16 December 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 16, 2009
Industry News
PartyGaming, bwin in merger talks
Online gambling giants bwin and PartyGaming are in merger talks in a deal that could create a £2 billion behemoth.

Perspectives Weekly -- J. Todd is not happy
J. Todd has some choice words for the Affiliate Lounge and Vegas Affiliates in this week's Perspectives Weekly. And he has some doubts about the new eCogra "investigation" into Grand Prive.

Casino at bet365 giving away BMWs
The Casino at bet365 is trying to give away three BMW Z4s in December. Between Dec. 14 and Dec. 26, every time the online casino hits certain betting milestones, it will hold a drawing for one of the stylish roadsters.

NordicBet Download Casino launches Friday
The Nordic Gaming Group is unveiling a new downloadable casino client for Net Entertainment games this week that serves as a convenient, one-click gateway to all Net Entertainment slot games, table games and video poker.

Sloto'Cash gives away laptops to 10 affiliates
Sloto'Cash concluded a special promotion this week by giving away laptops to 10 lucky affiliates just in time for the holidays.

Luxbet using Income Access Affiliate software
Income Access is also providing affiliate management services to Luxbet, an Australian sportsbook that specializes in horse racing.

CalvinAyre.com partners with Fire & Ice 2010
The newly launched CalvinAyre.com has signed on as a media partner for January's Fire & Ice party in London.

Online bingo network withdraws from U.S.
Interactive Playnet has withdrawn its Yougotbingo online bingo service, citing legal considerations. All players accounts have been transferred to bingogala.com, which is operated by Bingo Entertainment.

Right2Bet updates European gambling politics
The Right2Bet campaign discusses the rift between France and the United Kingdom and how it might impact online gambling leglislation in Europe.

Giggle Bingo nominated in online bingo awards
Giggle Bingo has been nominated in the 4th Annual Which Bingo awards in both the "New Site of the Year" and "Site of the Year" categories.

Jadestone adds Maxi Yatzy to GamArena network
The Nordic-based online gaming company has added the game Maxi Yatzy to its GamArena p2p skill gaming network.

Captain Cooks Casino receives eCogra seal
Captain Cooks Casino has been awarded the Safe & Fair certification from regulatory body eCogra.

iNetBet Casino offering holiday promotions
The online casino is offering match bonuses, new slots, and a 12-day promotion leading up to Christmas.

32Red Casino player gets major win
The lucky winner was playing the Major Millions slot when he hit the three jackpot symbols, triggering the £25,000 payout.

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Have you tried Google Goggles?
Google has unveiled an interesting visual search application for Android phones called Google Goggles. Basically, you snap a picture of something, like a painting or book cover, and it returns Google search results on that item. Have you tried this app? And if so, please tell us what you think of it, and how well it worked for you. View poll
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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 MessageCNBC to air report on illegal gambling
New MessageTwoPlusTwo sues Dutch Boyd
New Message32Red launches new sportsbook
New MessagePartyGaming, bwin in merger talks
From The Forums
New MessagePPC ad network for gambling sites
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New MessageA buyout clause?
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