AffiliStars is a casino affiliate program responsible for promoting a family of RTG casinos primarily focused on the South African market. These include Majestic Slots Casino and Casino Midas. The brand was created in 2014 and can be marketed to both desktop and mobile players. AffiliStars’ affiliate contract contains both an inactivity clause and a minimum activity clause. The program is governed under English law.
Most members of AffiliStars are enrolled in a revenue sharing plan. This pays affiliates commissions based on the volume of net revenue that they bring into the group’s casino brands through website trackers. The net revenue calculation is not currently available in the AffiliStars terms and conditions.
The percentage of net revenue that an affiliate receives is based on how much net revenue they bring in each month. Affiliates who reach higher revenue tiers are compensated with a higher share of that revenue.
Unfortunately, AffiliStars has two terms that can cause an affiliate to lose out on his or her commissions. The first is a minimum activity clause: in the event that an affiliate does not bring in any new depositing players within 90 days, the affiliate will have his or her commission reduced to a “base rate” that is significantly lower than that of the standard revenue sharing plan.
The second restrictive term is an inactivity clause. In the event that an affiliate does not bring in any gaming revenue from his or her players within 90 days, AffiliStars will reserve the right to cancel the affiliate’s account and remove any accrued commissions after 30 days’ notice.
AffiliStars has a no negative carryover policy. In the fairly common event that referred players have a net win within a month, the negative balance be zeroed out at the start of the following month. There is also no bundling, ensuring maximum earning potential from both AffiliStars casinos.
An affiliate can request an alternative payment scheme, including CPA (cost-per-acquisition) and hybrid (CPA and revenue share combined). An affiliate manager is responsible for evaluating requests and determining the terms of any alternative agreement for approved partners.
Partners of AffiliStars can increase their earnings by referring other affiliates to the program. These sub-affiliate commissions are paid by AffiliStars as a monthly fee equal to a fixed share of all direct sub-affiliates’ earnings. Details may vary based on affiliate credentials.
AffiliStars does not have a clear guideline on when payments are issued. However, the minimum cashout threshold is fairly low at $100. Affiliates who do not reach this level will have their earnings carried forward as long as their account is not deemed inactive, and only up to 6 consecutive months.
No admin fees are deducted from commissions regardless of the payment method chosen. Currently available methods are Skrill, Neteller, ACH, and payment to a player account at a promoted casino. All payments are issued in US dollars only, and affiliates are responsible for any currency conversion costs.
AffiliStars is powered by MyAffiliates software, one of the most robust affiliate platforms on the web. This third-party solution features up-to-date tracking and reporting features, integrated marketing materials, and streamlined commission payments.
- One of the few brands marketed to South African players
- No negative carryover
- No bundling
- CPA and hybrid plans available per request and approval
- 2-tier sub-affiliation scheme available
- Low $100 minimum withdrawal level
- No admin fees deducted from commissions
- Payments can be made by several methods
- Powered by MyAffiliates software
- Not marketable to players in the US and other restricted areas
- Minimum activity clause can permanently reduce commissions
- Inactivity clause can lead to account closure and forfeited commissions
- No guidelines on when payments are sent
- Payments issued in US dollars only