Affiliates of Costa Rica based sportsbook SportBet.com woke up and received a message from the company that they have merged with another Costa Rican based sportsbook, 5Dimes.com. The owners of SportBet.com have been actively trying to sell the brand for well over a year unsuccessfully. Both companies are located in the same building in San Pedro, so the communication between the two groups during the transition should go smoothly for online gambling affiliates and players alike. Unlike 5Dimes.com, SportBet.com has a strong search engine presence and a much better URL to target recreational bettors.
Here is a copy of the email that the company sent out:
“As a valued Sportbet.com affiliate, we would like to take a few proactive measures due to the fact that we will be making changes in the next few weeks on both the affiliate and the wagering software. We want to let you know that we are constantly making efforts to improve our service to you; this is why 5Dimes and Sportbet have merged. We are certain your clients as well as you will enjoy the improvement to the gaming experience and the new enhancements and benefits of playing with 5Dimes and Sportbet, including higher limits, more betting options, faster payouts, and first-class customer.
We realize there might be some challenges in doing this change, but at the moment we are making every effort to make the switch as smooth and as easy as possible. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the upcoming MARCH MADNESS action, so the change will take place AFTER this tournament. With that in mind, we are proud to announce that Sportbet.com will switch software to a tailor designed improved in-house affiliate system, that has been tested for the needs of our affiliates.
We know that this software will not only enhance the service provided by our call center, but it will also enable our loyal clients, to surf through our site, place wagers, and review reports easier than ever before! As well it will make it easier for our affiliates to check stats, revenue etc. Most importantly, it is the improvement of the speed in which transactions are placed and processed, that will make it a better tool for marketing.
As a further means of assistance, we will be sending several reminders before the switch, so you can take all the necessary actions to get all the banners and tracking codes working. Please check your emails and your affiliate account, we will be adding updates.”