As we reported earlier this month, the popular gaming brand, Bodog.co.uk, is going to be pulling out of the Eastern European market, and the August 30 deadline is fast approaching. Next Thursday, Bodog.co.uk will be closing all accounts registered in 20 select countries (see list below), and are suggesting that all players begin to withdraw funds before the close date.
As an affiliate, how can you still profit from the lucrative Bodog brand name?
First off, it’s important to know where and why this is happening. It seems that Bodog has had some payment processing and fraud issues with some Eastern European countries. The brand also wants to become much more selective about the European players they accept overall. Based on that, the following countries have been blocked: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
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How Can Affiliates Still Make Money from Bodog?
If you aren’t already, take advantage of Bodog’s focus on strong markets like the UK, rather than its smaller markets. It has been widely known in the industry that Bodog888.com has been expanding its efforts in Asia with an online gaming license and office located in the city of Manila, Philippines. Affiliates who are looking to profit from the legendary Bodog brand name should start looking at their Asian facing brand, as it seems that Bodog will be placing all their efforts into this market. Yes, it’s going to be big.
If affiliates want to be successful with this brand they should put together an Asian marketing strategy and have the popular languages on their sites to appeal to these players. Then, start promoting Bodog888 in Asia.
Bodog has also proven that it’s nimble when it closes in certain markets. For instance, when the brand pulled out of the US, it launched Bovada.lv that affiliates can still promote through Betting Partners and make money from.