5 February 2020 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 ddm, the most active poster. 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 Renee from Rewards Affiliates, who was once again the most active affiliate program representative. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in February. Well done, Renee!

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA welcomes Online Casino Share as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Babies and bathwater
On our last show before the ICE and iGB Affiliate shows in London, we take a look at how the push for gambling reform in the U.K. is becoming detrimental to the survival of the industry.

APCW Interview: Alpha Affiliates
J. Todd interviews Valery, affiliate manager for Alpha Affiliates, about the new products and markets they are providing to their affiliates.

1xBet wins "Sports Betting Platform of the Year"
The betting company was nominated for six awards at the 2020 International Gaming Awards and took home “Sports Betting Platform of the Year” in London on Tuesday.

Love is All Around at Intertops Casino Red
Until 9 March, players earn points when they play games, and the players with the most points get the biggest weekly bonuses, up to $500 each.

Report: 5G will help sports betting soar
The Paysafe report reveals that just under half of regular sports bettors anticipate increasing their in-play sports betting activity with the emergence of 5G.

ICE North America to host American Gambling Awards
The awards are the first dedicated to the regulated online gambling market in the U.S. and will take place 14 May in New Orleans.

Evolution Gaming secures South African license
Evolution now has approval to deliver its products and that of its recently acquired subsidiary, Ezugi, to all licensed gaming operators in South Africa.

BettingUSA.com donates to responsible gambling
The licensed U.S. online gambling affiliate has pledged to donate one percent of its earnings to the National Council on Problem Gambling in order to help minimize the harms from the gambling expansion in the U.S.

Upcoming Conference

SiGMA Roadshow Taipei14-15 April 2020
SiGMA Roadshow Taipei
SiGMA will be bringing together operators seeking affiliates with Asian traffic and the world's best suppliers. This deal-making event is an exclusive opportunity to make connections and provide fuel for your business, whether operator, affiliate or supplier.

Betting on Sports America28-30 April 2020
Betting on Sports America
Held at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, Betting on Sports America will bring together operators, suppliers, regulators, sports organizations and affiliates in one venue to discuss the future of the industry.

DMIE Expo Spring 202024-28 May 2020
DMIE Expo Spring 2020
The Digital Marketing International Expo team has been living, breathing and teaching digital marketing for more than 22 years and this year more than 100 international speakers and 120 exhibitors and sponsors will head to Tel Aviv, Israel.

Betting on Sports Europe2-4 June 2020
Betting on Sports Europe
Held in London, Betting on Sports Europe is the foremost conference in the European sports betting industry, where all the senior operator executives come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities the industry is facing.
Did You Know?
Billionaire Vasil Bozhkov was arrested on 2 February on charges of tax fraud, attempted bribery and organized crime. The 63-year-old owns the country's biggest lottery and a stake in Georgia's national lottery.

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A veteran digital marketer and SEO specialist, Mykola got started in the iGaming industry in 2017 and discusses in this interview how his past experience has benefitted him and why he's always up for new challenges.
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How old are you?
Back in November 2013 there was a poll on the GPWA forums asking how old our affiliate members were and 42.68% responded that they were in their 30s. So, we thought it would be interesting to revisit this question. In addition to agreeing to reveal your age range, please post comments about your past experience, how long you have been an iGaming affiliate and any other information relative to your age. View poll
Last week's poll results: Have you ever submitted a temporary removal request to Google? 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 MessageOutrage at ICE London (again)
New MessageInternational Gaming Awards 2020 winners
New MessageCasinos in Macau forced to close for 15 days
New MessageUK Gambling Act review
From The Forums
New MessageLarge amounts of bot traffic
casionmark writes:
Does anyone have suggestions about what to do when you start seeing large amounts of bot traffic on your site? I have a relatively new site that doesn't yet get much traffic. But I'm seeing 20 or 30 clicks per day on outgoing links on the site. It doesn't tally with visitor numbers in analytics. I'm assuming this is bots? Is there something that can be done about this? Should I be concerned? read more
New MessageRipple effect of the coronavirus?
New MessageBenefits and drawbacks of link building
New MessageSlotsons.com closing down
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