9 August 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

Join the GPWA at SBC Summit Barcelona
SBC Summit Barcelona is taking place 19-21 September at the Fira Barcelona Montjuic. The GPWA team will be in attendance, giving out copies of the new GPWA Times Magazine and Casino City's iGaming Pocket Directory. If you will be in Barcelona, please stop by Stand ME60 and say hello.

Meet The Affiliate
Edgar F.What started as a love for video games has turned into a philosophy behind edgarf76's extended run as an iGaming affiliate. Read his interview from the latest GPWA Times Magazine.  Read the interview

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: More obstacles for affiliates
What do we do when the path in front of us is blocked with bureaucratic obstacles by the U.K. Gambling Commission? You can try to push through, or you can consider the road less traveled. J. Todd also discusses how gaming conferences are playing musical chairs.

1xBet reached SBC Awards 2023 final
The bookmaker will compete for awards in seven categories, including Sportsbook Operator of the Year, Best Affiliate Program, Southern European Operator of the Year, and Esports Operator of the Year.

Everygame Poker offering bonus spins on select games
This week, players can receive bonus spins on Betsoft's Take the Bank as well as Return to Paris, plus bonus blackjack bets.

The Mill Adventure extends its partnership with Paysafe
The agreement will see The Mill Adventure's partner casinos and their players in Germany have access to a greater choice of alternative payments options.

MGA suspends Green Feather Online's authorization
The casino brand is no longer authorized to carry out any gaming operations according to the Malta Gaming Authority.

SBC Summit Barcelona 2023 announces keynote speaker
Matthew Ball will be the opening keynote speaker on 21 September, in response to the positive feedback and enthusiasm generated by his digital keynote at the 2022 edition of the show.

Australian commission bans sports betting on minors
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission stated this includes all under 19 sports competitions and on individual players who are under 18 in junior and senior sports.

Spiffbet selling off its game development business
The transaction to Million Games AB will include STHLM Gaming Sweden AB, all games in the Rhino Gaming portfolio and related intellectual property rights.

PENN's deal with ESPN signals the end for Barstool Sportsbook
PENN Entertainment's imminent launch of ESPN Bet returns the Barstool Sports brand back to its original owner David Portnoy, but with multiple contingencies.

Upcoming Conference

SiGMA Balkans & CIS 20234-7 September 2023
SiGMA Balkans & CIS 2023
Gaming regulations entering into force in 2020 opened up the floodgates for a billion-dollar industry. The SiGMA Group wants to be center stage to ensure that the leading figures spearheading this new sector can network.

SBC Summit Barcelona 202319-21 September 2023
SBC Summit Barcelona 2023
The SBC Summit Barcelona conference and exhibition is where global leaders in sports betting and iGaming assemble to discuss the future of the industry, exchange knowledge and build powerful connections.

Affiliate Meet Markt 202331 October - 1 November 2023
Affiliate Meet Markt 2023
Affiliate Summit and iGB Affiliate join forces right in the heart of Berlin, where over 2,000 delegates will gather for the ultimate networking and learning experience for the affiliate industry.
Did You Know?
Of the 108.5 million euros in gross gaming revenue in Lithuania in H1 2023, 72.2 million came from online gambling, a year-on-year rise of 31.5 percent.

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