20 March 2024 GPWA Times Newsletter

Portal sites must now have distinct host names
As part of a recent update, the GPWA changed the rules we follow about what qualifies as a distinct portal site. We now require distinct host names for every portal site listed in our directory of portal sites. See inside this thread for more details.

Industry News
APCW Interviews: ICE 2024 with Clarion Gaming
While in London for the ICE show, J. Todd caught up with Stuart Hunter, Managing Director of Gaming Division for Clarion Gaming. Discussion includes the sessions and events surrounding ICE 2024, plus a look ahead to next year's show in Barcelona.

APCW Perspectives: Problem gambling blame game
It seems that industry opponents want to blame a variety of things for problem gambling. Whether it's the operators, the games, the advertising, the speed of play, or the stakes, there is no shortage of finger pointing.

Bonus spins on Betsoft slots at Everygame Poker
Through 25 March, the online casino is giving bonus spins on Back to Venus, Gold Canyon, Monster Pop and Thai Blossoms. Crypto deposits will award players with 20 extra spins.

SBC Summit North America to discuss US iGaming
Taking place in May, the conference will spotlight iGaming, a vertical with immense revenue potential that is often overshadowed in the U.S. by the proliferation of sports betting.

SBC Summit Tbilisi to take place in June
Building upon the success of its inaugural edition, SBC Summit Tbilisi returns to the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace on 25-26 June.

SOFTSWISS unveils South African iGaming overview
According to the software provider, South Africa's iGaming market is on a remarkable growth trajectory, set to reach a total revenue of approximately 64.9 million euros by 2028.

UKGC announces illegal gambling den raid
Officers from Tarian Regional Organized Crime Unit, working with the U.K. Gambling Commission, HMRC and Cardiff City Council Licensing, executed six warrants across Cardiff on 28 February.

The ACMA blocks eight more illegal gambling sites
Since the Australian Communications and Media Authority made its first blocking request in November 2019, 945 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked.

MGA removes Rush Gaming Limited license
As a result of the decision, Rush Gaming must notify all players and settle all outstanding fees that are due to the Malta Gaming Authority.

Upcoming Conference

DigitalPlay Summit 202410-11 April 2024
DigitalPlay Summit 2024
The Indian Gaming Association partnered with iGaming Business to introduce the DigitalPlay Summit, featuring iGaming and sports betting exhibits and content sessions taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center.

SiGMA Americas 202423-26 April 2024
SiGMA Americas 2024
SiGMA Americas has merged with the Brazil iGaming Summit after SiGMA Group acquired BIS. The April event in Brazil will provide delegates an opportunity to connect with Latin American operators, suppliers and providers.

SBC Summit North America 20247-9 May 2024
SBC Summit North America 2024
Taking place in New Jersey, one of the largest sports betting and iGaming markets in North America, the third edition of the event will see executives from every major operator in the region gather to exchange ideas about emerging opportunities.
Did You Know?
Brazil's rollout of online casino gambling has been delayed until a president is named for the Secretariat of Bets and Prizes. The appointment, mandated by the iGaming legislation, is awaiting confirmation from the Minister of Finance.

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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 MessageBruno Mars allegedly has $50 million gambling debt with MGM
New MessageX-Twitter fined in Italy for violation of gambling advertising regulations
New MessageBig betting brands could be put up for sale
From The Forums
New MessageWhy use live dealers?
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I have yet to use live dealer games in an online casino. What are the attractions and features of live dealer games? Why do players choose them? read more
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New MessageBoss Gaming Partners closed?
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