Smart Live Shuts Down Affiliate Program

Published September 7, 2009 by OCR Editor

Smart Live Shuts Down Affiliate Program

Sudden departure of boss Arthur Baker leads to upheaval at Smart Live.

Smart Live Casino boss Arthur Baker has left his position and the online casino has closed down its affiliate program, according to online publication eGaming Review.

The reasons for Baker's sudden resignation are not known publicly, but it is believed that he was involved in a disagreement with Smart Live Casino's owner, Kasim Garipogulu.

Baker resigned just over a week ago, effective immediately, and had not returned to the London's headquarters since, eGaming Review reported.

Smart Live said in an email to affiliates last Tuesday that it would shut down its online casino affiliate program immediately and that all affiliate accounts would be paid up to date with the upcoming accounting period.

The company added in the email that the decision to shut down the program had been made "as a result of ongoing technical issues and integration with Income Access which we are unable to resolve fully."

However, the email also said that the affiliate program will return soon, presumably after it fixes the problems that caused it to shut down in the first place. Smart Live Casino's online casino will continue to operate as usual. How affiliates will be compensated for players' activity is a mystery.

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