23 May 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: US sports betting decision, fallout
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down PASPA as an unconstitutional violation of states' rights last week. J. Todd discusses what this really means for sports betting in America and beyond.

FanDuel acquired by Paddy Power Betfair
The transaction combines FanDuel's technology, well-recognized brand and extensive user base with Betfair US's TVG horse racing betting network and media businesses.

Portugal joins France and Spain in shared player pool
Poker players in Portugal can now compete against French and Spanish players at PokerStars, the first online operator to offer a shared player pool between the three countries.

Mr Green announces esports joint venture
The new partnership with Gamingzone Entertainment will create a new community for esports fans, with a focus on entertainment, news and gaming possibilities.

Bet On Aces launches affiliate program
The new program for the U.K.-based online casino, sportsbook and poker brand will be managed by Income Access.

New Ogre Empire slot at Intertops
Intertops Poker will unveil the new slot game on Monday, while hosting a special Memorial Day Slots Raffle.

Hillman appointed new Group CEO of NetEnt
Therese Hillman, who started her new position this week, has been CFO of NetEnt since January 2017 and acting CEO since March 2018.

Realistic Games introduces first 3-D game
The award-winning casino content supplier is hoping players will keep their cool with its latest release, Black Ice.

Top 10 questions about SCOTUS sports betting decision
In the spirit of clearing up some of the uncertainties and false notions that have been bandied about, we answer 10 common questions about the future of sports betting in the U.S.

SG Digital hires new VP of Sportsbook
Nikos Konstakis will oversee OpenBet's product development roadmap and enhance its sportsbook proposition for its customers following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of PASPA.

Upcoming Conference

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 whom will be affiliates.

Affiliate Summit East29-31 July 2018
Affiliate Summit East
Thousands of digital marketers and high-level decision-makers from over 70 countries will gather at the New York Marriott Marquis for the performance marketing industry's premier global event.

AffiliateFEST Bootcamp 201819 September 2018
AffiliateFEST Bootcamp 2018
Established in 2015, the AffiliateFEST Bootcamp returns to London and focuses on helping iGaming affiliates get ahead of the competition and learn the latest digital marketing trends they need to improve and grow their businesses.
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Last week, Swedish gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen issued warnings to 39 digital media outlets, asking them to stop promoting international gambling sites.

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