17 October 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

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Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Reporting from G2E 2018
This week's show comes from the floor of the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, where J. Todd speaks with Casino City's Gary Trask, with a focus on sports betting and iGaming.

LeoVegas adds three new members
Irena Busic has been recruited as new Communications Director for LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group and Claes af Burén and Petra Blixt have been named Marketing Directors.

GiG signs LOI for sportsbook with Hard Rock
The Letter of Intent is for the provision of an omni-channel sportsbook platform in the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

ICE Africa attracting delegates from 91 countries
The international gaming industry has shown its support for Clarion's vision to deliver a business event for the continent, with the inaugural edition of ICE Africa now at 90% capacity.

Paddy Power Betfair to pay penalty
The online operator will pay £2.2 million for failing to protect customers and stop stolen money from being gambled.

BtoBet partners with Daar Group
The company continues to increase its global presence, with Nigerian communications colossus Daar Group partnering with BtoBet to enter the Nigerian market with its “234bet” brand.

NetEnt agrees to deal with Churchill Downs
The company has signed a customer agreement to deliver its award-winning online casino games to the online gaming and betting operator.

Sjöberg resigns from Betsson
Tristan Sjöberg has resigned from Betsson AB's Board of Directors at his own request, due to a legal dispute with Swedish tax authorities regarding tax liability.

Upcoming Conference

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.

London Affiliate Conference6-9 February 2019
London Affiliate Conference
LAC is one of the most popular iGaming affiliate events in the world! Its conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers.

Affiliate Summit West6-8 January 2019
Affiliate Summit West
Affiliate Summit, at Paris Las Vegas, will bring thousands of attendees from affiliates, networks, merchants, agencies, and vendors together to meet, network, do business and learn industry best practices.
Did You Know?
Following the government's introduction of tougher regulations on when gambling firms could broadcast ads on TV in March, gambling advertising in Australia soared 26% year-over-year compared to the 12 months previous to July 2018, with newspaper ads seeing a rise of 120%, according to AdNews.

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Over the past few weeks we have been barraged with a new type of hacker extortion request. In our case, the subject line of the email was an ancient password we used to use on sites where security was not very important. We knew that we never used that password anymore, and we also knew that the claims were just plain false. So, for this weeks post, we ask if you have been pwned and received a similar email message. 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 MessageRecap of "Affiliate Marketing Grows Up" seminar at G2E
New MessageSpain braces for clampdown on gambling ads
New MessageThe end of gambling affiliate websites in Belgium?
New MessageBETJOY Casino is closing
From The Forums
New MessageUK conversions
MMM writes:
Since the start of the month, my conversions in the U.K. dropped almost half across the board. I have the same traffic, a bit less signups and much less FTDs. Is anyone else seeing something similar?  read more
New MessageHow to record gameplay?
New MessageDoes hosting determine the traffic you get?
New MessageEvery single FTD resulting in a negative net revenue?
New MessageYour first deposit/signup from organic traffic
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New MessageWhat to do about URL suffixes when converting to WordPress?
New MessageNew round of hackers
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