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The Future of White-Label Solutions and How to Choose the Right Partner

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A White-Label solution holds various benefits for brand owners. From a time-to-market point of view, it allows a quick penetration to the online gambling market, in some cases a white-label brand can be launched within a few weeks. Acquiring a B2C iGaming license requires resources like time, money and effort. Without the right know-how, it can take months for the brand owner to obtain it. With a White-label solution, the new brand is run on the supplier B2C license and the process in front of the regulator is much simpler. This advantage is greater in cases where the brand owner would like to start with multiple jurisdictions. Some brand owners do not have the know-how to start an iGaming operation, don’t want to gain it or would rather not deal with the day-to-day operation.

Holding hands-on experience, the white-label supplier brings all the required knowledge per jurisdiction. The brand owner does not need to learn which are the required payment methods and what should be their configuration. Regarding content, the supplier knows which sports, leagues, betting offering, casino and live casino games works best for the target audience. In a White-label solution the supplier brings to the table not only its technology but an umbrella of full managed services.

The relationships between the brand owner and the white-label supplier are usually more engaging than in the case of a turnkey solution. Both parties act as partners and both have the incentive to run a cost-effective and successful operation. This relationship is built on trust. The brand owner trusts the white-label supplier to manage his players in the best way possible, to keep the operation complaint, to configure bonuses in a way that removes the option for bonus abusing, to configure and enforce anti-fraud and AML processes.

In some cases, brand owners chose a white-label solution because they want to get away from the liability of running an iGaming solution. Until a decade ago, the white-label supplier mainly dealt with the player management liability. The emergence of regulated markets added a new liability to maintain the license and meet with everchanging regulation requirements.  In recent years some white-label providers have pulled away from most or all regulated markets to remove the burden of the regulation liability and the financial risks that come with it.
As a result, some brand owners turned to acquire an iGaming license and move to a turnkey solution and some even turned to develop their own platform. It was not too long before some of these businesses realized that running their own operation is very costly and quite a difficult task. They now moved to have full liability on the entire operation, and some started to miss the old days when they were just handled the marketing traffic. Those who went to build their own technology realized that it takes many years and a lot of manpower to build a successful platform.

While the advantages are clear, fast time to market and the ability for the brand owner to focus on online marketing alone, the road to success is partnering up with an experienced provider with an excellent reputation. The brand owner needs to choose a white-label partner that he can trust in the running of his operation. One that delivers. Some white-label providers only offer a casino product and are coupled with a 3rd party Sport solution or they simply lack Sport altogether. It is important to partner up with a white-label provider that has a Sport product of their own. There are several advantages for doing this, the brand owner has a homogenous one-stop-shop solution for casino and Sport, cross-vertical retention capabilities, cross-sale tools from Sports to Casino, full traffic tracking per source. It is important to pick a supplier that really has the right payment solutions for each market. Brand owners need to look for a trustworthy partner that can support their current needs. They need to assess whether this partner will value their business and continue to support them throughout their partnership. For example, when entering additional markets or in developing specific functionalities for their operation. The right white-label supplier will bring the right technology that can quickly enter a newly regulated market as well as to adapt to the changes of existing ones, and managed services that allow brands to distinguish themselves in the competitive environment. For instance player retention tools and their correct configuration, tournaments, gamification and more.

The future of the iGaming white-label solution depends more on the suppliers than the brand owners themselves. The business case for suppliers needs to accommodate the additional regulation liability and effort. Brand owners will need to be willing to pay the extra fees for regulation services like automated KYC, additional personnel etc. In some markets like the US tribal gaming it will be required for a technology supplier to provide fully managed services due to lack of knowledge. In cases like that the white-label supplier will provide a full white-label solution except for owning the skin. We will see more affiliates deciding to own their brand and send the traffic to it rather than to 3rd party brands. This, in turn, will allow them not only to do what they do best i.e. acquiring quality traffic but also to be able to have involvement in content, bonus schemes etc. The level of this involvement depends on each affiliate.

 

Written by: Oren Cohen Shwartz, CEO of Delasport

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iSoftBet goes live with Eyas Gaming

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iSoftBet, part of IGT PlayDigital, has established a partnership with experienced operator Eyas, to provide the brand with its high-quality gaming services and products.

The agreement will see several of iSoftBet’s high-quality titles and third-party gaming content go live across Eyas’ network, allowing its customers to enjoy some of the most engaging gaming experiences on the market.

Founded in 2020 by a group of iGaming industry veterans, Eyas is a UK-facing operator with a well-rounded team comprising of IT development, marketing, and customer operations, backed by the Gauselmann Group – Germany’s leading land-based slots manufacturer and arcade operator.

The deal further reinforces the impressive commercial success that iSoftBet has experienced in recent months, having established deals with experienced operators Lowen Play, Alphabet and Casino Interlaken.

Lars Kollind, Head of Business Development at iSoftBet, said: “Off the back of this comprehensive partnership, Eyas’ customers are finally able enjoy our impressive proprietary games selection and third-party offering.

“Our pioneering games will now feature across Eyas’ sites – including Merkur Slots and Merkur Casino in the UK – and reach new audiences, helping us on our mission to further awareness about our multifaceted portfolio.”

Jack Anthony, Head of Product at Eyas, said: “We are thrilled with the deal that has been established, allowing us to offer iSoftBet’s high-quality slot titles across our various sites.

“We expect our customers to take full advantage of the brand’s efficient aggregation platform, which provides a vast selection of gaming products from a range of the industry’s leading suppliers.”

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GREEN JADE GAMES UNVEILS NEW ARCADE GAME ‘TAP TAP SPLAT’

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New from skill-based arcade games pioneer Green Jade Games comes Tap Tap Splat, a cartoon whack-a-mole style game that allows players to bet on their splatting skills.
Tap Tap Splat invites players to choose a wager amount, then whack as many jelly monsters that pop up randomly on their screen as possible in one minute. Players tap on the targets to gain points and payouts, while avoiding the bombs that will deduct points if they’re detonated.

It’s the latest addition to the Green Jade lobby, which includes a suite of state-of-the art skill-based gambling games like Jade Puzzle, Casino Blocks, Cash Quiz, Cash Smash, Galaxy Wing and Speedy Candy.
The Arcade Lobby offers many different genres of games, from Brick Breaker, to Puzzle, and from Hyper Casual to First Person Shooter. Players can also take advantage of special promotions and track their progress on leaderboards.

Green Jade has spent years researching, developing and building this brand-new vertical in the igaming space. Arcade games offer the same volatility, prize range and hit frequency as slots, but with a completely different interactivity and reward sensation.
Green Jade believes arcade games help operators grow their audience through the acquisition of players who wouldn’t have previously been interested in sports betting or slots, generating increased revenues and more loyal players.

Mark Taffler, Chief Commercial Officer at Green Jade Games said: “Tap Tap Splat says it all really. It’s inspired by end-of-the pier whack-a-mole games, but with a gambling element. Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen a huge growth in the audience for skill-based arcade and we believe that will continue for the foreseeable future. Tap Tap Splat is a great addition to our ever-growing lobby of games. Not just that but it’s a great addition to any Casino’s Lobby.  It stands up vs any slots out there today“

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Flexion targets TikTok influencers to give game developers a reliable low-cost return on user acquisition

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Flexion Mobile’s influencer marketing agency Audiencly is metamorphosing many of its 6000-7000 top influencers on to TikTok using a disruptive service from Liteup Media.

The recently launched cost per install (CPI) service offers game developers a way to target users on TikTok and works in a similar way to automated ad buying. TikTok is currently the fastest growing social media platform and, importantly for game developers, the best for reaching Gen Z (zoomers) — 10 to 25-year-olds, the biggest audience for many game categories.

TikTok is predicted to reach 1.5 billion monthly users by the end of the year. Over half of them will be zoomers. TikTok is the most engaging social media platform, with an average user session of 10.85 minutes. It is inherently viral which means that even accounts with only a small number of followers can trigger millions of views for the right video.

“TikTok has the potential to reach a whole new generation of game players,” says Adrian Kotowski, CEO of Audiencly, “so it’s vital for developers to include influencers on the platform in their marketing mix. By offering our carefully curated group of content creators the chance to add TikTok to their output, we’re giving our clients instant access to this channel. They retain the same tried and trusted influencer personalities but with Liteup they reach out direct to the TikTok generation.”

Disruptive influencer tech

Liteup automatically connects developers with influencers through its mobile app in a way that precisely matches target audiences. To date, Liteup has focused on micro influencers but there is no limit on the size of an influencer’s audience. This means nano-influencers can sign up, but so can Audiencly’s much higher profile personalities.

The influencers include details of their TikTok followers and the type of content they create when they sign up with Liteup, allowing developers to precisely target the audiences they need to reach. The app-based service tracks influencer followers and advertisers are only charged when a new user installs a game. This allows developers to control spend and performance in the same way as they can with other forms of user acquisition.

Audiencly is wholly owned by Flexion Mobile, a company whose core business is taking Android games and giving them an additional audience and revenue on the alternative app stores. Flexion has just completed a US$500,000 investment in Liteup Media, taking a 20% stake in the company. This is testament to how important Flexion believes TikTok influencers are in game user acquisition.

“Expanding our service for game developers is a major goal for Flexion,” says CEO Jens Lauritzson. “Advertising is no longer enough to raise the profile of a game and influencer marketing is becoming ever more attractive for user acquisition. Liteup’s disruptive service combined with Audiencly’s expertise in influencers is exciting because it fills a need that no-one else is really addressing.”

Investment improves Liteup

For Liteup, the Flexion investment and Audiencly tie-up have significant advantages.
“Flexion’s investment has allowed us to accelerate development significantly,” says Aaron Baker, Liteup’s CEO. “In a matter of months, it has taken us from a minimum viable product to a feature-rich creator app with improved UI/UX, analytics, and an in-app content system. This makes it incredibly easy for influencers and creators to come on board.”

The fragmentation of the market is a big problem for game developers wishing to use influencers as part of their user acquisition mix. By coming together with Liteup, Audiencly is now able to offer access to a broad spectrum of influencers across a number of social media platforms.“

We’re starting to consolidate influencer marketing for games,” says Adrian Kotowski, “allowing UA experts to reach a range of influencer types through a single point of contact. Developers need a reliable return on investment from performance marketing and, with influencers, that’s exactly what we are able to give them.”

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