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    Paddy Power (Bookmaker) Horrible Affiliate T&Cs
    I was considering promoting Paddy Power on my sports betting website so I had a look at their affiliate terms and conditions and its shocking that they are able to get away with these conditions.



    The big condition is that they can cancel your affiliate affiliate agreement with 7 days notice without having to give any reason whatsoever.

    They can alter the terms of your affiliate agreement any time they wish and you have no recourse.

    If someone signs up to the sportsbook through your affiliate link you will not receive earnings from other products such as poker, casino, bingo, ect.

    You have to display their most recent banners prominently on your website at all time or they can cancel your affiliate agreement.

    If you want to make layout changes to your website you have to seek their permission.

    You have to provide them with the passwords to your website so they can monitor your website unrestricted whenever they wish.

    You have to agree to give them access to all your financial records relating to your business.

    If you promote their signup bonus to your website visitors they can cancel your affiliate agreement if the people you refer don't use their website after the bonus has been redeemed which you have no control over.

    If people who are restricted from signing up to their website based on their location come from your website then the affiliate agreement can be cancelled. You can't control who views your website!

    If you go one calendar month without referring someone to Paddy Power they can reduce your commission or simply cancel your affiliate agreement.



    *I have read elsewhere that their cookies are only for that session meaning that someone has to sign up directly after clicking your affiliate link or you lose that customer. Most competitors use a 30 day cookie.
    Last edited by JCrooks - AffiliateWindow; November 28th, 2015 at 11:22 AM.

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    Anyone that gives them passwords is a complete idiot.

    I actually laughed reading your post.

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    I have seen them promoted on a few decent size affiliate websites in the UK and I really don't know why they are giving any business to this bookmaker even if they are really starting to grow substantially in the UK and they basically dominate the Irish domestic market but they are losing a lot of business to Bet365 in both these areas.

    Recently I read a post elsewhere from an affiliate whose website I am familiar with where he said that his referred customers had a net revenue for the previous 12 months of £105,000 and Paddy Power charged him fees of £90,000 giving him an effective commission rate of 14%

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    I attached the affiliate T&Cs PDF with highlighted notes to show the parts I have an issue with.

    Paddy Power Affiliate T&C.pdf

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    Affiliate Network Rep JCrooks - AffiliateWindow's Avatar
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    If that's their T&Cs, you have two choices - agree or find a different merchant. There are quite a few out there. You're choosing to pursue something which is a vice. You won't find choir boys running the programs or coming to your site.
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    This reminds me of the intrusive and overburdensome terms that Boost Mobile tried to inflict on affiliates. They ended up closing the program. If affiliates stand up and say NO they could have some leverage. As no affiliate should EVER agree to these terms, they would have nothing to lose.
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    Their ToS looks more like a scam than an business opportunity, I`m using cookies that last 180 days to better promote my affiliate program and they are using cookies that are available only for that session (basically they aren`t using cookies).
    You would be better off sleeping than loosing time with them.
    Where are you from? Aren`t there any alternatives? I`m curious because here in Romania they banned almost all online booking systems (including Bet365).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound View Post
    This reminds me of the intrusive and overburdensome terms that Boost Mobile tried to inflict on affiliates. They ended up closing the program. If affiliates stand up and say NO they could have some leverage. As no affiliate should EVER agree to these terms, they would have nothing to lose.
    Phil, send me your passwords.
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    Super Dawg Member Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hectic GHC View Post
    Phil, send me your passwords.
    Just affiliate networks and site log ins, or do you want bank accounts and credit cards also?
    Since June 10, 2012 a vegan aarf but still writing the Hound Dawg Sports Blog
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    Almost every other bookmaker is better than PP in more ways than just their affiliate program. I would look at Bet365, William Hill and Coral personally. Don't know the ins and outs of their programs but they are the bookies I suspect have better business practices.

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    Bookmakers in general are a scumbag type of company. Profiting from the gambling addictions of many. I'm not surprised they have come out with these ridiculous terms and conditions. Avoid them at all costs!


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