21 October 2020 GPWA Times Newsletter

Meet The Affiliate
Thomas B.After leaving the financial sector for the iGaming industry, Thomas B., a German affiliate, is living the dream and giving back to the poker community. Read the interview

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: More headaches for affiliates
There are new German online gambling regulations set to come into effect in June of 2021. However, a "transitional phase" went into effect that will cause headaches for affiliates targeting the market.

Betsson consolidates Great Britain activity under Rizk
With the new initiative, the company hopes to increase efficiency and have a positive impact on the contribution from its U.K. business.

1xBet nominated for several SBC Awards
This is the second year in a row that the company has been shortlisted for at least six categories at the SBC Awards, taking place on 9 December.

BetWinner reinforces brand presence in LatAm
To expand its presence in Latin America and especially in Brazil, BetWinner launched its official Portuguese and Spanish social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

GAMING1 unveils the Mega Spinner slot
When a trio of bonus symbols appears on the grid, players can spin three wheels in one, with the first awarding a prize, the second multiplying it, and the third determining the number of Mega Spin Bonus Games.

Pariplay signs agreement with Swiss Casinos
Through the partnership, Pariplay's industry-leading casino content will be made available also to players of SwissCasinos.

PayPal launches new cryptocurrency service
PayPal Holdings today announced the launch of a new service enabling its customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly from their PayPal account.

Agenda unveiled for SBC Digital Summit CIS debut
The virtual conference and exhibition on 4-5 November 2020 will feature 75 expert speakers, comprised of senior executives from operators, regulators, marketing specialists and suppliers.

Swedish court rejects Global Gaming appeal
The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate decided on 17 June 2019 to revoke Global Gaming 555 AB's subsidiary SafeEnt Ltd's license to provide betting and commercial online gaming in Sweden.

Habanero goes live in newly regulated Germany
Germany-based players can now enjoy Habanero's real-money games catalogue, which launched in the territory on 15 October, the day that its online gaming market formally opened.

Upcoming Conference

G2E Virtual Experience27-28 October 2020
G2E Virtual Experience
Global Gaming Expo will continue to bring the gaming industry together this fall through a new virtual experience. Get the benefits of a live event -- expert education and thought leadership, networking opportunities, business meetings, and product discovery -- wherever you are.

Betting on Sports Europe1-3 December 2020
Betting on Sports Europe
The virtual conference will see senior executives from major operators, regulators, and sports organizations share ideas that will help to shape the future of the U.S. sports betting industry.

SiGMA Europe Summit16-18 February 2021
SiGMA Europe Summit
In bringing together leading suppliers, operators, and affiliates, the SiGMA event will be at the forefront of shaping the future of the global iGaming sector in an informal yet business-focused B2B environment.
Did You Know?
Last week, the U.K. Gambling Commission announced it is allowing Genesis Global to begin operating its online casinos brands after hitting them with an interim suspension back in July.

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When do you believe the first real post-COVID conference will actually take place?
SiGMA in Malta is scheduled in February 2021 (16-18) and ICE London and iGB Affiliate London (29 June to 2 July). However, some people question whether planned conferences will go ahead as scheduled. For this week's poll, we ask when you think the first major conference will actually take place. View poll
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