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Casinos around the world cautiously reopen to a new normal

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Given how devastatingly hit the casino business has been in the past few months, it should come as little surprise that casino operators around the world are hurriedly reopening their doors at the first opportunity.

Revenue reports from March to July – effectively when the novel coronavirus had spread across the planet and forced countries to impose severe lockdown measures – made for grim reading in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia.

In Nevada and New Jersey – the biggest casino hotspots in the US – recorded losses of up to and more than 90 percent compared to the same months in 2019. In the UK and mainland Europe, the figures were similar, while Macau – the gambling capital of the world – saw three successive months of revenue drops over 90 percent.

While online operations have seen a surge as millions of people have been forced to stay at home, that makes no difference to the many people whose livelihoods depend on land-based casinos opening their doors and welcoming customers. Indeed, thousands of jobs have been lost and thousands more are still at risk.

So even as Covid-19 continues to plague many countries, casinos have understandably started to open their doors once again.

The United States – the country where the pandemic has hit harder than any other – has allowed casinos to reopen, even as new cases cross more than 50,000 per day. In Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey casino floors are once again welcoming guests, while casinos across the United Kingdom reopened on July 4.

Las Vegas has also reopened its sportsbook operations, so guests can visit to get the latest Kentucky Derby odds (although you can find them online easier through TwinSpires.com). You can place wagers on races and sports that, like the casino business, also went into lockdown but are now re-emerging.

Meanwhile, in Macau, casinos have also reopened but the mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreign visitors has severely limited foot traffic. The same applies to other countries like Singapore, South Africa, and Monte Carlo.

While casinos have resumed operations in an attempt to bounce back from a financially damaging few months, they do so amid a new normal for operators and visitors alike.

Strict rules and health measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff and to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

Maximum capacity limits range between 20 and 30 percent and face masks must be worn at all times. Drinking, eating, and smoking have been banned for the time being, while temperature check points and hand sanitizer stations have been placed all around casino floors. Glass barriers have also been placed around table games in some casinos to prevent the spread of germs between players and dealers.

Those guests returning to casinos may also notice higher gambling minimums or at least fewer options of lower minimum games. This is thought to have been introduced for two reasons. Firstly, it is viewed as an attempt by many casinos to drive revenues up as quickly as possible and secondly, to deter some players to ensure going over the imposed limited capacities.

Even with the many restrictions in place and the pandemic still raging on, the economical decision to reopen has helped to address growing unemployment in casino-focused cities and towns.

For instance, the union representing casino workers in New Jersey reported that in the first few days of reopening, between 20 and 30 percent of union members got their jobs back.

As measures loosen and capacities gradually increase, more people will be able to return to work after months of struggle and uncertainty.

It had been deemed callous to talk about reopening economies and getting people back to work during the early stages of the pandemic and when the death toll was rapidly increasing. But as the crisis continued and there was a realization that ‘normal’ would not return for the foreseeable future, then tackling increasing poverty as a result of the outbreak has become an inevitable priority.

The casino business is just one of many industries that rely heavily on visitors and tourism, and its cautious reopening shows that life must go on in the current climate, even if ‘normal’ is some way away from returning.

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WA.Technology Launches WA.Affiliates

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WA.Technology, an award-winning B2B iGaming solutions provider, announces the launch of WA.Affiliates, a next-gen iGaming affiliate management platform. WA.Affiliates empowers operators to manage and optimise their affiliate programs for enhanced profitability, broader market reach, and streamlined, successful operations. 

WA.Affiliates combines an intuitive user interface with a clean, functional design, facilitating simple affiliate performance management. The platform solution is built on real-time optimisation and informed analytics so operators can expand their reach, increase traffic, and boost revenue with maximum efficiency.

Key features include personalised and customisable agreements for each affiliate, integrated user tracking for intelligent insights, and an optimised iGaming-oriented back-office. WA.Affiliates’ support includes zero setup fees alongside free panel transitions and integrated wallets for transaction security and straightforward migration.

Operators can reap the benefits of effortless management thanks to WA.Affiliates’ user-friendly dashboard configuration. Around-the-clock support offers real-time assistance and uncomplicated navigation, giving operators the upper hand in the global marketplace. Hourly insights, detailed reports, and in-depth analysis perfect data-driven decisions for improved acquisition and retention strategies. WA.Affiliates also motivates affiliates via its engaging gamification system, and intelligent user-tracking provides accurate information on campaign performance.

Tim Scoffham, CEO of WA.Technology, shared his enthusiasm for the launch, saying, “With WA.Affiliates, we’re forging a new path in the iGaming industry, creating a platform that not only meets but anticipates the needs of our partners. Our focus on innovation and customised solutions makes WA.Affiliates a key player in driving growth and profitability. We’re simplifying affiliate management to deliver tangible results, demonstrating our commitment to leading the way in digital excellence. At WA.Technology, we’re not just following the path to excellence – we’re creating it.”

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Affiliate Roulette Introduces Affiliate Brain AI – A Comprehensive AI Tool Suite for Affiliate Marketers

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New Platform Streamlines Content Creation, Social Media Management, and Performance Optimization

Affiliate Roulette, a leading provider of iGaming affiliate networking, announced the launch of Affiliate Brain AI, an advanced AI tool suite designed to assist affiliates and affiliate managers in enhancing their marketing efforts. This platform offers 60 AI-powered tools to simplify various aspects of affiliate marketing, including content creation, social media strategies, and performance analysis.

Affiliate Brain AI aims to address the challenges faced by affiliates in the dynamic digital marketing landscape. Having been trained specifically for affiliation, this platform enables affiliates to generate high-quality content, visuals, and social media posts efficiently. From AI-driven article assistants and adaptive content capabilities to intelligent writing tools and code generators, Affiliate Brain AI equips affiliates with the resources they need to create compelling, brand-consistent content tailored to their target audiences.

“We are excited to introduce Affiliate Brain AI, a practical solution that addresses the evolving needs of affiliate marketers,” said Edward of Affiliate Roulette. “Our platform utilizes AI technology to provide affiliates with a comprehensive toolkit that streamlines their operations, enhances productivity, and drives better results across all aspects of their affiliate marketing efforts.”

Key features of Affiliate Brain AI include:

Content Creation Tools:

·       AI Article Wizard: Simplify content creation with a guided template for generating keywords, titles, outlines, and more.

·       Brand Voice Integration: Maintain consistent brand identity across all content by integrating your brand’s voice and style.

·       Intelligent Writing Assistant: Generate high-quality text content with an intuitive interface and robust editing capabilities.

·       Custom AI Models: Create tailor-made AI models for generating content that aligns with your unique affiliate marketing needs.

Visual and Multimedia Tools:

·       AI Video Enhancements: Transform static images into engaging, motion-based affiliate promotion videos.

·       AI Image Generator: Create stunning visuals and graphics in seconds with advanced AI image generation capabilities.

·       AI Voiceover: Convert text into natural-sounding audio with customizable voices and languages.

Coding and Development Tools:

·       AI Code Generator: Accelerate coding processes and bring projects to life more efficiently with AI-generated code.

·       AI Web Chat: Analyze web page content and generate relevant information or responses based on the provided URL.

Social Media and Marketing Tools:

·       Social Media Post Generators: Access post, caption, and hashtag generators for platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

·       Email and Newsletter Generators: Automate the creation of emails, newsletters, and other affiliate marketing communications.

·       SEO Optimization Tools: Improve search engine visibility with AI-generated meta descriptions, titles, and keyword-optimized content.

Productivity and Efficiency Tools:

·       AI Speech-to-Text: Transcribe audio recordings into text format with high accuracy.

·       File Analyzer: Extract key insights or generate summaries from documents like PDFs, Word files, and CSVs.

·       Advanced Dashboard: Track data, manage documents, and monitor time saved with a centralized control panel.

Affiliate Brain AI also offers tools specifically tailored for social media management, such as post generators, caption creators, and hashtag optimizers for platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

With its flexible pricing model, including a free plan with unlimited word tokens for active Affiliate Roulette users, Affiliate Brain AI is accessible to affiliates of all levels, enabling them to optimize their marketing strategies and drive better results in the competitive digital landscape.

Affiliate Roulette is a networking platform that offers a free iGaming affiliate directory to make it easy for operators to find affiliates. Affiliates and operators can create a company profile, find new customers, and grow their reputation in the iGaming industry. And now with Affiliate Brain AI, Affiliate Roulette is the only platform that provides a full arsenal of tools and networking site to ensure their success.

 

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Alpha Affiliates set to revolutionise gaming landscape with new innovative platform, Monixbet

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Alpha Affiliates, the leading iGaming affiliate partner program, has announced the newest addition to its iGaming portfolio: Monixbet. Set to revolutionise the online gaming landscape with its innovative platform and extensive game selection, Monixbet is designed with a mobile-first philosophy to ensure a seamless gaming experience across all devices.

Monixbet offers a selection of over 8,000 games from 57 top-tier providers, ranging from adrenaline-pumping slots to strategic table games. Holding a Curaçao licence, all games are regulated as well as embodying responsible and fair gaming to uphold the highest standards of integrity and trust. In addition, Monixbet offers currency flexibility, embracing a broad spectrum of financial preferences that supports both fiat and cryptocurrencies.

Alongside the welcome pack for new players, which offers up to €5000, a 350% bonus, and 335 free spins, Alpha Monixbet also brings regular incentives to the table, including:

  • The Monday Supercharge: Kick off your week right from the get-go with an explosive offer of up to 100 free spins.
  • The Tuesday Bonus Bounty: Score up to 15% every Tuesday.

As part of the Alpha family, Monixbet offers its affiliates a golden opportunity to engage with a cutting-edge platform. By promoting Monixbet, affiliates can expect competitive conversion rates and the unwavering support of the Alpha team.

Boris Pashnev, CEO of Alpha Affiliates says: “We’re incredibly proud to share our latest foray into the iGaming arena. With its large selection of games, every aspect of the casino experience has been optimised for excitement and user satisfaction, while ensuring that variety is never in short supply. Monixbet is not just another online casino, but a revolution within digital gaming. Each spin, each hand and each play is infused with the excitement of possibility, and we are thrilled to include Monixbet within our portfolio, and continue to grow and expand our offerings.”

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