Certainly, it's also a big-time event for betting site operators and affiliate partner brands. Without affiliates, many online casinos simply wouldn't have much to show for. Since the gaming industry is one of the most competitive on the World Wide Web, it takes extensive affiliate relations and partnerships to drive up as much traffic necessary for operators to remain competitive and stay in business.
In Europe especially, where online gambling is increasingly being liberalized, affiliates are in high demand. As such, CAC Amsterdam has consistently churned out the largest attendance of European affiliates. And according to CAC's organizer, Marc Lesnick, there has been a sudden influx of affiliate registration sign-ups recently. Perhaps the word is getting out that attendance is free for sponsored affiliates - many of whom have all of their expenses paid by eager online casinos seeking to start up a profitable business relationship.
For those affiliates who are indeed paying their way to attend, it is well worth doing so. There are more conferences, networking events, talkbacks and industry panels than one could even possibly find the time to attend. Included on this year's agenda are the popular Black Hat/White Hat SEO panel, country specific affiliate programs, and the most popular of all - beer panel talkback (free beer for all affiliates). In short, anything that pertains to helping affiliates with advanced level Web traffic needs will be front and center.
For some video clips of last years successful Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam, as well as a more detailed schedule of events, visit CAC2009.COM