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Is Investing in Online Gambling Still Viable?

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It is not hard to realize why many have noticed the online gambling industry when it comes to investments. With growth over 224% in the US, it is hard to miss such a boom. But, many people question if investing in online gambling is still viable or has the train passed for the biggest winners.

The answer mainly depends on if the investor is planning to get rich quick or to establish him or herself in the industry. For the former, regretfully the peak has already passed if doctors and governments are to be trusted.

But, if you want to make a high-quality business that will bring regular growth and pay regular dividends, the so-called iGaming industry is the place to be right now. Even if the growth of the market slows down, it will not stop.

This is because the three main comparative advantages of online gambling will still be present even after people are allowed to visit brick and mortar establishments:

  1. Low regular overhead
  2. Access to global markets
  3. Ensured advantage

And the last point might be the most important if you are a concentrated investor. The superior stability of online gambling compared to regular casinos makes it much easier to plan your business, as well as borrow against the company.

Don’t Expect 2020 to Repeat

Investing now and expecting to triple your investment by this time next year would be very unwise. While substantial growth is possible, some normalization of the curve is to be expected.

By all accounts, a vaccine against the current pandemic is expected to arrive in early 2021, with the effects taking in by the spring of next year. This will mean that fewer people will spend time indoors, thus less time gaming on phones, tablets, and computers.

Still, most of the current user base is expected to remain and new users will join in as the word of mouth spreads globally. This makes a perfect chance for someone, especially if offering niche-specific services, to swoop in and fill that market.

Enough Players for Everybody

There is no territorial competition when it comes to online gambling. With the number of players entering and the demand for online gambling rising, the competition is very fair and very open between casino operators. This makes a very relaxed atmosphere if you are a new investor in the industry. Of course in some markets like Australia the players spend more on average than in markets like Romania so competition there is a bit more saturated.

But, keeping players on your platform as well as standing out will be difficult. Finding modes to increase your offering and improve your services will be crucial if you want to remain relevant and growing.

High-Entry / Low-Maintenance

With some new legislation that will be affecting both Malta and Curacao, the industry will probably become even cleaner. But, the licenses will become more expensive, which may dissuade smaller investors from chipping in.

Namely, the old Curacao license, usually taken out by new operators, will now cost roughly $120.000, which is a steep increase from the $35.000 which was the price so far and will be until January 1st, 2021.

But, for those who have the funds, this is where major expenses end and where income begins. As the costs for operations, security, services, and technical support all scale with the level of business, you will rarely find yourself bleeding funds in any way.

Generally, if you can make an arrangement with game developers for pay-to-play terms, you can have a very secure income with minimal expenses and only a basic payroll staff.

New Curacao License

While still being valued as a license that ensures trust and safety from the operator, Curacao has been seen as the ‘second-best’ for a very long time. This is because the rules for obtaining, as well as oversight, was much more relaxed than for the Malta GC license.

But, with the new deal made between Curacao and the Dutch authorities back in Europe, the value and price of this license will rise quite a bit.

For those who had the papers this year, the ~$85.000 increase won’t be an issue, but it might be for new operators looking to open an online gambling business in 2021.

Malta is the Gold Standard

A license provided by the Malta Gaming Commission is still the golden standard when it comes to online gambling. The rules now planned by Curacao have been enforced in Malta since 2009, and even new players are familiar with the significance of having such a document.

But, for many operators, this type of clearance is not necessary. If you don’t want to market towards EU players and don’t plan on predatory tactics in the first place, you may use the Curacao license and save some money initially.

Later, when you have your business established and your investment relatively secure, you can always take the Malta license as well and try to reel in some bigger whales that are hiding all over the world.

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L&G esports team founded by Alona Shevtsova won the national Dragon EC Cup tournament

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Ukrainian esports team L&G won the Dragon EC Cup tournament, held on the 20th of April by Dragon Esports Club. Four teams competed in the tournament’s final: Lazer Cats, L&G, which received a direct invitation to the final stage, EsportsBattle, and ThunderFlash, which had open qualifiers. During the Grand Final, the L&G team competed with Lazer Cats on Mirage, Anubis, and Vertigo maps.

“This victory is a testament to the exceptional talent and commitment of our players, as well as the collective effort of our coaching staff and support personnel,” said Alona Shevtsova, founder of L&G Esports. “We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the unwavering support of our fans.”

L&G is among the top 5 Ukrainian teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It was founded in 2021. The previous name was Leogaming, and it was created on the initiative of the famous Alona Shevtsova from the fintech sector.

The team began competing in top tournaments and almost immediately made it to the Advanced division of the ESEA League Europe competition. The team also participated in and took prizes in European tournaments such as the SCL League, WhiteBit Crypto Open, Phoenix League, and local competitions. The team players are marat2k, r0ublE, kr1vda, kL1o, OneUn1que, rji (coach).

The winners received a 50,000 UAH prize. Dragon Esports Club also prepared a 15-skin giveaway for the broadcast’s viewers.

It is worth mentioning that the L&G team created its merch items, which are available for order worldwide. To get more information about the team, visit the L&G Instagram page, Twitch, or Telegram Channel.

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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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