17 February 2021 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Interview: 7 Stars Partners
J. Todd catches up with the Affiliate Director at 7 Stars Partners to discuss what makes the program so successful, as well as details on its brands, markets, affiliate team, commissions and payments.

APCW Perspectives: And the band plays on
Another week of gambling news, and another week of the U.K. Gambling Commission heading in the wrong direction.

Pennsylvania breaks record for online casino revenue
The state's sportsbooks and online casinos opened 2021 with over $600 million in monthly sports wagers for the first time and recorded more than $80.4 million in online casino revenue, the highest amount to date.

Free spins week at Intertops Poker
Until 21 February, players depositing $25 in bitcoin receive 45 free spins on Chillipop. With a minimum $50 bitcoin deposit, players get 75 free spins on Stampede.

GAMING1 releases Astro The Great Race
The five-reel title invites players to take part in a race between the animals of the Chinese zodiac, where crossing the finish line guarantees the player free spins and rewards.

Footstock relaunches program with Income Access
In addition to leveraging the Income Access affiliate marketing software, Footstock will also use the provider's in-house affiliate management team and network to drive acquisition and retention efforts.

Luckbox adds Skrill and NETELLER payment services
Luckbox is able to offer a broad range of payment options available via Skrill and NETELLER, including Paysafe's own Rapid Transfer, the instant secured bank payment option.

SiGMA Roadshow kicking off next month
The virtual Roadshow kicks off its inaugural launch in Ukraine on 3 March, covering topics such as regulation, tax and niche market opportunities and challenges.

BET Gaming Network teams up with AffiliateINSIDER
BET Gaming Network has partnered with leading iGaming Affiliate Marketing agency, AffiliateINSIDER, to develop and launch a new affiliate program for their crypto-casino brand, BeTheHouse.com.

Nearly 300 suspicious betting alerts reported in 2020
The International Betting Integrity Association reported 270 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during 2020, with 68 of those cases reported in the final quarter.

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?
Online bank Monzo is pushing for the U.K. government to mandate a new rule that would give online banking customers access to a gambling block for their account.

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A couple weeks ago, we received an email from Bing Webmaster Tools announcing the launch of Microsoft Clarity, a free tool for webmasters showing how visitors use your site. We particularly noticed the mention of heatmaps. Typically, they visualize the most popular (hot) and unpopular (cold) elements of a webpage using colors on a scale from red to blue. Have you have ever used a heatmap tool? If so, please share your thoughts, in addition to voting in the poll.  View poll
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