Our network was founded in 2001 and our three major brands have become some of the industry’s most trusted names. At the Winning Poker Network our priority is maintaining strong relationships with our affiliate partners.
The Winning Poker Network’s affiliate program drastically changed during 2015 with an intense commitment to improve our program. This resulted in a complete overhaul.
WPN centralized its affiliate program throughout 2015. All international offices were consolidated to one location to improve communication and customer service. With this consolidation, WPN brought in a new affiliate management team. Every member of this team has significant experience in the poker and affiliate space. The team has exceptional work ethic and is committed to consistent excellence in offering support to WPN’s affiliates.
Further, WPN expanded its affiliate offering to include Black Chip Poker and Ya Poker. This change offers affiliates a larger brand mix to market. Now instead of solely focusing on the USA market, affiliates may drive, convert, and monetize traffic from all over the world.
The affiliate platform software provider is My Affiliates.
What makes the Winning Poker Network a great option for affiliates?
The Winning Poker Network is pleased to accept players from around the world – including the U.S. market.
It couldn’t be easier to get started. Once signed up, your players receive a first deposit bonus of 100% up to $1,000.
Once players come to the Winning Poker Network, we work hard to keep them here:
The WPN loyalty program is the best in the industry. Players automatically become members of the program when they play their first real money hand on the network. It’s that simple
Players may increase their earning potential in the VIP program by progressing through different levels. The goal is for a player to keep improving his or her level by earning points for playing real money poker. Because of the Weighted Contributed Rake method, earning points and attaining higher levels is fair for our players. The more they play, the more they earn.
While all of our 3 major poker rooms have their own unique names for their VIP program, how they work is identical.
Here is an example of how a player earns rewards through the VIP program on Americas Cardroom:
When players play in a cash game with a qualified rake or in a tournament where a fee is paid, your players will earn benefit points (BPs) which determines their player level.
- For every 1.00 USD in tournament fees paid, players receive 5.5 BPs. For example, if you play a tournament where the Buy-in is $20+$2, players will earn 11 BPs for the $2 USD they are paying as entry fees ($2 x 5.5 = 11)
- In cash games, Benefit Points are awarded at a rate of 5.5 BPs for each $1 you contribute to the rake (Weighted Contributed Rake)
Players will also earn Player Points (CPs) alongside the Benefit Points. The number of Player Points they earn each month depends on their level. A special Player Point multiplier is set for each Player Level. The more they play – the more they win!
Player Points are like currency in our online store. They can be used to purchase cash bonuses, retail goods, etc.
- Texas Hold’em - The most widely played card game on the planet. The Winning Poker Network offers Texas Hold’em cash games and tournaments in three different variations, No-Limit, Pot-Limit and Fixed Limit.
- Omaha – A variation of Texas Hold’em using 4 cards instead of two. Omaha is gaining worldwide popularity and is quickly becoming the second most played poker game in the world.
- Omaha Hi/Lo – Also known as Omaha 8 as you need to have an 8 or lower in your hand in order to qualify for the low half of the pot. We also offer this game in No Limit, Pot Limit, and Limit Variations.
- 7 Card Stud – You can’t beat a classic. One of the first types of poker ever played, we’ve added 7 Card stud to our game selection.
- 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo – This twist on the classic favorite rewards the pot to two winners: the best high hand and the best low hand. Have the best high and low 7 Card Stud hand to scoop the entire pot!
Like most live and online poker rooms, the Winning Poker Network takes rake from each pot as compensation for hosting games. The amount of rake is specified in this chart:
|Stakes||2 Players % / CAP||3-4 Players % / CAP||5+ Player % / CAP|
|$0.02/$0.04||4.5% / $0.01||4.5% / $0.01||4.5% / $0.01|
|$0.04/$0.08 to $0.05/$0.10||4.5% / $0.04||4.5% / $0.04||4.5% / $0.04|
|$0.10/$0.20||4.5% / $0.10||4.5% / $0.10||4.5% / $0.10|
|$0.25/$0.50||4.5% / $0.16||4.5% / $0.16||4.5% / $0.16|
|$0.50/$1||4.5% / $0.40||4.5% / $0.40||4.5% / $0.40|
|$1/$2||2% / $0.50||3% / $0.70||4% / $0.80|
|$2/$4||2% / $0.50||3% / $0.70||3% / $1.25|
|$3/$6 to $5/$10||2% / $0.50||3% / $2||3% / $3|
|$10/$20||2% / $0.50||2.5% / $2||2.5% / $3|
|$15/$30||2% / $1||2% / $2||2% / $3|
|$20/$40 to $100/$200||1% / $1||1% / $2||1% / $3|
No Limit and Pot Limit
|Stakes||Rake per pot||2 Player Cap||3 Player Cap||4 Player Cap||5 to 9 Player Cap|
|All Stakes Up to and including $1/2||$0.01 for each $0.20 in Pot||$0.50||$1.00||$2.00||$3.00|
|Stakes $2/4, $3/6 and $4/8||$0.05 for each $1 in Pot||$1.00||$1.50||$2.00||$3.00|
|Stakes $5/$10 and Greater||$0.25 for each $5 in Pot||$1.25||$1.75||$2.25||$3.00|
The house charges a commission or “rake” as a percentage of the total pot won at the end of each hand. The “rake” is calculated based on the number of players in the hand, and the size of the pot. The commission (rake) is 5% and capped at a maximum of $3.
Excellent Conversion and Retention Rates
The fastest growing US facing network makes it easy to attract new sign-ups and convert them, plus keep the customers around long term.
Conversion and Retention
We understand conversion and retention is an uphill battle in a world of percentages. While we know this isn’t a perfect science, we take advantage of our expert knowledge and strong offerings to be successful in this arena. We’ve staffed a business intelligence team that provides the data and segmentation to continue improving conversion and reduce churn.
Our efforts have given us unprecedented numbers surrounding our events. It’s now commonplace for us to experience 50% conversion rates. Despite our success, we tirelessly look to explore and improve these results.
Only network to offer Jackpot Poker in the US: These are Hyper Turbo Sit & Go’s that average just seven minutes. Three players compete and can win up to $100,000.
Innovation – Product
WPN’s CEO, Phil Nagy, likes to say, “Poker isn’t good unless it’s big.” WPN is never stagnant with its relentless pursuit for growth, and 2016 has been no exception. Our poker offerings are second to none, keeping poker players excited and wanting more. These product innovations give affiliates the necessary tools to thrive.
Jackpot Poker, a lottery Sit & Go, is among the most recent product innovations. This poker format is the most exciting product innovation in online poker today. WPN is the only poker network to offer this fast-paced format. Jackpot Poker has proved to be the most effective tool to attract and engage new players. Since this was an untapped market in the USA prior to WPN’s innovation, Jackpot Poker is a huge tool available only to WPN’s affiliate partners.
In the payment space, an important innovation was adding BitCoin as a deposit option for players and payout option for both players and affiliates.
Innovation – Promotions
The key to innovation at WPN Affiliates stems from understanding and effectively communicating the product and promotional offerings of the program’s brands.
Promos you won’t find anywhere else like The Cage, plus the world’s only weekly progressive points race for Cash Game and Sit & Go players.
Before 2015, the USA market had not seen a tournament with over $250,000 GTD for over four years. WPN Affiliates is the only US facing program to offer its partner’s access to $1,000,000 GTD Tournaments. Registration, conversion and revenue numbers reach all-time highs leading up to and during these events.
The most popular poker format is poker tournaments. With that in mind, WPN consistently offers event-based tournament promotions. Aside from the $1,000,000 GTD events, we also offer our Online Super Series and High Five Series multiple times a year. Also, in 2015, we began a new series called the Freebuy Super Series.
The Freebuy Super Series is an affiliate’s dream event. This innovative format offers free entry into large guaranteed tournaments. If a player busts, he then has the opportunity to rebuy. Also, there is an opportunity to add-on. The freebuy format has been an incredibly successful conversion hook for those players that are drawn-in by the free tournament entry. In 2015, we gave away over $300,000 over two freebuy series events.
Experienced Support Team
A highly trained team that is knowledgeable in all aspects of the affiliate business, providing assistance around the clock.
Building strong relationships with our affiliates is the key focus for our affiliate managers. We believe personalized service and transparency are fundamental for a successful partnership. We’ve worked hard to create and maintain strong relationships with our affiliate partners through both online and face to face communications.
Many members of our team established relationships by attending the London, Amsterdam, and Berlin affiliate conferences. These well-run conferences have given WPN affiliate managers the opportunity to meet partners and create lasting relationships that promote exceptional service.
We also provide a tournament team and financial controller. All these tools and personnel are at the fingertips of our partners.