The iGB Affiliate Awards 2019 Shortlist

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    MissExposé

    MissExposé Member Staff Member

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    danniee

    danniee Affiliate Program Representative

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    Best affiliate program for casino: Kindred :D:rolleyes:

    That really says it all about that shitlist. With that said, there are some on there that deserve credit like Sami Kurvinen for example :)
     
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    Biti

    Biti Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Kindred, Income Access, William Hill, Pokerstars, Codeta, Broadway, GVC...

    I don't take serious any of these events where you can buy your nominations. Many of the nominees don't even respect basic business principles like a deal is a deal and an agreement is an agreement. Some don't even bother to pay.
     
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    bettingappguide

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    I have said this over on GPWA but how does a site that provides just live scores and a few banners get classed as an affiliate?
     
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    TheGooner

    TheGooner Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Raw signup numbers I imagine - that is pretty much the ONLY metric that matters to AMs.
     
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    bettingappguide

    bettingappguide Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Yeh true. Guess it's hard to rate the value the site adds as an affiliate other than numbers.
     
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    KasinoKing

    KasinoKing Player turned affiliate.

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    Most of the winners will be the ones that spend the most on advertising within the iGB group...
    And the rest of the awards will go to Martyn Beacon :p

    KK (Cynic of the Year winner)
     
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    danniee

    danniee Affiliate Program Representative

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    Nice that they have sites up there that are into content theft too :rolleyes:
     
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    bonustreak

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    This is why I pulled out of judging, I am sad to see the way these awards have changed.
     
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    Biti

    Biti Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I saw also a notorious black hat spammer among the nominees. It fits all well with affiliate programs like Pokerstars and stuff.

    Useless pay-for-get-a-nomination awards.
     
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    TheGooner

    TheGooner Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I just stick my head down and concentrate on my work and my site - and miss all the drama about most of this.
    So unless people spell it out I don't know who is a black hat spammer - hints don't work on me.
    ;-)

    Overall - I find that ignoring these awards dramas seems to work better for peace-of-mind - and for profits too.
     
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    BetOnlineUK

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    It is a shame really that the people who do bang in lots of time and money are not recommended for their efforts. I know of at least one person on this forum that would make a list or two on there but has not.
     
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    LA-Martyn

    LA-Martyn Affiliate Program Representative

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    Not even a sniff for me. I guess I'll hang around and see if anyone left their award in their drunken stupor and I'll take that home to show me mam.

    But I have to disagree with your point about the advertising spend being a catalyst for an award. I've/we've (past tense included) never been a big spender with iGB only small sponsorship's and trying to get as much for free as possible when Alex was in the office. I get why it's always mentioned, but with my personal experience it doesn't ring true.

    Another point is, if people don't vote, people don't get in. Unless they vote themselves and I know I don't like doing that. Who here made their contributions to help make this list?
     
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    NDG

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    I don't see any harm in offering awards in the casino industry, but I don't understand how Kindred Affiliates
    was able to get added to the list of nominees after they changed their terms and closed affiliate accounts.
    When I see nominees that shouldn't be listed for obvious reasons, it's difficult to take the awards seriously.
     
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    bonustreak

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    Just wanted to say that I have not felt the joy of the awards since they allow rogue and shady affiliate programs to be awarded for stealing from affiliates. I don't think being a paid sponsor gets you the win.
    Kindred & a couple others should NOT be on the shortlist. I love Alex, and I know that IGB would never sell votes or awards. I do wish they did police the programs being awarded.
     
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    BetOnlineUK

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    There is a thread over at GPWA about Mintbet closing its doors completely. I will take a guess they will not win the best newcomer award. :p
     
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    There's definitely some stranges choices - Why is there separate category for English and Non-English casino affiliate websites, when there's 2 non-english websites in the English category? :rolleyes:
     
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    the_dave

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    Sigh - another round of very strange choices. As per.
     
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    AidanLCFC

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    remember speaking to an old affiliate manager years ago and he was telling me one of those livescores sites was sending so much traffic to one bookies during one game it crashed the bookies own website, must of been serious numbers
     
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    AidanLCFC

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    not really interested in the awards at all, been invited many times in the past as a guest of various companies but politely declined. but have had a little scan of some of the nominations. pokerstars partners raised an eyebrow, nice staff, decent sports product but probably one of the worst program software available. the mind boggles sometimes
     
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