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FAQ

Getting Started

Can I be an affiliate if I don’t have a website?

Yes, you can, however you will need to provide us with a business case outlining how you plan to market yourself and drive traffic to your sites.

Commonly Used Terms

CPA: Cost per Action: payment for a player who signs up and deposits money

RMP: Real Money Player: a player who deposits real money to play poker

MGR: Monthly Gross Revenue is calculated as the sum total of all Players, contributing to all pots (rakes) that the players were involved in, while playing at the Websites you promote through the PAW Network. All of the programs on the PAW network have separate terms and conditions.

FPP’s: Frequent Player Points: Points players are required to accumulate (qualification amount dependent on each individual room) so that an affiliate qualifies to earn their CPA commission (eliminates fraud)

Rake: A percentage of the pot from each hand of poker that the house keeps

Banners and Text Links: Is the graphical artwork or text that you use to hyperlink Players from your site through one of the PAW trackers (all banners from all rooms can be found in the marketing tools section in PAW)

Fraud Traffic: Are deposits, Gross Revenue or traffic generated at the Website through illegal means or in bad faith to defraud us, regardless of whether or not it actually causes us harm. Fraud Traffic includes deposits generated on stolen credit cards, collusion, manipulation of the service or system, bonuses or other promotional abuse, and unauthorized use of any third party accounts, copyrights or trademarks. Fraud traffic also includes intentionally sending Players to a site with the sole intention to play the minimum amount of raked hands for the affiliate to receive CPA payment.

Real Money Player(s): are players that make a real money deposit to his/her Account (at any time after opening the Account), per the individual rooms T&C’s regarding Real Money Players.

Sign up Bonus Codes: is a unique alphanumeric code that Players may enter when opening an Account with selected rooms on our network. When entered, the system automatically logs the Sign up Bonus Codes and records you as the Affiliate.

Sign up Bonus Incentives: are special offers to Players that give them extra cash or giveaways when they open their Account or make a real money deposit at any of the PAW Network rooms. Incentive Marketing or giving incentives in the form of cash, free bankrolls, poker software, or special gifts is strictly prohibited on the PAW Network. PAW reserves the right to withhold any CPA payments to affiliates who are promoting via incentive marketing. In rare cases we will allow incentive marketing, however any such marketing must be per-approved.

Sub-Affiliate: is an affiliate, which you referred to the Affiliate Program, and for which, you will receive compensation based on the Affiliate earnings.

Tracker(s): Is the unique Tracking URL or Sign up Bonus Codes that we provide exclusively to you from the represented room in the PAW Network. Through which we track and calculate Affiliate earnings.

Tracking URL: is a unique hyperlink from the PAW Network, through which you refer potential Players to a represented Website on our network. When the Player opens his/her Account, the system automatically logs the Tracking URL and records you as the Affiliate.

How much do poker affiliates make?

There is no solid answer to this. We know affiliates that make over $100k a month, and we also know many that don't make a single dollar. It all comes down to who works harder and who can think outside the box better than the next affiliate.

How much does it cost to become an Affiliate?

Becoming an affiliate is absolutely free to join, although if you want to be a great affiliate it may cost you time.

Is Poker Affiliate World just for affiliates of a particular website?

Absolutely not. Poker Affiliate World is for any poker affiliate regardless of what site or poker sites you promote. There is no question that you will find several affiliates in the community that promote primarily just a few sites. However we suggest that people diversify their portfolio of sites they promote as well as industries they promote within.

What is Poker Affiliate World?

PokerAffiliateWorld is the largest community of poker affiliates on the internet. We are also the largest poker affiliate network on the internet. Originally we were named PartyRiches but in the fall of 2005 we re-branded the site to be www.PokerAffiliateWorld.com. The purpose of Poker Affiliate World is to bring together poker affiliates from all around the world and share best practices. Together we can all become better at what we do.

Trackers and Referring codes

How can I get bonus codes for all the rooms that PAW is promoting?

Bonus codes can be obtained by emailing the PAW helpdesk at [email protected] When requesting Bonus Codes, you will need to include which trackers you want the codes for, the desired bonus code AND an alternative bonus code (your first preference may not be available), and ensure that it is not more than 10 characters long. (CD poker bonus codes must be no longer than 8 characters long)

How many trackers can I request?

New affiliates can request as many trackers as they like; however you will not be issued with more than two for each poker room/per site on the PAW network.

If I don’t have a website how can I promote offline?

A number of affiliates get creative when advertising offline. Some examples are printing business cards, giving out t-shirts, dropping flyers etc. You can use your bonus codes to promote offline. Please see this article for more information on offline marketing (link to offline article once site is active).

What do you mean by offline promotion with bonus codes?

Bonus codes allow a new player to be tracked to you without the need of a website. A website has URL links that are tracked to your account. If you don’t have a website, players get tracked to you by entering the codes which identify them as your player and link to your account on the PAW network.

Which rooms can I get Bonus Codes for?

At this point in time we can provide bonus codes for the following rooms:

Casino Titan
Mansion Poker (codes are case sensitive, and should be used in lower case letters)
Riva Poker
Titan Poker
Poker770 (provide tracker code or bonus code will be attached to a new tracking code)
Winner Poker

Why can't I request any trackers?

New affiliates will only be able to request trackers once there account has been approved. Approval can take up to 24 hours while we confirm your provided URL's registration details match your PAW registration details.

Why can't I request CPA trackers?

As an added security measure, new PAW affiliates will only be able to request rev-share trackers. However, new affiliates can send a request through the "Contact Us" page at the bottom of the FAQ to have their account assessed for CPA deals.

Why do I need trackers if I'm using banner links?

Banner links consist of graphical artwork or text which is used to promote a specific room, the tracker code is hyper linked inside the banner which tracks a player to your PAW account when they click the link.

Marketing

Can I advertise on Poker Affiliate World?

We do not accept advertising from poker portals. We do however provide maximum exposure and hundreds of new players to poker affiliate programs via our affiliate network. For more information on partnering with Poker Affiliate World, you can email [email protected]

Can I submit News or articles?

Yes, in fact we encourage you to submit any news or articles that are pertinent to our community of poker affiliates. Keep in mind though any news or articles that are blatant advertising will not be accepted.

How do I become a "Featured Site"?

First of all you have to be a member in good standing. Any site that is submitted to us for consideration of "Featured Site" should be one of the best out there. The purpose of having featured sites is for fellow affiliates to see good quality affiliate sites. With that said, no banner farms please.

I would like to do a link exchange?

Fantastic, we also want to exchange links with other quality websites. Please send us an e-mail with your link exchange request. Don't be offended if we cannot exchange links with you, we are only looking for high quality sites and link partners.

Payments and Reporting

How is the net gaming calculated?

The net gaming is calculated as follows:

(rake + tournament fees) - (bonuses + charge backs) = Net Gaming

How long do payments take?

Generally the PAW stats will be reconciled by the 20th of the month after month. Once the stats have been completed, statements will be sent out and upon request for a withdrawal, the payments should arrive approximately 24 to 48 hours later.

e.g. September payments are generally ready by the 20th October. October payments are ready by the 20th November, etc.

What payment methods are available?

The PAW system offers a variety of ways to receive your payment; these include:
Bank Wire Transfer (Preferred) (minimum $1000)
Neteller (for non US residents only) (minimum $100)
MoneyBookers (Skrill) (no limit)
Webmoney (minimum $100)
Moneta.ru (minimum $100)
QIWI (minimum $100)

Why can’t I see my RMP’s in PAW?

The stats on PAW are downloaded directly from the individual poker rooms. The stats are downloaded every 24-72 hours but if you don’t see any RMP’s it’s probably because they haven’t qualified yet as a real money player.

Why have my stats dropped since the last time I logged in?

PAW automatically scrapes the information from most rooms that we have partnerships with. To ensure accuracy of the statistics, our dedicated staff manually verify this information at the start of the new month, ensuring that all information provided by the rooms are accurate. This can sometimes lead to your statistics dropping off.

Reasons why this may have occurred, range from (but is not limited to):

Fraudulent players,
Disqualified players,
Incorrect reporting (due to changes in the reporting system)

PAW would be more than happy to provide you a screenshot of your stats upon request.

*Final statistics confirmed when your statements have been issued