimmings.

All new registrants will be entered in a prize draw, cash players will earn extra entries to the draw for each £500 wagered during the period. The winner and a guest will be flown to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic. Virgin Casino will pay for the flight, the hotel and will even throw in a bit of cash to spend at the tables.

A holiday to remember!

Full details, including promotion terms and conditions, can be found here:

This page is available through deep-linking, so you can get your banners redirect visitors to that page only.


Capt. Quid’s Treasure Quest – a new game based on the popular 50,000 Pyramid™ model, offers a bountiful treasure booty of up to £250,000.
With plenty of treasure to find, Capt. Quid’s Treasure Quest is a 5 reel, 15 pay line slot game offering the chance to win up to 50,000 gold coins from a single bet - with a maximum win of £250,000 depending on coin size.

Players who match three or more ‘Treasure Quest Bonus’ symbols in any position will trigger the Treasure Quest Bonus, for a chance to strike gold. Digging deep for booty, the Treasure Quest Bonus allows players to build up to a swashbuckling 40 free spins along with a chance to increase the size of the bonus multiplier – up to 10x multiplier in the Free Spins Bonus round.

‘X’ marks the spot as players proceed to the Free Spins Bonus to play out the spins they have earned in a quest to be the winner of the greatest treasure chest ever – Captain’s Quid’s Treasure Quest!

Banners like this one:

…are already available in our marketing tools section.

For more details on the game, check out: https://www.virgingames.com/casino/G...&gameid=0095-0



It’s WSOP Season at Virgin Poker; and we are still offering poker players the best value packages for this year’s WSOP Main Event!

Free flights, hotel accommodation and spending money for your players, they won’t have to touch their Bankrolls! You’ll struggle finding a better WSOP package this year

Here is the low-down on what we are offering your players:

- Virgin Super Guaranteed Satellites
- Prize €8500 Package + €2000 Virgin Bonus
- $10,000 (€7000) Main Event seat.
- €1500 Spending Money
- Return flight from London Gatwick to Las Vegas
- Hotel accommodation for the duration of their stay.

On top of this we are hosting three exclusive Virgin Poker WSOP Finals with a Virgin WSOP main event package guaranteed in each one. Details:

- €250 + €25 Buy-in Final
- 1 package per 34 players
- One package guaranteed

Final dates: Wednesdays 9th April, 30th April & 21st May 20.30 (GMT).
(€25 + 2.50 Direct Qualifiers run everyday 20:30 GMT)

Banners like this one:

are already available in our poker marketing tools section.

For more information on this promotion, please visit: http://www.virgingames.com/poker/Pro...promodetails=4



No April’s fools at Virgin Bingo, just a fantastic month of promotions for your players. On the menu:

- 3rd April: Win a trip to a comedy club
- 7th April: Family fun all the way - win Alton Towers tickets
- 11th April: Fun Friday 100% cash match
- 13-14th April: Win tickets for Cirque du Soleil
- 15th-16th April: Fun at the Fair with free bingo tickets
Five free bingo tickets to play Tontastic Tuesdays + Dibble double Wednesdays
- 20th April: Laughing all the way - Win Lee Evans tickets and a night in a hotel
- 30th April: Deposit and win a Nintendo Wii and Carnival game

Not to forget the Golden Ticket Bingo Games where players qualify every Friday and can win up to £30,000, available throughout April.
Spread the news!


That’s it, time now for us to pack up and get ready for another conference in Amsterdam. We know many of you will not make the trip, and we hope you’ll show patience if it takes us slightly longer than usual to deal with your emails.
Rest assured service will resume as usual once we recover from yet another Dutch courage attack

Take care, and do not hesitate to contact us if needed: affiliates@virgingames.com.