Better Collective completes its first acquisition of 2018, continuing their M&A strategy that included eight other acquisitions in 2017
March 12th, 2018 – Better Collective, the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for bookmaker information, iGaming communities, and betting tips, has strengthened its foothold in in the Nordic region with the acquisition of Finnish affiliate, Premium Administration OU.
A stronger position in the Nordic market
The seven-figure deal helps further Better Collective’s strategy of expanding its European presence. Better Collective has a strong history in the Nordic markets, but until now the smallest content presence has been in Finland. The acquisition of Premium Administration OU’s assets will bring Better Collective’s activities in Finland up to the level of the other Nordic markets.
Founded in 2014, Premium Administration OU, a casino and sports betting affiliate, was identified as a target for acquisition due to their unique and high-quality local content, with a strong marketing profile and user first approach.
As part of the asset deal, several sites, such as kasinosankarit.com and vastaveto.com were secured. These sites will work alongside Better Collective’s established Finnish arm.
Better Collective always seeks to empower users, and acquisition targets are identified with this as a key criterion. The products acquired through Premium Administration OU fit well into this overall strategy, and will help bring the tools and expertise of Better Collective’s existing portfolio to a new user base.
Michal Kopec, Head of M&A at Better Collective: “We would like to thank the sellers for a transparent and fair process, we are very excited about carrying forward the magnificent job they have been doing.
“This is a perfect opportunity for us to continue growing across Europe, and the Finnish market has long been on our radar.”
Jesper Søgaard, CEO & Co-Founder at Better Collective: “After eight successful acquisitions in 2017, Premium Administration OU marks our first acquisition of 2018. This is a prime example of how we are using our long term M&A strategy to help us to further strengthen our position on the top of the iGaming European affiliate market.
“Thanks to Premium OU’s presence in Finland, Better Collective is able to further establish and grow our strength in the Nordic region.”
Mikk Maal, Partner at Premium Administration OU: “We are so proud with what we’ve created in the past, but at same time we are also excited to see what could happen in our upcoming years with Better Collective.
“With their resources and know-how, the future looks brighter than what we could have hoped for. We are sure that our loyal readers will see the Better Collective benefits very soon.”
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology—this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities
Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products. This includes bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters and in depth betting theory and SmartBets, the odds comparison platform made personal.
Bojoko crowned Affiliate of the Year at EGR Nordic Awards
Popular online casino listing site fends off stiff competition to take home the trophy at prestigious awards ceremony
The Bojoko team is celebrating once again after being named Affiliate of the Year at the prestigious EGR Nordic Awards 2021.
This is the second EGR award that Bojoko has taken home after being crowned Casino Affiliate of the Year at the hotly contested EGR Operator Awards 2020.
Bojoko fought off stiff competition from some of the biggest names in the affiliate industry including AskGamblers, Better Collective, Blexr, Catena Media and the Gambling.com Group.
EGR judges said it had been “another excellent year” for Bojoko and that its SEO performance and overall conversion “really shines”.
The EGR judges added: “A more unique idea than most affiliates with great growth and sustainability. A very clever and new type of affiliate that is showing great success. Well done!”
Bojoko allows online casino operators and game developers in the Nordics to create their own dedicated listing page and tell their story through their own words, images and videos.
Bojoko members, of which there are now 30,000+, then rate and review each casino and game and share their honest opinion about the experience they receive.
During the judging period Bojoko built out its team dedicated to the Nordics which led to a 10x increase in unique site visitors and a 25x increase in registered Finnish players.
Joonas Karhu, Chief Business Officer at Bojoko.com, said: “We will need to find more space for our trophies after scooping our second EGR award in as many months but seriously, the entire team is thrilled how have been recognised for our work in the Nordics.
“The Nordics remain a key focus for us and we see plenty of opportunity to drive growth from the region by providing players with our award-winning online casino listing product and service.
“Our mission from day one has been to help players quickly and easily select online casinos through transparency and community feedback and it is a concept that has proved to be hugely popular.
“I would like to thank the EGR judges for recognising our efforts and successes in the Nordics by crowning Bojoko Affiliate of the Year 2021.”
GGPoker strengthens its commitment to compliance by partnering with Rightlander.com
Supplier to help tier-one operator improve affiliate compliance via its innovative compliance solution
GGPoker, one of the world’s leading online poker rooms has partnered with compliance specialist, Rightlander.com to help boost their responsible gambling measures.
Rightlander.com provides operators with a comprehensive solution to mitigate compliance risks. Using Rightlander.com allows GGPoker to ensure that affiliates sending traffic to their websites are acting responsibly. Furthermore, it allows them to protect their brand in a constantly changing environment.
Rightlander.com’s proprietary technology scans over 15 million web pages and more than 150 million links every month, analysing content and providing customised reports to protect operators from harmful brand violations or regulatory risks. It analyses links, text and images reporting potentially non-compliant content that could pose a risk to GGPoker’s brand.
The Compliance Monitor helps detect non-compliant content across territories and flags potential violations such as missing terms and conditions, outdated offers, incorrect marketing assets while the PPC Monitor identifies ads that could be harmful to the brand.
Commenting on the partnership, Nicole Mitton, Head of Customer Success at Rightlander.com, said: “Compliance is a vital yet time and resource-intensive aspect of the business. As GGPoker continues to grow its network of affiliate and marketing partners, maintaining efficient and effective compliance monitoring practices will become ever more critical. We are delighted to be working with GGPoker to assist in improving affiliate compliance in this regard.”
Raghav Ghei, Compliance Manager at GGPoker, said: “As a gambling operator, affiliate monitoring is very crucial. The Rightlander platform has made our lives much easier by providing efficient tools and systems enabling us to effectively conduct affiliate monitoring on an ongoing basis.”
PartnerMatrix releases Top Affiliate Networks Report 2021
Affiliate software provider PartnerMatrix publishes the Top Affiliates Networks Report 2021, an in-depth analysis of the most popular and trustworthy affiliate networks and media within the iGaming space. The report gives casino and sportsbook operators a full view on affiliate media, allowing them to find and initiate partnerships with relevant affiliates.
The Top Affiliates Network Report helps operators answer essential questions such as:
- Which are the most popular iGaming affiliate platforms?
- How to find the perfect match for your brand’s needs?
- How can operators assess the potential of affiliate networks?
- What types of traffic and activity can you expect?
The fast development of the iGaming industry has positively impacted affiliate media and networks over the years, helping both established and niche affiliates grow at a stable rate and build substantial gaming communities around their platforms.
With a high return of investment in iGaming, the data gathered from PartnerMatrix’s vast network of over 60,000 gambling affiliates shows that the average CPA varies around $50-$100 per acquisition. As a proven marketing channel in many industries, the search interest for affiliate marketing is up over 200% since 2015, which shows that the industry is expanding at a healthy pace.
Levon Nikoghosyan, PartnerMatrix CEO, says: “When operators are looking for business opportunities, they have to focus on networks and media to promote their platforms. The new tech we have at our disposal allows operators to find media and affiliates based on their regions of interest, business model, expectations, and this report aims to show a glimpse of the market and help them find relevant partners who are already vetted by our team.”
Download a free copy of the report: https://everymatrix.com/top-affiliate-networks/.
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