GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 46 - February 2020

Photo by QQ7/Shutterstock As we have done for over a decade, we’ll be kick- ing off the New Year at ICE London and iGB Affiliate London, two of the busiest andmost im- portant events on our annual iGaming calendar. Like most everyone else in the industry, we are expecting another year of changes, with continued regulatory issues and modifications and the likely announcement of more mergers and acquisitions that could shape the future of our businesses. To that end, we hope the articles you find in the pages of this, our 46 th edition of the GPWA Times Magazine , help set the table for 2020, beginning with our cover story, written by 1710 Gaming’s Christina Thakor-Rankin, who dis- cusses how the financial sector is gradually put- ting the “squeeze” on affiliates and operators. Elsewhere in this issue, we asked a group of GPWA members, contributors and industry ex- perts to predict what’s to come in 2020, while iGaming lawyer Astan Morarji breaks down how affiliates should be preparing for Brexit. In addition, we have our regular collection of departments, including two insightful discussions with GPWA affiliate members and a pair of affiliate manager interviews, as well as photo galleries from iGB Affili- ate Lisbon and SiGMA Malta, new casino rankings from, some vital time management tips for affiliates, and another deserving inductee to our APCW Wall of Shame. If you are attending either of the events in London, we hope you’ll be able to swing by the GPWA stand and say hello. And if you are not already a subscriber to our magazine, please remember it’s free! All you have to do is visit Here’s to a great 2020! Michael Corfman SUBSCRIPTIONS For a FREE subscription to the GPWA Times Magazine , visit ADVERTISING To advertise in the GPWA Times Magazine , please e-mail: Executive Director: Michael Corfman Program Director: Anthony Telesca Program Manager: Maria Florides Member Services: Richard Bard Marketing Director: Andrea Mullaney Managing Editor: Gary Trask Associate Editor: Evan Scott Designers: George Choi, Zoran Maksimovic´ LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR Welcome to our first issue of 2020! 4