- Promotes one of the longest-standing Microgaming casino groups
- Exceptional variety of commission plans, even for new affiliates
- 2-tier sub-affiliation scheme included
- Payments sent within 7 days of the end of each month
- Exceptional variety of currencies and payment methods for payouts
- No admin fee
- Brands not marketable to US players
- Somewhat high $200 minimum withdrawal threshold
Rewards Affiliates is the official casino affiliate program for the Casino Rewards group, the world’s largest family of Microgaming casinos. It markets more than 20 different casinos, including Lucky Emperor Casino, Yukon Gold Casino, and Aztec Riches Casino, to players around the world (except the US and other restricted areas). Rewards Affiliates was founded in 2005 and is governed by the laws of Kahnawake.
Rewards Affiliates offers all new partners three different commission plans: CPA (cost-per-acquisition), flat revenue share, and tiered revenue share.
The CPA plan pays affiliates a one-time fee for each new player they refer who meets standard deposit criteria. Unlike most affiliate programs, everyone can sign up for the CPA program from the start, and the terms are standardised.
Those who choose either of the revenue share plans will receive a percentage of the net revenue that their referred players earn for the Casino Rewards group. Both plans offer genuine lifetime commissions, no negative carryover, and no bundling. The only difference is the commission percentage: the flat version stays at a constant rate, whereas the tiered version varies based on performance.
More experienced affiliates can negotiate alternative payment plans with Rewards Affiliates. Such plans may include custom CPA deals and other payment schemes like CPC (cost-per-click). These alternative agreements must be negotiated with an affiliate manager.
Members of Rewards Affiliates can refer others to the program in exchange for a secondary commission. Rewards Affiliates calculates this commission as a flat percentage of direct sub-affiliate earnings.
Rewards Affiliates has a proven history of paying affiliate quickly, with partners receiving their commissions within 7 days of the end of each month. An affiliate must reach at least $200 (or currency equivalent) before they will receive payment; however, affiliates who do not reach this threshold will simply have their earnings rolled over until they do.
Rewards Affiliates is also very flexible when it comes to payouts. Affiliates can choose to receive their commissions in a variety of different currencies, including many less commonly used currencies. The number of payment methods is also impressive – they include check, Neteller, Skrill, Pay Spark, EcoCard, and Click2Pay.
No admin fee is deducted from any commission.
Rewards Affiliates is powered by a proprietary software platform, but it has enough features that it rivals many of the most popular third-party solutions. Affiliates can log in and check their activity in real time, enjoy streamlined commissions, and get the latest creative materials without having to contact an affiliate manager.