6 January 2021 GPWA Times Newsletter

Recognition for December's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for December. We're giving an extra special thanks to gil.langelaan, the most active poster during the month. His site is being shown on the home page in January as the featured site. Congratulations!

Recognizing December's most active AMs
We're giving an extra special thanks to Jay of Pokie Partners, who was the most active affiliate program representative in December and will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in January. Well done, Jay!

Industry News
First slot tournament of 2021 at Intertops Poker
The tournament, which is free to enter, continues until 11 January. The top 16 players will win $2,000 in prize money with a first-place prize of $400.

New majority owner in Mindway AI
Better Collective increases its ownership to 90% of the shares in Mindway AI, which specializes in intervening in at-risk and problem gambling.

Salas wins WSOP Main Event crown
After 173 hands and nearly six hours of play, Damian Salas of Buenos Aires defeated Joseph Hebert in live heads-up play to win the World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event on Sunday night in Las Vegas.

AffiliateINSIDER accepted into Forbes Agency Council
The affiliate marketing agency has been accepted into Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for successful entrepreneurs that specialize in digital marketing agency services.

MGM Resorts proposes Entain takeover
The company confirms that it has proposed an offer to merge with Entain, formerly GVC Holdings. Under the terms, Entain shareholders would own approximately 41.5% of the combined company.

BetAmerica to rebrand as TwinSpires
Churchill Downs Incorporated-owned sportsbook, BetAmerica, will re-brand as TwinSpires. Existing BetAmerica online players can continue to utilize the platform as normal before a migration in the first half of 2021.

Upcoming Conference

CasinoBeats Summit 202122-24 March 2021
CasinoBeats Summit 2021
The Summit, launched in 2018, brings together operators, suppliers and a range of visionaries to consider the challenges facing the online casino sector.

SiGMA Europe Summit13-15 April 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.

SiGMA Manila 202127-28 May 2021
SiGMA Manila 2021
Held at the SMX Convention Center, the event will cater to the land-based and online gaming sectors, bringing suppliers, operators, affiliates, regulators and blockchain businesses together.
Did You Know?
Of the 171.3 million euros issued in GDPR fines to European countries in 2020, Italy accounted for the most with 58.16 million and the U.K. was second with 43.9 million, according to Finbold.com.

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How did the fourth quarter of 2020 compare with the third quarter of 2020 for you?
The fourth quarter of 2020 just ended, so it is time for our regular quarterly poll asking members how the revenue they are earning has changed over the last quarter. If you compare revenue from the fourth quarter of 2020 (October to December) to revenue from the third quarter of 2020 (July to September), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same or get worse for you? View poll
Last week's poll results: Considering the very different Christmas we had this year how was yours?  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:
New MessageFrench regulator will introduce new player protections
New MessagePortugal enjoys record amount of iGaming revenue in Q3
New MessageBuenos Aires approves seven operators for iGaming licenses
From The Forums
New MessageAre additional domains beneficial for SEO?
PaulEchere writes:
If you purchase an expired domain with a decent rating, and some relevant backlinks and 301 redirect it to your main site, will it positively impact your SEO?  read more
New MessageTop converting software platforms
New MessageWebsite review
New MessageBitcoin gaming activity in December
New MessageFirst NFL player paid in Bitcoin
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