8 November 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

New issue of GPWA Times Magazine is here!
Issue 57 of the GPWA Times Magazine is now available online. Free hard copies of the new issue will be available next week in Malta at SiGMA Europe. If you would like us to mail you a hard copy, please see inside this thread for more details.

Join the GPWA at SiGMA Europe in Malta
SiGMA Europe takes place 13-16 November at the Mediterranean Maritime Hub in Malta. The GPWA will be giving out copies of the new GPWA Times Magazine and Casino City's iGaming Pocket Directory. If you will be there, please stop by Stand 3022 and say hello.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Accelerating stupidity
The stupidity of the U.K.'s Affordability Checks seems to be accelerating as GamCare has now chimed in with its opinion. This while the UKGC seems to be doubling down on its enforcement efforts.

BlueChip Partners up for awards at SiGMA Europe
On 13 November, the SiGMA Europe Awards ceremony will be held, with BlueChip Partners shortlisted in two nominations: Industry Rising Star 2023 and Best Casino Program 2023.

PIN-UP Partners presents the Malta Rave Experience
As SiGMA Malta approaches next week, PIN-UP Partners is set to redefine nightlife with the most anticipated event of the year - Malta Rave.

Elves' Fortune competition at Everygame Casino
Every week until 4 December, 300 players with the most points win up to $500 each with $30,000 awarded every week. The top 20 weekly winners are entered in a final draw for $1,000.

Georgian authorities increase taxes on gambling business
There will also be a tax modification in the withdrawal of earnings, which means that the players will be required to pay five percent instead of the two percent when cashing out their gambling winnings.

MGA issues guidance note for license surrenders
This Malta Gaming Authority guidance note aims to provide licensees with a clear outline of the expected requirements and procedures in this regard.

Videoslots receives warning in Sweden
According to the Swedish Gambling Authority, Videoslots has not taken sufficient measures to assess the risk of its activities being used for money laundering and terrorist financing.

Better Collective to acquire Playmaker Capital
Upon completion of the deal, the digital sports media group will take market leadership in South America and enhance its position in North America.

Bragg Gaming extends agreement with Entain
The partnership is to supply Entain's Dutch iGaming operator, BetCity.nl, with the company's Player Account Management platform until 2025.

Hard Rock Bet relaunches in Florida
In an unexpected twist, the Seminole Tribe of Florida's online sports wagering application is up-and-running for existing members or bettors who are currently Hard Rock loyalty rewards members.

Gaming Innovation Group acquires KaFe Rocks
The company is acquiring all of KaFe Rocks' brands, including the U.S.-facing Time2play.com and USCasino.com, for 35 million euros.

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.

Eastern European Gaming Affiliate Conference21 November 2023
Eastern European Gaming Affiliate Conference
Held in Bulgaria, affiliates will have the opportunity to meet and connect with some of the most influential operators and suppliers from the sphere of gaming and entertainment.

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?
Since its U.S. launch 10 years ago, online casino gaming has generated over USD 4 billion in taxes, despite being legal in just six states and available to less than 13 percent of adults in their home state, according to the American Gaming Association.

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