30 Affliate Program Manager Interview Series SUNSHINE’S IN THE FORECAST FOR COSTA DEL POKER AFFILIATES Name: Martin M. Position: Affiliate Manager, Costa Del Poker Preferred pastimes: “When I get a chance to play, I still can’t resist medium to high stakes NLHE. My first love was playing pool, and I have played at a regional level in both US 9 ball and European 8 ball. Apart from that my girlfriend and I live in the Spanish countryside with our dogs and cats, and enjoy a good outdoors life!” Favourite TV shows: “Here in Spain I pick up British TV by satellite, and my favourite channel has to be PokerZone, with ‘Poker Night Live’ every evening from 10pm to 1am. They follow online tournaments and cash games, with expert analysis and some very tongue-in- cheek commentary! Apart from that we also enjoy programs such as ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘American Idol’ (I know, I know, it’s the Mrs. that watches ‘Idol’ – honest!!).” On the industry in 2008: “Given the tumultuous state of affairs right now, I feel that 2008 will be a year to consolidate one’s place in the industry and develop new customers in the nontraditional markets, such as Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. We’ve been very lucky in this as we are currently in the top 5 poker rooms by traffic for Poland and Romania, both massively expanding markets at the moment! We also plan to launch another poker brand during the course of 2007, and we are in negotiations with several software suppliers regarding US market entry as well.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org IF you’re an affiliate who’s partial to poker, Costa del Pok- er promises bright days ahead! The program is operated by 24hPAY Ltd, Malta, which offers different gaming services in cooperation with leading software providers to bring players the best possible gaming experience. The group, which 24hPAY Ltd is part of, is listed on the Stockholm Stock Ex- change (under “24H”) and has chosen PricewaterhouseCoopers as its auditors. Exactly how much commission do you get when you’re affiliated with Costa del Poker? This depends on how you can send them players. If you run an affiliate website, or poker club, or just have a large home game and you would like to organize your own tournaments for them, you can earn starting rates from 25% of the total profit that each player that signs up through your account generates, for the lifetime of their accounts at Costa del Poker. If you happen to be a GPWA member, Costa del Poker’s extremely attractive affiliate program offers you a large minimum profit of 35%on each player that you sign up to Costa del Poker – and again, this is for the lifetime of the player being connected to their site. And here’s more good news: if your players generate over €$5,000 in rake in any calendar month, Costa del Poker will automatically increase your commission to 45%. Other features include: access to the largest poker room in Europe; no start-up fee or running fee to participate; links to banners and promotions codes; access to your own statistics; continuous commissions as long as your players are active; registration online; and all pay in Euros, thereby maximizing your profits if you are used to being paid in dollars. If you are interested in having a custom deal set up for you as an affiliate, then please email us details of how you can market Costa del Poker, your Web site details (if applicable), and we can work out a special deal just for you! If you are currently an affiliate for another poker room, get in touch with us, as we are currently running the most aggressive rake percentages in the industry for professional affiliates! Costa del Poker’s English- and Russian-language support staff work 24-hours-a-day to provide assistance with questions that are not answered in the site’s FAQ section, and the Swedish and Finnish support teams work 7 days a week, 9.00 CET - 21.00 CET. During all non-office hours, emails submitted in English will receive prompt replies. And if you’re an affiliate, fret not: Martin M., Costa del Poker’s intrepid, poker-obsessed Affiliate Manager, is easily reachable via email at email@example.com. “Here I am at Stratosphere in Las Vegas. It was spectacular, but I was thinking more about NLHE poker than the view.” GPWA TIMES | COSTA DEL POKER | Martin M.