15 August 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Pessimism and optimism
As imminent changes in the United Kingdom appear to be hurting a large bookmaker, the changes in the U.S. may provide new opportunities.

MRG applies for Swedish iGaming licenses
The applications include the iGaming sites Mr Green Casino, Redbet Casino, Vinnarum Casino, Bertil and Mama Mia Bingo.

Gaming Innovation Group reports Q2 2018
The company reported €36.9 million in revenues in Q2 2018, a 39% year-on-year increase, and earnings for Q2 2018 were €1.7 million, compared to €1.9 million in Q2 2017.

4,000 free spins at Intertops Poker
From 16-19 August, players can win free spins by answering trivia questions on the online casino's Facebook page that will be posted daily.

ICE Africa announces Event Ambassador
John Kamara aims to bring the whole African Gaming Continent together when ICE Africa opens 24-25 October in South Africa.

Additional sponsors signed for AffiliateFEST 2018
Among the sponsors already confirmed, newcomers Novibet, Videoslots and affiliate site YourFreeBet are joining this year's lineup in support of affiliate education and entrepreneurial iGaming skills development.

Joacim Moller appointed as Global Gaming CEO
Möller previously held the position of Chief People & Organization Officer and COO of Global Gaming and has been acting CEO since May 2018.

Authentic Gaming granted UK license
The live casino provider will bring its innovative suite of games and products to the U.K. market for the very first time after being granted a license by the Gambling Commission.

Betting turnover for 2018 World Cup
Sportradar's analysis found that total global betting turnover for the FIFA tournament was an estimated €136 billion and no match manipulation behavior was detected.

Upcoming Conference

The European Summit Fall 201814-17 September 2018
The European Summit Fall 2018
Held this year in Prague, The European Summit brings together professionals from the online entertainment industry, e-commerce, financials, gaming, gambling, dating, forex, binary options, health, nutraceuticals and others for a three-day networking event.

AffiliateFEST Bootcamp 201819 September 2018
AffiliateFEST Bootcamp 2018
Established in 2015, 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.

Affiliate Management Academy 26-27 September 2018
Affiliate Management Academy
The Affiliate Management Academy heads to London for an intensive two-day training course providing practical learning to help navigate the competitive world of affiliate management.
Did You Know?
During this year's World Cup, DraftKings received nearly 11 million entries worldwide and paid out almost $10 million in winnings. Canada, the U.K. and Germany represented the top countries outside the U.S. for total entry submissions.

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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 Messagemybet announces it will file for bankruptcy
New MessageNew Jersey regulators going after "bad actors"
New MessageMore bad news for California online gaming efforts
New MessageBelarus legalizes online casinos, increases gambling age
From The Forums
New MessageGiving out traffic info when selling ad space
sportsbookh writes:
Do you always give out your traffic numbers and analytics info when someone contacts you and wants to buy ad space on your website? A long time ago I used to share that info with people who were interested and the deals never happened. I ended up feeling like these people were just fishing for information. read more
New MessageBest banks for gambling affiliates
New MessageYouTube closing down more iGaming channels
New MessageMajor Google update since 1 August?
New MessageTransfer SEO value
New MessageGambling legislation in Belgium and the Netherlands
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