22 March 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

Balancing Act
Is it possible to generate quality content and earn high Google rankings? In the new GPWA Times Magazine, Andy Heaford from Legalbet.uk explains the tradeoff between the two and how to find the correct balance.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Taxes and Texas
In this week's episode, J. Todd reports on industry news as he travels home to Texas. Discussion includes the Betting and Gaming Council concerns over U.K. taxes, along with new APCW interviews and members.

2023 SBC Summit Barcelona to be bigger than ever
Due to popular demand, SBC is doubling the size of the exhibition floor for the September conference, which will now cover 38,000 square meters and accommodate over 300 exhibitors.

ACMA blocks illegal offshore gambling websites
Australian Communications and Media Authority investigations found eight services operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

Heavy action during Cheltenham Festival
Last week's Cheltenham Festival saw Flutter's three U.K. and Ireland brands – Sky Betting & Gaming, Paddy Power Sportsbook and Betfair – take in well over 250 million pounds in stakes and execute around 37 million pounds in online bets across the week.

Prague Gaming and Tech Summit unveils sponsors
The now sold-out seventh edition of the show, organized by Hipther Agency, takes place 28-30 March, at Vienna House in Prague's Andel district.

Evolution to launch first Mega Ball in North America
Under the agreement, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation becomes the first Evolution client in North America to offer Mega Ball from a U.S.-based studio.

Svenska Spel: No risk gambling increase
Risk gambling at Svenska Spel in Sweden has not increased despite the recession and financial vulnerability. On the contrary, the company sees only a slight decrease compared to the same period last year.

KSA releases 2022 online gambling report
In the first full calendar year for legal online gambling in the Netherlands, 24 online gambling licenses were issued and 85% of online players were estimated to gamble with legal providers.

Upcoming Conference

SBC Summit North America 20239-11 May 2023
SBC Summit North America 2023
Taking place in New Jersey, SBC Summit North America is a conference and tradeshow dedicated to the high-growth online betting and gaming industry in the U.S. and Canada.

SiGMA Americas 202315-19 2023
SiGMA Americas 2023
With regulated markets enjoying fast growth and newly emerging ones eyeing future potential, SiGMA America's first event for the market is perfectly timed to connect its network in the west with LatAm's suppliers, operators, and affiliates.

CasinoBeats Summit 202323-25 May 2023
CasinoBeats Summit 2023
The fifth edition of CasinoBeats Summit returns to Malta and will welcome 3,000 senior executive delegates, with two full days of conference content, exhibition and networking.
Did You Know?
Earlier this month, the Belgian government announced that 1 July will be the starting date for the ban on all gambling adverts in the country.

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