9 November 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA Times magazine: 'Bullish' on bitcoin
Since its 2009 inception, bitcoin has been pronounced "dead" hundreds of times. But iGaming has been quick to pick up the often-volatile cryptocurrency, calling it a viable alternative to the usual payment methods. Do you use bitcoin? How much longer do you think it will last?

Top GPWA forum threads
After noticing that Leopold's Lucid Daydream Diary had passed over 100,000 views, we decided to round up the most viewed and most active threads from the GPWA forums over the years. The results -- which include topics such as tattoos, piercings and TV shows -- may surprise you.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Policies, currencies and matrimony
This week, the political environment for the German market changed and a potential threat in Italy appeared. Also, as old mergers wrap up, interesting new ones unfold.

Trump upset hits bookmakers hard
Despair in the online bookmaking world abounds after an unexpected U.S. presidential election outcome had companies like Paddy Power and William Hill looking at huge losses.

Intertops launches Silk Road Wonders event
Every Monday until 12 December, 300 frequent players will have a chance at winning casino bonuses of up to $500 each.

Energy Casino winner takes Maltese holiday
After a serious winning streak, player Jaroslav used his accumulated EnergyPoints -- the casino's unique reward system -- to visit Malta.

Slotegrator signs deal with Asia Live Tech
The deal will see ALT lend its complete online portfolio, including slots, lottery and sportsbook, to Slotegrator's platform.

MrSlotty games now live with EveryMatrix
The iGaming company's full range of HTML5, full HD slot games is now available on EveryMatrix's platform, CasinoEngine.

IGT acquires Leap Forward Gaming assets
Several patents and other intellectual properties have been obtained from Leap Forward Gaming, which will allow IGT to increase the scope of its casino management systems solutions.

Kiron obtains combined remote operating license
After receiving a license from the U.K. Gambling Commission, the virtual games supplier is now able to provide a fixed odds betting service to U.K. operators.

iSoftBet reveals Paranormal Activity online slot
The slot, based on the 2007 horror blockbuster from Paramount Pictures, features intense bonus features, immersive sound effects and free spins.

SiGMA to introduce Japanese gambling market
Mitsuya Fujimoto will introduce the Japanese gaming market during the iGaming Education Forum from 16-18 November in order to demystify the country's gambling industry.

Mansion Group wins first Playtech award
The provider of online gambling and entertainment has been recognized by Playtech for its marketing excellence and innovation across the Playtech casino network of global licensees.

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MiGS7-9 November, 2016
The Malta iGaming Seminar, a highly anticipated event in the Maltese iGaming industry, is renowned for bringing together the best of the industry to contribute to the high-profile discussion.

SiGMA16-19 November, 2016
The goal of SiGMA is to bring together the entire gaming community, from affiliates and operators to regulators and vendors.

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London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Feb. 9-12, 2017
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LAC's conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With 3,000 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.
Did You Know?
The price of bitcoin rose from $709 to $737 on Tuesday as polls for the U.S. presidential election began to close. Juniper Research expects bitcoin transactions to exceed $92 billion by the end of 2016.

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