20 May 2020 GPWA Times Newsletter

Join the GPWA at Friday's Digital Marketing Mixer
This Friday, 22 May, Lee-Ann Johnstone is hosting a Digital Marketing Mixer from 5-7 p.m. BST. The virtual event will allow participants to network for new business, learn something from a number of industry marketing and affiliate experts, and enjoy some fun icebreaker games with a host of prizes. See inside this thread for more details or information on how to register. See you there!

Meet The Affiliate
Andrew F.It's been a roller coaster ride for this grizzled iGaming veteran over the last decade, going from part-time affiliate to full-time affiliate, and then back to part-time. Read the interview

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Contradictory statements
The Gambling Commission is quick to say that new restrictions and rules are needed for player protection, but then admits that there is almost no evidence they are actually needed.

BitCasino.io launches charity poker tournament
In addition to raising 20BTC for COVID-19 relief, the online casino has teamed up with the Pioneer Club and The Giving Block for a series of No Limit Hold'em tournaments.

bet365 secures 10 year deal in Colorado
The agreement with Century Casinos includes a minimum annual revenue guarantee and a percentage share of net gaming revenue.

Sweet Level Up Adventure at BitStarz
Players have the chance to win part of a €10,000 cash payout, BitStarz merchandise and €50,000 in individual prize pools.

Pariplay inks deal with Caliente.mx
The partnership enables Caliente.mx, sponsors of football clubs in Mexico, access to Pariplay's collection of over 100 proprietary slots games, as well as third-party games.

SBC to host first digital event for Latin America
SBC Digital Summit Latin America, taking place on 16-17 June, is a virtual conference bringing together 2,000 delegates and 60 speakers to discuss key challenges and opportunities in the region.

MGA signs new data sharing agreement
The Malta Gaming Authority deal is with the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association.

SiGMA adds new event to portfolio
SiGMA LatAm, held 22-23 September 2020, is a virtual summit focusing on two themes: SiGMA LatAm Focus and SiGMA Deep Tech.

Rightlander.com launches Compliance Live
With football fixtures likely to restart soon, Rightlander.com introduced a product to help operators crack down on illegal live streaming websites.

ICE North America Digital draws significant interest
Last week's virtual event attracted over 4,000 registrations from 558 companies based in 85 countries, with over 7,000 visits to the site.

CasinoBeats Malta moves to digital format
The conference, originally scheduled to be held in Malta in mid-June, has been transformed into a digital event, slated for 30 June to 2 July.

Upcoming Conference

Digital Marketing Mixer Party22 May 2020
Digital Marketing Mixer Party
The Digital Marketing Mixer Party, organized by AffiliateINSIDER, runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (BST) and aims to help the iGaming affiliate community get better connected, during these uncertain times.

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
Clarion Gaming wants to bring everyone together on the original dates of iGB Live for a week filled with live sessions, video chat meetings, virtual drinks and networking.
Did You Know?
There has been very little change in the number of complaints about illegal gambling websites during Britain's COVID-19 lockdown, with 11 allegations in April and 12 in March, according to the Gambling Commission.

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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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