25 March 2020 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Online gambling goes viral
The spread of the coronavirus may have an unforeseen, beneficial effect for the online gambling industry with so many land-based casinos closing their doors.

Clarion confirms postponement of ICE North America
Originally scheduled for 13-14 May 2020 in New Orleans, ICE North America will now be held in Spring 2021 with more information regarding ICE Asia and iGB Live! expected to be available soon.

WSOP not ready to pull the plug on 2020 events
With more than eight weeks until the 2020 schedule is set to begin, World Series of Poker officials are still holding out hope that the COVID-19 outbreak won't wipe out the entire schedule of live events in Las Vegas.

bet365 offering a robust roster of sporting events
Despite a greatly reduced sporting calendar, the roster of games to wager on at bet365 Sportsbook & Racebook remains robust, with most events being streamed live.

$12 million guaranteed at WPN casinos
The Online Super Series runs through 6 April on Winning Poker Network sites, including Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker and YaPoker.

Slot Wars and Table Wars at BitStarz
The €5,000 Slot Wars and €10,000 Table Wars are bigger than ever at BitStarz as the online casino is casting off the shackles and opening both tournaments to all players.

Rowe named in 'Most Influential Women in Payments'
Paulette Rowe joined Paysafe at the start of 2020. Prior to this she was Head of Payments and Financial Services Partnerships for Facebook and held senior roles in financial organizations over a 20-year period.

Evolution Gaming temporarily closes Tbilisi site
As a consequence, the workforce will be significantly reduced. A large part of the operations will be able to continue through the company's other studios in Europe.

Upcoming Conference

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.

SiGMA Manila8-9 June 2020
SiGMA Manila
SiGMA and ICE Asia join forces to launch a show in Asia, giving both European and Asian businesses a platform to showcase their land-based and online innovations through this powerful collaboration.

iGB Affiliate Amsterdam14-17 July 2020
iGB Affiliate Amsterdam
iGB Affiliate Amsterdam is an evolution of the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference and brings together operators, affiliate programs and affiliates from around the world.
Did You Know?
The Netherlands' amended Remote Gambling Act has been delayed and will now take effect 21 January 2021, according to the country's Minister of Justice and Security, Sander Dekker.

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