Due to the continued regulatory challenges we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend the Betfair Affiliate programme in Germany.
We are currently in the licencing process in Germany for Sports, Games and Poker and have already received a Sports betting licence in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. As it stands, we are in a good position to become a fully licensed operator. In order not to jeopardise our efforts, we have decided to pause our marketing activities for new customer acquisition across all channels and products for the time being.
Therefore please remove any Betfair banners or text links from your German facing sites as soon as possible. We will be remotely deactivating any German media from the affiliate programme from tomorrow (16/10/12) and if any of our banners are still live, they will display a blank space.
New German customer's referred from tomorrow (16/10/12) onwards will not be eligible for commission. We will of course continue to pay your commission on existing referred customers, who have opened an account until midnight today (15/10/12). New customers from other countries (including Austria and Switzerland) won't be affected and will be eligible for commission beyond 15/10/12.
Please note that there will be no impact on existing customers and on our product offering. All our products and websites - particularly Betfair.com: Onlinewetten, Sportwetten, Pferderennen, Fußball | Wett-Poker, Casino & Games - will remain live and accessible for German customers without any restrictions.
We appreciate your understanding and would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation. Further communication will be sent out once the situation changes going forward, which might be the case in a few weeks.