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    Virgin Game’s latest Affiliate Newsletter


    Hi all,

    Plenty of news from Virgin Games Affiliates this month, so let’s get started with the headlines:

    Welcome Ted! | Sub-affiliate system | Elvis Multistrike | Flash poker banners | Virgin Bingo news | Virgin Casino wins online advertising award |

    Welcome Ted

    Everybody welcome Ted Menmuir, our new poker affiliate manager. Ted has been involved in the online poker industry for a while now, and his expertise in the field will allow us to optimize our poker affiliation strategy. Now is the time to start promoting Virgin Poker…You can contact Ted directly at with any poker-related query.


    We are delighted to inform you that Virgin Games’ sub-affiliate system will be available within weeks. This will allow you to receive a 2.5% commission on the revenue generated by the webmasters you send us, all from the comfort of your existing affiliate account. Time to pick up this phone and ring your webmaster buddies: old friendships might suddenly take a rather rewarding twist! Watch this space for launch date.

    Elvis Multistrike coming soon to Virgin Casino

    Elvis will enter the Virgin Casino building at the end of July/beginning of August. Get ready for the marketing frenzy as Wagerworks teams up with one of the world’s most recognizable franchise for an action-packed Multistrike Rock’n’Roller of a slot game. Make sure you take up our invitation to the glitzy premiere: banners will be made available ahead of release day. Don’t miss out on the stampede. Bring it on, Baby!

    New flash Poker banners available soon

    Only a few days before our spin off poker banners make it to the Virgin Poker “marketing tools” section. Check them out later on this week. We’ve also modified some of the existing banners slightly. If you’re already using them, just sit back and relax: they would have updated automatically.

    Exciting Virgin Bingo news

    Exciting news for our bingo marketers:

    “Atlantis” scratchcard
    July 1st will see the introduction of the monetised scratchcard “Atlantis”. To add to our current free scratchcard game adding a real cash game. The stake is a standard £1. The prizes are £2, 5 10, 15, 20, 25, 50 and £10,000.

    Spice things up with “Pattern” 75 ball bingo
    75 ball game soon on Virgin Bingo. Pattern bingo adds a bit of extra ‘spice’ to the bingo game. Using bingo patterns in the bingo games is a fun way to keep it interesting for all the players and is also a great way to incorporate special Virgin promotions when playing bingo.

    Swim up the 25p stream
    A new stream is launching in July where all games of 90 ball bingo will also be able to be purchased at 25p. This should lead to greater pot sizes and more variety for bingo players.

    New Classic Keno
    A brand new classic keno game is set for launch July 10th. Watch out…

    Million miles promotion
    To coincide with these developments Virgin Bingo is running a Million miles promotion for all players who purchase bingo cards throughout July. The details for this promotion will be up on the site in July. Banners will follow.

    Virgin Games picks up a prestigious ‘Yellow Pencil’ at the D&AD Awards

    The award was won in this year’s ‘Online Advertising’ category for its groundbreaking Virgin Casino interactive video ad campaign.

    The D&AD Awards, widely known as the ‘Pencils’, is one of the most internationally respected awards within the design and advertising industry, recognising the very best campaigns from around the world. Virgin Games was one of only 59 companies to receive a ‘Yellow Pencil’ out of over 25,000 pieces of work entered, and one of only two companies to receive a pencil for Online Advertising this year. No other online gaming company was even nominated for an award.

    And guess what, those video banners have been available in our affiliate platform for months. If you haven’t seen them yet, go get them now!

    Any question, query, drop us an email at, we’ll be happy to help.
    Poker affiliates, remember, emailing home is now at


    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 :)


    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 . 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 ( We’ll be exhibiting there too, so we hope to see you.


    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!


    New banners

    Monopoly banners with bonuses are now in the system:

    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. “


    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: 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:
    A piece of news worth spreading!


    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:
    Virgin Poker active tables XML feed:
    Virgin Poker active players XML feed:

    Questions, queries, feedback, complaints, praise?
    Drop us an email:


    Hi ,

    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:

    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 ( 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 :)

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