11 January 2017 GPWA Times Newsletter

Recognition for 2016's most active members
Now that the new year is here, it's time to give a very special cheer to our members for their participation in the forums in 2016. We're giving an extra special thanks to universal4, our most active participant of the year for the second year in a row. His site will be shown on the home page of the GPWA website for the next month as the featured member site of the year. Inside this thread we list the top 50 most active users of 2016.

Recognizing 2016's most active AMs
We would also like to thank all of the affiliate program representatives for their participation in the forums in 2016, especially Renee from Rewards Affiliates, the most active affiliate program representative of the year for the second year in a row. She will be the featured affiliate program representative of the year on the GPWA home page for the next month. To see the list of the top 50 most active AMs, see inside this thread.

Industry News
TWiG video: Online gambling and terrorism
After years of having critics claim the iGaming industry has links to terrorism, a new two-year study has been released regarding the accusations. J. Todd sheds some light on the report and weighs in with his opinion.

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ICE 2017 coverage to reach record numbers
An unprecedented 42 media organizations and a total of 130 journalists and publishers are expected to attend the world's largest business-to-business gaming technology event.

EveryMatrix secures licenses in Romania
The company has received two Class II licenses from the National Gambling Office, allowing suppliers and distributors to provide operators with gambling solutions, platform management and hosting facilities.

Digital Sports Tech enters Russian market
The company will supply its next generation sports betting solutions to the country's largest sportsbook operator.

Digitain teams up with Betsoft Gaming
The casino platform provider will integrate Betsoft's full portfolio of slots and table games into its product suite.

Codeta launches major funding round
The operator, which specializes in live table games, is seeking investors to help drive its ambitious expansion plans.

GVC appoints new VP Business Operations
The company recently announced that Roni Maman will be joining the organization in the newly created role of VP Business Operations.

Playtech launches live casino studio in Romania
The company has opened a state-of-the-art live casino studio facility in Bucharest, Romania, to answer the huge demand in a rapidly growing emerging market.

Poker Players Alliance urges review of RAWA
The PPA yesterday reacted to a commitment by Sen. Jeff Sessions, nominee to be the Attorney General of the U.S., to review the Department of Justice's position on the Wire Act.

Upcoming Conference

ICE Totally Gaming7-9 February, 2017
ICE Totally Gaming
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming is proud to be the largest and most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibition in the world.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)9-12 February, 2017
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
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.

GiGse26-28 April, 2017
GiGse attracts over 700 delegates to examine the legislative progress, commercial strategies and partnership opportunities for all the key stakeholders to enter iGaming and achieve the first-mover advantage in this lucrative market currently undergoing a significant regulatory change on a state-by-state basis.
Did You Know?
eSports revenues are expected to reach the $1 billion mark by 2018 as a result of increased accessibility for fans, according to Nick Allen, director of eSports operations at Twitch.

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Do you plan to spend more or less time on affiliate marketing in 2017?
In looking at your involvement in the affiliate industry, how do your plans for the coming year differ from the past year? Will you devote more or less time to the business this year than you did last year? We asked the same question last year, and nearly 50% said they expected to spend a lot more time, so we're curious to see how the results of this year's poll compare. View poll
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Buzzy's World
The BuzzBuzzy has been hard at work this week chasing down the latest industry rumors and gossip. Here's a quick look at Buzzy's top finds:
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I've recently noticed that a few mainstream programs we work with offer cross-device tracking; in other words, the user can click a link on their mobile device and the sale still tracks if it's made on that user's desktop or tablet. It's obviously a bit different in retail compared to iGaming as I think they partially use account and basket data to attribute the sale. Do you think there is any possibility of seeing this type of thing in iGaming somehow? read more
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