15 November 2023 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Continuing to cripple the industry
If you thought the craziness of gambling reform in the U.K. was over, you are wrong. With credit cards blocked, advertising restrictions in place, and affordability checks on the way, what else could they do to cripple the industry? How about targeting bonuses and free bets?

1xBet at SiGMA Malta Europe Summit exhibition
This week, the online gambling company competes for prizes in three categories: Best Affiliate Program 2023, Best Sportsbook Operator 2023 and Best Esports Operator 2023.

Checkd Media signs deal with bet365
The group signed a deal with bet365 for a fresh run of its "I Had Trials Once" podcast series, with the operator utilizing the partnership to promote its free-to-play 6 Scores Challenge.

Pragmatic Play expands partnership with bet365
In addition to the expansion into Spain, Pragmatic Play also rolled out its product portfolio in Sweden with bet365.

Everygame giving spins for Lightning Bitcoin deposits
Through 20 November, players at Everygame Poker receive bonus spins on Take the Bank and Gemini Joker, plus they can get 30 extra spins if they deposit with Lightning Bitcoin.

Paysafe provides Fanatics with payment solution
Under the deal, Fanatics Sportsbook has integrated with Paysafe to offer its customers traditional card payments and other alternative payment methods.

Timor-Leste: The newest global iGaming jurisdiction
Southeast Asia's youngest country is progressing towards becoming the newest hub for licensing and professional support services for the global iGaming industry.

ESPN BET launches, replaces Barstool Sports
The newly-branded online sportsbook operated by PENN Entertainment combines The Worldwide Leader in Sports' reach with the operator's betting technology and experience.

AGCO penalizes PointsBet Canada $150,000
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario found that the internet gaming company failed to meet the province's responsible gambling requirements.

Dutch Gaming Authority fines Vriendenloterij N.V.
The Gaming Authority imposed an order for incremental penalty payments on the gaming service company's site because it offers online games that are not permitted according to their lottery license.

Malta Gaming Authority cancels license for SFJL Holding
The Malta B2C company must now settle all compliance contribution fees that are due to the Authority, within a period of seven working days from the date of receipt of this letter.

Upcoming Conference

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.

iGB Affiliate London 20246-9 February 2024
iGB Affiliate London 2024
iGB Affiliate London connects affiliates with iGaming operator affiliate programs and tech vendors in a live environment, providing business networking, content and thought leadership that enables trust-based partnerships and business growth.
Did You Know?
This week, the Australian House of Representatives passed a bill that introduces a blanket ban on using credit cards to gamble online.

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