29 July 2015 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 29, 2015
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Fruity Affiliates as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Affactive, Revenue Jet affiliate programs shut down
The GPWA, through conversations with Affactive affiliate managers, has confirmed a link between the closing of the programs and the arrests of their owners. The GPWA has suspended Affactive's sponsorship.

LeoVegas player wins 4.6 million euro jackpot
The player hit the massive score playing Mega Fortune Dreams on the Touch mobile version of the NetEnt game.

Perspectives Weekly: Arrests and acquisitions
J Todd discusses the latest news from Israel, where the owners of the Affactive and Revenue Jet affiliate groups have been arrested on charges in the U.S. He also dives into 888's acquisition of bwin.party and whether or not it's a "done deal."

bwin.party investor tells GVC to increase its bid
The online gaming firm accepted a $1.4 billion offer from 888 last week, but GVC Holdings raised its bid Monday to $1.6 billion, according to Bloomberg News.

Intertops Casino player goes on $120,000 winning streak
John won most of his big score on Pay Dirt ($60,000), Coyote Cash ($30,000) and Texan Tycoon ($10,000), along with small wins on Shark School, Triple Twister and Mister Money.

bet365 Bingo giving away trip to Los Angeles
Players can enter to win by playing in the Hollywood Hills room between now and Aug. 8.

Celebrate CyberBingo's 19th birthday in August
The site is giving away $8,000 in prizes in the Sweet 19th Bingo tournament, running until Aug. 3.

21 Dukes releases 7 Monkeys
The new online penny slot features seven lines, five reels and a baboon wild symbol.

Chance Hill partners with Income Access
The casino operator has integrated its affiliate program with affiliate management software provided by Income Access.

Ihre Consulting expands team
The company has hired Yrsa Thunholm, Samantha Gurfinkiel and Rebecka Olausson to build up its team to eight people.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit EastAug. 2-4, 2015
Affiliate Summit East
Affiliate Summit in New York will bring thousands of attendees from affiliates, networks, merchants, agencies and vendors together to meet, network, do business and learn industry best practices.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2015
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is one of the world's largest gaming events, where gaming executives and industry professionals meet to conduct business.

Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo (RACE)Oct. 8-9, 2015
Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo (RACE)
The Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo will examine how to develop the affiliate industry for online gaming in Russia and CIS countries. The expo includes scientific and business seminars, conferences and other educational activities.

Berlin Affiliate ConferenceOct. 22-25, 2015
Berlin Affiliate Conference
Berlin Affiliate Conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. The relaxed atmosphere of these events encourages the open exchange of ideas and experiences.
Did You Know?
Last week, Italian police arrested 51 people accused in an online gambling tax evasion operation valued at 2 billion euros. The police froze the assets of 45 Italian companies, 11 foreign companies and 15,000 agencies and seized the domains of 82 websites.

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Would you use a mobile app to get your stats?
GPWA member ddixon is frustrated that, for many affiliate programs, he's unable to check his stats on his phone. Would you use a mobile app to check your stats if one was available? In addition to answering the poll, please share some features you might want to see in such an app. View poll
Last week's poll results: Does your business have a trademark? View poll
Buzzy's World
The BuzzBuzzy has been hard at work this week chasing down the latest industry rumors and gossip. Here's a quick look at Buzzy's top finds:
New MessageLadbrokes to merge with Coral
New MessagePokerStars Team Pros promoting online poker throughout California
New MessageGVC sweetens deal for bwin.party, undercuts 888
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From The Forums
New MessageAsk gaming law expert Martin Owens your questions about New Jersey's affiliate memo
GPWA Dan writes:
The GPWA plans to ask gaming law expert Martin Owens questions regarding the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement's new regulations to restrict affiliates for a story in the next issue of the GPWA Times Magazine, which will be distributed from Oct. 22-25 at the Berlin Affiliate Conference (shortly before the deadline by which affiliates must comply with New Jersey's regulations). Please post your questions and provide any additional context you feel is warranted. read more
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