GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 49 - April 2021

TABLE OF CONTENTS Departments 4 Letter from the Director • 8 By the Numbers • 10 Quotables • 12 GPWA Poll 14 From the Forums • 20 iGaming Directory Rankings • 44 Affiliate Interview Series 60 Sponsors • 62 Affiliate Manager Interview Series • 70 Wall of Shame Brave New World Lorien Pilling from Global Betting and Gaming Consultants breaks down the post-pandemic products and markets emerging for affiliate webmasters and operators. 22 Back to the Future COVID-19 has forced everyone to adjust to the “new normal” and for iGaming affiliates a new and exciting multi-channel opportunity is there for the taking. 28 Esports Eruption Maxim Ishunin of 1xBet discusses why it’s time to stand up and take notice of the ever-growing esports vertical and an audience that continues to multiply. 34 Preparing for Google Page Experience 2021 Ready or not, Google’s new Page Experience is coming in May. Larissa Green of Blueclaw uncovers what it all means and explains the changes affiliates should be considering. 40 G P W A t i m e s . o r g 6