20 September 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Challenging UKGC authority
The U.K. Gambling Commission continues to push affordability checks, and no one seems to think they're a good idea. This begs the question of the Commission's authority to institute rules that seem to fly in the face of basic personal privacy.

bet365 partners with Stats Perform
The sportsbook will offer Opta-powered player and team stats bets across additional football competitions from Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Pragmatic Play extending partnership with 1xBet
Wheel of Luck is based on Pragmatic Play's popular Mega Wheel game show, further adding to the operator's existing collection of Live Casino games from the supplier.

Extra spins at Everygame Poker
Players that deposit using Mastercard receive 30 extra bonus spins. Also this week, blackjack players can win up to $500 extra for winning hands.

Five illegal online gambling sites blocked by ACMA
The Australian Communications and Media Authority found five services to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

Lindar Media faces £690,947 fine
The operator, which trades as MrQ and runs MrQ.com, will pay the money as part of a settlement with the U.K. Gambling Commission.

Better Collective acquires Tipsbladet.dk
From 2 October, Tipsbladet.dk becomes part of Better Collective, which acquired the Danish site for 6.5 million euros.

SBC Summit finds new home in Lisbon
Taking place from 24-26 September 2024 at Feira Internacional de Lisbon, the event will occupy more than 100,000 square meters of exhibition and conference space, more than twice the size of the 2023 venue in Barcelona.

Gaming Innovation Group CEO steps down
With Richard Brown moving on, Petter Nylander will take on the role of Executive Chairman until the proposed company split is completed.

Rightlander and Boylesports enter partnership
Per the agreement, Rightlander's website monitoring technology will oversee Boylesports' digital advertising content.

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SiGMA Curaçao 202325-28 September 2023
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SBC Summit Latinoamérica 202331 October - 2 November 2023
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Did You Know?
The International Cricket Council has filed charges against eight players and officials over suspected infractions of anti-corruption guidelines during prominent cricket matches.

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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 MessageUKGC fires back at criticism from Racing Post
New MessageEGBA encourages Norway to break from monopoly licensing system
New MessageReport: Industry self-regulation is 'completely failing'
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I've been involved in affiliate marketing since 2018, and recently, I've been focusing on betting. It started with the 2022 World Cup, during which I was able to make some decent earnings. Are there any people here with experience in this vertical? Which sporting events do you target? Which countries do you drive traffic to? What traffic sources do you work with? read more
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