The world’s largest online poker site is set to make a drastic – and retroactively applicable – change to its affiliate program. That’s per an email from PokerStars to affiliates (included in full below) announcing that as of June 1st, revenue share will only be paid on referred players for the first two years of the player’s activity. The previous terms saw affiliates credited with revenue share for the lifetime of the player.
The change applies to new and existing referrals. The upshot: Affiliates will no longer be paid revenue share for any player referred before June 1, 2013. It’s not clear if the change applies to all affiliates, although the language of the email suggests that it does.
THE EMAIL READS:
As we look towards the future, PokerStars wants to significantly grow the game of poker by introducing the game to new audiences and continue to acquire recreational players. Consequently, we are announcing plans to rebalance the PokerStars affiliate payment program.
Our existing agreement with you requires us to give 14 days’ notice of changes, but in this instance, we will give 30 days’ notice, so these changes will take effect from June 1, 2015.