- Revenue share and CPA plans available to most affiliates
- 2-tier sub-affiliation program available
- No bundling
- Very fast payments within the first 3 days of each month
- No admin fee deducted from commissions
- Top Game platform provides all necessary reporting tools
- Not marketable to US players
- Contains negative carryover clause
- Very high €/$500 minimum payout threshold
- Payments made via bank wire transfer only
Hermes Affiliates is a casino affiliate program that promotes Casino Hermes, a Top Game casino with a Greek theme. The brand features a number of different slots, virtual table games, and a few other casino favourites. It is available to players in most parts of the world except the US and a few other restricted regions. Hermes Affiliates was created in 2015 and is licensed by the government of Montenegro.
Members of Hermes Affiliates have two options for commission payments. The first and more popular choice is revenue share. Under this scheme, an affiliate is paid a fixed percentage of the net revenue that his or her tagged players bring to Hermes Casino. Hermes Affiliates calculates this as gross gaming revenue minus “the fee,” which is all applicable operating expenses including fraudulent transactions.
Those who are enrolled in the revenue sharing plan are subject to negative carryover. This means that, in the fairly common event that the casino takes a net loss on referred players within a month, the “negative commission” will be pushed forward and must be canceled out by future gains before commission payouts can resume. There is no bundling, however.
The second option is CPA (cost-per-acquisition). Unlike most affiliate programs, Hermes Affiliates allows virtually any affiliate to choose this option from the start. The program is standardised and not customisable, except for affiliates with extensive traffic and experience.
Partners of Hermes Affiliates can increase their earnings through a 2-tier sub-affiliation scheme. Through this plan, affiliates who refer others to the program via trackers are paid a monthly fee equal to a flat percentage of all direct sub-affiliates’ earnings.
Hermes Affiliates does a good job of paying affiliates quickly, with all payments sent out within the first 3 days of each month. However, affiliates must reach a very high €/$500 commission balance before they will be eligible for payment. This is due to the fact that the only method offered at this time is bank wire transfer. Payments can be issued in either euros or US dollars, and no admin fee is taken from commissions.
Hermes Affiliates uses the in-house Top Game affiliate software suite. This platform provides affiliates with all the necessary tracking and reporting features, including an integrated dashboard that provides at-a-glance information.