19 August 2015 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES 19 August 2015
You can now easily find interviews with GPWA members and the articles they've written
We are pleased to announce two new updates to our sites. First, GPWA member profile pages on the GPWA website now include links to member interviews and member articles published in the GPWA Times Magazine. Second, there is now a directory of articles by member name published on the GPWA Times website.

Meet The Affiliate Manager
Laura Clarke says her educational background in graphic design allows her to confidently offer her opinions and ideas to affiliates when they are faced with design decisions on their sites. Clarke was one of a number of bet365 employees to climb Mount Snowden to raise money for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust, and said the experience made for a "lovely day" despite the team taking a wrong turn at the beginning of the climb. Read the interview

Industry News
Study: More than 1 in 10 adults to gamble online by 2019
According to data from Juniper Research, nearly half of adults in the U.K. and Italy will gamble online by 2019.

Perspectives Weekly: Malta and California
J Todd tackles the Malta Gaming Authority's plans to "considerably update" its gambling legislation, then discusses a coalition in California that continues to fight for regulated Internet poker.

Amaya acquires DFS site Victiv
The site will be rebranded as "StarsDraft" and will be initially launched in select U.S. markets before running through the PokerStars platform.

Rebate weekend coming up at bet365
The site is offering players 10% rebates on their favorite games on Aug. 22 and 23.

Polish player wins $89,712 at Royal Panda
Beata won the massive sum, including $41,049 on a single spin, playing the Wild Rockets slot.

Mission2Game Casino celebrating August with promos
The site has three exciting offers that last until Aug. 31, including a 225% deposit bonus up to $900 that also comes with 80 free spins on Cashasaurus.

EFbet partners with Income Access
The online sportsbook has launched an affiliate program with affiliate management software provided by Income Access.

SBTech adds cashout function and live streaming
The company announced that its new features will be available to operators during the third quarter of 2015.

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?
Amaya says it plans to rebrand its recently acquired daily fantasy sports site, Victiv, as StarsDraft before the start of the NFL season on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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Via data from Google analytics, the GPWA receives about half its traffic from Europe, more than any other continent. Which continent do you receive the most traffic from? In addition to voting in the poll, please share any additional details you feel are relevant. View poll
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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:
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