17 February 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

2016 iGaming Pocket Directory free to GPWA members
The 2016 edition of Casino City's iGaming Pocket Directory is now available. There is a ton of really useful information in this 132-page guide to the iGaming industry. The current edition is available online, and we will also happily mail a free copy of the print edition of this new publication to any GPWA member.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Happy Bet Affiliates and Live Partners as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Full Tilt to join PokerStars platform
The two Amaya Gaming online poker brands will be pooled into one product.

APCW Perspectives: Amaya buyout and match fixing
J. Todd provides updates on the Amaya Gaming buyout and on a match-fixing issue sweeping its way through professional tennis. He also dives into interesting stories on expanded casino gambling in Florida and sports betting in Pennsylvania.

bet365 Games giving away 1 million pounds
Players earn one prize draw ticket for every 10 pounds staked on featured games and two for wagering the same amount on double ticket games.

Nominations for iGaming North America Awards open
The awards include categories that are targeted at both the B2B and B2C sides of the industry.

Titanbet offering 40-to-1 odds on English teams
A total of six English teams remain in the Champions League and Europa League knockout stages.

ESPN terminates exclusivity deal with DraftKings
According to Yahoo Finance, DraftKings was unable to both continue sponsoring ESPN and pay its mounting legal costs.

PokerStars looks to revolutionize heads-up poker
PokerStars announced the beta release of its new social and low-stakes heads-up mobile poker app, Duel.

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

Casino of Dreams launches affiliate program
The affiliate program will be powered by Income Access and the brand's affiliate managers will optimize player acquisition using Income Access' Ad Serving tool.

Yggdrasil applies for B2B license in Gibraltar
Yggdrasil, which is based in Malta with offices in Poland, has expanded rapidly over the past 12 months, signing numerous operators and releasing a wide range of new games and promotional concepts.

Hungarian casino partners with Finnplay
Las Vegas Casino Diamond, a leading casino operator in Hungary, plans to launch the nation's first licensed online casino this year.

Quickspin unveils Genie's Touch
Three or more magic lamp symbols trigger the Genie's Touch feature, which turns adjacent symbols into the best winning combination.

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 key stakeholders to enter iGaming and achieve first-mover advantage in this lucrative market, which is 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 and 1,800 affiliates in attendance. This event mixes business with pleasure, and is one you cannot afford to miss.
Did You Know?
Online gambling revenues in Spain were up a whopping 26% in 2015, with gross gaming revenues of 319.6 million euros. More than half of that revenue (179 million euros) came from sports betting, which was up 40% from 2014.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
James Boran

James Boran, formerly the marketing and business development manager for NERO Pipeline Connections, says if you need to know the difference between a flange and a ball valve, he's your man. Now an affiliate manager for mFortune Partners, he says that while pipes and online casinos are different industries, the core concepts of marketing can be adapted to any industry.
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