Refer Casino is the casino affiliate program for a number of US-facing casinos that include the Vegas Strip Casino, Virtual Casino and
Party City Casino. The program’s casino brands are all powered by gaming software developed by Real Time Gaming [RTG], one of the leading players in the gaming software industry. These brands host a wide selection of slots and other casino titles, of which a growing number of them are offered to players via mobile devices.
Founded in 2007, the Refer Casino Group is also known as SO Affiliates, and their affiliate program seeks to provide partners with excellent casino affiliate structures. This program boasts of having a management team that is well versed in all aspects of affiliate development, casino and sportsbook marketing as well as webmaster communications. As they state on their homepage, this program provides affiliates with custom solutions so they can maximize their earning capacities.
However, there has been a continued negative buzz concerning Refer Casino Affiliates in recent years, with many affiliates and players alike having had issues with slow payments of their commissions and winnings. This affiliate program is licensed to operate by the gambling jurisdiction of Costa Rica.
Affiliates members of the Refer Casino program are eligible to earn commissions by means of two ways. The first scheme is through the traditional profit sharing model where members are advanced a percentage of the net revenue that has been generated by their referred players. This percentage markup starts off at 25% and increases up to 40% so long as the affiliate keeps referring more and more active players to the program. As such, the higher player volumes an affiliate brings to the program’s casino brands, the higher the commission raked at the end of every month.
With this revenue share model, affiliate members need not be worried about negative rollover policy since the program has none. This means any negative balances will always be reset to zero at the end of the month. Moreover, the Refer Casino program has no bundling policy so positive and negative balances from the multiple casinos within the group will not be bundled together. This means that the gains made at one casino brand won’t have to be offset by a loss in another brand. This is to ensure that affiliates are able to get the maximum possible commission payouts.
In addition, the affiliates who have been members of this program for at least 3 months can opt for the CPA [Cost Per Acquisition] model instead. With this commission model, affiliates are offered a one-time payment for every active player they recruit, with a minimum payment of $70 and a maximum payout value of $120 per player. However, a member must be approved by affiliate managers when signing up for this model due to the risk of high fraud.
The Refer Casino program provides affiliates with an ability to refer sub-affiliates in its 2-tier sub-affiliation structure. The sub-affiliation program pays referrers a double commission that is equal to 5% of their referred sub-affiliates’ net earned revenue, plus an additional bonus of up to 5% of the sub-affiliates’ commission payout.
All payments affiliate accounts are processed by the 15th day of the end of every calendar month, even though there have been a number of complaints regarding unpaid commissions. Affiliates may choose to receive their payment via a number of methods including Prepaid ATM card, Check, Firepay, Neteller or directly into their own player accounts at any casino brand within the Refer Casino Affiliates network.
The minimum payout threshold is set at $100 so balances that do not meet this threshold will be carried forward to the following month. Default currency is strictly the US dollar which means members who reside in countries that do not use the greenback will have to consider the attendant forex rates plus currency conversion costs.
The Refer Casino Affiliates program is powered by its own proprietary software platform. It provides affiliates with marketing banners and other promotional materials as well as reporting tools that enable affiliates to peruse technical statistics in order to evaluate their progress. However, the more experienced affiliates might find that the tools provided in the back end aren’t as advanced as those that come with other similar platforms.