18 October 2017 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: The fight with Affiliate Edge
Online gambling news this week comes to us from GVC Holdings and Ladbrokes Coral, which are working on finalizing a merger. Plus, J. Todd discusses one webmaster who's taking the fight to Affiliate Edge.

ReelNRG teams up with BetVictor
The operator has gone live with ReelNRG's slot portfolio in Asia, with plans to roll out games across the U.K. and Europe.

Pariplay powers Breakout Gaming Casino
The company's SMTM back-end platform will power Breakout Gaming Casino, operated by the Costa Rica-based Breakout Gaming Group and the latest member of the Breakout Affiliates program.

Jackpotjoy announces board and management changes
With Andy McIver stepping down as CEO, the company has appointed Neil Goulden as Executive Chairman and Simon Wykes as Group Managing Director.

ICE sees increased international registration
Gaming industry professionals and experts from 82 countries have registered to attend the London-based event, which will take place from 6-8 February 2018.

NYX Gaming Group appoints Group CTO
Chris Armes, bringing over 25 years of experience to the table, will take charge of the company's support and product development teams across its selection of gaming products.

NJ enters into online poker agreement
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that online gaming patrons in New Jersey will be able to play against patrons in Delaware and Nevada, creating a larger player pool and increasing jackpots.

Red Tiger Gaming launches with Kindred Group brands
The company's casino software and games are live with online casinos such as Unibet and Maria Casino.

Realistic Games releases two instant win titles
Bully4U and Over the Rainbow are pull-tab versions of the company's existing slots and play seamlessly on both online and mobile play.

EveryMatrix to offer Golden Race content
The company will supply Golden Race's selection of virtual sports betting content via the EveryMatrix casino platform.

Blueprint Gaming offers Merkur content
Top-performing games such as Blazing Star and Fishin' Frenzy have been added to Blueprint's catalog.

Tom Horn Gaming receives UK license
In the coming weeks, the slots supplier will offer its comprehensive selection of games to operators in the jurisdiction.

SkillOnNet launches NetEnt Live games across network
Brands such as DrueckGlueck and PlayOJO now offer NetEnt's series of live casino games, developed in collaboration with real casino players.

Magnet Gaming releases Haunted House online slot
The Halloween-themed game is packed with two progressive jackpots and four exciting bonus games.

Upcoming Conference

EiG - Excellence in iGaming30 October - 1 November 2017
EiG - Excellence in iGaming
EiG is the leading gaming industry event completely focused on achieving Excellence in iGaming, providing a unique platform that encourages and facilitates networking and learning for the entire iGaming ecosystem.

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.

SiGMA22-25 November 2017
The goal of SiGMA is to bring together the entire gaming community, from affiliates and operators to regulators and vendors.
Did You Know?
About 76% of betting stakes were placed via mobile device during the second quarter of 2017, according to Online Gambling Quarterly.

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