The news was confirmed on several sites, including the popular 2+2 forums, where is stated that from 2019, the players will only receive the VIP program of the room, which is 16-30% of rakeback based on the player’s VIP level and the promotions.
¿Why is Coral/Ladbrokes Poker closing its affiliate deals?
Mainly due to a management change (the parent company of both rooms will merge with GVC, the partypoker owner). Coral and Ladbrokes incomes mainly come from sports betting and casino games. Actually, Coral is a very traditional British bookmaker, its story goes back to 1920, and its merge in 2015 with Ladbrokes increased the brand popularity, and now employs more than 30,000 people in the group. So, it's easy to conclude that poker is not its main priority and no more efforts will be made, a very extreme decision in our opinion.
¿What should Coral Poker / Ladbrokes players do?
We recommend the Coral/Ladbrokes players to switch to another iPoker skin where we can offer more benefits as an affiliate group. Winner Poker is the best decision in our opinion, but please feel free to contact our team to get more advice.
Currently, iPoker ranks 11 in the PokerScout list, and only after a few months we would be able to see if the Coral/Ladbrokes Poker decision influenced the network traffic. We consider that it will be very transparent as both sites are not top poker rooms and are mainly focused on casino games.
Also, we invite players to check other networks as Chico and WPN, which have big plans for 2019.
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