30 March 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

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Industry News
Amaya CEO taking voluntary leave of absence
The parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt explained that CEO David Baazov wants to avoid being a distraction while he responds to insider trading charges filed last week.

DraftKings responds to Massachusetts regulations
The daily fantasy sports operator said it would fully comply with the regulations announced by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

DFS Roundup: Real-money games shut down
Daily fantasy sports giants FanDuel and DraftKings agreed to stop offering contests in New York, while Yahoo also halted real-money DFS games in the state.

This Week in Gambling: Indiana regulates DFS
The state of Indiana followed Virginia's lead and is now regulating daily fantasy sports. DFS operators did not fare as well in New York, however. Plus, J. Todd discusses Amaya's concerns about its CEO.

Bovada Casino player wins $127,320
Playing Indiana Jane, Wayne B. from Virginia hit for $58,936, $38,432 and $29,952 in three separate spins, leading to the six-figure payout.

Microgaming releasing new slot in April
Bar Bar Black Sheep features wilds, scatters and up to 20 free spins with a 3x multiplier.

Playtech Open Platform partners with Mr Green
Mr Green will soon launch a host of Playtech-developed games along with desktop and premium mobile titles.

Yggdrasil unveils new Seasons slot
The mid-variance, five-reel slot features four distinct game modes, each with its own wild feature and free spin mode.

Dutch player wins $53,000 at Royal Panda
The winnings came on a number of different spins, the biggest worth 14,000 euros while playing Starburst.

New player bonus at bet365 Casino
New players receive a 100% bonus up to 100 pounds while slot players get a special 200% bonus up to 200 pounds.

Win a million free spins at DruckGluck
The competition for funniest or most controversial video will be announced on the "DrückGlück.de TV Show," which airs on Sports 1, the largest sports channel in Germany.

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?
Betting companies spent €42 million on European football jersey sponsorships during the 2015-16 season, a 180% increase from the previous year, according to a study by Repucom.

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