6 September 2017 GPWA Times Newsletter

Recognizing August's most active AMs
Hats off to the most active affiliate program representatives in August. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee from Rewards Affiliates, who was the most active affiliate program representative and continues on the list this month. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of September.

Recognition for August's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for August. We're giving extra special thanks to Roulette Zeitung, the most active poster during the month. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page as the featured site for the month of September.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Wixstars Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Closures and catastrophes
This week, J. Todd is discussing another affiliate program closure, as IGT Partners is shutting down. Also, another failed acquisition by GVC Holdings, and thoughts and prayers for flood-ravaged Texas.

888 Holdings fined over 7.8 million GBP
The gambling firm, one of the largest in the U.K., is to pay up as a result of a technical glitch that allowed over 7,000 vulnerable customers to place bets over a 13-month period.

Collect specific card combos at bet365 Poker
Until 1 October, players who take part in the Pro Collector event can earn tickets to enter into 10,000 EUR and 20,000 EUR freeroll tournaments.

Intertops rewards blackjack, poker players in September
During the September Casino Quest, players that hit designated hands in either blackjack or video poker will receive a $50 bonus.

CEO Ulrik Bengtsson departs Betsson AB
Effective immediately, Bengtsson will leave the position of president and CEO of the company, with Pontus Lindwall acting as CEO in until a new candidate has been found.

Paddy Power names Non-Executive Director
Jan Bolz has over 25 years of senior management experience across marketing, sales and finance functions, most recently as CEO of Tipico, the leading German sports betting business, from 2011 to 2016.

Kiron awarded Romanian Class II license
The virtuals provider will distribute its suite of 20 virtual sports and number games to the Romanian market.

Pragmatic Play signs deal with Gameiom
The company's portfolio of over 80 slot titles will be made available to Gameiom's operating partners.

Realistic Games releases four instant win titles
The pull-tab titles, each featuring a unique pay table with wild symbol multipliers, are now live with operators.

NYX Gaming announces senior appointment
As Group Director of Talent Acquisition, Charles St. Aubyn will deliver the company's acquisition strategy to meet the demands of customers and support growth.

Casexe announces webinar on white label solutions
On 15 September, customer manager Roman Oleynichenko will host a webinar regarding the company's white label solution.

Upcoming Conference

AffiliateCon Sofia12-13 September 2017
AffiliateCon Sofia
AffiliateCon offers two days of serious business, with entertaining breaks and outstanding keynote speakers. Hosted in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia, the location was chosen as much for the buzz as it was for its convenient location and low cost.

Global Gaming Expo3-5 October 2017
Global Gaming Expo
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.

Berlin Affiliate Conference1-4 November 2017
Berlin Affiliate Conference
BAC sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With over 70 expected exhibitors, this will be the biggest exhibition in the industry, offering more stands and a larger space for meetings in one huge hall.
Did You Know?
The average wager made by problem gamblers in the U.K. is 98 GBP, compared to 14 GBP for those who are not considered at risk, according to a report from Gamble Aware.

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How much will closure of SKY's Affiliate Hub affiliate program hurt your business?
SKY's Affiliate Hub put predatory affiliate terms in place nearly two years ago, reducing commissions 5% unless six or more new first-time depositors were referred each month. Now they have completely shut down the program, stealing all future revenue from players previously referred by affiliates. So, for this week's poll we'd like to get a sense of how severe the effect of this closure will be for affiliates.  View poll
Last week's poll results: Are you going to SiGMA or BAC? View poll
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 MessageBitcoin drops more than 8% in response to move by China
New MessageCzech Republic banning bonuses and offers
New MessageBetway Partners merges into Buffalo Partners
New MessageThe Guardian publishes hit piece on gambling affiliates
From The Forums
New MessageUK gambling PPC guidelines
JohnA writes:
I understand there are guidelines for Google Adwords for gambling in the U.K. Operators doing that need to prove they have a valid U.K. license. Is it the same way for affiliates doing gambling PPC with landing pages containing toplist tables, etc.? Is that a free-for-all, provided you promote licensed operators only? Do affiliates need some kind of license, too? read more
New MessageEzugi or Evolution?
New MessageMass linking from rogue sites
New MessageIs this site a scam?
New Message.com or .uk domain
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