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    According to a report on Yogonet.com, William Hill sent a letter to affiliates and customers this week stating that after the most recent regulatory developments in Poland, William Hill will no longer be accepting business from customers located in the country as of April 1, and players will need to withdraw any funds from accounts by the end of this month.

    William Hill isn't the first to make such a decision, as it follows the lead of Cherry Affiliates and fellow bookmaker Pinnacle.

    The company apologized for any inconvenience this may have caused and has emphasized that the decision was due to legal regulations that are beyond the company’s control. If legal circumstances were to change, William Hill has plans to immediately inform customers of such changes.

    The legislative chambers of Polish parliament approved amendments to the Gambling Act of the country in December with the act to take effect by April 1st, within the online gambling industry as well as the land-based gaming venues. As far as online gambling is concerned, Totalizator Sportowy remains the monopoly in the country, having control of the entire online sector. A new set of restrictions has been created that will block domains and payments from unlicensed gambling sites, with these restrictions to begin on July 1st, 2017.
    Read more here: http://www.yogonet.com/international/node/42756

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    That's some bad news.

    We have quite some traffic and FTD's from Poland.

    Any other affiliates in the same situation?

    Do you guys have any idea what other bookmakers will do / if major bookmakers will leave? Anyone suggestions where to send my traffic to?

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    It will be everywhere, now middle-east Europe is on fire with regulations. The major ones will for sure leave. There are some local operators here, but they are ****. Either restricted rev share or **** CPA. We affiliates are not that much needed on regulated markets, where few oligopolies conquer and divide the markets.

    Other options are adsense, cryptobookies/casinos or clandestine operators like 1xbet. Either way the value of player goes down by soooooooooo much.
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    Thank you for your insights Sherlock.

    Which local operators would you recommend in Poland?

    We have been noticing some great results with b365 and Unibet for Poland.

    If the traffic is still there it would be a pain not sending them to any bookmaker.

    We already have STS.PL and Fortuna on the 'radar' but we couldn't really find out if they have an affiliate program. (Me and my team are not Polish)

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    Yes bet365 and unibet are the best for me. But they can and most probably will withdraw anytime. As they both did from Czechia.

    Yes, Fortuna should be the better from the ****, I do not promote them, but they should not steal. Try to write them here http://fortunaaffiliates.com/en#/contact if they have something for Poland as well.
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    Yes, they are doing Slovakia and Czech Republic so it might be interesting to send Polish traffic over there. Do you have any insights on STS? According to SimilarWeb they are one of the biggest there as well.

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    No, I do not know STS. I know Fortuna only because they are Czech. Def let me know what they say.
    I stick with Unibet, Bet365 in Poland, but since an orthodox catholics are there in half-totalitarian gvmnt, we can be only saved by a mirracle.
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    So just got the news Bet365 is pulling out of Poland.

    Approx 80-100 FTD's per month from Poland for quite some time gone

    If any bookmaker is staying in Poland, please do DM. I am sure we can work something out.

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    EMAIL JUST IN:

    Bet365 withdrawing from Polish Markets.

    should have read the post above haha

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    Yea, had the same issues with Portugal before. Less FTD a month but during that time it was a big blow as well.

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    Betfair is also leaving Poland.
    If you're looking for 'legal' bookmakers - there are few brands like Fortuna, STS, I4bet, but their offer (for both sides - players and affiliates) can't really compare to big names like WH/betfair/b365..

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    Geez

    I have PL trafic as well, this can be a huge dropdown. What I know, STS does not have aff program, not sure about others. Will check. I also think, that there will not be a chance for operators to apply for a licence, there will be something like local monopoly. Malta is trying to get PL government to the court, because of monopoly is not fair, but I think it´s too late, regulation is signed by EU already.
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    Yes, ******. We contacted several big Polish bookmakers regarding a partnership. Currently talking to 1 big one to see if they are interested in our Polish traffic.

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    If anyone looks for direct contacts - can help here

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    Mr Green and Betfair also leaving Poland:

    http://www.yogonet.com/international/node/42804

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    Anyone has some idea who to promote? Btw 40% tax will be imposed
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARZ View Post
    Anyone has some idea who to promote? Btw 40% tax will be imposed
    Does not matter.
    The value of the player will go down 3-10x like at almost any regulated market.
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    Sending traffic to a regulated bookmaker now

    First results in 2 days are hopeful: 4 SU 2 FTD's

    Of course, new legislations are painful. Be mad about it one day.. maybe 2. But go back out there and start killing it

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    All bookies close market for Poland. Poland changes law and now many companies have to get licence. For now in this country are 3 legal bookies.

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