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How important are partnerships in iGaming?

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Many industries have been driven by rivalries as every company is striving for the best – but it’s not always the best long term solution. Partnerships are incredibly important and provide businesses with a way to evolve and expand their customer base.

It’s becoming increasingly common for companies within the iGaming industry to partner up for mutually beneficial agreements. Only recently, Push Gaming and Scientific Games signed a major deal to form a partnership. While on the one hand, these two companies are competitors fighting for the players’ attention but they saw the potential long-term success of the collaboration.

A good partnership can completely elevate a business to the next level which is why it’s so important within the iGaming industry. Despite being an industry that’s fiercely competitive, partnerships can be advantageous for all parties involved – if it’s done well.

Partnerships can improve the player’s experience

Within the past few years, there has been a multitude of partnerships among slot developers. Many independent game studios have gained much-needed exposure from partnerships with big names such as Yggdrasil, Relax Gaming and Microgaming due to their specialist platforms.

On the surface, these platforms seem to mainly boost the smaller studios, when in reality it’s a mutually beneficial relationship. Giving independent developers access to better tools and authoritative expertise improves the reputation of the bigger studio that is providing them with the support.

The established developers host smaller ones on their platforms often under the bigger name. Therefore, casinos that host the larger developers potentially get the smaller studio as well which vastly improves the player’s experience and overall opinion of the developer.

A key example would be Yggdrasil’s YGS Masters programme which is an invite-only platform that features studios such as Peter & Sons, Reflex Gaming and True Lab Games. The casinos that have previously partnered with Yggdrasil have the potential to host the games created through the YGS Masters programme, which improves the selection of games at the player’s disposal.

Ultimately, the most important factor is the player’s experience and enjoyment which is easily improved by partnerships like these.

Affiliates partnering with developers is mutually beneficial

Partnerships come in all shapes and sizes but they can be extremely valuable to all parties involved. It’s not just developers within the iGaming world collaborating together but also affiliates working alongside the developers as well.

One of the leading sources of independent online slot reviews, Slot Gods, have partnered with over ten different developers within the last six months. These partnerships have included the previously mentioned Push Gaming and Scientific Games along with other big names such as Relax Gaming and Playtech.

Fundamentally, partnerships like these allow developers to build excitement for upcoming slot releases or to give an insight into the ethos of their studio through interviews. Affiliate sites like Slot Gods are given exclusives through content, whilst the studios gain exposure for their products. It’s essentially a form of free marketing that is beneficial to everyone involved with no real cost.

Takeovers can be advantageous to the iGaming industry

Whilst good partnerships are useful and instrumental to success, takeovers can also be worthwhile within the iGaming industry. One of the biggest takeovers includes Evolution Gaming’s acquisition of NetEnt for 2 billion dollars in 2020.

This collaboration led to the creation of the popular Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt. Essentially, this combined the fan-favourite Gonzo’s Quest with the popular live casino game format from Evolution to make a product that’s unique and fresh for players.

Acquisitions like this have the potential to improve the general industry with innovations like Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt that combine online slots with the interactive live casino experience. Future innovations like this lead to positive repercussions for the rest of the iGaming industry.

Networking is always key 

Both partnerships and takeovers can boost the industry but exchanging information through networking is important as well. At its core, networking is the process of sharing knowledge with people or organisations that are in the same field.

Of course, exclusive secrets or non-disclosure agreements (NDA) should not be shared but insights into important changes (such as laws) or software are worthwhile in improving the general industry. For example, distributing private information under an NDA is disrespectful and potentially damaging to all involved, but enlightening another affiliate with an upcoming law change is helpful for all in the long run.

Networking events like IGB Affiliate can even lead to partnerships or at least guide people within the iGaming industry in the right direction. Naturally, some may want to keep all the information to themselves, but it works out better in the industry long-term if people network to constantly share and improve upon ideas.

Closing thoughts

It’s clear to see that partnerships are a valuable asset in iGaming that should not be taken lightly. They are incredibly important in promoting products, exchanging knowledge and improving the player’s overall experience.

Even traditional media sites such as The Telegraph see the value in partnering within the iGaming world as they gain all their in-depth reviews, guides and tips about iGaming from affiliate BettingExpert.

The biggest question that remains is this: Will affiliates within iGaming ever work together to see the merit in partnerships? Experts within bingo could work with specialists in the live casino game sector to exchange valuable knowledge. No single person can become an expert on everything, so it’s helpful to get an adept person within this field to fill in the gaps.

Whether affiliates will work together in the future remains to be seen, but it could revolutionise the entirety of the iGaming industry.

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Gaming Innovation Group Media Arm (GiG Media): Official Policy in place for joining QMRA

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Gaming Innovation Group Media Arm (GiG Media): Official Policy in place for joining QMRA

 

GiG Media is one of the most well-known international iGaming Affiliate companies—the listed iGaming giant places high value on regulatory compliance in all active markets. The company acknowledges that QMRA is a valuable tool for ensuring better compliance.

GIG Media has decided to implement a strategy that websites operating in markets serviced by QMRA will be required to adhere to the Quality Mark. Over the next few months, GiG Media will begin the process of ensuring compliance with the QMRA team. GiG Media has already partnered with QMRA on its websites targeting the Swedish and UK markets.

QMRA is very happy about this. Working together with the GiG specialists will improve the Quality Mark as a whole.

Quote by Milorad Matejic, COO, GiG Media: “Gig Media is pleased to cooperate with QMRA in enhancing our compliance initiatives. Adhering to their standards on our websites where QMRA services the market demonstrates to the market our commitment to compliance at Gig Media.”

Quote by Steven Vrolijk, LL.M., QMRA Director: “QMRA is a follow up for our Dutch Quality Mark KVA. KVA has been very successful in the Netherlands, which made our choice for expanding internationally easy. We now service a lot of geo’s, among which Ontario, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and more.

GiG was one of the first KVA members, so we know each other already. GiG knows our work and our serious efforts. I am happy to say that our KVA evidence led them to be the first to make QMRA official company policy.

I am proud of this as well: we just launched in February (2024) and GiG being one of the largest affiliate companies out there, this is a huge step!

As we continue to expand internationally, we’re excited to welcome more partners committed to excellence. Join us in setting the standard for compliance in the iGaming Affiliate Industry”

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Casino Guru wins Affiliate of the Year at AffPapa Awards for third consecutive time

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Casino Guru wins Affiliate of the Year at AffPapa Awards for third consecutive time

 

Casino Guru, the premier platform for online casino reviews and industry insights, is thrilled to announce its victory in the “Affiliate of the Year” category at the prestigious AffPapa iGaming Awards 2024.
This marks the third consecutive year that Casino Guru has received this esteemed recognition, cementing its position as a leader in the affiliate industry.
The AffPapa Awards celebrate excellence in the iGaming sector, highlighting outstanding affiliates, operators, and B2B providers. Casino Guru’s consistent triumph in the “Affiliate of the Year” category is a testament to its commitment to transparency, innovation, and player safety. The platform, known for its comprehensive reviews and user-friendly interface, continues to set industry standards, ensuring fair play and informed choices for online gamblers worldwide
Over the past year, Casino Guru has achieved unprecedented growth and several notable milestones. The platform has maintained its status as the largest online casino database, with reviews of over 6,200 casinos. In a commitment to transparency and player protection, more than 450 online casinos have adjusted their terms and conditions based on Casino Guru’s recommendations. Additionally, the online gambling forum has surpassed 5,000 monthly posts, reflecting its strong community engagement.
“We are honored and delighted to receive this award for the third time,” said Ivona Kulichova, Casino & Affiliate Communication Lead. “This recognition reflects our unwavering dedication to providing high-quality, trustworthy information to our users and partners. We extend our gratitude to the AffPapa Awards committee and our incredible team for their hard work and passion.”
Casino Guru’s dedication to responsible gaming initiatives has been a cornerstone of its success. Partnerships with organizations like Mindway AI further this mission, emphasizing responsible gaming practices. The Casino Guru Awards recognize the industry’s top operators and professionals who align with Casino Guru’s mission to make online gambling safer.
Additionally, the Casino Guru Academy has introduced new courses on key industry topics, such as player verification, ESG in gambling, customer complaint handling, and affiliate management, highlighting its commitment to professional development and high standards. The Global Self-Exclusion Initiative, which includes the Self-Exclusion Standards project developed with international experts and City, University of London, exemplifies Casino Guru’s proactive approach to player safety.
The Complaint Resolution Center has also achieved remarkable success. Over the past year, 12,161 complaints were published and 3,428 resolved, saving players over $11 million. This represents a significant increase in both the number of complaints handled and the amount of money recovered for players, underscoring Casino Guru’s role in protecting consumer interests.
Amidst these achievements, Casino Guru remains steadfast in its mission to provide comprehensive and reliable information to the online gambling community. The company is committed to continuous innovation, responsible gambling practices, and fostering a trustworthy and engaging online environment for its visitors and the broader public.
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Winners Announced at the First Annual Golden Boomerang Awards 2024 in Cyprus

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Winners Announced at the First Annual Golden Boomerang Awards 2024 in Cyprus

 

The 11 most significant participants in the Golden Boomerang Awards traffic tournament were awarded heavyweight golden statuettes for contributing to the iGaming industry. The tournament is set to become an annual, and looking forward to the 2025 season

The winners across 11 nominations were named and honored at the 2024 Golden Boomerang Awards Ceremony, organized by Boomerang Partners in Cyprus. More than 150 major affiliate marketing representatives from around the globe visited an exclusive, new, first-in-industry event designed to recognize affiliates.

The Golden Boomerang Awards incorporated a full-scale award event with a red-carpet experience. Boomerang Partners is the first company in the industry to create such an award, offering affiliates a one-of-a-kind awarding ceremony participation from the partner program. The ceremony was opened by Ivan Krainov, co-founder of Boomerang: “The Golden Boomerang Awards is a fantastic initiative for our affiliate program. It’s an exciting opportunity for me to have my debut in the public eye, as I wouldn’t want to miss the chance to engage with our partners at this event. The Golden Boomerang Awards is our expression of gratitude to the partners who contribute immensely to the growth of Boomerang Partners.”

The awarding ceremony featured real rewards – actual golden statuettes, emphasizing the value of winning and partnership. The ceremony included the best options of modern live events: a beach party in the morning, and an awards ceremony in the evening — all with high-level networking opportunities, entertainment, live performances, and a DJ set, creating a festival atmosphere befitting an honored celebration.

“We’ve worked a lot with Boomerang Partners over the past year. It took us a couple of years to reach this level, and it’s just the culmination of our efforts over these years. This award has exceeded our expectations, and a big deal for us. We’re looking forward to next year and possibly winning the next Golden Boomerang Award, — said Julian Pfennig, co-founder of Apex Media Ltd, the grand winner of the Golden Boomerang Awards. — Boomerang has been one of our top partners. They have a lot of brands and frequently launch new ones, so it never gets stale or boring. And we’re having a wonderful time at the Golden Boomerang Awards Ceremony: one winner after another, with spectacular shows between the nominations. The nominations themselves are exciting. So, yeah, this is a big show, and we’re enjoying it a lot.”

 

2024 Golden Boomerang Awards Winners:

  • Winner: Apex Media Ltd
  • Rising Star: iGaming Awards (iGamingTeam)
  • Most Innovative Campaign: IT Universe (Unbesiegbar)
  • Best SEO Traffic: Media24 (AffMedia)
  • Best PPC Traffic: Britex (Amirah&Co)
  • Best Casino Traffic: MashaMedia (Unicorns)
  • Best Sportsbook Traffic: Creatus Media (FTDeez)
  • Best Quality Traffic: Inovatiq (HighRoller Gaming)
  • Best Ambassador: G.Partners
  • Best Affiliate: Aviate Leads (Avia Traf)
  • People’s Choice: CasinoGuru (StarGlide)

“We plan to make the Golden Boomerang Awards an annual event. And right from the start they set a high level – for the final event and results. Today guests from all continents flew to the ceremony. These are the winners, partners and top-leaders of the tournament. We have brought together a great professional community. We invited our partners to enhance their networking experience with enjoyable and productive interactions,”said Vitalii Prokofev, CEO at Boomerang Partners.

As the Golden Boomerang Awards 2024 concludes, plans are already underway for next year’s event. Continuing its annual tradition, the Golden Boomerang Awards will return in 2025, once again offering unique opportunities to Boomerang Partners.

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