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Videoslots wins third consecutive Best Casino award

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Videoslots wins third consecutive Best Casino award

Operator scoops four Meister Awards in total

 

30th January, 2018 – Leading online casino operator Videoslots.com has won four awards at the 2017 Meister Awards.

The international igaming awards saw Videoslots named Best Casino for the third year in a row, as well as being awarded Best Casino Manager, Best Gaming Experience and Best Casino Representative.

The Meister Awards, organised by the player-led casino portal Casinomeister.com, has consistently recognised Videoslots in multiple categories in recent years, highlighting its expansive range of casino games, innovative products and customer experience.

Specifically for the 2017 Meisters, Videoslots was recognised for a robust, easy-to-use platform, “massive entourage of slot games”, quick pay-outs, speed of forum response and original products such as Battle of Slots.

Daniel Hansen, now Videoslots CPO, was named Best Casino Manager and Best Casino Representative, with the judges stating, “He is a delight to work with, and is a non-stop workaholic”, while also commending his 24/7 approach and strong relationship with the website’s users.

Alexander Stevendahl, CEO at Videoslots.com, said: “Our priority at Videoslots is always the player, so to be recognised yet again for fantastic customer service, as well as our quality slots provision and gaming platform, is a source of great pride.

“We have looked to build a team of casino fans who understand a great gaming experience, allowing us to pass this onto our growing customer base.

With the likes of Daniel Hansen, amongst many others, demonstrating strong commitment to every user, we are perfectly placed to build upon this success.”

The past 12 months have been Videoslots’ largest to date, with numerous supplier integrations pushing its games portfolio to more than 2,100. It also hosted the inaugural Videoslots Awards and has struck partnerships with sporting bodies, the Malta Handball Association and Valletta United Water Polo Club.

 

About Videoslots.com

Founded in 2011, Videoslots.com is an award-winning online casino with the widest variety of games in the industry.

With an unparalleled range of more than 2,100 slots and table games from trusted providers, Videoslots.com offers a premium gaming platform to customers, enhanced by innovative new promotional concepts including Casino Races and Battle of Slots. It aims to create a unique entertainment product via technical excellence, exceptional customer service and the latest game play innovation.

Videoslots.com also provides market-leading customer protection with its industry-first Max Bet Protection, allowing players to select their maximum bet limit per spin, and robust compliance procedures. It was the winner of Best Casino at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Casinomeister Awards, as well 2017’s Best Casino Manager, Best Casino Rep and Best Casino Experience.

Videoslots.com is owned by Malta-based parent company Videoslots Ltd, and holds licences in Malta, the UK and Curacao. For more information, please visit www.videoslots.com.

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YoGroup Affiliates Relaunches Affiliate Programme with Income Access!

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YoGroup Affiliates Relaunches Affiliate Programme with Income Access!

 

The Rank Group, a leading gambling company operating in the UK and Spain, has announced the relaunch of its affiliate programme, the YoGroup Affiliates Programme, in partnership with Income Access.

The YoGroup Affiliates Programme is the official affiliate programme for two of Spain’s most popular gaming brands: YoBingo and YoCasino. This duo of brands combines an array of quality gaming experiences across Bingo, Casino, Slots, Roulette, Live Games and more!

Income Access will be providing their industry-leading affiliate marketing tracking platform solution, along with an optimised affiliate payments process to YoGroup, in addition to launching and managing its new affiliate channel. The launch will supply affiliates with a wide range of marketing and analytics tools, flexible commissions, detailed performance tracking and support from a knowledgeable team with over 20 years of experience in the industry.

About YoBingo

YoBingo is the most popular online Bingo brand in Spain. It offers:

  • The largest Jackpots in Bingo for Spain, up to 145k
  • Scheduled room pricing, providing transparency to customers
  • Bingo, Slingo, Video Bingo, Slots & Roulette
  • An easy-to-use mobile product
  • Simple and fast verification
  • Live chat available every day
  • A large selection of payment methods
  • Enormous focus on Responsible Gaming

About YoCasino

With the vision of becoming Spain’s most customer focused Casino, YoCasino offers the best selection of online games, such as roulette, blackjack and bingo. Their growth rate has been phenomenal, aided by a focus on engaging and current promotional mechanics. YoCasino was the first operator in Spain to embrace the Bonus Hunt mechanic, an idea born out of the staff being avid fans of Casino streaming. Player loyalty is rewarded via not one, but two daily reward wheels, Lucky Spin and Lucky Spin nights, where players are rewarded daily for play with the prizes and theme changing monthly. They also offer:

  • Over 1,000 games from 15 providers with more to come!
  • Slot of the Week with top market games and exclusives
  • YoCasino is the only Casino in Spain doing Battle of Slots with instant rewards
  • Instant withdrawals now available and a large selection of payment methods
  • Proudly licensed by the DGOJ, ensuring safety and a commitment to player protection
  • A strong view on the importance of responsible gaming
  • A huge selection of Live Roulette options
  • A seamless cross sell with their flagship brand – YoBingo
  • 10 new game releases per week, including YoCasino Exclusives
  • An easy-to-use mobile product
  • Simple and fast verification
  • Live chat available every day

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Betsson Group Affiliates to sponsor AffPapa iGaming Awards

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Betsson Group Affiliates has made it to the list of the AffPapa iGaming Awards as a Silver Sponsor.

The partnership continues a close collaboration between AffPapa and the iGaming operator, after they renewed their year-long contract at the beginning of this year. The operator has closed several deals through AffPapa, and the workflow has been really seamless.

Shakyra Johnsson, Senior Affiliate Operations Manager at BGA, commented:

“Betsson Group Affiliates has been working closely with Affpapa since 2020 and we are very satisfied with the results of this partnership. As an operator and affiliate programme that is constantly striving for excellence, we are extremely proud to be sponsoring this year’s AffPapa iGaming Awards and wish all nominees the best of luck!”

The first-ever AffPapa iGaming Awards will soon mark its debut with the voting process starting on May 23rd. Numerous prominent brands have joined AffPapa in honoring the industry’s top performers and showcasing their brand to as many potential clients and partners as possible.

Yeva Avagyan, Head of Commercials at AffPapa, stated:

“We’re looking forward to continuing our close working relationship with the BGA team and building on what we’ve already established. Betsson Group Affiliates’ decision to work with us again reflects AffPapa’s continued efforts and the value it delivers to its partners. We’re pleased that our first Awards received such an excellent reaction, and that so many amazing brands, such as BGA, have joined us.”

The Awards will be followed by an exclusive event – iGaming Club – on July 5th in Amsterdam, with plenty of networking opportunities.

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How important are partnerships in iGaming?

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Many industries have been driven by rivalries as every company is striving for the best – but it’s not always the best long term solution. Partnerships are incredibly important and provide businesses with a way to evolve and expand their customer base.

It’s becoming increasingly common for companies within the iGaming industry to partner up for mutually beneficial agreements. Only recently, Push Gaming and Scientific Games signed a major deal to form a partnership. While on the one hand, these two companies are competitors fighting for the players’ attention but they saw the potential long-term success of the collaboration.

A good partnership can completely elevate a business to the next level which is why it’s so important within the iGaming industry. Despite being an industry that’s fiercely competitive, partnerships can be advantageous for all parties involved – if it’s done well.

Partnerships can improve the player’s experience

Within the past few years, there has been a multitude of partnerships among slot developers. Many independent game studios have gained much-needed exposure from partnerships with big names such as Yggdrasil, Relax Gaming and Microgaming due to their specialist platforms.

On the surface, these platforms seem to mainly boost the smaller studios, when in reality it’s a mutually beneficial relationship. Giving independent developers access to better tools and authoritative expertise improves the reputation of the bigger studio that is providing them with the support.

The established developers host smaller ones on their platforms often under the bigger name. Therefore, casinos that host the larger developers potentially get the smaller studio as well which vastly improves the player’s experience and overall opinion of the developer.

A key example would be Yggdrasil’s YGS Masters programme which is an invite-only platform that features studios such as Peter & Sons, Reflex Gaming and True Lab Games. The casinos that have previously partnered with Yggdrasil have the potential to host the games created through the YGS Masters programme, which improves the selection of games at the player’s disposal.

Ultimately, the most important factor is the player’s experience and enjoyment which is easily improved by partnerships like these.

Affiliates partnering with developers is mutually beneficial

Partnerships come in all shapes and sizes but they can be extremely valuable to all parties involved. It’s not just developers within the iGaming world collaborating together but also affiliates working alongside the developers as well.

One of the leading sources of independent online slot reviews, Slot Gods, have partnered with over ten different developers within the last six months. These partnerships have included the previously mentioned Push Gaming and Scientific Games along with other big names such as Relax Gaming and Playtech.

Fundamentally, partnerships like these allow developers to build excitement for upcoming slot releases or to give an insight into the ethos of their studio through interviews. Affiliate sites like Slot Gods are given exclusives through content, whilst the studios gain exposure for their products. It’s essentially a form of free marketing that is beneficial to everyone involved with no real cost.

Takeovers can be advantageous to the iGaming industry

Whilst good partnerships are useful and instrumental to success, takeovers can also be worthwhile within the iGaming industry. One of the biggest takeovers includes Evolution Gaming’s acquisition of NetEnt for 2 billion dollars in 2020.

This collaboration led to the creation of the popular Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt. Essentially, this combined the fan-favourite Gonzo’s Quest with the popular live casino game format from Evolution to make a product that’s unique and fresh for players.

Acquisitions like this have the potential to improve the general industry with innovations like Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt that combine online slots with the interactive live casino experience. Future innovations like this lead to positive repercussions for the rest of the iGaming industry.

Networking is always key 

Both partnerships and takeovers can boost the industry but exchanging information through networking is important as well. At its core, networking is the process of sharing knowledge with people or organisations that are in the same field.

Of course, exclusive secrets or non-disclosure agreements (NDA) should not be shared but insights into important changes (such as laws) or software are worthwhile in improving the general industry. For example, distributing private information under an NDA is disrespectful and potentially damaging to all involved, but enlightening another affiliate with an upcoming law change is helpful for all in the long run.

Networking events like IGB Affiliate can even lead to partnerships or at least guide people within the iGaming industry in the right direction. Naturally, some may want to keep all the information to themselves, but it works out better in the industry long-term if people network to constantly share and improve upon ideas.

Closing thoughts

It’s clear to see that partnerships are a valuable asset in iGaming that should not be taken lightly. They are incredibly important in promoting products, exchanging knowledge and improving the player’s overall experience.

Even traditional media sites such as The Telegraph see the value in partnering within the iGaming world as they gain all their in-depth reviews, guides and tips about iGaming from affiliate BettingExpert.

The biggest question that remains is this: Will affiliates within iGaming ever work together to see the merit in partnerships? Experts within bingo could work with specialists in the live casino game sector to exchange valuable knowledge. No single person can become an expert on everything, so it’s helpful to get an adept person within this field to fill in the gaps.

Whether affiliates will work together in the future remains to be seen, but it could revolutionise the entirety of the iGaming industry.

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