Carbon Poker sent emails out to affiliates on Friday with bad news. The site decided to stop offering its affiliate program effective June 1. There is a silver lining. Action given by players referred to Carbon Poker before June 1 will continue to generate revenue share for their affiliates.
This move comes amid the slowest payout times in the past year at Carbon Poker. U.S. players report waiting 10-12 weeks for checks to arrive from Carbon Poker. Skrill was recently dropped as an option for players outside the U.S.
Players outside the U.S. had their pending Skrill requests recently reversed. Some had been waiting more than one month. Carbon Poker asked these players to request bank wires, which are processed in about three weeks.
Players are not the only ones complaining about slow payments from Carbon Poker. Many affiliates report late payments from the site. Some affiliates have not been paid for action since February. Most affiliate payments are two months behind, according to reports.
This is not the first time Carbon Poker cut its costs. In 2013, Carbon Poker stopped offering rakeback. In 2014, Carbon Poker stopped paying all VIP rewards to players. Later that year, it started charging 3% to withdraw, only offering players one free withdrawal per year.