Riviera Rewards is the casino affiliate program that markets La Riviera Casino, an RTG casino brand. The program was created in 2010 with the goal of reaching both English and French-speaking players from most parts of the world. However, it is one of the few RTG affiliate programs that does not market to US players. Prospective affiliates should be aware of their history of unprofessional behaviour, including withheld and delayed payments. Riviera Rewards is governed under the laws of Curacao.
Most members of Riviera Rewards are paid under a revenue sharing agreement. The affiliate adds links to their websites to bring in players. Riviera Rewards then pays the affiliate a share of the net revenue that they earn from those players. This is calculated monthly as gross revenue minus progressive contributions, bonuses and promotions, and chargebacks and returns.
The commission percentage is based on affiliate performance. Partners who reach higher monthly revenue tiers are paid a higher rate. There is one major exception, however: any affiliate who does not bring in any new depositors within a month is paid a low base rate regardless of performance. Since there is no bundling, determining commissions is straightforward.
There is typically no negative carryover under this agreement. However, Riviera Rewards will impose a quarantine policy if a single player wins more than €3,000 and the aggregate net revenue for the month is -€2,000 or lower. When this policy is enacted, Riviera Rewards will quarantine the big winner’s balance and carry it forward. It will not affect future commissions earned from other players, however.
Partners can request to be placed on a CPA (cost-per-acquisition) deal as well. If a Riviera Rewards manager approves the agreement, the affiliate will be paid once for each player who meets a deposit quota. Generally, only experienced affiliates with a pre-existing web presence are approved for such a plan.
Members of Riviera Rewards can increase their income by referring other affiliates. Those who are interested can get referral links through a 2-tier system. The referrer is then paid fees based on a flat percentage of all sub-affiliate earnings.
Riviera Rewards has a history of delaying and withholding payments. As such, these guidelines should be taken with a grain of salt.
Under the contract, partners of Riviera Rewards are paid within 10 days of the end of each month. An affiliate must reach a very high €500 threshold before they can receive any payment. Affiliates who don’t reach this quota will have their earnings carried over to the next month.
Affiliates are responsible for any processing costs they may incur. This includes potential foreign exchange fees since all commissions are paid in euros only.
Members of Riviera Rewards can track their player activity and other key statistics through the Real Time Gaming affiliate platform. This is a fairly advanced system offering real-time information about commissions, conversions, and wagers made. It also makes it easy for affiliates to get advertising materials.
- No negative carryover, except when quarantine policy is enacted
- No bundling
- CPA plans available to experienced affiliates
- 2-tier sub-affiliation scheme available
- Powered by well-rounded RTG affiliate platform
- History of delayed payments and other undesirable behaviour
- Not marketable to US players
- Base rate for all affiliates who don’t bring in new players each month
- Quarantine policy for big wins
- Very high €500 minimum withdrawal threshold
- Payments made in euros only