3 April 2024 GPWA Times Newsletter

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

Recognizing March's most active AMs
Congrats to the most active affiliate program representatives in March. We're giving an extra special thanks to Darya of 888Starz Partners, who was the most active affiliate program representative last month. Darya will be featured on the GPWA home page in April. Well done!

Industry News
APCW Perspectives: Gambling news for April fools
J. Todd is looking at several online gambling stories from the U.S., the U.K., Sweden, and even Australia. But one of this week's stories is "fake news" and made up just for April Fool's Day? Which one is it?

1xBet named Best Sportsbook Operator in Africa
The prizes were presented on 11 March as part of the SiGMA Africa exhibition in Cape Town.

Everygame Poker's April slots contest
Players automatically earn points for the $2,000 slots contest when they play Bounding Luck, Woodlanders, Thai Blossoms and Enchanted: Forest of Fortune.

Gambling.com Group acquires Freebets.com
The Company acquired Freebets.com and the related assets for total consideration of between $37.5 million and $42.5 million.

SOFTSWISS obtains first Tobique Gaming license
The Tobique Gaming Commission and Differentia Licensing Advisory Group Limited authorized SOFTSWISS to engage in business activities for one year.

888 to sell select US B2C assets to Hard Rock Digital
Part of a broader strategic review, the deal aims to optimize 888's returns and refocus efforts in the U.S. market, while also announcing a major rebrand to Evoke.

SBC's 2024 Sports Betting Hall of Fame inductees
As part of SBC Summit North America, the Sports Betting Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held as part of the official festivities at the Red Bull Arena on 8 May.

Swedish Gambling Authority cracks down on illegal operators
Newera Frozen PTE Limited, Aprodi Ltd, and Galaktika N.V. are barred from offering gambling services in the country without proper licensing.

WSOP's Tournament of Champions schedule
The WSOP-C concludes at The Commerce Casino in Los Angeles 10-24 May, with $1.75 million in guarantees, headlined by the Tournament of Champions on 22-24 May.

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?
Australian bookmaker MintBet was fined AU 100,000 by the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission after allowing a punter to place 327 bets and lose AU 31,149 during a 50-hour span.

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How did the first quarter of 2024 compare with the fourth quarter of 2023 for you?
The first quarter of 2024 ended this past weekend, so it is time to ask our periodic question to members about how the revenue they are earning has changed over the last quarter. If you compare revenue from the first quarter of 2024 (January to March) to revenue from the fourth quarter of 2023 (October to December), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse for you? View poll
Last week's poll results: What time of day are you most focused? View poll
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 MessageDanish regulator warns of illegal gambling threats in new report
New MessagePetition urges Ukraine to ban online casinos during martial law
New MessageThree Indonesian badminton players banned for life for match fixing
From The Forums
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I use WordPress. It has served me well but lately I have heard some negative comments in regards to WordPress for affiliate sites. What are the major problems? Is it still a viable platform? Are there alternatives? read more
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