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    I have noticed that some gambling sites offer their own affiliate program but are also listed with affiliate networks. Bet365 are one that immediately springs to mind.

    Could someone please tell me what is the difference between signing up direct with the site and joining via a network ? Is there more protection with a network, do you receive less commission because there is a third party involved in the process ? Or is it a case of it depends on the site and the network and to examine the terms and conditions of each to determine which is the best way to go ?
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    Sometimes going with a network provides you with simpler payment solutions when you go to cash out and also allow for higher CPA's and commissions. It's not a bad route to follow if you want to promote a bunch of rooms at once and get paid for all of them in one shot at the end of the month.

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    I hadn't considered it from that point of view. That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for your answer.
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    They're the same in my opinion.

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    I'd like to add that an advantage of joining a program without a network is that you have first hand communication with the reps from that program which means you get a direct answer from the people who run the program and don't have to wait for responses from a third party.

    A few networks do pass on the costs to the affiliates. I've noticed this usually in CPA deals though.

    AceHigh Pino had a good point too.
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    Renee made a very good point but I also wanted to add
    that networks will promise better deals but it is not always the case. This industry is based on networking.
    Networks could argue that they have great relationships with the best of the affiliate programs so you won't have to take a risk in working with a company that doesn't pay or trying to build on a relationship with each affiliate program.

    To get ahead in this industry, however, you do need to network and build those relationships yourself to get even better commissions than the networks can offer.

    If you can make a good contact within an affiliate program, then you should get more benefit then if you were going through a network.
    How about starting with me as your test case

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    Some are not true "networks". Take us for example, I have been asked if we are network, we are owned 100% by betphoenix.com. the other brands are just companies we have purchased. There are others that work this way, so is good to ask the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseFoot View Post
    I have noticed that some gambling sites offer their own affiliate program but are also listed with affiliate networks. Bet365 are one that immediately springs to mind.

    Could someone please tell me what is the difference between signing up direct with the site and joining via a network ? Is there more protection with a network, do you receive less commission because there is a third party involved in the process ? Or is it a case of it depends on the site and the network and to examine the terms and conditions of each to determine which is the best way to go ?
    Yeah. I observed this one too. I think there are more webmaster affiliate manager online than direct affiliate programs from actual online casino sites.

    Also, whenever I search for affiliate programs, this affiliate managers always comes first. Do you have any list for direct guys?

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    Raphnix, sorry I don't have a list. I am still looking into this at the moment, may have a list soon.
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