Escalation: Argentine style

This is my story of the week. The UK sends Prince William and a f*ck off destroyer to the Falklands and the Argies, realising they do have a considerably weaker armed force (unlike 30 years ago) have decided to hit us where they know they can beat us. Football.

They have renamed their football league the General Belgrano League. Superb.

Now watch the UK bookmakers hit back with specials on last year’s General Belgrano Division 1 runner-up Lanus’ Copa Libertadores clash with Brazilian side Flamenco:

“If Flamenco sink General Belgrano side Lanus, we’ll refund all losing bets”.

I’m copyrighting that one by the way…

Gross to Net Deductions justified at Betfred Casino

To all affiliates who (love to) question the deductions operators make when taking their gross win numbers to a net revenue on which affiliates are paid, take a look at the latest press release at Betfred, where an affiliated customer nailed the Beach Life slot progresssive yesterday for the tune of £5.1 million.

Now, progressive jackpot contributions made by operators are often bundled into this gross to net conversion rate at a fixed percentage. Try telling the affiliate whose player hit the jackpot that this isn’t worth it… imagine seeing 30% or so of £5.1 million coming off your earnings.

Said affiliate would stand to gain from any of the money the player decides to drop back to the house too.

There was a recent thread on GPWA explaining a recent change to Betfred’s gross to net conversion (for the better actually) that caused the odd infuriated post to emerge.

Justice for the affiliate program and the affiliate manager on this one