24 May 2017 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Remembering GPWA Jim
Last week, the GPWA and APCW family lost a member of our family. This week, we say goodbye to GPWA Jim. J. Todd also discusses the problems with 888's license and Paddy Power's successful acquisition of DRAFT.

Pennsylvania moves closer to online gambling
House Bill 271 passed the Senate with a 38-12 vote, following two other successful votes on Tuesday, and will likely be taken up in the House in June.

Intertops presents Memorial Day casino quest
Players can pick up an extra $50 by hitting certain blackjack or video poker hands, including Aces and Faces and Deuces Wild.

Place Europa League bets at bet365 Sportsbook
This week, players can receive a refund on their wager if they placed a pre-match bet on any Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast market for any soccer match that finishes 0-0.

Blueprint Gaming launches with LeoVegas
Leading slots, such as King Kong Kash and Casper's Mystery Mirror, are now live on the casino, with more to come in the future.

Breakout Gaming adds online poker room
The addition of online poker, powered by BetConstruct, comes with a limited-entry 62,000 euros freeroll event for the first 5,000 players who register.

Key changes in store for 2017 World Series of Poker
On the heels of announcing a new agreement with Poker Central and the end of the November Nine Era, the World Series of Poker revealed an array of other key alterations, including a clock rule change, live TV coverage of the Main Event and eight new events.

Reflex confirms two creative team appointments
Senior Game Producers Mike Salt and Steve Kick will take responsibility for the company's portfolio of digital content.

Authentic Gaming cuts ribbon on development office
The office in Slovakia will host more than 15 employees and is the latest phase of the company's expansion plans.

MIGs 2017, iGaming Idol dates set for September
The 9th edition of the Malta iGaming Seminar and the second iGaming Idol awards event will return to Malta from 26-28 September.

NetEnt launches Copy Cats online slot
The 25-payline slot features fantastically colored cats, free spins, stacked wilds and a jazz-inspired soundtrack.

Upcoming Conference

Amsterdam Affiliate Conference11-14 July 2017
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 East30 July-1 August, 2017
Affiliate Summit East
Affiliate Summit in New York will bring thousands of affiliates, networks, merchants, agencies and vendors together to meet, do business and learn industry practices.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)3-5 October 2017
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.
Did You Know?
Over two-thirds of sports bets in Australia are made via desktop or mobile devices, according to a report by UBS analyst Matt Ryan.

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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:
New MessagePokerStars mulling exit from Australian market
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New MessageGVC Holdings pulls out of Czech market
New MessageBroadway Gaming acquires To Play Affiliates
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