This winter Affilka by SOFTSWISS celebrates a five-year partnership with its first client – N1 Casino. On this landmark occasion, the team behind the award-winning affiliate tracking platform reflects on the product performance and reviews the most significant updates for 2022.
With its client portfolio increased by 60% and 56,000 new affiliate accounts registered in 2022, Affilka now provides reliable support to 200+ live brands. Alongside this, affiliates brought 10 million new players to operators during the same timeframe.
AFFILKA’S GROWTH IN NUMBERS
On the whole, 2022 was a rewarding year for Affilka with the following YoY metrics:
- Total affiliate GGR increased by 60%
- Total player deposits amount increased by 53%
- Total affiliate payments increased by 46%
In addition, the previous year was award-winning for the platform. SiGMA Balkans & CIS recognised Affilka as the Best Affiliate Tracking Software of 2022.
Angelika Antonova, Head of Sales at Affilka by SOFTSWISS, comments: “We have come a long way since signing our first client, N1 Casino, and we’re very proud of what we have achieved. Not only do we continue to grow our platform’s capabilities, but we have also improved our partner retaining skills. This is evidenced by the fact that N1 Partners Group is still our active client running six projects on our affiliate platform. Affilka shows significant client growth every year, and we are confident that we will perform even better in 2023.”
KEY PRODUCT UPDATES
First off, clients are now offered to leverage a CPL commission model. Compared to the CPA option, which requires specific actions from players upon registration, the CPL model includes payments for all registrations with the possibility to exclude commissions on certain terms. For example, if a player has not been verified or has another account with the casino.
Another significant update is the Reports API tool giving access to real-time statistics on brands, marketing campaigns and player activity via easy-to-use API calls. The tool makes the reporting process quicker and more transparent, giving partners deep project data for making timely adjustments if necessary.
In 2022 the Affilka team made an important addition to its toolbox by launching the Poker Module, which expanded the platform reach by enabling online poker sites in addition to online casinos and sportsbooks.
Affilka’s frontend features have also undergone changes. Now the platform offers a flexible application interface configurator and partner program customisation to match key brand visuals. The most demanding clients can use the Frontend API and build an entire interface from scratch.
WHAT COMES FOR 2023
Despite the fact that the cryptocurrency market faced certain changes in 2022, Affilka’s team highlights the growth of partners’ interest in crypto support and is expanding affiliate platform functionality in this direction. Another trend, based on Affilka’s data, shows that more and more affiliates chose stable coins as USDT for the affiliate payment currency.
Anastasia Borovaya, Head of Affilka by SOFTSWISS, highlights: “The Affilka team is constantly improving the platform functionality to meet market demands. For those who prefer crypto, in 2022 we launched a cryptocurrency affiliate cashout option in partnership with Cryptoprocessing .com by CoinsPaid. Previously, partners could make payments to affiliates’ crypto wallets in digital coins only. The new feature allows making payments from operators’ fiat bank accounts to affiliates’ crypto wallets. For example, it is possible to pay EUR to USDT wallets or USD to ETH.”
Besides that, in 2023 operators would seek tools generating detailed player reports and audience behaviour forecasts, to be able to quickly respond to the change. Another trend typical of Affilka’s partners is obtaining local and exotic licences such as Greek, Bulgarian and Comorian.
SOFTSWISS is an international iGaming company supplying certified software solutions for managing gambling operations. The expert team, which counts 1,500+ employees, is based in Malta, Poland, Georgia, and Belarus. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences and provides one-stop-shop iGaming software solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, including the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimised online casino solution.
Aspire Global Facing Pair of Legal Battles
Prominent online gaming software and platform provider Aspire Global has been named as the defendant in a pair of court cases that could potentially result in it being ordered to pay compensation totaling up to €101 million ($109 million).
In the first complaint, Aspire Global is being sued in the United Kingdom by the founders of sports betting software, solutions and services provider BtoBet, Alessandro Fried and Igor Lestar, for €36 million ($39 million). This pair inked a deal in 2020 to sell their company to the Malta-based defendant in exchange for an upfront payment of some €20 million ($21.6 million) as well as an earn-out consideration tied to future earnings before tax.
However, Fried and Lestar through their Sousa Enterprises Limited and Eltsar Limited entities are alleging Aspire Global, which was last year acquired by NeoGames as part of a deal worth some €402.3 million ($423.5 million), violated the terms of this share purchase agreement by spending too little and not charging enough so as to deliberately decrease revenues and the subsequent earn-out sum.
The complex case with its many intricacies is not expected to go to trial before 2025 but could well result in Aspire Global being ordered to pay more than the €36 million headline figure. The financial implications are even more concerning as the defendant’s NeoGames parent is currently in the process of being acquired by Aristocrat in an arrangement valued at north of €1 billion.
In the United States and Aspire Global has also been separately named as the offender in an action brought by Ebet Incorporated, which is the operator of the Karamba, Griffon Casino, Hopa, Generation VIP, Scratch2Cash, Gogawi, Dansk 777 and Bet Target iGaming brands. This Nevada action is seeking some €65 million ($70 million) embracing compensatory damages, punitive fines and other financial penalties to be proven at trial and moreover names AG Communications and other affiliated entities as defendants.
Ebet Incorporated acquired specific business-to-consumer (B2C) assets and associated websites from Aspire Global in 2021 and simultaneously entered into a ‘white-label’ operator agreement embracing collaborative efforts on the future running of the purchased assets. The plaintiff is claiming the defendants breached these deals by manipulating their books to falsify and overstate active player data and exaggerate the health of the acquired properties.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, Aspire Global is furthermore being accused by Ebet Incorporated of violating the terms of the agreements by materially failing to maintain necessary operations in Germany, falsifying records and violating industry regulations. The allegations could potentially shape the future trajectories of these companies as they also run to reputational harm, fraud, breach of contract and other unnamed violations due to be proven during the course of the trial.
Calling All Gamblers: Scatters Club to Host First-Ever Gambling Streamers Awards
Scatters Club, a global community of passionate gambling streamers and players, announces the first-ever online Streamers Awards. This online event was created to spotlight the brightest stars in gambling streaming.
Scatters Club rolls out the red carpet online for top streamers. The event will celebrate the creative achievements of gambling streamers, and awards and global recognition will go to the best performers.
Nominees will vie for the ultimate prize: the audience’s love and the Scatters Crown Trophy. Everyone is welcome to nominate their favorite streamer on this website, or streamers can self-nominate in a category that highlights their flair and creativity.
Nominations are open from December 4 to December 30 for international applications:
- Most Hilarious Reaction to a Win
- Most bright Reaction to a Lose
- Coolest Background
- Craziest Outfit
- Best Streamer Collaboration
- Community Champion
- Rising Star in Gambling Streaming
- Most Responsible Streamer
- Everyone’s Favorite Gambling Streamer
- The Best Female Streamer
All submitted and approved applications are placed on the long list for their respective nominations, and the vote-casting period begins. Every fan of gambling can vote for their favorite streamer on a dedicated page.
After that, the TOP-5 streamers in each category will be shortlisted, and public votes will determine the leaders in various nominations.
As gambling fans cast their votes for the shortlist, the jury voting begins. The jury choice will remain under wraps and will only be revealed during live air on February 1, when the winners will be crowned as streaming legends.
The voting period wouldn’t be complete without the audience’s favorite bets. Top Five Streamers will be chosen for the Legend of the Year title based on the stats provided by Casinolytics, a Scatters Club’s partner. Everybody is invited to place bets on who they think will be crowned with the title. Predictions can be submitted from December 8, 2023, to January 30, 2024. The winners will be announced online on February 1, 2024.
To make the award night genuine and thrilling, Scatters Club will invite a secret host. Amping up the fun, famous gambling streamers will make guest appearances to announce the nominations and winners chosen by a special jury. The names of the jury and guests will be revealed soon along with many more mind-blowing features of this event.
Stay tuned for the Streamers Awards updates while spinning your reels!
2rbo Affiliates Shortlisted for Best Newcomer at iGB Affiliate Awards 2024
2rbo Affiliates, a standout casino and sportsbook affiliate program, is thrilled to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Best Newcomer category at the iGB Affiliate Awards 2024. This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and strong partnerships that the team at 2rbo Affiliates has built since its launch in 2023.
Jonjo Walsh, Affiliate Manager at 2rbo Affiliates, said, “Being shortlisted for the Best Newcomer category is an incredible achievement for our team. We’ve put in a lot of effort, built strong connections with our partners, and it’s gratifying to see recognition for all our hard work. A big thank you to everyone involved, and to iGB Affiliate for shortlisting us.”
2rbo Affiliates, launched in 2023, operates under four licenses (SGA, MGA, DE) and manages seven licensed brands. The company offers a range of pricing models, flexible commissions, and no negative carryover, providing a reliable return on affiliates’ efforts. A stellar ReferOn platform ensures easy and efficient affiliate management.
The iGB Affiliate Awards 2024 are part of the iGB Affiliate London 2024 event, designed to celebrate individuals and teams in affiliate marketing and iGaming. The awards will take place following the second day of iGB Affiliate London on 8 February 2024.
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