26 December 2018 GPWA Times Newsletter

Let's make a deal
Landing the most beneficial deal for your affiliate brand doesn't happen by accident. In the October 2018 issue of the GPWA Times Magazine, Lee-Ann Johnstone breaks down what affiliates need to do before, during and after a negotiation to secure the deals they deserve.

Industry News
Stars Group announces reversal of Kentucky judgment
The company unveils that the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in its favor and reversed in its entirety the $870 million judgment issued against it by a trial court judge in December 2015.

Michigan regulates online gambling
The bill includes provisions for the legalization of real-money internet casino gaming, as well as internet sports betting.

Green Gaming Forum discusses sustainability
Anna Romboli, Chief Communications Officer at NetEnt, and Rikard Rinaldo, head of communications at Mr Green Ltd, talk about sustainability.

2019 WSOP dates announced
The 50th World Series of Poker will open its doors Tuesday, 28 May 2019 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Bitcasino.io adds new website design
The online casino has responded to customer feedback by adding a new purple mode for players who want an extra splash of color during their gaming experience.

GiG awarded two Swedish licenses
One license will be used for its in-house brands such as RIZK, GUTS Casino, Highroller, Thrills Casino, Kaboo and Betspin, and the other license will be offered to its external customers.

Multilotto receives gambling license in Sweden
The new gaming license gives Swedish customers the opportunity to access both lottery and online casino games of their choice under Swedish regulation.

Aspire Global obtains Swedish gaming license
The Swedish Gambling Authority, Lotteriinspektionen, has granted Aspire Global its first iGaming license for casino and bingo, effective 1 January 2019.

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London Affiliate Conference6-9 February 2019
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Did You Know?
37% of respondents to a Twitter poll conducted by Search Engine Journal earlier this month stated that their traffic from Facebook is much lower now compared to this time last year.

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Will 2019 be better than 2018?
Calendar year 2019 is right around the corner, so if you have not yet thought about or set goals for the new year, now is a good time. What are you going to do to make the new year different than 2018? Gaze into your crystal ball and hazard a guess as to how your revenue in 2019 will compare to 2018. 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 MessageNew gambling legislation vetoed by Slovakian president
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New MessageWorld Cup, online casinos drive Q3 revenues in Portugal
New MessageCuracao to tighten supervision of online casinos
From The Forums
New MessageTraffic around the holidays?
casinomark writes:
I have been reading previous threads about December revenue numbers and wondered what people's expectations are around traffic and conversions at this time of year. Are revenues generally lower because of family obligations and party distractions, or are they better because people are more in the spending mood? Personally, I think there may be good traffic between Christmas and New Year's, but will wait and see.  read more
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