Once upon a time Bingo Hollywood offered all their new players 25 free tickets to one of their big money games and no deposit was required at all. However, due to recent changes introduced by the Government that see a 15% tax levied against free bets, they have dropped this aspect of their offer.
What they haven’t removed is the three days access for the Screen Test room and the chance to play for free before you make a deposit, or the 25 free spins given on the slot Fluffy Too. Also still available is the 500% cash match bonus for the first deposit that you make with the site.
Bingo Hollywood Drop Affiliates
Whilst the players have not been adversely affected by the changes that Bingo Hollywood have made, affiliates have not been quite so lucky. Portals that have been promoting the brand recently received the following email:
As you are aware, the new UK PoC tax on bonus money, free spins and free cards comes into effect on August 1. We have not yet been provided with full details as to how this will work but initial calculations indicate that tax payments on our current bonus offers will double. The people at 888 are working on alternative offers and incentives but this could take a while.
In light of the above, we have taken the decision to put our Affiliate Program on hold, effective 1 August 2017, until all details have been finalized. We are hoping to get things clarified as soon as possible.
All affiliate earnings up to 31st July, 2017 will be paid as per normal.
Of course this doesn’t actually make any sense because why would you penalise the people promoting your brand and then expect that when you’ve covered the associated cost, realised that the traffic they send you has value, that they will start promoting you again….