16 September 2015 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES 16 September 2015
Meet The Affiliate
goalsThere aren't too many affiliates who can say they got their start in the army. But when Vangelis served his mandatory time in the Greek armed forces in 2002, he met someone who ran one of the first bet tipping websites in Greece and used his experience as a Web developer to help rebuild the site. Thirteen years later, "goals," living in Athens, is running three of his own sportsbook sites. Read the interview

Industry News
Perspectives Weekly: bwin.party picks a winner
GVC Holdings won the bidding war for bwin.party, leaving 888 Holdings to figure out its next move. J Todd also discusses the UK Gambling Commission and industry news from Australia and Germany.

Lawmaker asks whether fantasy sports is gambling
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) on Monday called for a congressional hearing to explore the legal status of fantasy sports in the U.S.

California Assemblyman amends DFS bill
The amended version of AB 1437, now titled the Fantasy Sports Game Protection Act, would require DFS sites to be licensed and regulated in the state.

Intertops Casino player goes on $300,000 winning streak
Donovan A., 30, said he plans to buy a place in Las Vegas with his winnings.

New player bonus options at bet365 Casino
In addition to the standard new player bonus, there's a VIP new player bonus and a special bonus for slot players.

Titan Bet extends deal with Lingfield Park
The deal completes a successful summer partnership and will cover all weather and national hunt racing.

BingoSKY offering two big promos in September
The online bingo site is hosting a Lucky $13,000 guaranteed event on Sept. 26 and a Coffee Day $3,000 guaranteed event on Sept. 29.

Chanz launches affiliate program with Income Access
The Estonia-based online social casino brand's affiliate program will use Income Access's award-winning affiliate management software.

iGB Affiliate announces speaker lineup for BAC
Rahul Sood, CEO at eSports giant Unikrn, and Helen Taylor, head of lottery at Cherry Affiliates, headline the list of speakers at the Berlin Affiliate Conference.

Upcoming Conference

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.

European iGaming Congress & ExpoOct. 20-22, 2015
European iGaming Congress & Expo
EiG is the home of online gaming, where top gaming CEOs from around the world mix with start-ups, regulators and new entrants for three days of serious business and influence at the highest level.

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?
NetEnt's Mega Fortune Dreams slot has paid out six jackpots of more than 1 million euros so far in 2015.

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GPWA member ctlteam wants to know to which online casino page affiliates send their visitors to achieve optimal conversion rates. Sending users to a site's landing page, registration page and home page all have their merits. So where do you send your users? In addition to voting in the poll, please share the reason for your choice in a post. View poll
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From The Forums
New MessagePlayers becoming 'blocked'
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I noticed that one of the casinos I work with converts well, but has noticeably poor retention rates. As it turns out, many of the players I've referred showed up in an activity report as "blocked." The site's affiliate manager said this could be due to those players "self excluding" themselves. Has anyone else experienced this? read more
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