iGaming Webmasters Resource
Are you interested in making additional revenue from your own website? If so, then why not try advertising some of the best online casinos and poker rooms on the internet? I have put together this iGaming Webmasters resource, to help new and existing casino affiliates.
If you are interested in starting a Casino Portal or to run a website which you wish to use to supplement your income then you have arrived at the right place. Furthermore OCR provides potential and existing casino webmasters with resources and links to information on the web to help you on the way to becoming a successful Casino Affiliate.
Being a casino affiliate is not just a case of slapping casino banners on a website and hoping visitors will play at the casinos, poker rooms and sportsbooks that are advertised on your site. Webmasters need to ensure that the Gambling Properties and the online casinos that you are working with, or considering to work with are player friendly, ethical and a fun place to visit.
On these pages are recommended casino affiliate programs, tools for webmasters and an overview of the best casino affiliate forums.
Plus on these pages you can also find our dreaded casino affiliate program blacklist. In addition to this, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the must attend iGaming Affiliate Conferences which are held annually.
Blacklisted Casino Affiliate Programs
Unfortunately like in every sector and industry online, there are also programs in the online gambling industry which webmasters should steer clear of.
Indeed due to the lucrative and competitive nature of the gambling industry, there are many operators who do not treat players or affiliate webmasters as one should expect.
In conjunction with our Rogue Casinos Page, we have also a dedicated Blacklist Page for the worst of the casino affiliate programs.
On this page, listed are those programs who either rip off affiliates by implementing tactic such as ‘shaving’, use unethical cross marketing techniques or other dubious underhand methods..
In addition the programs behind some of the worst online casinos from a player perspective are also listed. This is very important, as the properties you promote as a webmaster, should be upstanding casinos who put the player first.
We take a look at the regulatory framework in the UK covering the iGaming Industry and the role of the UKGC, ASA and ICO in implementing this.
I also talk to Ian Sims from Rightlander and in a near hour long video, we discuss in-depth, compliance requirements for operators and affiliates.
To operate now in the UK marketplace, it is incumbent on casino affiliates to ensure that comply with any and all regulations.
Our Gambling Compliance article provides you with the necessary information to ensure your site or sites do not fall foul of the UKGC and ASA.
How To Become a Casino Affiliate
Online Casino Reviewer provides our visitors with information and the steps to take for those of you considering becoming an affiliate in the iGaming space.
Referencing the material which makes up our iGaming Webmasters Resource, the information we provide you with, should ensure you are in a good position to start your first portal.
No doubt if you are interested in becoming a casino affiliate you are of the view that it is potentially a get rich quick opportunity. This unfortunately is not the case. Becoming a successful affiliate, especially if you are working on your own, involves a lot of time, dedication and knowledge.
Thankfully our guide helps you and shows you what to look out for and the pitfalls to avoid when beginning your journey as a casino affiliate.
iGaming Affiliate Conferences
For any serious casino webmaster who wants to make a real living in the iGaming Industry as an affiliate, then you surely must consider attending one or two of the ever growing number of conferences for this sector.
Online Casino Reviewer’s iGaming Affiliate Conferences gives you the lowdown on the must attend events of the iGaming Calendar year.
You will find the locations of said conferences are broadening, so no matter where you reside in the world, you will find an iGaming conference being held relatively close to you.
Furthermore we point out our favourite conferences and provide you with as much background information as possible, so as our fellow webmasters can make an informed choice when picking and choosing an event to attend.
OCR Legal Challenge to Retroactive Term Changes
On the 1st September 2017, Bath Rock Media Limited, the owners and operators of Online Casino Reviewer, informed the owners of Affiliate Edge, that they would take legal action, should payment of withheld commissions not be forthcoming.
We document the proceedings and provide updates concerning the legal action taken through the UK Small Claims Court against Interactive Technology Corporation.
Recommended Casino Affiliate Programs
We have put together a list of those casino affiliate programs that we Online Casino Reviewer recommend.
All of the programs listed, we at OCR have worked with for a number of years.
In addition, we have provided succinct reviews of each programme that is recommended, detailing the pros and also the cons if any,
As a result several if not all of the online casinos they represent can be found in our dedicated casino reviews section of the site.
Choosing who to promote on your website is a challenge in itself. Therefore the programs we recommend you can be sure are trustworthy and transparent.
Otherwise we would most certainly not be working with them, let alone recommending them.
Tools and Utilities for Webmasters
Here at Online Casino Reviewer we are great believers in “Paying it Forward”. After all we have been recipients of helpful advice and tips from our fellow casino affiliate webmasters over the years.
Therefore our ‘Tools and Utilities’ resource is a compilation of some of the great software we have used, not only to help rank OCR within the search engines. But also to enable us to provide a great website for our visitors. Both players and casino affiliates.
Within these pages you can find what we personally recommend for webmasters to use to help them strive to create a top quality casino portal and iGaming site.
Video Tips for Webmasters
In conjunction with the Online Casino Reviewer YouTube Channel which was launched at the beginning of March 2016, we have also put a resource together within the channel for webmasters.
Areas that we hope to cover, include reviews of affiliate casino programs, the good and the bad. Web Hosting, Content Management Systems, and the small issue of organic search.
This area of Online Casino Reviewer is a resource which will also complement our dedicated Online Casino Tips Sections that we have in place for players.
Hopefully you will find the videos of use and they in turn will help you develop your own sites and become a better webmaster.
Web Hosting for Gambling Portals
OCR in conjunction with Bath Rock Media, are offering ‘FREE’ UK Web Hosting accounts for any webmaster who operates and runs an Online Gambling Portal. Bath Rock Media the company that owns and operates OCR, has a number of dedicated servers with the capacity to host numerous websites.
The web servers boast TWO Quad Core Xeon Processors and 16GB of memory, upgradable to 64GB of memory should the need arise.
OCR is pleased to offer to webmasters fast, secure and dedicated hosting on our own leased webservers, managed by coreix.net and located in London, England. With over ten years experience in working in an online environment, this is a superb offer for any potential casino webmaster and what is more is free.
Sites that Bath Rock Media have hosted in the past in addition to Online Casino Reviewer, include the leading player advocate website CasinoMeister.com. Should this be of an interest to you please read on for more information.
On these pages you can find details and links to some of the best online forums available for casino and iGaming affiliates.
Especially if you are just starting out in the industry, the webmaster forums we list provide you with a real opportunity to network with your peers.
Furthermore, the information readily available for you to peruse can make a real difference to the strategy you employ to promote your portal and how to increase conversions.
Finally you may just come across ‘Webzcas’ from OCR who frequents and posts at many of the forums listed within.