STSpartner programme for Poland’s leading bookmaker to be managed using Income Access affiliate platform
Montreal, QC. 28th February 2018 – STS, the biggest bookmaker in Poland in terms of market share, has launched an affiliate programme in partnership with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. The new STSpartner affiliate programme will be managed by STS’ in-house team using Income Access’ affiliate software.
Founded in 1997, STS today holds an almost 50% share of the regulated Polish sports-betting market. The brand’s site allows players to wager online on almost 25 different sports, including football (from the Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, and France’s Ligue 1 to international tournaments), tennis, ice hockey and basketball. STS also provides eSports betting, and was the first brand to introduce wagering on competitive video gaming contests to the Polish market.
To support its overall sports-betting offering, the bookmaker provides broadcasts on over 2,000 sporting events a month through STS TV, enabled through media rights contracts with relevant broadcasters.
STS places a strong and ongoing focus on technological innovation. The brand’s iOS and Android apps are prominent examples of its innovative approach.
European and global iGaming affiliates will now be able to promote the brand following the launch of the STSpartner affiliate programme. The programme’s integration with the Income Access platform, which has won eGR’s B2B ‘Affiliate Software’ four times since 2013, will allow STSpartner’s experienced affiliate managers to target campaigns down to a city level and according to players’ language, device and browser, among numerous other criteria.
More broadly, Income Access’ technology will allow STS to maximise online traffic and optimise conversion rates through the affiliate marketing channel.
Mateusz Juroszek, President of STS, said: “STS is the leading bookmaker in Poland, setting trends for the domestic market. We’re strongly focused on continuously rolling-out pioneering solutions, and our partnership with Income Access, an experienced marketing tech company, is part of this wider strategy. Our goal is to work closely together to achieve synergies across STS-managed online marketing campaigns.”
Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, said: “With the largest economy in Eastern Europe and enjoying one of the strongest GDP growth rates of any EU country, Poland is fast becoming a major global sports-betting market. We are therefore excited to partner with STS, the leading Polish bookmaker, and look forward to supporting and maximising the brand’s customer acquisition strategy through our affiliate technology.”
For more information about the new affiliate programme, contact STS.
STS is the biggest bookmaker company in Poland that accepts bets for results of sport events, as well as social and political events. The company was founded in 1997 and from that moment on it has operated successfully within the territory of the entire country. Due to dynamic development, in recent years STS has dominated in the market of legal bookmaker companies in Poland – significantly increasing market share that at present amounts to approximately 48%.
The company constantly invests in the development of modern and innovative technologies due to which it outdistances domestic competitors. STS makes services online available not only through the website, but also its mobile version, as well as applications for Android and iOS systems. The company continuously develops its offer, making available, inter alia, successive live bets and strengthening its leading position in the field of e-sport. The bookmaker has also created its own system of payments – STSpay – allowing for fast transfers 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to midnight. STS, due to the capital investment in Czech company Greep, became the co-owner of bookmaker system Betsys which STS uses.
STS actively engages in support of domestic sport. It is the biggest private entity on the market of sport sponsorship in Poland. The company is the official partner of the Polish national football team, the main sponsor of Jagiellonia Białystok, as well as the official bookmaker of Lech Poznań, Cracovia, Pogoń Szczecin, Górnik Zabrze, Asseco Resovia, Vive Kielce, and other clubs and sports associations. STS engages also in support of e-sport – it is the official bookmaker of Polska Liga Esportowa and the team Izako Boars and the sponsor of Paweł ‘innocent’ Mocek, one of the best Polish esport players. On the initiative of STS, the foundation Sport Twoją Szansą was established, helping talented sportsmen from the entire country.
Due to effective system of Customer Service, STS is able to respond perfectly to increasing needs of clients. The bookmaker is also the organizer of cyclical Championships of Poland in live betting in which the best players from the entire country compete with each other. The company offers also the possibility to watch broadcasts of sport events live through STS TV. The service is available also for users of mobile devices. Each month the company makes available broadcasts of nearly 2,000 sport events, including, without limitation, football, tennis, volleyball, basketball and other sports.
At present, modern bet placement points are located in each bigger town – jointly, within the territory of Poland there are over 420 of such points. STS employs almost 1300 people.
More information may be found at www.sts.pl
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 2,600 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.
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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