30 June 2021 GPWA Times Newsletter

Links to GPWA member portal sites now use https
We recently crawled the home page of member portal sites to determine which ones support https and today we updated many member portal site links to use https. In total, we determined that links to 5,692 portal sites could safely be changed to use https. We also updated portal site host names to add and remove www prefixes based on observing redirects. See inside this thread for more details.

Meet The Affiliate
Andrew H. He's been a professional gambler and a part-time pool "shark." But for his day job, "LegalBetAndy" manages LegalBet affiliate sites in some of the biggest markets in the world. Read the interview

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Pizza and beer
The mystery surrounding why the U.K. Gambling Commission seems to hate the gambling industry continues to grow. This week it released the results of a study that seem a bit prejudicial.

Positive news for iGB Live! and Affiliate Amsterdam
The dropping number of COVID cases in the Netherlands, coupled with a speedy vaccination program, prompted a relaxation of rules ahead of iGB Live! and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam (28 September - 1 October).

Paysafe expands FOX Bet partnership into Michigan
FOX Bet has strengthened its Michigan sportsbook's payments offering with the Skrill digital wallet and paysafecard eCash solution.

New market opportunities at CasinoBeats Summit
Next month's conference and exhibition will offer valuable insights into the most attractive opportunities for iGaming operators in newly-regulated and soon-to-be regulated markets.

SG unloads sports betting and lottery businesses
Scientific Games announced yesterday that it intends to divest lottery and sports betting in an effort to position the company for “sustainable growth."

NetBet granted online gaming licenses in Greece
Last week, NetBet Enterprises was awarded sports betting, casino and poker licenses in Greece by the Hellenic Gaming Commission.

Soft2Bet gains MGA license for two brands
The license will allow CampoBet and YoYo Casino to supply their solutions to operators within several European territories, offering a full end-to-end platform for partners.

TWiG: US poker set to explode again
After years of claiming that web based poker was illegal, the U.S. Department of Justice has finally given up its crusade to criminalize the activity.

Upcoming Conference

SBC Summit Barcelona21-24 September 2021
SBC Summit Barcelona
The SBC Summit Barcelona event gathers the world's leading operators, suppliers, regulators and other industry stakeholders to share the latest developments in sports betting and iGaming.

iGB Affiliate Amsterdam28 September 2021 - 1 October 2021
iGB Affiliate Amsterdam
iGB Affiliate Amsterdam is an evolution of the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference and brings together operators, affiliate programs and affiliates from around the world.

Global Gaming Expo 4-7 October 2021
Global Gaming Expo
G2E is the world's largest and premier gaming event where gaming executives, buyers, and industry professionals meet each fall in Las Vegas to conduct serious business.
Did You Know?
Gambling.com announced this week that it intends to go public on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol GAMB and has submitted its F-1 registration statement form to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Are your gaming portal sites currently listed in the GPWA portal site directory?
For today's poll, as a follow up to the announcement at the top of this newsletter, we ask whether or not you take advantage of the fact that the GPWA provides links to member portal sites. Do we currently link to all of your sites, some of them or none of them? View poll
Last week's poll results: What website color scheme background do you like best?  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 MessageBetMGM hit with lawsuit for online casino glitch
New MessageUKGC issues update on BetIndex investigation
New MessageBetfair to cease sports betting services in Germany
New MessageComeon Connect brands closure
From The Forums
New MessageVideo hosted on YouTube lead to wrong site
MMM writes:
I've noticed that there are videos hosted on YouTube, however, in Google they lead to the site page where the video is and not to YouTube. Any idea on how to fix this?  read more
New MessageQuestion about content for slots
New MessageNetRefer account locked
New MessageCloning texts for projects
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New MessageDoes anyone operate in Asian countries?
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