Operator taking full control over affiliate management to ensure highest standards of regulatory compliance
5th February, 2018 – Leading operator Betway has begun the process of bringing its affiliate programme fully in-house, underlining its continued commitment to meeting the industry’s highest regulatory standards.
Its third-party partners will now be fully managed by the operator to monitor more closely affiliate programmes in changing regulatory landscapes across several of its operational territories.
The move will see a migration of work from its current affiliate partner manager, Buffalo Partners, into – Betway Partners – which will then manage the affiliate programme moving forward.
The transfer of business will begin on March 1st 2018 and Betway will work closely with its current partners to ensure they are kept fully informed of the changes and how it will affect them.
Anthony Werkman, CEO of Betway, said: “Managing the affiliate sector is vital in maintaining Betway’s values, so to ensure we remain fully compliant with changing regulatory requirements we will be formally bringing our affiliate programme in-house.
“We value our affiliate partners greatly and look forward to working with them over the next few years in order to grow this successful area of the business. In doing so we will be focusing on delivering the highest regulatory standards in all our markets as well as ensuring that a clearer alignment with Betway values and systems is in place, and through that greater overall transparency and accountability is achieved.”
“We will continue to work alongside regulatory bodies to ensure a safe and fair environment for all.”
Betway will offer affiliates across all its operational jurisdictions continued assistance as it begins the process of managing them in-house.
The Betway Group is a leading provider of first-class entertainment across sports betting, casino, bingo and poker. Launched in 2006, the company operates across a number of regulated online markets and holds licences in the UK, Malta, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Ireland.
Based in Malta and Guernsey, with support from London, Isle of Man, Stockholm and Cape Town, the Betway team comprises over 1,000 people.
Betway prides itself on providing its customers with a bespoke, fun and informed betting experience, supported by a safe and secure environment.
Betway is a member of several prominent industry-related bodies, including ESSA, the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) and the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), and is accredited by trusted international testing agency eCOGRA. It is also a partner of the Professional Players Federation (PPF) and is a donor to the Responsible Gambling Trust.
In addition to the flagship Betway brand, the Betway Group operates a number of other brands including Dream Bingo, Bingo on the Box, Spin Casino and the Hippodrome Online Casino. For more information about Betway’s various products and licenced brands, please visit www.betwaygroup.com.
BonusFinder.com granted Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) membership
Cements company’s commitment to social responsibility in UK gaming affiliate sector
BonusFinder.com has been granted membership of the Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) body in recognition of its commitment to responsible gaming and player safety.
RAiG’s mission is to raise standards in the UK affiliate sector around responsible gaming, to foster wider initiatives to promote social responsibility and help to create a safer gambling environment for consumers.
Before being granted its membership, BonusFinder.com successfully completed a third-party social responsibility audit, ensuring it fulfils the association’s entry criteria as well as being compliant with a range of existing statutory and non-statutory regulations.
As a member of the RAiG, BonusFinder.com has agreed to uphold the Code of Conduct set by the association around social responsibility, business ethics and regulatory compliance.
The association was founded in 2019 with founding members including Better Collective, Oddschecker, and the Racing Post.
Fintan Costello, Managing Director, BonusFinder.com, said: “Ever since we started the business a year ago we have been firmly committed to ensuring the highest levels of compliance and licensing, with player safety our number one priority.
“Being granted a membership to RAiG further cements this pledge and we look forward to working together with the association and its members to share knowledge and experience and to ensure that best practices and standards are upheld in the affiliate industry.”
Clive Hawkswood, Chairman of RAiG, said: “We are thrilled to welcome BonusFinder as a member as we continue our work to promote the socially responsible marketing of gambling products.
“Our members want to go beyond what’s required and recognise the role that affiliate marketing providers must play as part of wider industry initiatives in the UK to promote social responsibility and a safer gambling environment for consumers.”
BonusFinder.com was founded in 2019 with a simple goal to allow people to “play with more” at their favourite casino or sportsbook and operates in several European markets and holds affiliate licences in five US states.
Digital Marketing Mixer partners with Ugenie.io and Publisher Discovery to provide extended new business and community networking
The Digital Marketing Mixer is a community based business networking event created by Lee-Ann Johnstone in collaboration with leading iGaming and Digital Marketing partners such as GPWA.org, Affpapa.com and Affiliate Guard Dog amongst others. The event is designed to give digital and affiliate marketers an opportunity to develop personalised business contacts and the opportunity to keep abreast of what is changing in the affiliate and digital marketing industry.
NEW BUSINESS AND AFFILIATE PROGRAM GROWTH
This month, the event will expand its networking and business function by collaborating with two leading software platforms offering delegates expanded opportunities to connect in person and improve their affiliate outreach.
Ugenie.io is a private platform for communities and memberships with the benefits of facebook groups enabling delegates to communicate with one another both before and after attending networking and virtual events. Ugenie.io will also deliver an exclusive 30-minute MasterClass strategy session for delegates at this month’s event about how Content Marketing is changing and how to use it effectively to drive better customer conversions.
Ugenie.io founder Susan Kabani says: “We are incredibly excited to be supporting the Digital Marketing Mixer event. Our philosophy at Ugenie is all about building quality relationships in both the real-world or on-line. We are thrilled to see and be a part of the work being done by Lee-Ann to empower her digital community to do more through these business networking mixers and bringing the community together to continue conversations and learning through it’s own business hub.”
Delegates who attend this month’s event will also benefit from an exclusive 30- minute MasterClass training on how to use content marketing to generate more leads for their website or business delivered by Ms. Kabani.
In addition to this, a collaboration with leading AI and Machine learning technology provider, Publisher Discovery has been secured. This SaaS platform gives affiliate managers a unique insight and analysis on affiliate programs across any market to help identify and engage new affiliates to onboard into their program. Using AI, the platform ranks and matches affiliates to advertiser’s specific needs
Chris Tradgett from Publisher Discovery said, “Publisher Discovery are pleased to partner with Lee-Ann, a veteran in the Affiliate Marketing sector to support delegates who attend the Digital Marketing Mixer. Our software helps affiliate managers to find the most relevant affiliate partners to work with and attendees of the June event will receive FREE trial access to the platform to review and find their best affiliates. “
Lee-Ann Johnstone said: ” This event has been curated to help my community get better connected during these uncertain times on a personal level. I really want to support affiliates and digital marketers to get access to expert insight, be able to collaborate with one another and help support new business development at the same time. I’ve partnered with UGenie.io and the Publisher Discovery team to help make that achievable at this month’s networking event.”
The Digital Marketing Mixer is hosted monthly and the next iteration takes place on the 30th June between 4-6pm BST. The event offers live business “speed” networking and is FREE to attend for anyone working in the affiliate and digital marketing industry.
Over 100 delegates from all over the world, in a multitude of sectors have already RSVP’d to attend. Delegates include brands such Catena Media, BrandVerity, Smile Software, Every Matrix, Fortune Jack and more.
Michael Corfman of GPWA.org says: ”The first Digital Marketing Mixer was a great way to network with fellow affiliates and with affiliate marketing programs. I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity to get together once again!”
You can RSVP FREE and join the Digital Marketing Mixer – HERE
Digital Marketing Mixer to be hosted for second iteration of FREE business networking on 30th June
Last month saw the launch of the first Digital Marketing Mixer, a FREE business networking event created by Lee-Ann Johnstone which hosted over 150+ iGaming and Affiliate Marketing professionals in attendance.
The event which received outstanding delegate reviews, will be hosted again on Monday 30th June between 4-6pm (BST) via Zoom. The aim of the speed networking event is to bring together affiliates and digital marketers, technology providers , agencies, experts and marketing service providers together to promote their services virtually.
With limits on travel and attendance at physical events still in play opportunities to network for new business have been limited. That combined with increased remote working has had a natural impact on business development slowing in the short term.
The Digital Marketing Mixer has been created as an open platform for professional social networking to take place in a structured but relaxed virtual atmosphere. The event has been created to support new business and continued lead generation for all businesses operating in the Affiliate industry.
Lee-Ann Johnstone, the event host commented: “The Digital Marketing Mixer is a key event for digital and affiliate marketing businesses to get better connected during this uncertain time. The objective is simple, bring people together to talk, to collaborate and ensure new business and service opportunities continue to thrive. I’ve created this FREE networking event for EVERYONE to benefit from in the affiliate industry to help get new business deals done.”
The mixer remains 100% FREE for delegates to attend and is open to any vertical. Once again the event is held in collaboration with founding collaborators GPWA.org, iBet Directory, and AffiliateINSIDER collaborating to deliver this event.
“The toughest part of the conference experience to replicate online was always going to be those oh-so-important conversations in the bar. I was delighted to find myself in just such conversations at the Digital Marketing Mixer – top marks! “ said Sue Dawson from bestnewbingosites.co.uk who attended last month’s inaugural event.
The Digital Marketing Mixer will offer a host of fun networking games, speed selling challenges and enable delegates to enjoy discussing the latest industry trends whilst providing a platform to market their goods and services. The focus of this event remains on getting digital and affiliate marketing professionals quickly connected, getting new deals – done!
Lloyd Richman, founder of iBet Directory commented: “The Digital Marketing Mixer Party is a great concept and offers all delegates the option to contribute unlike other webinars and conferences. It had a good mixture of natural event speakers, experienced iGaming professionals and new people to the industry. A great event which was highly successful.“
If you are an agency, affiliate, consultant, operator, digital marketer, payment provider or saas product owner, everyone working with or in the affiliate industry is welcome to attend.
RSVP FOR FREE and join the Digital Marketing Mixer – HERE
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