13 January 2021 GPWA Times Newsletter

Recognition for 2020's most active members
Now that the new year is here, it's time to give a special cheer to our members for their participation in the forums in 2020, most notably AussieDave, one of our most active participants last year. His site will be shown on the home page of the GPWA website for the next month as the featured member site of the year. A big thanks to one and all!

Recognizing 2020's most active AMs
We would also like to thank all of the affiliate program representatives for their participation in the forums in 2020, especially Renee from Rewards Affiliates, the most active affiliate program representative of the year. She will be the featured affiliate program representative of the year on the GPWA home page for the next month. To see the list of the top 15 most active AMs, take a look at this thread.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA welcomes Affiliates Shark as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Closings and mergers
The world is still a crazy place for our first show of 2021, as a new strain of coronavirus has caused another closure of casinos in the U.K.

GAMING1 unveils Faëlorn
The 5x3 slot invites players to select a hero from a choice of eight, before chasing archenemies across the fields, mountains and deserts where the game is set.

Affiliates Shark joins GPWA as silver sponsor
Founded in 2016, the new silver sponsor has two casino brands in its portfolio -- Hallmark Casino and Vegas Rush Casino.

Paysafe partners with Colorado's BetWildwood
The deal sees BetWildwood integrate Paysafe's unified payments technology as well as Income Access supporting the launch of a new BetWildwood affiliate program.

888 Casino extends partnership with Pariplay
Players across 888 Casino and casino.888.pt can now enjoy Pariplay's titles including Wolf Riches, Mystic Manor, Rumble Rhino and Dragons of the North.

SiGMA has rebranded its website
The new layout offers a holistic user experience, reflecting a shift in the gaming industry towards a more global perspective.

Dutch Gaming Authority deals out fines
The Gaming Authority has imposed 600,000 euros in fines for offering illegal online games of chance via the websites www.futgalaxy.nl and nl.futgamer.com.

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson passes away
The Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO, a long-time opponent of online gambling, was 87 and died earlier this week from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Entain CEO suddenly resigns
Shay Segev is stepping down after just seven months, following the company's decision to reject an $11 billion takeover from MGM Resorts International.

Online sports betting could be huge for New York
New York could become the largest legal sports-betting market in the U.S., capable of generating $20 billion a year in wagers, if Governor Andrew Cuomo makes good on his proposal to make online sports betting legal.

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?
Kindred delivered its strongest quarter ever in Q4 2020 with gross winnings revenue at an all-time high of approximately GBP 365 million, representing annual growth of 55 percent.

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How did 2020 revenue compare with 2019 revenue for you?
Now that 2020 has drawn to a close and we're all analyzing our revenue for the final month of the year, it is time to do our annual poll and ask how the affiliate revenue you earned in 2020 compared to what you earned in 2019. How did it change? Did it get better, stay the same or get worse for you? View poll
Last week's poll results: How did the fourth quarter of 2020 compare with the third quarter of 2020 for you? 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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From The Forums
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