I have a general question about anchor text.. generally I ask people to link to 'full tilt poker rakeback'... using this approach do I gain votes for searches for 'full tilt poker' as well?

Also, I've killed all the affiliate links on my front page, replacing them with old-fashioned URLs, and in one case, put in a click-thru page... a full tilt poker banner links to a page on my own site, and then from that new page, I have a link to Full Tilt Poker Proper, no auto re-direct but rather a clickthru. Here's what it looks like: http://www.fulltiltpayback.com. Is this good or bad SEO?