Programme for Germany-facing daily fantasy sports brand will be managed by Income Access in-house using company affiliate software and network
Montreal, QC. 25th January 2018 – SPORT.Guru, the Germany-facing daily fantasy sports (DFS) brand operated by zero seven gaming Limited, has launched an affiliate programme with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. The programme will be managed by Income Access affiliate managers, who will use the company’s software and the Income Access Network, iGaming’s longest-serving independent affiliate network, to maximise customer acquisition.
Regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority, SPORT.Guru allows customers to compete in day-long fantasy sports contests for real-money prizes, based on different contest types and scheduled around real-life sporting events in Europe’s top football leagues. The brand is one of the few DFS sites to include the German Bundesliga in its offering. In 2018, the brand plans to add a range of contests for North American sports leagues, including the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL), as well as Formula 1 racing.
SPORT.Guru is offering all new players a 100% match on their first deposit, as well as running a weekly free roll with guaranteed prizes on English Premier League and Bundesliga contests from now until 13th March 2018.
Powered by the Income Access platform, winner of eGR’s ‘Affiliate Software’ B2B award four times since 2013, the programme features a number of promotions for affiliates. For their first two months, affiliates will earn 40% revenue share and bespoke cost per acquisition (CPA) deals that are performance dependent. After the promotional period, commissions revert to revenue share of between 25% and 35 as well as standard CPA and hybrid deals.
The new programme will be managed by Income Access’ in-house affiliate management team, which has extensive experience of supporting the player acquisition of European sports-betting brands via the affiliate channel. The SPORT.Guru programme’s integration with the Income Access Network will support affiliate recruitment and overall programme growth by connecting it to a database of over 25,000 DFS and gaming affiliates.
Chris Kirschbaum, Digital Marketing Manager at SPORT.Guru, said: “We see Income Access, with its affiliate platform, network and management services, as a unique and global partner that will help daily fantasy sports succeed in European markets. We value our affiliates as much as our players, and are committed to making them feel like part of our family. We’re honoured to be industry pioneers in our chosen market and vertical, and encourage affiliates to join our ground-breaking DFS programme.”
Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, said: “The daily fantasy sports vertical continues to diversify and enter new markets. We’re excited to offer our affiliate marketing and technology support to an innovative brand like SPORT.Guru, with its core focus on Germany, an evolving market with significant growth and revenue potential for German and global DFS and sports-betting affiliates.”
For more information about the new affiliate programme, please contact SPORT.Guru.
SPORT.Guru was founded in 2016 under the umbrella of zero seven gaming ltd., a Maltese company focused on bringing innovative gaming products online. Being one of the first operators to acquire the MGA Skill Games License, and drawing from its diverse business background, SPORT.Guru is able to offer a fun, fair, and exciting DFS experience. Launched in Q3 of 2017, SPORT.Guru currently offers Bundesliga, EPL, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, Champions League as well as other fantasy football contests.
SPORT.Guru, above all, focuses on and recognizes the value of its user community. As such, the most important objective is to provide the best user-experience and support. Offering multiple game types, sports and the most recognized leagues is only part of what makes this first mover unique. At the company’s core, SPORT.Guru is devoted to continually improve its platform based on players’ feedback.
About Income Access
Founded in 2002, Income Access is a technology company, affiliate network and digital marketing agency servicing the global gaming market, including regulated iGaming, social gaming, land-based casinos and online financial trading (forex, binary options). 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 gaming brands worldwide. These include: Betfred, Bet Victor, BGO Group, Caesars Interactive, Coral, Gala Interactive, IGT’s Lottomatica, Jackpotjoy, Lottoland, Pinnacle, PMU, Sportingbet, Stan James, and TwinSpires.
Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Our core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through our industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallets and online cash solutions. Delivered through an integrated platform, our solutions are geared towards mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between bricks-and-mortar and online payments. With over 20 years of online payment experience, a combined transactional volume of US$48 billion in 2016 and over 2,300 staff located in 12 global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. For more information, visit: www.paysafe.com.
Digital Marketing Manager
Tel. +356 2778 2065
Income Access, Paysafe
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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