1 November 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

Recognition for October's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for October. We're giving an extra special thanks to ocreditor, one of the most active posters last month. His site is being featured on the GPWA home page in November. Congratulations!

Recognizing October's most active AMs
Congrats to the most active affiliate program representatives in October. We're giving an extra special thanks to Ishan of Shuffle Affiliates, who was the most active affiliate program representative. Ishan will be featured on the GPWA home page in November. Well done!

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Scary online gambling thoughts
J. Todd discusses the growing stupidity of the U.K. Gambling Commission and its affordability checks. Andrew Rhodes is the leader of the nut house and out front defending the Commission's actions.

1xBet named SiGMA Europe Awards 2023 finalist
The brand will compete in three categories: Affiliate Program of the Year, Online Sportsbook Provider of the Year and E-sport Product of the Year.

GPWA welcomes Shuffle Affiliates as Silver Sponsor
The cryptocurrency online casino and sportsbook announced its affiliation with the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association as a Silver Sponsor.

Everygame Poker offers spins on Rise of Triton
Until 30 November, players have the opportunity to win up to $250 on up to 100 bonus spins on this new game from Betsoft.

Pin-Up unveils game inspired by Brazil's Jogo do bicho
It allows players to experience the essence of guessing the hidden animal behind a screen, but with a fresh twist that incorporates both animals and numbers.

Netherland Gaming Authority fines GoldWin Limited
The near seven-million-euro penalty is as a result of the operator offering illegal games of chance on the website westcasino.com.

SBC Summit Tbilisi debuts in Georgia
More than 1,000 delegates gathered at the Sheraton Grand Metechi Palace in Georgia last week for the first SBC Summit Tbilisi, a conference and exhibition that encompassed Georgia and surrounding regions.

MKC Limited fined for illegal offer
Dutch players could participate in online gambling on the website BetWorld247, owned by MKC Limited. MKC Limited is not licensed for this and was in violation of the Gaming Act.

Ksa intervenes in prohibited untargeted advertising
The Netherlands Gaming Authority took action against three licensed providers following the introduction of the untargeted advertising ban on 1 July.

US Supreme Court rules in favor of Florida sports betting
The Seminole Tribe of Florida won its legal battle to launch online sports betting; however, that doesn't mean bettors in Florida can immediately start placing mobile wagers.

Betway cashes out of online sports betting in Illinois, again
The operator withdrew its application for an online-only license last week, leaving The Prairie State still with three licenses up for grabs.

Upcoming Conference

SiGMA Europe 202313-17 November 2023
SiGMA Europe 2023
Returning to its roots, SiGMA Europe attracts an international and diverse lineup of industry leaders to its annual Malta Week event, bringing a convergence of expo, conference, and networking.

iGB L!ve North America 20236-7 December 2023
iGB L!ve North America 2023
The two-day exhibition in New York will deliver lead generation, networking, content and learning. It will be attended by online and land-based gaming casinos, operators and affiliates from North America.

Affiliate World Asia 20237-8 December 2023
Affiliate World Asia 2023
Over 5,500 attendees from more than 35 countries will gather in Thailand to network with the industry's brightest minds and hear new insights, data-driven strategies and innovative ideas on affiliate and ecommerce marketing.
Did You Know?
Despite an increase in overall online gambling yield, Great Britain experienced a year-on-year decline of 5 percent in real-event online betting for the three months ending 30 September, according to the UKGC.

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Should Google be able to pay to be the default search engine?
The U.S. Department of Justice argues that Google is “a monopoly gatekeeper for the internet” through deals with hardware manufacturers and telephone company providers to install Google as the default search engine on their services. For this week's poll, we ask if you believe search engines should be allowed or prohibited from paying to be the default search engine. View poll
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