6 December 2017 GPWA Times Newsletter

Recognizing November's most active AMs
Hats off to the most active affiliate program representatives in November. 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 December.

Recognition for November's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for November. 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 December.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Apex Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Net neutrality threatened
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is poised to kill net neutrality and J. Todd explains what that would mean for online gambling. Also, the UKGC is teaming with the Advertising Standards Authority, and the results are getting, well, stupid.

NJ hopeful for sports betting after court hearing
The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments last Monday to decide whether New Jersey should be able to legalize sports betting. Though a decision likely won't come until the early next year, many sports betting proponents left feeling confident.

Players compete for 'Winter Winnings' at Intertops
Until 29 January, 300 frequent players will win up to $500 each during the $240,000 casino bonus contest.

Breakout Gaming Group launches Breakout Poker
The online poker site, a member of the popular GG Network, accepts the BRK Coin as a deposit and withdrawal method, in addition to bitcoin and USD.

Wild Wild Bet launches program with Income Access
The Curacao-licensed operator offers players over 150 popular NetEnt slots as well as a selection of live casino games from Evolution Gaming.

EveryMatrix signs deal with Portomaso Gaming
The company will offer Portomaso's live casino content via the CasinoEngine platform.

Quickspin unveils Achievement Races
Complementing the Achievements Engine, the promotional tool allows rewards to be achieved up to four times as fast.

The Stars Group completes sale of gaming investments
The company announced it had finished the sale of its ordinary shares of Jackpotjoy plc, approximately 7.5% of Jackpotjoy's shares, for almost $60 million.

Betsson confirms CEO of operational subsidiaries
Having been with the group since 2013 and serving as CEO of operational subsidiaries since September 2017, Svensson has been officially appointed to the position.

ReelNRG awarded UK license
The casino game development company may now supply its games to U.K. players via its partnered operators.

Yggdrasil debuts Orient Express online slot
The game will bring players on a trip from Paris to Istanbul, with plenty of jackpot-winning features available along the way.

Pragmatic Play spreads holiday cheer with Santa slot
The game features Saint Nick, elves and reindeer, combining a classic Christmas theme with multiple bonus features.

NetEnt AllBright finalist for third consecutive year
The company reached the finals for the award, given to the company that has best achieved gender equality within their organization.

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London Affiliate Conference7-10 February 2018
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