19 September 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

Blockchain to the rescue?
In the July 2018 issue of the GPWA Times Magazine, Vin Narayanan gazes into his crystal ball and envisions a world where blockchain technology cures many of the issues facing iGaming affiliates and operators. Is this just a fantasy, or can it be a short-term reality?

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Concern for online gambling?
This week, J. Todd takes a brief look at a story not a lot people are discussing in the industry: The recent copyright vote in the European Parliament.

Redbet launches new sportsbook
The Redbet Sports, part of the MRG Group, offers an improved interface and more cashout opportunities.

Betsoft slot tournament at Intertops Poker
This month's tournament will pay $2,000 in prizes to the top 16 players and features three popular slots from Betsoft: Giovanni's Gems, Genie's Fortune and Gypsy Rose.

LeoVentures invests in esports betting
The LeoVegas Group, through its wholly owned investment company LeoVentures Ltd, has acquired 51% of the shares in Pixel Holding Group Ltd, which runs the esports betting operator Pixel.bet.

NetEnt beta-launches affiliate business
Through a new games section online, video slot fans can try out all the NetEnt games, while receiving bonus offers from operators.

Global Gaming adds Operational CFO role
Michael Gatt was officially appointed to the Operational CFO role for the Maltese subsidiary and will be part of the management team.

Zitro unveils new products in Torremolinos
The company is presenting its latest video bingo and video slot products at this week's Andalusian Game Congress Expo.

Endorphina releases Kamchatka slot
In this new slot, Endorphina will offer 243 fixed lines and two options on how players can increase their wins.

Global gambling regulators voice concerns
Fifteen European gambling regulators, as well as the Washington State Gambling Commission, signed an agreement to work together to address the risks created by the blurring of lines between gaming and gambling.

CashBet appoints Ed Brennan as Company President
Brennan brings experience after 25 years in the internet, software, hardware and financial services industries, working with Merrill Lynch, Seagate, Adobe, Microsoft and NexTag.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Lisbon Affiliate Conference17-20 October 2018
Lisbon Affiliate Conference
With over 3,000 delegates expected to attend, the Lisbon Affiliate Conference will offer opportunities to learn about iGaming trends, SEO, social media, compliance and emerging markets.

Summit of iGaming Malta28-30 November 2018
Summit of iGaming Malta
The goal of SiGMA is to bring together the entire gaming community, from affiliates and operators to regulators and vendors.
Did You Know?
On average, marketing costs and the median marketing costs for affiliates in Q1 2018 increased by 15% compared to Q1 2017, according to Online Gambling Quarterly.

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What does Google report as the average click-through rate for your main site?
Google Search Console includes a performance section that provides information about how sites perform in search results, including click-through rates. For this week's poll, we'd like to know what the average CTR is for your main site. Besides voting, we invite you to share observations about how any other statistics have changed for you. View poll
Last week's poll results: Have you read Google's new July 2018 Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines? View poll
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 MessageEurope approves copyright rules that could change the internet
New Message"Tide has changed" on South Africa regulation
New MessageNew FanDuel sportsbook refusing to pay customer due to "glitch"
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From The Forums
New MessageHow do I turn bitcoin into GBP?
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I have had casinos offering to pay in bitcoin. I know very little about it and I keep coming across contradicting explanations. How would I go about turning that into actual GBP? read more
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