13 June 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

Welcome Maria Florides as a GPWA staff member
We're very pleased to announce that Maria Florides is now a member of the GPWA staff. Maria has been involved in the iGaming industry for a decade and has been a member of the GPWA since 2010, when she joined as a sponsor program affiliate representative. Many of you know her as an active participant in the GPWA forums. Maria will have a wide variety of responsibilities, with a primary focus on relationships with affiliate programs. Please join us in wishing Maria a warm welcome!

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Misery loves company
It's a show full of headlines that no one wants to read, as underage gambling and cheap publicity stunts are making news in the midst of the continuing U.K. crackdown on gambling.

New Jersey legalizes sports gambling
Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that will allow sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events.

Weekend Bounce at Intertops Poker
This weekend, players can win their way to the Saturday night Final in one of three qualifying satellites held earlier in the day.

Mr Green unveils Live Casino Quickbets
As the World Cup kicks off, Mr Green teams up with NetEnt Live to launch an innovative sports betting feature in its Live Beyond Live casino environment.

Affiliate Grand Slam heads to Kiev
The Affiliate Grand Slam returns to Europe, 9-10 August, with 200 elite affiliates joining a select group of operators.

AffiliateFEST unveils 2018 agenda
On 19 September, AffiliateFEST will feature a string of digital marketing experts and well-known industry figures at the event that will be held alongside the Betting On Sports Conference in London.

Global Gaming Women hosts panel in Canada
GGW will participate in the Canadian Gaming Summit, 18-20 June, to showcase and support the contributions of women leaders in the gaming industry.

Playtech BGT Sports launches MatchAcca
In time for the World Cup, MatchAcca gives customers the option to back related contingencies by combining several selections into a single bet within a single football match.

Betsoft awarded Romanian license
The latest in a series of strategic European expansions, Betsoft Gaming received a Class II License by the Romanian National Gambling Office last week.

New House of Doom slot by Play'n GO
This latest release is a five-reel slot with 10 fixed paylines and has been influenced by the style and feel of heavy metal music.

Habanero releases Knockout Football slot
The slots and table games provider is giving players the chance to grab a win or two with its latest release, Knockout Football.

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?
Beginning 1 January 2019, the Australian state of New South Wales will introduce a 10% tax on all online betting revenue derived from punters in the state.

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When do you expect to have a smart speaker?
The smart speaker market is growing at an explosive pace. The market leader is currently Amazon's Echo Dot, reported to have close to 75% of the market, with most of the rest of the market currently belonging to Google Home. Because this is such a rapidly growing techie-type product, we figured it would be a good topic for today's poll. Besides sharing whether you already have one, or plan to get a smart speaker, be sure to share your thoughts about them. View poll
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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 MessageSwitzerland legalizes online gambling, bans foreign operators
New MessageXLMEDIA issues revenue and profit warning
New MessageJudge tosses out insider trading trial against former Amaya CEO
From The Forums
New MessageGambling channels are latest YouTube victims
The Buzz writes:
Scary news from YouTube, which, in January, made sweeping, sudden changes to the qualifications it used to judge whether channels were eligible to earn money on the platform. Thousands of small channels lost their ability to generate money on YouTube overnight and had no way to appeal, and it appears the latest victims have been gambling channels. read more
New MessageAnthony Bourdain dies at the age of 61
New MessageHas anyone worked with Mount Media?
New MessageHow did BGT Games avoid the wrath of the UKGC?
New MessageGambling domains for sale
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