Hope everyone had a good holiday.
I want to thank Bodog for sending me 3 bottles of wine & CasinoCoins for sending me a Bose portable iPod speaker. 2009 was the first year that I received holiday presents from programs and they will likely get increased exposure because of it. Though in 2008, Aced.com paid for a Las Vegas trip…which was a sick trip and is by far the best thing I have received from an affiliate company.
January is a busy month, it started with celebrating New Years in Tahoe. Then January 15-18th I will be in Las Vegas at an annual MLK trip with friends. On January 25th I will be leaving for Europe and attending the London Affiliate Conference as well as doing some traveling in Europe after the conference. On the flight back from Europe I will be stopping at Washington DC and will spend 3 days there and will be back in Santa Cruz (my home town) on the 7th of Feb.
Update (8/5/09): Since the poker sites have stopped running tournaments for the 2009 WSOP the widgets are now blank. I will do this again for the 2010 WSOP Main Event satellite seats.
The biggest promotion that all poker affiliates are pushing (or should be) is the 2009 WSOP Satellites. It is a great way to attract new or even established poker players as many know the stories of Moneymaker and all the past Main Event winners who became millionaires over night.
I have created a couple widgets and banners for seats given away for the 2009 WSOP Satellite Main Event at both Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker.
I am allowing affiliates to use them for a link back on that page or another high quality page on the site (excluding link pages or pages with minimal content).
They are updated every 15 minutes and can easily be inserted into any website since they are iframes.
If you would like to use them send me an email: kdollar (at) gmail.com. I will then email you a text file with all the iframe codes for the graphs and the banners as well as linking options.
I recently went on a trip to Las Vegas and brought my laptop forgetting that hotels don’t offer free wifi. It is actually pretty ridiculous that you can stay at most 2-3 stars hotels and get free wireless but you step on the Las Vegas strip and all of the 3-5 star hotels charge $15+.
It is not like I can’t pay the $15 dollars and often times I have but I would expect classy joints like Bellagio and the Wynn to offer complementary wifi. I would even be fine if they charged me a couple dollars more in the room reservation fee. That way they would end up making more in the long run and could hide the fee and claim that its “free” wifi and everyone is happy.
This time I was able to get my email and do a little surfing with my iPhone so I saved my $15 bucks for the next time I need to actually edit some sites or get work done.
I would have to say I hope MGM reads this…just bought some stock (I am a sucker for high risk stock) at $3.20 and $3.25 so hopefully they can finish the city center and start giving “free” wifi without going bankrupt….It’s just that easy.