14 February 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

Rest in Peace Gary Beal
We learned today that Gary Beal, who went by GaryTheScubaGuy in the forums, has passed away. Gary was always someone who would try to help others. He made many contributions in the GPWA forums, especially in the SEO section that he moderated. He also wrote a half dozen SEO articles for the GPWA Times Magazine. He will be missed.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Reporting from LAC
In a special edition of APCW Perspectives, J. Todd reports from the London Affiliate Conference and has news regarding GVC Holdings, European poker liquidity and Canadian casinos, before providing a whirlwind and entertaining tour of the conference floor.

ICE London on course for seventh year of growth
With 589 exhibitors from 65 countries and pre-registration up 4%, ICE Totally Gaming experienced its seventh consecutive year of growth.

ICE Africa launches in London
The inaugural event points to the continent's emerging iGaming market and opportunities for growth.

SiGMA raises record funds with BiG Sports Dinner
The dinner at SiGMA on 22 November raised over 26,000 EUR for charities such as the Malta Community Chest Fund.

Intertops hosts a $1,000 Betsoft slot tournament
This weekend, players who obtain the most points while playing one of four Betsoft slots will win a share of $1,000.

LeoVegas acquires German market licenses
In addition to entering into an agreement to acquire Maltese company World of Sportsbetting Ltd, LeoVegas has welcomed football icon Lothar Matthaus as a brand ambassador.

Easy Payment Gateway signs deal with SG Digital
The online payment specialist has been selected as a payment provider for SG Digital's platform.

UK operators must stop unfair promotions, says CMA
Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority, the U.K. Gambling Commission will work to ensure that online operators improve conditions for players.

Blueprint Gaming supplies content to Denmark, Romania
After securing gaming certification, the company's portfolio of games will become available to players in the regions for the first time.

Betsoft announces deal with Snaitech
Snaitech will gain access to Betsoft's collection of games via the GAN platform.

Yggdrasil to enter Spanish market with GVC
Later this year, GVC will become the first operator in Spain to offer Yggdrasil titles.

UltraPlay reports success at ICE 2018
The company showcased its expanded esports feed, ODDS.gg, and its esports betting cryptocurrency, eGold.

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The organizers behind SiGMA are packing up and heading to bustling Hong Kong, with 150 quality affiliates and six operators on an all-inclusive retreat.

Amsterdam Affiliate Conference17-20 July 2018
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the new iGB Live show and is expected to be a huge success with over 3,200 delegates in attendance, of which 1,800 will be affiliates.
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Online casino revenues in Italy saw a year-over-year increase of 27.5% in January, according to figures compiled by news agency Agimeg.

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