30 May 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

A memorial remembrance for GPWA members
This past Monday was Memorial Day in the U.S. For many of us in the States it is also a day when we honor and think about those we knew who are no longer with us. So, today we would like to recognize 11 GPWA members that have passed away. We invite you to share your thoughts about our deceased friends in the forum thread inside this announcement.

GPWA Privacy Policy update
Last week, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. Accordingly, we have made a few changes to the GPWA's Privacy Policy specifically related to the GDPR. For details, please see the thread found inside this announcement.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: A droll stroll
We cover an array of interesting topics this week, with stories from Gibraltar, Malta and the U.K. Also, news on Fan Duel, Affiliate Edge and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.

LeoVegas launches new sportsbook design
Just in time for the World Cup, the new layout strengthens the mobile position of LeoVegas and helps it produce relevant content to its users.

Mr Green calling for increased revenue
At last week's Capital Markets Day, Mr Green announced an expected revenue growth of at least 40% for 2018, with an EBITDA margin of about 15%.

New Three Kingdom Wars slot at Intertops
Intertops Poker players are taking an exotic journey to big winnings during the $150,000 Orient Express bonus competition.

Catena Media makes push into global forex
The acquisition of Forextraders, Forexcharts and Forexindicators, alongside additional sites, lays the foundation for foreign exchange trading content and lead generation.

MGA to launch unified self-exclusion system
Malta Gaming Authority will implement a unified self-exclusion system for all its remote gaming licenses.

Pragmatic Play introduces World Cup slot
The Champions is a 3x5 game that gives players the chance to personalize their session by picking their favorite team from a selection of 32 countries.

NetEnt releases Lost Relics slot
This latest game features the unique Cluster Pays mechanic, which gives players the chance to increase payouts by growing the size of their cluster of winning symbols.

Lightning Box wins Portugal approval
The specialist slots developer has received approval to launch its games in Portugal on the SG Digital platform.

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.
Did You Know?
The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority upheld complaints against two online operators for featuring animated images of animals, fairies and Santa Claus that it claimed were "likely to be of particular appeal to children."

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Has Google enabled mobile-first indexing for any of your sites?
On 26 March 2018, Google announced it would be rolling out mobile-first indexing. Since then, Google has been notifying webmasters as they migrate sites from being indexed on the site's desktop contents to its mobile contents. Have you had any sites converted to mobile-first indexing? If so, please share how many, and whether the change has made a difference, either positive or negative.  View poll
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