In our newest interview we talked with Roman of Bonusbonusbonus.com, one of the most comprehensive online gaming information portals.
Living in: Vienna
Favorite Food: Schnitzel
Must Read Book: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Profession/Job title: Manager
GAV: Hello Roman, first of all tell us and our readers as well, a little bit about yourself. How did
your career start in the industry? What was the main idea of developing this great online
Roman: Hello! Well, I have been passionate about sports and betting since I remember myself. The concept of Bonusbonusbonus.com appeared gradually on my mind, when I realized that there was no similar portals online, where you could find all the information about anything related to betting and sports. With this idea I had decided to start BonusBonusBonus.com in 2006.
GAV: Since there are thousands of websites and portals in this niche out there, where do you
think bonusbonusbonus.com stands now and what is that plus that the other portals don’t have?
Roman: Quantity and quality of information. When BonusBonusBonus.com started, there were not so many portals out there. However, now there are plenty of them, but BBB will always standout, as through the years we gathered information which for others will take years to collect. And about quality, I would say most of the portals will provide information based on the affiliate commission they receive. We however, are presenting the bookmakers and providers the way they are.
GAV: How do you see the online gambling market/industry at this moment?
Roman: With a high potential of development, even if restrictions become more and more.
GAV: In your opinion what are the strong points of Bonusbonusbonus.com and what makes it
stand out from the other niche websites/directories?
Roman: Besides the quantity and quality points mentioned before, I think one of the strongest points is that we are not focused only on betting, or only on casino and poker. We have them all. So basically any gambler will find what they are looking for on BonusBonusBonus.com.
GAV: How did you start the portal and most of all what bumps did you have to overcome at the
Roman: Starting was easy. Building up the website as a trustful resource was the difficult part. Basically, when recommending to our visitors a bookmaker or casino provider we are taking a huge responsibility. Preselecting, testing and researching on each provider to be presented, was the hardest part I would say.
GAV: We have surfed your website and found some great quality content. Are you writing it
by yourself or do you have a team of people writing for you? You currently have 10 domains
under the same name, is it hard to maintain all of them?
Roman: Some of the content I write myself, but I also have a team of 3 people which contribute on maintaining the website on all the domains. Nobody said is easy, but we can assure that we totally dedicate ourselves to bring the highest quality content to our visitors.
GAV: How do you manage to keep the portal fresh and relevant, when a lot of fluffy and
nonsense appear on the Internet non-stop?
Roman: Regular checking and qualified people that take care of it, is the key for it.
GAV: We are pretty sure that you receive messages from Affiliate Managers on a daily basis showcasing their best products. You of course select them by the brands they work with. What are your thoughts on how a real Affiliate Manager-Affiliate relationship should be built, and how not?
Roman: In my opinion, a good Affiliate Manager –Affiliate relationship should be built on transparency and communication. Lack of communication is mostly the cause of conflicts and misunderstandings.
Another important thing is flexibility. Affiliate Managers should be more flexible to Affiliates, as there are many types of websites fit for Affiliate. Let’s say that the Affiliate Managers should individualize each relationship with any Affiliate – it would work as kind of motivation as well.
GAV: How do you see the future of the online casino/gambling industry? For instance, will it
become a truly global phenomenon?
Roman: Yes. I would say that casino and gambling are the most popular methods of entertainment. And this
will not change any time soon.
GAV: Tell us one change that you want to see in the online gambling affiliate ecosystem?!
Roman: Centralization and simplification of the system. Would be nice if on all affiliate accounts, there would be a chat where Affiliate could contact the Manager within the working hours, for any given questions. Things would run smoother like this.
GAV: Any advice you would like to offer to newbies who are looking to venture into this majestic
Roman: Yes. Be careful where you bet, if you are a newbie bettor. If you are a newbie Affiliate – built first content which would make you standout, before posting too many banners.
GAV: How about iGaming/online casino conferences, do you attend any? If so, which one is your
favorite and what is your most fun experience?
Roman: Didn’t get the chance to attend one yet.
GAV: What do you think the chances are for Eastern Europe to become a potential gaming
hotspot in the future? Where do you think the region must improve upon?
Roman: I believe Eastern Europe will become a potential gaming hotspot only when their economy will be jump up. Nowadays, most of the Eastern European countries are having a low GDP per capita, which makes it difficult for attracting gaming providers. But if we speak about a possibility of making it, I would focus on Romania or Poland.
GAV: Where would you like to travel in Eastern Europe, any favorite country or region?
Roman: Russia, in St. Petersburg – I heard is a marvelous city. And Romania for their castles.
GAV: Where you wouldn’t want to travel in Eastern Europe 🙂 ?
GAV: How about a favorite celebrity, do you have one?
Roman: Robert de Niro.
GAV: Tell us your opinion about the Gambling Affiliate Voice?
Roman: It is a great website – the ABC for any Affiliate with the latest news and greatest events. I would highly recommend it to any Affiliate!
Thank you very much for your answers Roman, we really appreciate it! All the best to you and if you have some news or updates that you’d like to share with us feel free to contact us!
Gambling.com Group is the 2021 EGR Affiliate of the Year
Gambling.com Group Limited, a leading provider of player acquisition services for the regulated global online gambling industry, announced it has won the most prestigious award for affiliates in the online gambling industry: the Affiliate of the Year award presented by eGaming Review (“EGR”). The Group accepted the honor at the 2021 EGR Global Operator Awards in London on November 25th. It is the second time the Group has won the award, following its win in 2018.
Gambling.com Group beat out 15 other affiliates shortlisted in the Affiliate of the Year category by delivering outstanding financial performance during the July 2020 to June 2021 judging period. Not only was the Group a leader in revenue growth, based on public disclosures, but 100 percent of its growth was achieved organically, without any contribution from acquisitions. The Group considers organic revenue to be the hardest thing to achieve in the affiliate industry and the most important financial metric affiliate companies report. This revenue outperformance helped fuel a successful initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq Global Market in New York, making the Group the first online gambling affiliate publicly traded in the United States.
Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer of Gambling.com Group, said of the honor, “Being named the 2021 Affiliate of the Year is the crown jewel on top of a monumental and historic year for the Group. I am grateful to work with our first-class, professional and dedicated team which drove significant growth in the business as well as delivered on our key, strategic projects.”
For the Group’s Affiliate of the Year nomination, the judges commented, “They have had a stand-out year and quite a lot going for them. Stellar growth and they have done so much over the past year. Differentiation, quality and scale – they cover it all off with a data-driven approach.”
The EGR Awards are judged by a team of independent, external judges with a diverse range of in-depth online gambling expertise. The awards were given by EGR Global, a B2B publisher and networking group for the online gambling industry.
Blexr has won its fifth award in three years after being crowned Best Casino Affiliate at the EGR Operator Awards
The event, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 25 November, saw Blexr pick up this award for the second time, having previously won the same prize in 2019.
Blexr is a lead generation company which operates in the iGaming and sportsbook affiliate markets. It is a remote-first company with an office in Malta.
The EGR Operator Awards describes itself as the Oscars of the iGaming world, and its judges said Blexr offers “quality products and truly covers the globe”.
They added: “Blexr has innovated with some unique features that go over and above the standard affiliate offering, which is always great to see.
“One for the ages – a truly long-standing operation that has successfully evolved with the times, and most importantly with compliance.”
Koen Bongers, Blexr’s head of marketing, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be recognised once again by the EGR Operator Awards.
“Our whole team works very hard to offer quality products and create innovation, so it’s fantastic to win another award, one which all our Blexrians can be very proud of.”
Rightlander partners with BetBull
Supplier to help tier one operator improve affiliate compliance
Rightlander.com, the ground-breaking compliance platform has signed a deal with BetBull to help them improve affiliate compliance and boost responsible gambling measures.
Nicole Mitton, Head of Customer Success at Rightlander.com, said: “It’s great to see operators like BetBull partnering with Rightlander to ensure adherence to advertising regulations. These efforts are not only noteworthy from a regulatory point of view, but are also a solid indicator that BetBull are invested in protecting the interests of their stakeholders, affiliates and players in regulated markets.”
Rightlander will offer its technology which encompasses a comprehensive range of affiliate compliance tools which include the Automated Compliance Monitor, a PPC Monitor and a Proactive Affiliate Finder allowing BetBull to remain proactive and in control of their affiliate marketing.
Gabrielle Mallia, BetBull said: “We decided to opt for Rightlander because of its ability to give further visibility into our affiliate’s practices. The PPC Monitor is particularly key in allowing us to ensure adherence to policies specifically related to keywords and geos of promotion. Rightlander increases the efficiency in our compliance monitoring with its wide scope and allows us to quickly identify any breaches should they occur.”
The Automated Compliance Monitor helps detect non-compliant content across territories including the United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and the United States. The monitor flags potential violations such as missing terms and conditions, outdated offers, incorrect marketing assets allowing BetBull to remain compliant according to their jurisdiction’s regulations.
The Proactive Affiliate Finder scans millions of web pages every month to identify new and prominent sites and the innovative PPC Monitor identifies harmful ads to stop them from appearing on an operator’s branded keywords.
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