Aristocrat Leisure Acquires Plarium in Digital Market Bid

Late last week, Aristocrat Leisure announced that it is acquiring Plarium, an Israeli social gaming firm, in a deal worth right around $500 million (USD). It's a move designed to catapult the well known slot machine maker into the digital marketplace in a significant manner. Filings surrounding the deal were filed with Australian financial regulators…

Are Operators Posing as Affiliates for Link Juice?

Are some online casino operators and advertisers posing as as affiliates to gain link juice from Google? That's the accusation a poster, who goes by Football Affiliate,  over at Affiliate Guard Dog (AGD) is suggesting. Football Affiliate's provocative claim has sparked a debate on the popular advocacy site about that fine line between black and…

iGaming Guess Who?

This super affiliate started his business in an Oxford dorm room and built it into a major powerhouse in the online poker market. His primary site has around 5 million active members, 700 employees, a billion annual page views, and a really good reputation in the industry. Though he's still a relatively young man, he's…

Top Israeli Affiliates

Wilma Online Monetization Niche marketing is smart approach to business, especially when you know your vertical as well as Wilma Online Monetization knows theirs. Wilma's website describes the company as a boutique media company operating in the gambling vertical and that's as good a description of them as you're likely to find. They specialize in…

Ladbrokes Set for Layoffs

Ladbrokes is getting ready to lay off as many as 100 employees as operations shift towards its new Tel Aviv operation. It’s all part of an ongoing restructuring that could last for some time. London-based Ladbrokes employees are sweating bullets today after the company announced it will be laying off as many as 100 employees.…

Bodog Leaving Eastern Europe August 30: How To Still Profit

[caption id="attachment_25500" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Even if Bodog only accepts selected countries in Europe, there's still lots of the brand to go around."][/caption] As we reported earlier this month, the popular gaming brand, Bodog.co.uk, is going to be pulling out of the Eastern European market, and the August 30 deadline is fast approaching. Next Thursday, Bodog.co.uk will…

William Hill's Month from Hell: The Recap

What happens when you cross a rabbi, a fish feeder and a ping pong player? That's what the higher-ups at William Hill Online (WHO) were facing as turmoil at its Tel Aviv office came to a head this week. It got so bad that company CEO Ralph Topping travelled to Israel to fire several high…

William Hill Employee Walkout Worsens Conflict

The William Hill and Playtech relationship has reached its tipping point. However, the joint venture between the two operations, known as William Hill Online (WHO), is far from reaching the end. The Times recently reported that William Hill managers in Tel Aviv have attempted to undermine the company by offering compensation to staff who agreed…