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It's Worth Betting On It: Successful Promotion Of Betting Campaigns

Get ready to launch sports & esports betting campaigns on Adavice DSP: hottest GEOs and betting calendar

Bet on it!

You must have heard “betting” a lot of times before. It remains one of the most popular online phenomena and affiliate marketing niches. Betting vertical refers to sports and esports online betting. Fans all around the globe gather to watch the hottest matches and bet on their favorite players. The popularity of online betting grows yearly and its value is estimated to grow by 9% in 2023 reaching 88.65 billion dollars (reference: Research And Markets).

Put Me Down

The biggest distinction in the betting vertical is between the sports and esports offers. Sports niche includes betting on sports events and teams, while esports focuses on video game betting. Check out the most popular subtypes of both niches in the picture below:


From the affiliate side of the deal, the goal is to attract people to bet on the promoted landing page. One of the distinct betting offer specialties is the bonuses for new users. Choose from a few popular bonus options:
- sign-up & deposit bonus
- free bets for new users
- risk-free bets (getting money back in case the first bet is not successful)


How high is the risk?

Let’s talk in detail about the advantages and disadvantages of betting vertical and its promotion. We BET you want to run a betting campaign and profit from the massive sports/esports events. Are there any risks an affiliate should consider before marking the match date in the calendar?

Pros of betting offers:
Uprising demand: Betting along with gambling offers keeps their high popularity. Sports fans and supporters are adventurous and adrenaline-driven and their passion grows with every next spectacular event. As affiliate marketers, we aim to know the audience and match the inexhaustible demand!
Easy to start: Betting offers are a great start for beginner affiliates! Finding the offer and creating the ad sets for the test may be frightening but Adavice Team is here to help you and show that it’s not as hard as it may seem. With our top-tier traffic and optimization tools the game gets x2 times easier! A big cherry on top of the betting vertical is that it’s popular all around the globe and affiliates have a wide choice of GEOs to start with!
Multiple events: Sports and esports events are held periodically. You may find some seasonal events, but even then they come in patches. The regularity of sports matches is in the affiliates’ favor: you get more chances to run campaigns and test the fantastic strategies!

Cons of betting offers:
Regulations: No one likes them. Betting vertical is quite capricious and some GEOs can have stricter rules than others. Before launching, remember to cautiously check the selected GEO’s regulations with the advertiser and traffic source.
Deposit-based flow: The main action of the betting offer is the user’s deposit. The creatives and the funnel must work together and lead the user till the desired action is performed. The affiliate needs to understand that the amount of work put into the betting campaign will pay off in double amount.


Betting target audience

Previously we discussed the importance of the target audience in affiliate marketing. Is it possible to run campaigns without knowing yours? Of course, you can launch “blindly” but it significantly increases your testing resources, such as money and time.

Before launching a betting campaign it is important to have some background knowledge. Use the Internet and other scientific materials to gain helpful insights on the selected offer category. Moreover, don’t hesitate to contact your personal Adavice manager to know the recent updates and trends.


These simple steps will help build your target audience’s portrait:
1) Gender
2) Age group
3) Geo settings (location & language)
4) Event category (sports/esports)
5) Seasonality and duration of the betting event
6) Users’ income level
7) Betting behavior (frequency of betting, betting amount & motivation)

PRO TIP: Still struggling with identifying your target audience? Check our advanced guide on the target audience to learn more!


Now that we finished discussing the preparation of the betting campaign, let’s talk about the betting funnel.

Choosing betting landings & prelanders is easy when you know what you’re searching for:
- impressive colorful design
- big, visible text
- clear & persuasive CTAs
- sports/esports-related pictures
- bonuses for users
- effects/moving details (optional)

The betting funnel consists of an offer with a registration field preceded by an interactive prelander. It is important to use the incentive CTA buttons on prelanders, like “JOIN NOW” or “START BETTING”. On the landings, you will usually find the easy registration forms and/or the direct betting account top-up. Take a look at some betting prelanders examples below:

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How to choose a set of betting campaign creatives for testing? First of all, let’s recall what makes an ad good.

1) Picture: High quality and the visuals matching the offer are a must!
2) Ad text: Does your text make the user immediately click on it? If not, try using attractive phrases about the promoting sports event, successful bets, and bonuses for new users.
3) Emojis: We recommend using emojis because they attract at the first sight and spice up the message 🏀🔥
4) Icons: Affiliates tend to forget about them but icons as important. Test a few to find concepts (urgent messages, event-related icons, and bonuses) to find the ultimate model for your offer.

PRO TIP: Test creatives in sets of at least 5. When testing ads change 1 parameter at a time. For example, test similar ads with different main pictures to determine the highest CR.

Here are examples of betting campaign push ads:

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The push ads’ main goal is to catch users’ interest and lead them through the funnel. Brighten up the colors and use messages to build up players’ desire to bet.

Targeting & tips

We got to the most exciting part - setting up the campaign’s targeting! In this section, we’ll touch upon the basic campaign settings and best GEOs to start with!

Check our Blog’s Help station to find out more about Adavice DSP features, micro bidding, and auto-optimization tool!

Adavice Team recommends running betting on:
- popunders
- classic push
- inpage push

PRO TIP: We suggest launching in the local evening time to target users outside of work hours.


The best GEOs to start with the betting campaign with are (as of April 2023):
- Canada
- Brazil
- UK
- Netherlands
- Germany
- Spain
- Italy
- Nigeria
- Tanzania
- Kenya
- South Africa
- Turkey
- India
- Bangladesh
- Thailand
- Indonesia
- Philippines
- Singapore
- Australia

Find more articles on other verticals in our Blog’s Insights ;)

Betting calendar 2023

Let’s review the hottest sports and esports events of 2023! The upcoming season is full of grand matches, including multinational ones. Keep an eye on the news and official sports resources to check the event dates. The big ones:


Sports events 2023:

Month Event Geo
April Indian Premier League IN, BD, etc*
May Indian Premier League IN, BD, etc*
May Kentucky Derby US
May PGA Championship US
May The Preakness Stakes US
May French Open AU, ES, IN, etc*
May PGA Charles Schwab Challenge US
May Indianapolis 500 Multinational*
May Men's World Boxing Championships IN, CU, US, DE, etc*
June NBA Finals US, CA
June NHL Finals US, CA
June the Memorial Tournament US
June RBC Canadian Open CA, US, etc*
June The Belmont Stakes US, etc*
June United States Open Golf Championship US
June The Travelers Championship US
June Rocket Mortgage Classic US
June Uefa Champions League Multinational*
June-July AFC Asian Cup IN, JP, CN, KR, SA, etc*
July Wimbledon US, UK, AU, IN, etc*
July John Deere Classic US
July MLB All-Star Game US
July Scottish Open Europe*
July The Open Championship Multinational*
July 3M Open US
July Tour de France Multinational*
August World Athletics Championships IN, DE, GB, etc*
August World Badminton Championships IN, CN, JP, DE, ect*
August NFL Hall of Fame Game US
August Wyndham Championship US, etc*
August FedEx St. Jude Championship US, etc*
August Tour Championship US
August NCAA footdall regular season US
August U.S. Open US, ES, IN, AT, etc*
September NFL regular season US
September NFL (week 1-4) US
September-October Asian Games IN, CN, KR, JP, PH, etc*
October NFL (week 5-8) US
October MLB playoffs and World Series US
October NBA regular season US, CA
October NHL regular season US, CA
October-November Cricket World Cup IN, AU, NZ, etc*
November NFL (week 9-13) US
November NCAA basketdall regular season US
December NCAA footdall conference championship games US
December NFL (week 14-17) US
December NBA Christmas US, CA
December Orange Bowl US
December NCAA footdall semifinals US

*check event corresponding resources

Esports events 2023:

Month Event
May BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023
May Intel Extreme Masters Dallas 2023
May FNCS 2023 - Major 2: ME Grand Finals
May FNCS 2023 - Major 2: NA/OCE/BR/EU/AS Grand Finals
May League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational 2023
May BLAST Major Copenhagen 2023
June 2023 Split 2 Playoff
June BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023
June DreamHack Dallas 2023
June Red Bull Contested
June DreamHack Summer 2023: Jönköping
June Collegiate Rocket League 2023 - World Championship
June Masters Tokyo
July BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2023
July Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023
July Bali Major
July Gamers 8 2023
July FNCS Major 3
July Gamers8 2023
July RLCS 2022-23 - Spring Split Major
August Gamers8 2023
August ESL Pro League Season 18
August LEC Finals 2023
August RLCS 2022-23 - World Championship
August Gamers8 2023
August VALORANT Champions 2023
September 2023 League of Legends World Championship
October Intel Extreme Masters Fall 2023
September FNCS 2023 Global Championship
September The International 2023
November BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023
November BLAST Major USA 2023
November VCT 2023: Game Changers Championship
December BLAST Premier: World Final 2023

*check participants on corresponding resources

All in

We look forward to helping you launch betting campaigns on Adavice DSP! Contact us at sales@adavice.com and share your amazing launching and optimization experiences :)

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