17 May 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Interviews: WPT Partners
J. Todd catches up with Veselka, Senior Affiliate Manager at WPT Partners, while attending the iGB Affiliate event in London. They talk about lifetime commissions, brand awareness, and how WPT helps webmasters with conversion.

APCW Perspectives: News from outside the UK
This week, J. Todd makes a deliberate effort to not talk about the U.K. or the Gambling White Paper. Instead, he focuses on news affecting affiliates from Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Finland.

1xBet is the Peruvian Liga 2 official betting partner
The official partnership signing ceremony was held in Lima yesterday for the one-year term with the Peruvian football league's second division, with the possibility of extension.

Everygame Poker giving spins on four slots
Through 28 May, the online casino is giving bonus spins on Stay Frosty!, Gold Canyon, Tiger's Claw and Take the Kingdom. Players can win up to $250 during their spins.

Paysafe reports Q1 2023 results
The payments platform's report showed revenue in Q1 was $387.8 million, a 5% increase compared to Q1 2022.

How to obtain an Ontario iGaming license
Fast Offshore's Ron Mendelson explores the requirements for obtaining an Ontario online gambling license, the application process, and why partnering with Fast Offshore can greatly benefit applicants.

Fanatics acquires PointsBet US business
With PointsBet already live in 14 U.S. states, the athletic apparel company is aiming to be a major player in the sports gambling world.

Betsson fined for Finland marketing breach
On 7 April, the National Police Board prohibited BML Group from marketing its gambling services in Finland for violation of the Finnish Lotteries Act and imposed a 2.4-million-euro fine to reinforce the prohibition.

CEO of Kindred Group resigns
Kindred's Board of Directors received the resignation of CEO Henrik Tjärnström, effective immediately. The Board appointed Nils Andén as interim CEO, also effective immediately.

Kalamba Games receives Swedish boost
The B2B supplier license award allows it to continue its growth in the traditionally strong Scandinavian market.

Catena Media publishes financial targets for 2023-2025
Catena Media presents new financial targets for 2023-2025, affirming the company's commitment to maximize the market opportunity in North America and to deliver sustainable growth and create shareholder value.

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.

iGB Live! 202311-14 July 2023
iGB Live! 2023
iGB Live! will be back on 11-14 July 2023 at the RAI Amsterdam. iGB Live! has three goals in mind: Connect, converse and convert. There will be more than 5,000 iGaming and affiliate pioneers to accelerate your iGaming business to the next level.

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?
In a new report released this week, the U.K. Treasury Committee is calling for the consumer trading of cryptocurrencies to be regulated as a form of gambling rather than a financial service.

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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:
New MessageGerman court rules that regulator can penalize operators for affiliate violations
New MessageSwedish regulator granted new payment blocking powers
New MessagePinnacle CEO stepping down from duties
From The Forums
New MessageBard: Is this the end of affiliate sites?
Online-casinos.co.uk writes:
Bard, similar to ChatGPT, is now available in 180 countries for free. A GPWA member asked it a few questions related to the iGaming affiliate world. See inside this thread for the responses. read more
New MessageReviews of unpromoted operators
New MessageAhrefs.com keyword counts dropped substantially
New MessageBest way to make a casino comparison site
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