12 May 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 12, 2010
Industry News
Online and land-based worlds collide at GiGSE
The Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGSE) returned Tuesday after a two-year hiatus, gathering online and land-based gambling industry professionals for a "Pre-Conference Workshop" to discuss the future of the industry in North America.

Garber touches on central themes at GiGSE
Harrah's Interactive Entertainment CEO Mitch Garber said Wednesday operators and regulators must all be on the same page when it comes to regulation.

Social media a major theme at GIGSE
The afternoon sessions at the Global iGaming Summit & Expo in Montreal on Tuesday provided a wealth of information about a giant and competitive marketplace.

Top quotes from GiGSE day one
The GPWA staff compiled a list of the most interesting quotes from the first day of the Global iGaming Summit & Expo in Montreal.

Jackpot Games Affiliates gets seal of approval
Jackpot Games Affiliates is now a platinum GPWA sponsor and has also completed the Affiliate Guard Dog certification process.

Everest Gaming introduces new casino lobby
The online gaming and casino company has launched a slew of improvements to its suite of online casinos, including redesigned casino lobbies.

888 offers new players virtual scratch cards
The online gaming entertainment company is running a promotion that gives every new player at 888 Casino a virtual free scratch card that could be worth 1,000 pounds.

VueTec appoints new senior marketing exec
VueTec, which owns and operates online casino DublinBet, has appointed 24-year-old Iain Wilcox to the senior position.

Megajackpots tops £2.5 million mark
This astonishing prize is available on MegaJackpots Cleopatra, MegaJackpots Cluedo and MegaJackpots Monopoly.

Tell Gaming offers unique betting system
The new system allows participants to bet against each other on the outcome of every game in the World Cup as well as the total winner.

Maltese iGaming executives ready for MiGS10
The Malta iGaming Seminar features prominent keynote speakers, round table discussions, a poker tournament and a pool party.

Hungarian wins PKR Live IV
Hungarian Gabor 'Gab1988' Vasvenszki battled it out against 150 players over two days to scoop $20,000 and the winner's trophy at PKR Live IV Main Event in London.

Upcoming Conference

Global iGaming Summit & Expo (Montreal)May 11 - 13
Global iGaming Summit & Expo (Montreal)
GiGSE is returning after a two-year hiatus with the goal of giving you a leg up in the North American iGaming market.

iGaming SuperShow (Prague)May 25 - 28
iGaming SuperShow (Prague)
The iGaming Super Show is designed to provide a meeting place for the entire industry, including affiliates, vendors, operators and regulators.

Online Bingo Summit & Awards (London)June 8 - 9
Online Bingo Summit & Awards (London)
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Did You Know?
50% of Canadians think online gaming is regulated either federally or provincially, according to Bill Rutsey, CEO Canadian Gaming Association.

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Question-of-the-week
What do you look for in an affiliate newsletter?
Adamvv from Income Access recently posted an interesting poll question, so we thought we'd include it in this week's newsletter. "There's been an ongoing discussion about how to make newsletters interesting and yes, FUN to read. I know that many affiliates tend to disregard merchant newsletters because of their generally promotional voice. Although these newsletters are meant to inform and update affiliates... they don't necessarily have the impact that we desire. So what makes you read through and take action on items in a newsletter?"  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:
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