As I said yesterday there was rumors of 888.com pulling out of affilaite markets but today they sent out this to affiliates:
As you may have heard, the United States Congress has passed a law barring US based individuals from sending funds to online gaming sites. The new legislation is expected to come into force shortly.
In light of these considerations, the 888.com group has concluded that it is appropriate to suspend participation by U.S. based customers in our online poker and online casino products. As of today, we will not allow real money registrations of new U.S. based customers.
In light of these changes we urge you to focus your activities as a member of the 888.com Affiliate Program only towards non U.S. based individuals. In the coming days we will offer tools that will enable you to target traffic by country. Any U.S. based individuals referred by you to our Internet sites will not be permitted to open new real money accounts and you will therefore not be able to receive any commissions in relation to such persons. Please note that there are no new restrictions under the new law which prevents you from promoting the 888 brands to non-US players. Please contact us at email@example.com or your account manager for further details.
In recent years the 888.com group has pursued a strategy of building its brand and business in markets outside the U.S. In the month of September approximately 65% of first time depositors (Real New Players) recruited by our affiliates were non-U.S. based.
The 888.com group remains a viable and profitable business and looks forward to pursuing growth opportunities in its international markets with continued vigor. We look forward to continuing working with you to help us grow in these international markets.