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What do Affiliates Need to Consider in NZ from a Regulatory Perspective?

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Online gambling remains an increasingly popular pastime in New Zealand, thanks to a peculiar and surprisingly commonplace set of regulations in the market.

More specifically, while the country’s gambling laws currently prohibit natives from wagering within a private online casino based in New Zealand, there’s nothing in the Gambling Act of 2003 to prevent players from registering with an accessible international brand such as Betway.

This also creates an opportunity for affiliate marketers in the NZ iGaming space, although things may be about to change in the wake of a comprehensive legislative review by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). We’ll explore this in a little more detail below:

 

Can You Become a Gambling Affiliate in New Zealand?

Currently, there appear to be no restrictions on operating as an iGaming affiliate in New Zealand, while this is becoming an increasingly lucrative career option in the digital age.

After all, the figures demonstrate that New Zealanders have poured huge amounts of money into overseas casino websites and sportsbooks over the course of the last 18 months, wagering approximately $381 million during this period alone.

There are also numerous types of affiliates available in NZ, including platforms such as Onlinecasinonewzealand.nz. This operates broadly as a standalone and independent review site that compares reputable and accessible gambling brands online, while it is also categorised as an affiliate website.

This means that the platform receives commission from the virtual casinos that it lists, through the various links, products and verticals provided.

When visitors click on these links and subsequently open an account with the online casino in question, the commission is paid out at the agreed percentage and within a predetermined timeframe.

You will also find a large number of prominent casino affiliate programs in New Zealand, some of which promote a number of competing overseas operators and payout at various rates of commission.

Typically, however, these programs will offer a revenue share between 25% and 50% to affiliates, while some will provide two-tier commission plans and customised bonus plans depending on the players making deposits.

The availability of affiliate programs in NZ should not come as a surprise, with this innovative marketing channel widely accessible even in nations that have taken a more stringent approach to advertising in the iGaming space.

Take Italy, for example, as while the so-called “Dignity Decree” has placed a stringent ban on iGaming advertising of late, affiliate marketing continues to create a handy workaround for operators.

 

Will Affiliate Marketing Continue in New Zealand?

As we’ve already touched on, the review by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is well underway in NZ, while a number of potential reforms have been proposed to help expand the marketplace in line with its increasingly digital nature.

The good news is that none of these are likely to affect affiliate marketers in New Zealand adversely, and in fact, they are far more likely to boost affiliates and create more opportunities within the sector.

The most likely reform would actually create additional licenses for both domestic and operators in NZ, for example, while broadening the market considerably and removing control away from centralised agencies like Lotto and TAB (who regulate lottery games and sports betting respectively).

This would create an increased demand for affiliate marketers and reputable programs in New Zealand, allowing established affiliates to scale their market shares and newcomers to carve themselves a lucrative niche within the industry.

Even if the legislation was adjusted to simply grant additional licenses to international casino and betting brands, this would also boost demand for affiliates while enabling existing programs to snap up new operators with the minimum of fuss.

Perhaps the only potential reform that would not directly benefit affiliates would see the government agencies Lotton and TAB extend their centralised offering to provide more gambling products to customers.

This would probably only see a single, centrally controlled online casino enter the NZ marketplace, creating little in the way of additional money-making opportunities for affiliates in the region.

Ultimately, however, it is clear that iGaming affiliates in NZ have little to fear from the current DIA review of the 2003 Gambling Act.

 

In fact, they’re most likely to benefit from any reforms, irrespective of any additional controls or regulatory measures that may be conceived much further down the line.

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Steps to Have Strong Blackjack Skills

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Who does not know the game of blackjack? Maybe it is difficult to find such people. No wonder! This iGaming product is among the most playable in the industry of online casinos. The reason is that it is full of excitement and fun. While some gamers believe that blackjack is a game of fortune, other players think about tactics and strategies for playing this amazing game.

It is very important to deal with the fundamentals of this gambling product before diving into it. We prepared some effective steps that will help you to be as close as possible to the winning money prize at blackjack.

Basics is a foundation

General rules of any blackjack including blackjack online game in Australia are the must for players especially if they are the newbies in the iGaming world. They should keep in mind the fact of facing up two cards at every start of this game. Speaking about the dealer it is essential to remember that he also has two cards but one is up, another is down its face. After the player should do one of the options (case in point, Aces splitting).

These are just a few examples of general cases of blackjack. At the first glance they are so simple. But it is a key idea to practice every point of them.

Learn diversity of strategies

There are plenty of strategies for gambling blackjack online including those that were developed for real money online casinos. You can read about such gambling platforms here toponlinecasinoaustralia.com/online-casino-australia-legal-real-money.

We recommend looking through the best blackjack strategies and finding one that will be suitable for your game and needs. Of course, you can add or change something in the strategy of your selection.

Try live games

The games with live dealers are so attractive. You can get an experience of a real casino sitting on your sofa with a glass of cold drink in your hands. Speaking about online blackjack it is about being at the table with the live dealer, taking one of five seats and seeing more cards that were dealt. In addition, you have a perfect chance to learn charts with strategic cases while you are waiting for your next hand.

It is known that the study process will go more rapidly in the online environment with dealers and other players. You will see cards in different positions and in different circumstances. It will improve your game for sure.

Use bonuses

Take into account the programs of bonuses and special promotions that are offered by online casinos. Moreover, these bonuses depend on the term of your playing on the online gambling platform.

So, you can use a welcome bonus that will be presented for registration, bonus coins for the minimum depositing. But before using them, learn carefully all terms and conditions of the website. There you will get essential information about the size of deposits (minimum and maximum), requirements of wagering and other important facts.

Bottom lines

We presented just some of the steps on the way to successful blackjack playing. If you follow all these points and combine them with other information you will create and develop your own way of gambling blackjack online. In addition, we want to say that this game is pretty funny and simple to understand, so you will have no difficulties with the game of blackjack. But play safe and responsible.

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AstroPay expands services with the launch of Global Affiliates Programme

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AstroPay expands services with the launch of Global Affiliates Programme

 

AstroPay, the online payment solution of choice for millions of users worldwide, has launched a flagship global Affiliate Programme to provide revenue generating opportunities to individuals and businesses that want to generate online income and grow their business. The new programme is aimed at increasing AstroPay’s consumer base worldwide, while ensuring that those who are professionally dedicated to affiliate marketing can rely on a solid partner to thrive.

AstroPay launched the programme to enable affiliate partners access to special deals where they can generate income on an ongoing basis for every new user that joins the payment platform. The programme offers up to 20% revenue share commission, as well as dedicated teams and expertise on sales conversion. Affiliate partners will be able to rely on multilingual support and local experts for any of their needs and will also benefit from the AstroPay payment platform/solutions that have been tested and optimised for cross-border payments.

AstroPay will welcome a diverse range of partners including platforms, comparison sites and content creators in the payment industry as well iGaming, forex trading, and many others.

The programme will be available across countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe where AstroPay is available, and through hundreds of merchants that offer AstroPay as a payment option.

Leonardo Alonso, Head of Affiliates at AstroPay, said: “I am excited to see our new programme go live today. The Affiliate Programme is a new way of doing business with AstroPay. All those who are professionally dedicated to affiliate marketing will be very welcome and we look forward to working together and rewarding partners with a robust partnership that provides added value through an alternative way to continue growing their business.”

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Casino Guru Releases New Tool to Help Players Find Best Casinos

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Casino Guru Releases New Tool to Help Players Find Best Casinos

 

Casino Guru, a global source of information about online casinos and the biggest database of casino websites, is always looking to bring more value to its visitors. The brand-new Casino Selection Helper is a tool that aims to do just that by bringing a new way for players to pinpoint the best online casino based on their specific preferences.

The new tool works by asking players to answer three simple questions about their preferences related to casino bonuses, casino games, and age of the casino they would like to play at – choosing between new sites with modern features and established brands that have been around for quite some time. After answering these questions, they are presented with the best option for them, as well as two runners-up.

Maros Gasparik, Casino Guru’s Head of Content, commented on the new functionality: “Our database contains pretty much all available online casinos, which is a great feat, but it also presents a potential obstacle for some players because of choice overload. With hundreds or even thousands of casinos available to players from certain countries, it can be a haunting task for players to select the best one for them. We are always looking to make this process easier and guide players to the best option quickly and easily, and the new Casino Selection Helper is one of the things we hope can help them choose well and stay away from unscrupulous sites.”

Gasparik also added about the future of the new tool: “In the first stage of the project, we decided to include only three relatively simple questions based on visitor insights, which should be sufficient for most players. There are plans for further improvements of the selection process and additional questions to help players with more specific preferences; however, first we want to see how our visitors like the initial version.”

Apart from fine-tuning the new tool, Casino Guru plans to continue implementing further improvements aimed at optimizing their website, providing more value to its visitors, and helping create a safer and fairer gambling environment. This includes improving their global database of problem gambling help organizations, pioneering the world of responsible gambling tools via their Global Self-Exclusion Initiative, improving the processes in their Complaint Resolution Center so that they can help more mistreated players, and more.

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