21 October 2015 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES 21 October 2015
GPWA Times Magazine available online, at EiG and BAC
The cover story investigates how affiliates fit into the industry given the current period of rapid consolidation through mergers and acquisitions. Other topics covered include: building links through reusable content; preparing affiliate businesses for 2016 and beyond; how affiliates can aid in customer retention; and the catch-22 of multi-entry events for daily fantasy sports.

Industry News
U.S. Attorney behind Black Friday investigating DFS
Preet Bharara, who led the effort to shut down the U.S. online gambling industry in April 2011, is now investigating the legality of the daily fantasy sports industry.

StarsDraft pulls out of all but four U.S. states
Parent company Amaya has stated that the industry should be regulated as a gambling business and will only operate in states where it feels the games have been approved.

Perspectives Weekly: The Sky Bet affiliate screw, part 2
J Todd has some more strong words for Sky Bet's new affiliate terms and conditions, which reduce commissions to 5% for affiliates who refer five or fewer new depositing players each month. He also discusses New Jersey's continued attempts to regulate sports betting and gives an update on the unfolding daily fantasy sports industry's drama.

Despite ban, DraftKings operated in Nevada
While DraftKings has said it would abide by Nevada's ruling and advised Nevada customers that their accounts would be locked, many Nevada players were still able to participate in the company's contests.

bet365 Games running a 1-million-pound giveaway
Players earn one prize draw ticket for every 10 pounds staked on featured games, with two earned for wagering the same amount on double ticket games. bet365 will pick 60,000 winners with prizes up to 5,000 pounds through Nov. 16.

Play'n GO releases spooky new slot
Happy Halloween is a five-reel slot with up to 50 active lines, a Jack o' Lantern wild and a wicked witch scatter symbol.

Royal Panda player wins $65,880 at live dealer games
Haibin from Canada had a four-day winning streak at three of Royal Panda's popular live dealer table games.

Win a trip to York or Edinburgh with bet365 Bingo
The finale of the No Tricks, Just Treats promotion will be held on Nov. 1. Players earn free tickets to the finale with every one-line, two-line and full house win in Hocus Pocus games through October.

Income Access attending EiG, BAC
The Income Access team in Berlin, Germany, will include company founder and CEO Nicky Senyard and a number of senior executives.

Upcoming Conference

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

Berlin Affiliate Conference (BAC)Oct. 22-25, 2015
Berlin Affiliate Conference (BAC)
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.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Feb. 4-7, 2016
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC's conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With 3,000 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.
Did You Know?
The 2015 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event drew just 313 players, marking the fifth straight year that the WSOP's international Main Event (Europe and Asia Pacific) field size has decreased.

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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 MessageFanDuel hires RAWA lobbyist
New MessageGlobal Poker League looks to "sportify" poker
New MessageSouth Australia cracking down on online gambling sites
New MessageFBI investigation could freeze DFS players' money for years
From The Forums
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