13 February 2019 GPWA Times Newsletter

Recognition for January's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for January. We're giving an extra special thanks to TheGooner, one of the most active posters during the month. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of February as the featured site. Congratulations!

Recognizing January's most active AMs
Congrats to the most active affiliate program representatives in January. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renée, who was the most active affiliate program representative and continues on the list this month. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of February. Well done, Renée!

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: 2019 London Affiliate Conference
J. Todd traveled across the pond last week to attend ICE and the London Affiliate Conference, and in addition to covering some industry news, he brings in some special guests from the iGaming affiliate world.

Valentine's free spins weekend at Intertops Poker
Players can earn 20 free spins on the new Super Pop 2: Double Dipped slot, and guests who have made a previous deposit can claim free spins from 14-16 February.

BitStarz named Players' Choice Casino
The online casino won the Players' Choice award at last month's AskGamblers Awards, beating out over 1,300 fellow competitors.

LeoVegas AB reports Q4 2018 results
The figures show that LeoVegas revenue increased by 25% and had organic growth in local currencies by 7%.

GiG reports solid Q4 2018 statistics
Gaming Innovation Group Inc. reported €39.9 million in revenues, which marked a 7% increase over Q4 2017.

Ross wins Best Lottery Affiliate Manager
At last week's iGB Affiliate Awards, Income Access' Senior Affiliate Marketing Coordinator Samantha Ross took home Best Lottery Affiliate Manager.

UKGC announces safer, fairer rules
The new rules, which follow an open consultation, aim to let operators verify customers' age and identity details faster, which will benefit consumers.

European Lotteries to descend on Betting on Football
On 19 March, EL will host a meeting for members of its Sport Working Group, which is part of the wider Betting on Football Conference in London on 19-22 March.

Racing Post and Clarion extend partnership
The strategic agreement is responsible for organizing many of the industry's leading international B2B events.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Affiliate Grand Slam Manila21-22 March 2019
Affiliate Grand Slam Manila
The affiliate networking event has 200 quality affiliates and six operators come together for an all-encompassing, all-inclusive weekend of networking nirvana.

SiGMA Roadshow21-22 March 2019
SiGMA Roadshow
The organizers behind SiGMA are bridging the gap between continents and bringing some of the best suppliers in the business to meet with operators from all over the world in Manila.

Nordic Affiliate Conference27-28 March 2019
Nordic Affiliate Conference
The lounge-style event, held in Stockholm, Sweden, will enable delegates to network in a more intimate and fluid way.
Did You Know?
NetEnt reported an 8.9% year-over-year increase in 2018 revenue, despite a 12% rise in operating expenses.

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Are you still using Google Plus?
Google is throwing in the towel on Google Plus with an official shutdown date of 2 April 2019. The GPWA will be removing the +1 button from its member directory, and we also have a Google Plus page that we will stop supporting and no longer link to. So this week we ask if you are still using Google Plus. Besides voting in the poll, be sure to share your thoughts in a post, as well.  View poll
Last week's poll results: How much time do you spend on affiliate marketing? View poll
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