Income Access marketing director to chair 15th Nov. online panel discussion on the US gaming and lottery affiliate markets
Income Access, Paysafe Group’s marketing technology and services provider, has partnered with EGR Global, a leading B2B publisher for the online gambling industry, to host a webinar panel discussion on the US gaming and lottery affiliate space on Thursday 15th November from 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. GMT. Moderated by Income Access Marketing Director Erica Anderson, the webinar will feature experienced gaming and lottery affiliates as well as operators and service providers.
Titled ‘The Expanding Frontier: Affiliate Marketing & the Evolution of the American iGaming and iLottery Space’, the free one-hour webinar will include the following affiliate panellists: Adam Small, CEO of USBets; Becky Kingman-Gros, COO at Casino Connection Intl.; Chris Capra, former Vice President of Online & Internet Marketing at Tropicana Entertainment (Tropicana Atlantic City Online); Merv Huber-Calvo, Director of Growth Marketing at Scientific Games, which powers Pennsylvania Lottery’s iLottery; and Michael Daly, General Manager U.S. at Catena Media.
In addition to moderating the panel, Anderson will also share Income Access’ experience in the US affiliate market. The company’s platform powers multiple New Jersey iGaming brands’ affiliate programmes and its affiliate team has managed Caesars Interactive’s New Jersey and Nevada-facing channel since 2015. In addition, the team has managed Michigan Lottery and Pennsylvania Lottery’s Income Access-powered affiliate programmes since their respective launches this year.
Income Access is also part of Paysafe Group, which has been providing payment services tailored for sports betting globally for decades and has experience processing payments for regulated online gaming in North America. The company offers credit card and ACH payment processing capabilities, online cash solutions, and digital wallet products, such as its proprietary wallets Skrill and NETELLER, for the iGaming market.
The webinar will explore affiliate marketing’s role in growing the New Jersey and Nevada iGaming markets from their 2013 launches, focusing on both the challenges and the progress to date. Following the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)’s federal ban on single-event sports-betting and ahead of the launch of Pennsylvania’s iGaming market, the panellists will also discuss how the gaming affiliate space could evolve going forward.
In addition, the webinar will analyse the emerging state iLottery affiliate space. With states like New Hampshire recently launching online lotteries, the panel will also assess the outlook for the affiliate channel.
Following a 45-minute panel discussion, there will be a 15-minute Q&A period.
Tara Wilson, General Manager at Income Access, said: “With the repeal of PASPA and state lotteries now leveraging affiliate marketing, 2018 has been a landmark year for the US gaming and lottery industries. We look forward to contributing to a far-ranging and insightful debate on the next phase of the affiliate channel’s American evolution.”
Visit the EGR Global site to register for the webinar.
About Income Access’ EGR Global Webinar
Time (one hour, including 15-minute Q&A): From 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday 15th November 2018
Info on webinar: https://egr.global/events/egr-webinar-the-expanding-frontier-affiliate-marketing-the-evolution-of-the-american-igaming-ilottery-space/
Webinar registration page: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1114846910612659467
About Income Access
Founded in 2002, Income Access is a digital marketing and technology company with an independent affiliate network. It specialises in providing affiliate marketing and digital marketing solutions to regulated iGaming, lottery, land-based casino and financial trading companies. Through its award-winning marketing software and a partnership-centric approach, Income Access delivers comprehensive data and strategic insight on marketing campaigns across all digital and offline channels.
In September 2016, Income Access was acquired by Paysafe Group, the company behind the digital wallet brands NETELLER and Skrill. Income Access is partnered with over 300 brands worldwide. These include: Betfred, Bet Victor, BGO Group, Caesars Interactive, Danske Spil (Danish national lottery), ETX Capital, GAIN Capital, IGT’s Lottomatica, Ladbrokes Coral, Jackpotjoy, Michigan Lottery, Pennsylvania Lottery, Pinnacle, Sportingbet, Tote Ireland, and TwinSpires.
Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions.
With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US $80 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world.
Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments.
Acroud acquires Voonix, Matching Visions and Traffic Grid to strengthen its strategic position on the market
Acroud AB, has entered into an purchase agreement with the owners of Voonix ApS, Matching Visions Ltd. and Traffic Grid Ltd. to acquire 100 percent of the shares in the Target Companies for a consideration of EUR 4.8 million, plus an additional potential consideration based on EBT development in fiscal year 2022, on a cash- and debt- free basis. The consideration is paid in cash and in newly issued Acroud shares. The purchase agreement is based on Acroud’s signed letter of intent and previously communicated press release on 9 November 2020 regarding the acquisition of assets in PMG Group. The Target Companies are fast-growing companies mainly on the European market with the affiliate network Matching Visions and the performance marketing company Traffic Grid, but is also an industry leading SaaS service provider with Voonix. During 2020, the Target Companies generated net sales of approximately EUR 0.9 million and EUR 0.9 million in EBITDA. The Transaction is not subject to any further conditions and is completed as of 20 January 2021.
Background and rationale
The acquisition includes Matching Visions, an iGaming network with a premier position in Casino Affiliation in the European market, as well as the fast-growing Voonix, a software company that provides successful B2B software aimed at improving information and productivity for affiliates in various industries. Furthermore, the acquisition includes Traffic Grid, which is mainly focused on delivering marketing campaigns within iGaming to regular affiliate networks.
The acquisition of the Target Companies, together with the previously announced ongoing acquisitions, positions Acroud not only as a leading affiliate company in Casino, Sports Betting and Poker, but also as a B2B provider of iGaming marketing campaigns and software solutions for iGaming as well as for other affiliates industries. The acquisition is in line with the previously communicated new strategy and complements the previous acquisition focused on Sports Betting and Emerging Markets. With the acquisition, Acroud sees not only a strong financial growth driver but also significant synergies.
“This is another important piece of the puzzle in the implementation of Acroud’s strategy to become a fast-growing global challenger in digital comparison and news services. After the integration of the acquired assets, the focus will be on ‘operational excellence’ and on developing the new Acroud together with our new team and our new partners on an exciting journey forward” Robert Andersson, CEO and President, Acroud
Morten Marcussen, CEO of PMG, comments on the acquisition:
“We are convinced that the synergies and strategic benefits of this transaction will help push Acroud to the next level and give the company a unique position on the market. The product portfolio in the group becomes diversified and adapted for fast growth. Both parties and our teams share a vision that is easy to get behind. We are thrilled to be joining the ride”
SoftSwiss Affiliate Platform expands to 4 new third-party clients
The SoftSwiss Affiliate Platform, recently singled out under the brand name Affilka, has inked deals with 4 new third-party clients, with the very first one being multi-cryptocurrency casino platform BC.Game. These agreements are significant milestones for Affilka’s product growth and distribution.
Affilka, an Affiliate Platform designed by SoftSwiss, is a reliable, safe and trustworthy standalone tool for iGaming operators to manage, track and analyze their affiliates and their marketing performance in real-time. The solution allows to unite several casinos or sportsbook brands and products under one referral program as well as offering automated payouts to affiliates via built-in payment processing methods, an advanced commission constructor, powerful reporting and in-depth analytics.
Affilka has shown amazing results working with a variety of brands operating on the SoftSwiss Online Casino Platform. Now it keeps on actively expanding its client portfolio. And as a result Affilka signed a deal with a big crypto-friendly gaming platform in Q4 2020. The third-party platform integration is a significant milestone for Affilka in breaking new ground and strengthening its global footprint.
“We are extremely excited to introduce our very first third party client BC.Game, who will expanded our business partner network within the Affilka solution. The integration with a third-party platform is a major step in the Affilka development plan. The deal will accelerate our reach into the market as a standalone affiliate tracking product. In the nearest future, we expect Affilka’s further massive brand growth as well as expansion into new exciting markets”, noted Anastasia Borovaya, Affilka Product Owner at SoftSwiss.
Additionally, BC.Game has recently signed a cooperation agreement with another SoftSwiss sub-brand – the SoftSwiss Game Aggregator. The deal will include the delivery of various slot games produced by BGaming and 50+ other popular game providers.
Affilka continues to gain momentum enhancing the solution with even more new features as well as collaborating on new interesting projects with major industry players.
Affiliate Capital Joins Safe Affiliate Programs to Share Expertise and Experience
Affiliate Capital has joined the Safe Affiliate Programs alliance enabling its members to benefit from the experience of some of the most successful affiliate programs in the business and to share their own expertise to the benefit of their affiliates.
Affiliate Capital was launched last month when Jackpot Capital Casino, Grande Vegas Casino and Slotastic merged their affiliate programs into one. The group has developed new, enhanced software that provides affiliates with detailed reporting and dynamic tracking. Affiliates have just one logon and one commission payment for the three well-established brands.
Safe Affiliate Programs is an association of like-minded affiliate programs all committed to sharing expertise and providing support to each other and their affiliates. It includes Intertops Affiliates, Legend Affiliates, Golden Euro Affiliates, Drake Affiliates, Juicy Stakes Affiliates, Slots Vendor and Springbok Affiliates.
These affiliate programs share a belief in honest and supportive business relationships. The benefits for all include easy recommendations between partners, trouble shooting for affiliates across programs and a collective flow of information in one combined newsletter.
“If you have an idea or an issue to discuss then one of our members can pitch it to one or all of the other programs for you” said Ellen at Safe Affiliate Programs. “We’re all in this together!”
Safe Affiliate Programs members share business acumen with each other ethically, honestly and with integrity. They also enjoy socializing together at joint dinners and open bar events at conferences like Safe’s launch party at the iGB Affiliate Conference in London last February.
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