6 May 2020 GPWA Times Newsletter

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

Recognizing April's most active AMs
We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee who was once again the most active affiliate program representative last month. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of May. Well done, Renee!

Meet The Affiliate Manager
In the latest issue of the GPWA Times Magazine, Ruslan of King Billy Affiliates explains how he believes every affiliate manager should be positive, energetic, attentive to detail, consistent and a fast learner. Read the interview

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Ads (almost) shut down
The U.K. Betting and Gaming Council announced that its members have decided to stop all television and radio gambling advertising beginning this week.

Free Digital Marketing Mixer on 22 May
Hosted by Lee-Ann Johnstone in collaboration with the GPWA and others, the virtual event is designed to help delegates connect and secure new business in an interactive social setting.

Intertops Casino Red hosts major contest
The $150,000 Wonderland Casino Bonus Contest continues until 8 June. Every week 300 players will win a total of $30,000 in bonuses.

Bitcasino teams up with The Giving Block
Yesterday's virtual relief benefit concert event marked a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the need caused by COVID-19.

Western Reels slot debuts at BitStarz
With each spin, a separate wheel containing extra spins and multipliers are applied whenever the player secures a win.

FortuneJack unveils new design, esports betting
On top of greeting players with a new website, the FortuneJack Sportsbook is also now offering bets on esports such as CS:GO, League of Legends and more.

Pariplay introduces new Mystery Fox slot
The five-reel, four-row slot features 60 paylines and includes a Foxette that acts as a double wild for even more payouts.

ICE North America Digital adds new speakers
Over 40 speakers will be joined by representatives of companies based in 85 countries at next week's free-to-attend virtual event.

New commissioner appointments at UKGC
Terry Babbs, Brian Bannister, Jo Hill and Sir Martin Narey have been appointed by the Gambling Commission for five years from 30 April 2020.

Upcoming Conference

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.

iGB Live! Online14-17 July 2020
iGB Live! Online
Though we may not be able to travel or gather in person, Clarion Gaming still wants to bring everyone together on the original dates of iGB Live (14-17 July).
Did You Know?
Spending on online wagering in Australia increased 60% the week of 20 April compared to the weekly average, according to AlphaBeta, which tracks the consumption patterns of 250,000 consumers.

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What channel would you focus on in the first year of operation?
GPWA member MECasinoKing asks what would you choose to focus on in the first year of operating a gambling affiliate company: media buying or SEO? Besides voting in the poll, please share your reasons and past experiences.  View poll
Last week's poll results: What is Google's average click-through rate for your site? 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:
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