10 May 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

Welcome Nicole Sims to the GPWA staff
The GPWA is pleased to announce Nicole Sims as a member of our staff. Nicole started her gaming industry career working for an offshore sportsbook in Curacao in 1996. She will have a wide variety of responsibilities and will work directly with Anthony with a primary focus on our relationships with affiliate programs.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Affiliate fallout from White Paper
The U.K.'s Gambling Act Review White Paper was published on 27 April, but now the waiting game begins again as the process of its implementation could take years rather than months, including some potentially negative actions for affiliates.

Pragmatic Play expands in Ontario with bet365
The partnership marks the first time Pragmatic Play's suite of live casino games has been available in the province.

Paysafe upgrades Skrill digital wallet in Ontario
Developed specifically to meet the payment preferences of iGaming players, the upgraded Skrill wallet allows Ontarians to instantly fund accounts and cash-out winnings while enjoying the user experience.

Danish Gambling Authority wins gaming court case
An association in Copenhagen was fined DKK 15,000 and had DKK 5 million confiscated for organizing illegal bingo.

GeoComply acquires OneComply
GeoComply will offer its customers in-gaming, fintech, and other regulated industries a streamlined, secure, and easy-to-administer set of tools for the entire licensing process.

SiGMA Play acquires affiliate site CasinoBee
This is the first SEO asset to be acquired as part of SiGMA Play's long-term strategy to position itself as a trusted authority.

Three weeks until the London Blockchain Conference
The event will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Center in the heart of the capital between 31 May and 2 June.

World Series of Poker going for Main Event record
After falling just 110 entries short of “The Main Event” record in 2022, the 54th annual WSOP will have its first-ever Main Event Maynia Global Qualification Weekend on 20 and 21 May.

Betr acquires Chameleon Platform from FansUnite
This acquisition allows Betr to vertically integrate PAM, sports betting engine, online casino technology, and other future potential Betr Gaming verticals into its direct-to-consumer platform.

Catena Media appoints Erik Edeen as interim CFO
On 22 May, Erik will succeed Peter Messner, whose departure was announced in February and who has held the position since April 2020.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Canadian Gaming Summit 202313-15 June 2023
Canadian Gaming Summit 2023
Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, the 26th edition of the industry event will be, for the first time, produced by SBC in collaboration with the Canadian Gaming Association and expects 2,000 delegates to attend.

SiGMA Americas 202315-19 June 2023
SiGMA Americas 2023
With regulated markets enjoying fast growth and newly emerging ones eyeing future potential, SiGMA America in Brazil is perfectly timed to connect its network in the west with LatAm's suppliers, operators, and affiliates.
Did You Know?
Eighty-five percent of Americans support the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 decision to end the federal sports betting ban, according to the American Gaming Association.

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How often do forgotten passwords interrupt your online activity?
Lost passwords and related instances of lost access data are a common problem. Certainly we've heard the stories about misplaced crypto wallets. For this week's poll, we ask how often forgotten passwords interrupt your online activity. Besides responding to the poll, we invite you to share a story or two of your own. View poll
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