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!
AffiliateINSIDER hosts first-of-its-kind Business Coaching Workshop at AIBootcamp with George Swift , Bigger Brighter Bolder
Celebrated UK entrepreneur business coach George Swift will host an exclusive ‘Elevate and Thrive’ Affiliate Business Coaching Workshop at March’s AffiliateINSIDER Bootcamp, the first time such an initiative has ever been offered at an igaming affiliate event.
Held at Under the Bridge, a unique and stylish venue positioned underneath Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Stadium, the two-day event on 21-22 March has been designed to help igaming affiliates growth hack and gain expert digital knowledge for driving traffic to their sites.
Swift, who runs business coaching group Bigger, Brighter, Bolder (BBB), will ensure affiliate entrepreneurs focus on their individual journey in obtaining business success and have the right business mindset to drive revenue growth.
The workshop is built around the ‘hero’s journey’ – a powerful metaphor for the journey to business success. While learning tools and tactics is essential, equally important for success is having the right business mindset.
Business coaches can be an invaluable resource when it comes to bolstering your business model, with the International Coach Federation suggesting they can increase
profit margins by an average of 46%. Further research has demonstrated a 570% return on initial investment in coaching.
This coaching session is not only unique to the AffiliateINSIDER Bootcamp conference, it is the first time an affiliate event will host a dedicated business coaching workshop.
Curated by AI founder and CEO Lee-Ann Johnstone, the event boasts a full two-day agenda of digital expert speakers, an experts mentor panel and several opportunities to make new introductions, giving attendees the chance to grow their business network.
“We are delighted to be hosting the first curated affiliate business coaching workshop for iGaming affiliates at Bootcamp this year. Affiliates who are looking to growth hack their business will certainly get the digital insights they need to get ahead of the curve and we’ll help them build a stronger entrepreneurial mindset to support their business success,” Johnstone explained.
Swift added: “I believe entrepreneurism is the greatest vocation on earth and offers an unprecedented opportunity to those that step up to its calling. However, that opportunity comes at a price: it’s hard work, challenging and can be very lonely.
“Whilst every journey is unique, there are commonalities we all share and those are what I will be sharing on the day. I’m really excited to be part of the AffiliateINSIDER Bootcamp and I’m looking forward to sharing the Entrepreneurial Journey of Success with all present.”
LeoVegas really is making dreams come true this Christmas
LeoVegas is giving away 5 nights under the Northern Lights!
It’s that festive time of year when our customers begin to dream of log fires, Christmas trees and dashing through the snow on a reindeer-drawn sleigh with mince pie crumbs in their laps. Well, good tidings are here as LeoVegas would like to spread the festive cheer by making two of these lucky customers’ dreams come true this New Year!
We will send two players and their plus ones to the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Lapland on a once in a lifetime trip where they’ll sleep under the stars in glass roofed igloos – and may even see the Northern Lights flickering above while tucked up cosy and warm in a comfy bed as the snow falls around them.
This incredible trip also includes six activities which winners can choose themselves. These include a 4-hour husky safari, Aurora hunting on a horse drawn sleigh, visiting reindeer on a snowmobile or learning how to master Nordic skiing.
To be in with a chance of winning, new customers just need to deposit and wager 50 in the Live Casino or Casino (from 10/12/18 to 01/01/19) on any game to get one ticket into the raffle. The winners will then be drawn randomly on 2nd January.
A geo-targeted landing page promoting the campaign will be available by end of this week. Please contact your account manager or AffiliateTeam@leovegas.com for the media ID or if you have any queries. This campaign will be live in all markets except Italy from 10th December.
Leo really is making dreams come true this Christmas at LeoVegas!
The LeoVegas Affiliate Team
Affiliate Interviews: Steven Hubbard, of SweGaming and BettingLounge
This is our second interview with Swegaming. We are checking how they are doing right now.
GAV: Hi Steven, first off we’ve been talking with you before, around 2 years ago to be exact, and first wanted an update on what Swegaming and BettingLounge have been up to since then.
The last two years have been hectic for Swegaming as a company, and since I joined this year we’ve been ramping up our efforts towards the UK market with our site BettingLounge.
We’ve launched a completely new look and feel to the site while adding new sections including our popular betting tips. We have also added new functionality and content to help our visitors make the right decision when choosing which betting sites to use.
GAV: Could you tell us some quick facts about you?
Name: Steven Hubbard
Living in: Gothenburg
Favourite Food: Pizza
Must read book: Running: The Autobiography
Best dart player: Phil Taylor
GAV: Tell us more about yourself, we want to know exactly who Steven is, the product owner of Bettinglounge. How was it to move to a new country? How is it to work at a big affiliate company as Swegaming?
Well, I grew up in a small town in Norfolk, England. I spent most of my working life as a Lifeguard and Swimming teacher but decided to go travelling for a change.
There I met my Swedish girlfriend and moved to Gothenburg, where I met Andreas and David (founders of SweGaming AB). Moving to Sweden was a lot harder than the travelling I had done, but I had great support from my girlfriend and her family.
Working at SweGaming has been a wonderful opportunity to learn and develop new skills. They have a lot of valuable experience in the Swedish market and exciting ideas for the UK.
GAV: What would you say is the biggest competitive advantages for Bettinglounge? What makes Bettinglounge stand out from the crowd?
We are looking to change the affiliate industry by offering an honest, transparent and personal product. All while promoting safe and responsible gambling.
We have some really exciting long-term projects that I think will add a lot of value to BettingLounge, while continuing with our personal touch instead of hiding behind a brand name.
GAV: What is the biggest challenge for you as a product owner?
The need for constant innovation is the biggest challenge facing us. There are a massive number of affiliates in the UK, and we have to offer something special to stand out.
GAV: We have done some reading at your site and found out some really interesting betting tips, how can you know so much!?
Well, I am in no way a betting tipster or expert. But, I have been following sports, mainly football and darts for most of my life. Of course, you learn a lot from that over the years.
But, the most valuable information is gained by a bit of research. All of our tips are well researched with key stats and facts for the match. It is not a foolproof way of betting, but it will help in your decision making.
See our betting tips as a guide, or if you agree, of course, you are welcome to back them. But, remember to do so in a fun and responsible way.
GAV: Steven, who is your favourite model? Is it Zlatan or David Beckham?
Ah, that’s a tough one. Of course, David Beckham is my favourite model. I mean his boxers are not great, but what a man he is!
GAV: What betting tip has been your best in ROI?
The best betting tip so far has been a 12/1 win treble with Betway. Three away wins, Lincoln City, Leicester and Doncaster.
Although, Doncaster finished 3-2 and we had a nervy 7+ minutes of extra time that was not appreciated.
GAV: What is the best with TheGamblingAffiliateVoice?
The best thing is definitely to find new gaming conferences and read comprehensive articles . You are doing a great job writing about the conference Sigma on Malta. More affiliates and operators should definitely go to Sigma which is the best conference in my opinion.
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