22 April 2020 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA Times 700th email newsletter
We are very pleased to announce that today's issue of the GPWA Times e-mail newsletter is the 700th! The very first issue of the newsletter was sent out in November 2006 and today it is sent out to nearly 14,000 people like clockwork every week.

GPWA exhibiting at SBC Digital Summit
The GPWA will be exhibiting at the SBC Digital Summit, 27 April to 1 May 2020. If you are “attending” the show stop by Stand B15 and say hello to Maria, Anthony or Michael. See inside this thread for a sneak preview of our stand.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: ASA setting sights on gambling
The British Advertising Standards Authority not only banned some adverts, but called for citizens to specifically review and report gambling during the pandemic.

Free spins and free blackjack bets at Intertops
This week, slots players get extra free spins when they use bitcoins to deposit, and blackjack players get 15 free bets.

Bitcasino now accepting Ripple payments
XRP is the fifth cryptocurrency introduced to BitCasino.io players, following TRON, ethereum, litecoin and bitcoin.

Betsson completes acquisition of GiG vertical
This transaction further strengthens Betsson's presence in some of its key strategic markets and allows for further opportunities with new brands in Croatia and Spain.

Grey Snow Poker launches Cruise to Victory
From 24 April to 17 May, €330,000 in prizes will be given away through tournament guarantees, and over €3,000 will be awarded through the Competition Leaderboard.

Pariplay announces partnership with Baumbet
Complementing Baumbet's range of online casino, live casino and sports games are Pariplay's latest releases, including Bloodshot: Rising Spirit, Phoenix Gold and Dragons of the North.

2020 WSOP postponed until the fall
The 51st running of the World Series of Poker was set to begin 26 May in Las Vegas, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak is now being targeted for the fall.

SiGMA Group announces details on digital conference
The group has announced the launch of SiGMA-ICE Asia Digital, which will run 8-10 June 2020, for three hours daily.

G2E Asia in Macao postponed again
Asia's largest gaming industry show has been postponed once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now scheduled to take place 1-3 December at The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel.

SBC Summit announces tribal session headliner
The virtual event takes place during the dates originally scheduled for the Betting on Sports America conference, now slated to be held in New Jersey on 1-3 December 2020.

MGA signs data sharing agreement with the ICC
The agreement facilitates the sharing of information between the Malta Gaming Authority and International Cricket Council, in fulfillment of the requirements at law.

Upcoming Conference

SBC Digital Summit27 April - 1 May 2020
SBC Digital Summit
With over 140 speakers, SBC Digital Summit will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates around the world.

ICE North America Digital11-15 May 2020
ICE North America Digital
Following the postponement of ICE North America in New Orleans due to COVID-19, Clarion Gaming's flagship U.S. event will be reformatted as a digital event and deliver streamed industry content, discussions and debate.

ICE SiGMA Asia Digital8-10 June 2020
ICE SiGMA Asia Digital
The conference will cater to both gaming and tech audiences, with free-of-charge content geared towards bringing the industry together in what has been a difficult time for businesses.
Did You Know?
Flutter Entertainment reported a 16 percent year-over-year revenue increase for Q1 2020. However, prior to 15 March, when most sporting events were suspended due to COVID-19, revenues were tracking to be up 29 percent.

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How does traffic in the first three weeks in April compare with last year?
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we decided it would be interesting to compare traffic for the first three weeks of April (April 1-21) this year with last year. For the GPWA, page views increased 26.68%, unique page views increased 25.03%, average time on page increased 2.65%, and average bounce rate decreased 3.39%. In addition to sharing your stats for the first three weeks of April, please share more specific numbers, along with your opinion of why you think they changed. View poll
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