16 January 2019 GPWA Times Newsletter

Recognition for 2018's most active members
Now that the new year is here, it's time to give a special cheer to our members for their participation in the forums in 2018, most notably TheGooner, our most active participant in 2018. His site will be shown on the home page of the GPWA website for the next month as the featured member site of the year. In this thread, we list the top 50 most active users of 2018.

Recognition for 2018's most active AMs
We would also like to thank all of the affiliate program representatives for their participation in the forums in 2018, especially Renee from Rewards Affiliates, the most active affiliate program representative of the year for the fourth year in a row. She will be the featured affiliate program representative of the year on the GPWA home page for the next month. To see the list of the top 25 most active AMs, take a look at this thread.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Regulation and addiction
Regulation is something our industry once looked forward to, but it has come with some issues for affiliates. As operators try to adapt to a fluid landscape, many webmasters are working twice as hard just to keep up.

US Department of Justice reverses Wire Act opinion
A new opinion from the DOJ declared that the Wire Act prohibits passing bets and wagers across state lines, as well as assisting in placing sports wagers — thus applying the Act to not only sports betting, but any form of gambling crossing state lines.

Intertops Poker offers 25 percent Cashback Week
The online casino is giving players the chance to receive 25% instant cash back when they bust a deposit playing slots until 20 January.

GiG signs distribution agreement with Relax Gaming
Relax Gaming will take all games from GiG Games and plans to release the first game on its platform in Q1 2019.

4StarsGames launches affiliate with Income Access
Income Access will leverage its knowledge and experience to provide affiliates with guidance in their promotion of 4StarsGames and its online casino products, including slots, table games and live casino.

Twin takes on Fast Track CRM
Twin is one of the first brands to take a step toward what Fast Track CEO Simon Lidzén has called the future of CRM.

Pragmatic Play ready to launch live casino products
The content provider's live casino portfolio will incorporate a wide selection of games, including baccarat, roulette and blackjack.

iSoftBet completes certification for Swedish market
All iSoftBet's Swedish-licensed customers now have access to a wide portfolio of games, including brands such as LeoVegas, Betsson Poker and NoAccountCasino.com.

Blueprint Gaming partners with Iforium
Popular Blueprint releases including Diamond Mine, Inspector Gadget, ted and Wish Upon a Jackpot are now available to Iforium's operator network and players.

Upcoming Conference

ICE Totally Gaming London5-7 February 2019
ICE Totally Gaming London
Bringing together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days, ICE Totally Gaming offers unrivaled opportunities to visitors and exhibitors alike.

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 Europe12-14 March 2019
Affiliate Summit Europe
This three-day event in Amsterdam is packed with affiliates, merchants, vendors, networks and technology providers in a relaxed environment.
Did You Know?
After experiencing a 44.5% increase in 2017, online sports betting revenue in Italy rose 16% in 2018, according to figures released last week by the country's gambling regulatory body.

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