FansUnite Entertainment Inc., is pleased to announce a definitive agreement dated November 22, 2021 pursuant to which the Company has acquired (“Transaction”) the businesses and brands of American Affiliate LLC (“American Affiliate”). The Transaction will result in FansUnite securing a podium position in the U.S. online betting opportunity and will be the cornerstone of a larger U.S. affiliate strategy going forward.
American Affiliate Business
American Affiliate is a diverse collection of assets dedicated to generating new depositing customers for legal sportsbooks, online casinos, online poker sites, and adjacent products in the U.S. market.
American Affiliate’s vision blends an exclusive focus on the U.S. opportunity with marquee brands, a powerful omni-channel approach, a deep portfolio of proprietary technology, and a uniquely proven management team.
Accelerates Entry into U.S. Gaming Market: American Affiliates’ Betting Hero brand is the #1 live activation company in the U.S. sports betting and online gambling market.
Revenue and EBITDA Growth: American Affiliate has produced trailing 12 months unaudited revenue and EBITDA of US$13.1 million and US$6.0 million respectively.
High-Value Customer Base: American Affiliate’s assets have generated over 150,000 new depositing customers for legal U.S. online betting operators.
Partnerships with Tier-One Sportsbooks: Partnerships with leading sportsbooks and casinos including BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, Underdog Fantasy, WynnBet, and more.
Strong Alignment with Existing Management and Shareholders: Consideration shares to be issued at a 42% premium to market price with share restrictions over a three-year period.
U.S. Pure Play: The only at-scale affiliate company focused primarily on the U.S. market.
True Omni-Channel: A premier at-scale omni-channel affiliate in the U.S. market, combining marquee digital brands with a best-in-class live activation arm.
Leading Intellectual Property Portfolio: Category-leading portfolio of proprietary technology.
World-Class Executive Team: Tier-one executive and management team with a history of success and scale in the U.S. gaming market.
“The acquisition of American Affiliate represents the most significant milestone for FansUnite to date,” said Scott Burton, CEO of FansUnite Entertainment. “This transformative transaction will provide us further access to the lucrative U.S. regulated sports betting and online gambling market while generating accretive, high-margin revenue, expanding our leadership team, and accelerating the growth of our company’s footprint in the global gambling market.”
“When we looked at how quickly the U.S market is expanding, it made clear strategic sense for us to enter the affiliate business as a way to partner with some of the largest gambling companies in the world,” continued Scott Burton. “We will now own and operate an unparalleled customer acquisition portfolio, allowing us to leverage our technology, brands, and talent to immediately capture share in the U.S. sports betting and online gambling market.”
Combined, the American Affiliate brands represent one of the most significant single sources of new depositing customers for legal U.S. sports betting and online gambling operators. The leadership team has over 40 years of combined experience in the regulated gambling industry, including senior roles at market leaders such as ACEP, Amelco, DraftKings, Catena Media, and GeoComply.
Brands, platforms, content, and services highlighted in the Transaction include:
Betting Hero (www.bettinghero.com)
“Legal U.S. sportsbooks and online casinos are spending billions of dollars to acquire and retain customers,” said American Affiliate CEO Chris Grove. “Our brands, team, and technology allow us to capture a meaningful share of that marketing spend today while producing some of the highest margins in the U.S. online betting ecosystem.”
“But that success is only a starting point,” Grove continued. “We anticipate unprecedented near-term growth as legal online betting continues to expand into new states and new products. Joining with FansUnite was key to our strategy of aggressively scaling our business to meet that opportunity head-on.”
PartnerMatrix inks new affiliate channel deal with AdmiralBet
PartnerMatrix is proud to announce a new partnership with the established Serbian sports betting and casino platform, AdmiralBet.
Together with PartnerMatrix, AdmiralBet has launched its secure and modern affiliate channel, allowing partners and affiliates to raise the brand’s awareness by showcasing its products to a broader audience and engaging relevant traffic.
AdmiralBet is famous for its rich and modern gaming platform, gaining popularity in the Serbian market with its cutting-edge online sports betting offers. The brand also covers casino verticals while keeping clients active with numerous interesting bonuses and tournaments.
Levon Nikoghosyan, CEO of PartnerMatrix, comments: “Thanks to this agreement, PartnerMatrix is not only partnering with an established and respected brand but also entering the Serbian market, which already has a developed and legislated gaming market. With our latest features and system updates, we are looking forward to a productive cooperation with AdmiralBet’s team.
“AdmiralBet is well-known for its dynamic and modern sports betting solutions, and with the help of PartnerMatrix, I believe the company will create a more efficient traffic generating strategy, greatly expanding their audience.”
Milan Djurmez, Head of Online Gaming at AdmiralBet, adds: “Affiliate Marketing is a new channel for us, but one that we reckon is an absolute necessity for enhancing our outreach. PartnerMatrix seemed to be the software that fit our needs the best and ticked all the boxes. We’re all-in with this, and I’m sure that the results will be worthy of all efforts and investments.“
QUANTUM GAMING AND MYAFFILIATES HAVE ESTABLISHED A LANDMARK PARTNERSHIP
We are ecstatic to start cooperating with MyAffiliates, the top-of-the-line affiliate tracking software platform.
Founded in 2007 by a group of devotees, MyAffiliates quickly rose to prominence for its superior flexibility, impeccable support, complete transparency, and absolute reliability. As a dedicated online gambling affiliate tracking platform, MyAffiliates proudly stands on the throne when it comes to managing affiliate programs and streamlining sales activities.
Its super-efficient features – affiliate, customer, and media management, advanced reporting, and commission plans – empower operators to raise brand awareness, increase traffic and profits, expand their customer base, and keep all affiliate marketing activities at the highest possible level of quality. All features are incredibly flexible, customizable, and scalable, designed to meet all business needs and keep pace with casino growth.
All things considered, it’s no surprise that the MyAffiliates marketing solution is experiencing such crazy-big success, attracting, like a magnet, hundreds of casino providers and powering some of the largest online affiliate programs.
“The MyAffiliates team constantly goes the extra mile regarding product innovation. The platform isn’t just client-oriented but also solution-oriented, forming a powerful combination of business support and software functionalities that puts it in a superior position compared to other affiliate software providers. We are thrilled to have partnered up with such dedicated professionals.”, commented Oliver de Bono, Quantum Gaming CEO.
“MyAffiliates is very excited to be one of the very first partners of Quantum Gaming following their recent launch. We really look forward to providing them with our software in order to be part of their growth and success.” – added Clemence Dujardin, Managing Director.
TrafficGuard partners with leading online gaming affiliate tracking platform RavenTrack
Leading digital ad verification and fraud prevention platform, TrafficGuard, today announced a partnership with online gaming affiliate tracking RavenTrack aimed at helping brands and advertisers to maximise their returns on ad spend on their affiliate marketing with invalid traffic and ad fraud prevention.
The global pandemic has undoubtedly caused a massive increase in the number of active users that indulge in sports betting regularly. A global statistic from Casino.org suggests that almost 26% of the world’s population bets, and the global market is expected to grow from $76.79 billion to an impressive $127.45 billion by 2025, according to Research and Markets.
Affiliate marketing is a crucial strategy employed by these gaming and sports betting companies, for faster, quicker customer acquisition. However the level of financial and competitor growth within the industry has created a strong attraction from fraudsters, and companies can fall prey with little to no knowledge this is even occurring. And, with the betting industry only saturating further, companies cannot afford to suffer from low ROI and poor campaign performance. Through TrafficGuard’s Affiliate Protection service, brands and marketers can combat and prevent misattribution in common types of invalid traffic (IVT) such as cookie stuffing, domain spoofing, anonymised traffic and compliance fraud present in online gaming today.
TrafficGuard’s full-funnel, multipoint solution measures the end-users engagement, intent and propensity to convert to give the most transparent view of their advertising activity enabling the best possible return on ad spend. The product also offers customised filters so advertisers can ensure that their affiliate partners are only being rewarded for the activity that is permitted by their terms and conditions.
“This online gaming and gambling industry got a huge boost in the pandemic, but bad actors also joined in the fray quite actively. At TrafficGuard we are passionate about protecting the erosion of marketing spending and recognised that the damage done to businesses due to these malicious activities is enormous. Through our Affiliate Prevention and integration into RavenTrack, we want to enable the brands and advertisers using their market-leading software to get their optimised and accurate ROAS with the right data, at the right time. With our full-funnel protection and expert product channel team, affiliate platforms like RavenTrack can deliver positive business outcomes through their customers.” says Matt Sutton, CRO of TrafficGuard.
Adam Rowley, Managing Director (RavenTrack) commented, “We understand the value of accurate tracking where every minute movement in each measuring metric matters. Our clients already reap the rewards of our fraud prevention tracking, and the partnership between RavenTrack and TrafficGuard will see our customers benefit from TrafficGuard’s premier expertise across ad networks, especially supporting customers in the global gaming and sports betting arenas, thereby helping us further our mission of ensuring the best possible performance for our customers.“
To support, grow and enable the success of this channel, TrafficGuard will deploy a structured team of affiliate experts helmed by Kalen Bushe, VP of Affiliate Partnerships.
Riding on the success and wins of major clients such as Disney Streaming Services, the integration with RavenTrack also marks the company’s second major announcement in recent weeks, having previously unveiled TrafficGuard Social – a solution that offers complete ad fraud prevention and protection on Facebook. Come 2023, TrafficGuard will roll out social capabilities for self-serve SMB users whilst expanding its offering to TikTok, Twitter, and LinkedIn, in response to rising client demand.
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