There are advantages by being an Approved Affiliate of the Australian Poker Tour. Benefits such as; being approved to give away Main Event tickets at your nightly pub games; approved to run satellite games for any of the Australian Poker Tour games.
By being approved to give away Australian Poker Tour tickets you attract more players to your games to chase those tickets. If suitable your venue could be chosen to host a future Australian Poker Tour Event. Rival leagues who are not an Approved Affiliate possibly lose player numbers as some of their players are chasing tickets at Approved Affiliate venues.