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- July 8, 2004 at 7:37 am #585771AnonymousInactive
Yesterday, Gambling Online Magazine released an article about Slotland Affiliate Program.
You can read it here: GOM.
HannahJuly 8, 2004 at 9:46 am #651700AnonymousGuest
That’s an interesting article, Hannah.
Quote: “In this maturing market, the people running affiliate programs have been forced to devise more and more incentives to ensure that they keep their current affiliates and continue to acquire new ones. “
I really don’t envy affiliate managers their jobs. I know it has to be an enormous challenge to acquire and keep webmasters. We are a demanding lot, and every bit as suspicious of the aff tracking sytems as blackjack players on a losing streak are of casino software.
:pJuly 8, 2004 at 10:06 am #651701AnonymousGuest
true Fergie, but when you’ve caught a few programs cheating it becomes a shorter leap and rightfully so.
But I agree, I don’t envy aff managers job either, most of all because if there is any cheating to be done, they are likely asked to be the ones to do it, or even if they aren’t, they aren’t dumb and I’m quite certain it is hard to come into work and see stats that have obviously been tampered with; and then have to turn around and face the same people you’ve become friends with (some anyway) and have to try and explain-away a poor bottom line.
I can see where it would really be at times like being between a rock and hard spot.
all that said however, I don’t feel as sorry for the slotland aff managers as some other places because I don’t think they find themselves in the above situation and in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody bi_ching about them ever.
Except for me of course, I want to know when they’re gonna start a Microgaming casino?July 8, 2004 at 10:15 am #651702AnonymousInactive
We would be really silly to cheat our players as well as affiliates – we like to see increasing amount of webmasters and sales!
Why to cheat anybody for his commission (which is incredibly small part of our total profit) and get bad reputation that would affected many other affiliates???
I don’t believe that the biggest casinos would cheated anybody upon their decision to do it. However it is highly possible, that sometimes affiliate programs/casinos have a problems with a technology/software that leads to problems with numbers.
Our system is fully back-up. Affiliate program is running on the same server as casinos transactions: any time the players deposit is completed, system automaticaly ad commission to his affiliate’s stats. There cannot be any disconnection in this process. The only reason why affiliate doesn’t earn his commission is, when his players don’t deposit.
We are independent company that runs the casino as well as affiliate program on our own. We have developed proprietary software which is absolutely unique and we have no reason to connect it to any different casino software… Our main selling-point that cause that the players are coming back often, is: that we have absolutely UNIQUE game design! Why to join somewhere who provide the software to hundreds or other casinos and become ‘one of hundreds’ instead of being ‘the only one’ ??
HannahJuly 8, 2004 at 12:57 pm #651710AnonymousInactive
I don’t see why Slotland needs to me “just another microgaming”. How many micros are there anyway? Better to be a big fish in a small pond than to be a small fish in a big pond.
Slotland has a firm following, the software is fair and they treat both players and affiliates like gold.
Slotland does things right and rules!July 9, 2004 at 6:15 am #651774AnonymousGuest
I just meant that I trust them – and that said, I do very well with Microgaming and would be very happy to see them start a casino offering that software.
anyway, it was meant as a compliment, nothing else.July 9, 2004 at 12:25 pm #651789AnonymousInactive
Sorry if it seemed like I didn’t hear that – when you pay a compliment I notice, BB1.
I was just agreeing with Hannah….