13 September 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Ham-fisted ignorance
The Betting and Gaming Counsel is trying to do what the U.K. Gambling Commission has been unable to accomplish over the past several years. Plus, new rules out of Canada and an update from Chile.

1xBet wins two gaming awards
1xBet outperformed its competitors in the Sportsbook Operator of the Year and Affiliate Program of the Year categories at last week's SiGMA Balkans/CIS event in Cyprus.

Gaming Realms partners with bet365
The B2B developer will deploy its content with bet365 Casino, including hit titles such as Slingo Lucky Larry's Lobstermania, Slingo: Deal or No Deal, and Slingo Rainbow Riches.

1xBet will take part in SBC Summit Barcelona 2023
This year, the forum will be held from 19 to 21 September at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuic exhibition complex and within the exhibition, the SBC Awards 2023 will be presented.

New Never Ordinary campaign from bet365
Based upon the concept that "the bet365 experience is Never Ordinary," the new campaign's rollout begins with a television commercial featuring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul.

Anjouan vs. Kahnawake online gambling licenses
Fast Offshore's Ron Mendelson explains that both the Anjouan and Kahnawake licenses have their merits, but which one is the better choice for your specific needs?

Dutch Gambling Authority looking into cashback bonuses
In the Netherlands, this form of bonus, where you get part of your loss back afterward, is not allowed. There, bonuses are classified as an advertising activity, and according to the law, advertisements may not encourage immoderate gaming behavior.

SBC to honor four pioneers in Hall of Fame Class
The celebration of the newest inductees is set to unfold at the W Hotel, Barcelona, on 19 September, as part of the SBC Leaders Summit.

Hard Rock Bet could launch next week in Florida
The Seminole Tribe's sports wagering site could begin accepting online and retail sports bets as early as 19 September following its court victory on Monday.

Upcoming Conference

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.

SiGMA Curaçao 202325-28 September 2023
SiGMA Curaçao 2023
Visitors will be able to get a look at the latest products in the industry while also being able to attend agendas that will cover the new gambling legislation in Curaçao.

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.
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BetEnt and PlayNorth Limited both received notices from the Dutch gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit, for violating the Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act.

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