- Revenue sharing and CPA plans available to most affiliates
- Deposit-based commissions available to more advanced partners
- No negative carryover
- Sub-affiliation scheme available
- Low $100 minimum withdrawal threshold
- No admin fee taken from commissions
- No bundling concerns
- Casino brands have a history of slow payments
- Payments issued in US dollars only
Gambling Wages is a casino affiliate program that promotes a variety of gaming sites, all of which are RTG casinos. The brands it promotes, such as Dreams Casino, Wild Vegas Casino, and Ruby Slots Casino, have had problems with slow payments to players in the past, with some issues persisting today. Affiliate payments have been considerably more stable. Gambling Wages is licensed under the jurisdiction of Costa Rica.
Most affiliates of Gambling Wages are eligible for one of two commission schemes: revenue sharing or CPA (cost-per-acquisition).
Those who choose the revenue sharing plan receive a percentage of the net revenue that their players bring in each month. This percentage increases based on the volume of revenue within the month. Under this plan there is no negative carryover and there will never be any bundling concerns either.
Under the CPA plan, an affiliate is instead paid one-time fees for each qualifying new player. That player must deposit and wager through at least once the standard CPA amount in order for the affiliate to be eligible for a commission.
More experienced affiliates with high website traffic can qualify for even more plans. These include percentage commissions based on new player deposits, as well as commissions based on total deposits. Enrollment in either of these alternative payment plans is solely at the discretion of an affiliate manager.
The Gambling Wages affiliate platform includes a sub-affiliation scheme. Those who are interested can add trackers to their website for sub-affiliates and receive an additional commission based on the performance of those who register through the links. These sub-commissions are calculated as a flat percentage.
Affiliate payments are processed by the 15th working day of every month, which is around the 21st - 23rd of the following month and it can take up to 2 weeks from that point to receive the income. An affiliate must accrue at least $100 in commissions. Those who do not reach this level by the payout date must continue to earn until the threshold is reached. Commissions are paid via Neteller, bank wire transfer, player account or check.
No admin fee is deducted from commission payments. However, affiliates should keep in mind that Gambling Wages pays in US dollars only. Those who do not use the dollar will need to consider their chosen payment processor’s or bank’s currency conversion fees.
Gambling Wages uses a proprietary software platform to track its affiliates and provide partners with various tools and services. These include a variety of different reports as well as marketing tools like embedded creatives.