3 February 2021 GPWA Times Newsletter

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

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

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Contradiction or redundancy?
This week, J. Todd discusses how the UK Gambling Commission has been issuing statements about online gambling during the COVID lockdown that are a bit ambiguous.

Two gaming conferences postponed to 2022
Based on requests from its customer base, Clarion Gaming announced that the next edition of ICE London will take place at ExCeL London (1-3 February 2022) alongside iGB Affiliate London (3-5 February).

Intertops offering free spins on Nucleus Gaming slots
This week, players can get free spins on Cardinal Dragons, Salsa Poppers, Pixie Magic and Reels of Treasure. Until the end of February, they can also take up to 100 free spins on Primal Hunt.

Paysafe expands deal with Virginia Lottery
The Virginia Lottery, which already uses Paysafe's payment processing services, will utilize Income Access' proprietary software and affiliate management services for its upcoming iLottery affiliate program.

SiGMA adds Hindi as seventh language
The latest addition to SiGMA's portfolio of languages will run alongside the recently launched French, Russian, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese content.

Soft2bet's Frumzi gains MGA license
The online casino's newly acquired license allows it to entertain players across MGA markets, offering a selection of slots, live casino games and jackpot options.

Catena Media appoints Daly as new CEO
Michael Daly has been in charge of Catena Media's U.S. operations since 2018 and previously held executive positions with GAN, Automated Cash Systems, and SHFL Entertainment.

UKGC announces changes for safer online gambling
Some of the new protections include the introduction of limits on spin speeds, and the permanent ban on features that speed up play or celebrate losses as wins.

AGA: 23.2 million Americans to bet on Super Bowl LV
Among Super Bowl bettors, a record 7.6 million will bet with online sportsbooks this year, up 63% year-over-year, according to the American Gaming Association.

Online gambling victory in the US
In last week's video, J. Todd breaks down the First Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the New Hampshire Lottery case, and explains why the U.S. Justice Department isn't happy about it.

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?
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the U.K. has proposed annual fee increases for remote licenses and applications in order to help the Gambling Commission recover its costs and respond to new challenges.

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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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