10 February 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Double Star Affiliates as a new sponsor of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
iGB Affiliate Awards winners announced
Twenty-five winners were crowned at the awards ceremony on Feb. 4 in London.

Four affiliates win dream vacations thanks to iAffiliates
The winning destinations include Las Vegas and popular vacation cities in Eastern Europe and East Asia.

Condor Affiliates promoting 24Bettle
Affiliates can complete achievements and increase their revenue share from 40% to 50%.

APCW Perspectives: Amaya buyout and New York poker
J. Todd discusses the rumored buyout of Amaya Gaming and the growing possibility of online poker in New York. Plus, sports betting might have a future in the U.S. beyond Nevada.

Top 10 betting stats from Super Bowl 50
The GPWA's Gary Trask crunches the numbers from this year's Super Bowl betting, including a split in opinion about the length of Lady Gaga's performance of the national anthem.

Royal Panda player wins $37,000 playing Spinata Grande
Pawel from Poland took advantage of his eight free spins to score the big jackpot.

Intertops Poker sending five players to Sint Maarten
The winners of the five $100,000 TKPT Satellite Final tournaments will each receive a $3,000 prize package to compete at the $100,000 TK Poker Tour Main Event in Sint Maarten from April 26-May 1.

Are political bettors more accurate than pollsters?
Candidates aren't the only ones hoping they come out on top in the polls. Thousands of traders on PredictIt, a political betting exchange, also have skin in the game.

Nickel bingo now available at three sites
Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3-9 p.m. ET at CyberBingo, BingoSKY and BingoFest, the Nickel bingo room is filled with games where every card sells for a nickel.

DraftKings launches in the UK
The U.K.'s estimated 8.5 million season-long fantasy football fans can now compete in DraftKings' daily contests.

NetEnt launches new Jimi Hendrix slot
The game features five of Hendrix's most famous songs, including "Foxy Lady," "Purple Haze," "Crosstown Traffic" and "Little Wing" and has rich, colorful 3-D graphics.

Cherry wins big at International Gaming Awards
The company won Online Gaming Operator of the Year for the third consecutive year.

Magnet Gaming launches new Vikings slot
The Vikings: Wheels of Valhalla has five reels and 11 paylines with three bonus games and two progressive jackpots.

Easter Island releases The London Heist slot
The London Heist was unveiled a year after the perpetrators of the Hatton Garden raid almost got away with 14 million pounds worth of valuables in Britain's biggest burglary.

SafeCharge launches Index of Payments in Gaming 2016
One hundred percent of respondents (C-level leaders in key gaming companies) say they strongly agree that offering players multiple payment channels is important, and 76% say that offering local payment methods is essential.

PokerStars guaranteeing $10 million for Sunday Million
The 10th anniversary tournament, to be held Sunday, March 20, is also guaranteeing at least $1 million to first place.

Playtech takes over supply of Austrian poker network
Playtech will replace existing suppliers and deliver a desktop and mobile-enabled poker platform for the country's only regulated network.

DFS roundup: Payment processor Vantiv bows out
Citing an "uncertain legal and regulatory environment," Vantiv Entertainment Solutions announced that it would stop processing payments for DFS companies later this month.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming North AmericaApril 5-6, 2016
iGaming North America
The iGaming North America conference is a unique networking and educational event designed to facilitate and cultivate the convergence of the land-based and online gambling industries in North America. It provides a cost-effective networking environment that helps foster understanding regarding the impacts of existing and potential regulated Internet gambling in the U.S. and Canada.

GiGseApril 27-29, 2016
GiGse attracts over 700 delegates to examine the legislative progress, commercial strategies and partnership opportunities for all the key stakeholders to enter iGaming and achieve the first-mover advantage in this lucrative market currently undergoing a significant regulatory change on a state-by-state basis.

Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceJune 7-10, 2016
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the iGaming Super Show and is expected to be a huge success with over 3,200 delegates in attendance, with 1,800 affiliates. This event mixes business with pleasure, and is one you cannot afford to miss.
Did You Know?
Amaya shares are up about 25% since news broke last week about the possibility of a buyout to take the company private organized by CEO David Baazov.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan returned to her native city of Dublin to take on the challenge of being head of casino at TradaCasino. She's worked in a number of different position in iGaming, and says the small team at TradaCasino/Affvantage gets along very well. And while she's a classically trained pianist, she'd rather spend her down time sniping enemies in Call of Duty.
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Have you ever paid for traffic to your sites?
As online gaming affiliates, we earn our living from the traffic we send to online gaming sites. Many of us rely solely on organic search and free links to generate this traffic, but some affiliates do pay to help generate it. Is paid advertising worthwhile, or is it a waste of money? 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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