January 31, 2018 – Better Collective, the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for bookmaker information, iGaming communities, and betting tips, is partnering with Matchbook to bring their bettingexpert.com Tipster API onto the popular betting exchange.
Including bettingexpert.com’s Tips API on Matchbook means users gain access to vast quantities of trusted and up-to-date tips on Matchbook’s active markets. Users can now seek advice and view new opportunities before placing their bets. Additionally, this feature offers filters such as Tipster ROI’s, providing users with an objective view of the highest quality tipsters and tips that are being posted by the international tipster community on bettingexpert.com.
From the side of Better Collective, this is seen as a revolutionary step for the role of the affiliate in the igaming industry. The ability to host their trusted tips on an operator platform is a proof point for the value that affiliates can provide. As a trusted third-party for tips, the bettingexpert.com brand name, which represents honest and transparent tips, is a source for unbiased information that promotes educated and researched bets.
This defining aspect of bettingexpert.com tips is something that can’t be earnestly replicated independently by operators due to the nature of their own business models. This industry-first partnership exhibits how the collaboration between operators and affiliates can create value for all stakeholders involved.
Jesper Søgaard, Founder and CEO of Better Collective: “We are excited about our partnership with Matchbook, and proud that our continuous technical innovation can contribute to redefining the evolving role of the affiliate. We hope that this is just one of many more steps that demonstrate the value of the affiliate in our industry.
“A collaboration like this would not be possible without the amazing community of tipsters on bettingexpert.com. We are truly grateful for their engagement, and are happy that their expert knowledge and advice are now extending onto other platforms–helping educate more punters and giving them more confidence in their betting.”
Neil Campbell, CMO at Matchbook: “We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Better Collective. They’ve created a strong community through bettingexpert.com and with this first-of-its-kind partnership, we’re able to extend this value to our customers.
“Matchbook is always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver value to its customers, and we believe hosting bettingexpert.com tips conveniently on our platform will give them a competitive advantage.”
About Better Collective
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 home of tips from expert tipsters and in depth betting theory, SmartBets, the odds comparison platform made personal, and BetBehind, the automated betting platform powered by tips from bettingexpert.com.
Matchbook is a peer-to-peer betting exchange designed for smart bettors who want more value. Offering high-limit markets and low commissions, Matchbook returns maximum value to bettors, providing a competitive advantage over betting with a bookmaker.
Committed to improving each individual’s betting experience, Matchbook helps bettors make smarter, more informed bets by providing educational tools such as Matchbook Insights, the Matchbook Betting Podcast and the Matchbook Traders Conference.
Matchbook is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission. More information is available at www.Matchbook.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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