28 March 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome UltraPartners and FortuneJack Partners as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Changing terms, differing paths
Another affiliate program has decided to alter their terms and conditions, introducing predatory changes. Plus, it seems that online gambling may be on different paths in the U.K. and U.S.

Sky Bet to pay 1 million GBP penalty package
After failing to protect vulnerable customers who had self-excluded from gambling, the company will pay a 1,008,600 GBP fine, giving 750,000 GBP to charities.

UKGC aims to make online gambling safer
The U.K. Gambling Commission has proposed changes to age verification processes, marketing and advertising methods, and problem gambling tools.

LeoVegas acquires World of Sportsbetting
World of Sportsbetting Ltd. holds a sports betting license and casino license in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, granting LeoVegas greater presence in the market.

Pragmatic Play goes live with Royal Panda
The provider's complete portfolio is now available via online casino operator Royal Panda.

Registration open for iGB Live! 2018
The event, which will take place between 17-20 July, and bring together the iGaming Super Show, EiG and the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference.

Digitain signs deal with YourBet
Digitain will deliver its bespoke sports data services to YourBet ahead of the World Cup.

PA online gambling could be ready in November
With the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board soon accepting petitions for licenses, online gambling in the state could be up and running in a few months, say analysts at PennBets.

Japan Gaming Congress updates agenda
Clarion Gaming has unveiled a revamped agenda that will take a look into the complexities of IR casinos.

Kindred joins All-in Diversity Project
The company has signed up as a Founding Member to further its commitment to promoting diversity and equality within the gambling industry.

UltraPlay elevates esports live betting model
The company has introduced new markets, such as Decider Map Played, Correct Score and Map Advantage, into its live betting model solution.

Pariplay debuts Wild Cherry online slot
This game puts a spin on classic fruit machine games, offering stylized graphics alongside five different bonus features.

Realistic Games takes on two account managers
Colin Weaver and Lidia Suero, both with previous experience in the gaming industry, will bolster the company's client management services.

Upcoming Conference

Nordic Affiliate Conference24-25 April 2015
Nordic Affiliate Conference
The conference will bring together key affiliates, media agencies, advertising networks and operators working within the region. This event will be hosted as a lounge-style event, enabling delegates to network fluidly.

Affiliate Grand Slam Hong Kong17-19 May 2018
Affiliate Grand Slam Hong Kong
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
AAC is part of the iGB Live show and is expected to be a huge success, with over 3,200 delegates in attendance, 1,800 of which will be affiliates.
Did You Know?
According to an Income Access survey, revenue share (55%) is the most popular choice for affiliates when considering preferred advertising models, with hybrid (30%) and CPA (19%) finishing a distant second and third, respectively.

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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 MessageStarPartner closes down
New MessageUruguay to block 17 offshore online betting sites
New MessageGoogle officially rolls out mobile-first indexing
New MessageOnline casinos fuel rising gross gaming revenues in Philippines
From The Forums
New MessageDisavow question for all you pros
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So Search Console updated and I went to disavow all the backlinks pointed at my site. As soon as I saw the URL socalfd dot info I knew I would be disavowing it. I clicked through to see the website before pulling the trigger and something curious happened. The website had redirected itself to a different domain, which I have seen happen before, except in this particular instance the domain in question had redirected itself from Google. If I disavow the site, am I disavowing Google? read more
New MessageWordpress banning casino affiliate sites?
New MessageFacebook blocked website URL
New MessageUsing HTML5 banners instead of GIFs
New MessageGoDaddy GoesCrazy?
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