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Looking to get into Gambling Affiliates, any wisdom to share?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by blackcatburgular, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. blackcatburgular

    blackcatburgular Junior Member

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    I am looking at getting started up as a gambling affiliate. Can anyone share any experience, good or bad?

    Is there any strict rules that you should follow? e.g. disclaimers etc?
     
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    myblackrabbit Newbie

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    Hi.
    In gambling it all depends only from your traffic source. SEO resources are more preferable due to their visitors quality.
    If you can raise your own sites with a 10K+ visitors per month - that will be enough to feel the smell of gamer's money:cool:
    Write me in PM, I will give you a few advice.
     
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    illfounded21 Senior Member

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    High barriers to entry and cost... There are some big players, spending big cash for leads.
     
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    deancow Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    hyper competitive but lots of money to be made.
    Go with reputable aff programs as the ones offering 60% revshare will eventually screw you
     
  5. gashead

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    Avoid skybet, they have recently screwed over their affiliates by cutting revshare from 25% to just 5% unless you send them 6 or more new users a month, every month!
     
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    trackingdesk Newbie

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    I've been in this industry - both sides - since the early days (2002 until 2013) and here is what i can tell you:
    1. There is huge money to be made
    2. It is much harder these days than in the past. SEO is extremely competitive and you are competing with huge budgets and teams.
    3. Mind the regulated and non regulated markets.
    - Non regulated: there are huge opportunities, but you should really get good recommendations regarding who you work with.
    - Regulated: major companies involved and since they are now allowed to advertise on google and other main ad networks, they are more strict with affiliates and how they promote the brands. so BH can be problematic.
    4. Affiliate and tracking software are far from being at the level of what is availble in the mainstream world.
    5. You must have your own tracking software to manage your traffic as they block certain regions/countries and you dont want to waste traffic toward a brand that can't process payments in certain countries.
    6. They rarely do CPL deals and rather go for revshare - which can be huge - but you need to trust the program as this industry doesn't have a great reputation.
    7. CPA is what you should go for and depending on the countries the cpa can go north of 350$ and can even reach 500$ depending on the traffic quality.
    8. You are on your own when it comes to optimizing your traffic as they just give you links and wait for the players to come in. Very little optimization on their side and analytics/reporting they will provide are quite poor imp/clicks/signup/ftd/revenues
    9. if you send good quality traffic on revshare, you can quickly get to 5 figures and quite a few affiliates that were in this industry in the past and stopped are still receiving 4-5 figures commissions on a monthly basis.