18 May 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
Full Tilt officially merges with PokerStars
Full Tilt players were notified via e-mail that they officially joined the PokerStars platform on Tuesday as the two pools combined to form "one market-leading poker experience."

Gaming Committee gets a lesson in eSports
The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee received a crash course in eSports last week, learning how the industry's explosive growth could provide prime opportunities for the state's resort casinos.

DFS hearing leaves little hope for regulation
Following last week's uneventful federal hearing, the U.S. daily fantasy sports industry remains in the same place it's been since last fall — subject to interpretations of state law by each state's attorney general.

Merkur Partners signs deal with Income Access
To celebrate the new partnership, affiliates receive 50% revenue share until July 2016 when they promote merkurmagic.es.

Huge Euro soccer bonuses at bet365
Players at bet365 Sportsbook & Racebook earn up to 100% more on returns when placing accumulator wagers on the Premier League, Primera Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A or Champions League.

APCW Perspectives: New threats and technology
J. Todd discusses the future of Bitcoin in the online gambling industry, as a new payment processing technology could provide a dramatic change. Plus, RAWA has reared its ugly head again, and William Hill is facing major issues.

10K Weekend Whopper at Golden Riviera Casino
The 10,000-euro prize package was divided between 25 winners, with a grand prize of 1,000 euros.

Asia Gaming exhibiting at G2E Asia 2016
Asia Gaming is showcasing its latest live casino innovations along with a complete solution for online gaming operators at this week's event.

Go Gaming is coming to the iGaming Super Show
Go Gaming TLV in Amsterdam is a boutique event in June hosting executives from the gaming, forex and binary options industries worldwide in a unique environment.

CyberBingo giving away Royal Caribbean cruise
Through June 20, depositing players receive a special funding bonus and are entered into a drawing to win a luxurious eight-day cruise for two people in the Eastern Caribbean.

Regulators take center stage at Euromat Summit
The Director General for Gaming in Catalonia will open the program next week in Barcelona, along with the European Commission's top official, Harrie Temmink.

Inspired signs deal with BetConstruct
Through Virtuals Connect, BetConstruct will supply third-party operators with Inspired's premium suite of virtual sports products, including its market-leading football product, Rush Football 2.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Affiliate Summit EastJuly 31-August 2, 2016
Affiliate Summit East
Affiliate Summit in New York will bring thousands of attendees from affiliates, networks, merchants, agencies and vendors together to meet, network, do business and learn industry best practices.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)September 27-29, 2016
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest and premier gaming event, where gaming executives, buyers and industry professionals meet each fall in Las Vegas to conduct serious business. It's the most in-depth source of new products, networking, ideas and information on the planet. It takes place in the laboratory for the industry, Las Vegas, where you can see it in action and have fun doing it.
Did You Know?
Spain's gross online gaming revenue totaled €102.3 million in Q1 2016, a near 8% increase from Q4 2015 and 32.1% more than the same period last year. Sports betting was the hands-down leader, accounting for 57.3% of all revenue.

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