21 September 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

Reminder: GPWA/Dodo Affiliates social at G2E
The GPWA and Dodo Affiliates will host a Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres social on 27 September 2016 at G2E in Las Vegas. GPWA affiliates and their guests are welcome to attend. Information about the soon-to-launch Dodo Affiliates will be available, along with copies of the new GPWA Times magazine. Check out this thread for more details and to RSVP. See you there!

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Industry News
APCW Perspectives: eCOGRA's road apples
This week, J. Todd follows up on Brightshare's actions (or lack thereof) in regard to shaving affiliate commissions. That includes the involvement (or lack thereof) of eCOGRA and their so-called "Affiliate Trust" seal. Plus, the latest revelations surrounding former Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov.

bet365 first to launch Playtech's mobile app
The casino has become the first operator to go live with Playtech's new mobile casino, available across all iOS and Android devices.

Ladbrokes signs deal with Beehive
The agreement will see Ladbrokes implement the gaming marketing optimization specialist's CRM for use on its retail website.

Cherry acquires Betman
The company will obtain the casino agreements, staff and equipment in 15 venues in locations such as Stockholm, Sälen and Visby from Betman AB on 1 October.

Genesis Gaming shortlisted for Global Gaming Award
The company will be meeting partners and clients at G2E in order to celebrate the nomination of their popular slot game, Machine Gun Unicorn.

Inspired introduces new virtual basketball product
The provider has announced a partnership with retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, who will be the face of the new Rush Basketball Virtual Sports product group.

Tom Horn Gaming partners with iSoftBet
The agreement will see Tom Horn's selection of video slots intregrated into iSoftBet's Game Aggregation Platform.

World Match introduces Hercules HD slot
The five-reel slot, developed in HTML5 and playable on desktop and mobile, features wild symbols, free spins and an exciting bonus game.

Poydras enters agreement with Gamblit
The provider of gaming machines will begin to distribute Gamblit's collection of skill-based gaming products to the Oklahoma and Texas markets.

Yggdrasil launches white-label development studio
The concept will allow operators to build custom slots and permanently exclusive content using the company's White Label Studios.

World Match to exhibit at EiG 2016
The online casino game provider will showcase its lineup of more than 200 games at the Berlin Excellence in iGaming conference from 18 to 20 October.

Habanero eyes European market
The slots and table games provider will showcase its portfolio of over 70 games at EiG Berlin 2016.

Upcoming Conference

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 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.

European iGaming Congress & ExpoOct. 18-20, 2016
European iGaming Congress & Expo
EiG is the home of online gaming, where top gaming CEOs from around the world mix with startups, regulators and new entrants for three days of serious business and influence at the highest level.

Berlin Affiliate ConferenceOct. 20-23, 2016
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?
Online gambling wagers will rise from over $550 billion this year to almost $950 billion by 2021, according to new data from Juniper Research. A large part of this net growth will be thanks to users of mobile channels.

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