6 April 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 6, 2011
Announcing the new GPWA favicon winner!
26 proposed favicons entered the ring, and when the voting ended, only one remained. Which favicon won? And who proposed it? Follow this thread for all the details, and meet our new internationally famous (on the GPWA) artist.

Recognition for March's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for March. We're giving an extra special thanks to giggles7p, one of the most active posters during the month of March. Her site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of April as the featured site.

Recognizing March's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in March. We're giving an extra special thanks to Amy from the Wager Junction Affiliate Program, who was the most active affiliate program representative this month. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of April.

Industry News
Full Tilt reaches agreement with Fertitta Interactive
Full Tilt Poker and Fertitta Interactive will jointly operate an online poker room if the industry becomes federally-regulated. Fertitta is co-owned by the family that founded Station Casinos, but no tie-ins with Station are planned.

AWH Poker moving to Merge Network
The move to the Merge Network will allow AWH Poker to accept U.S. and Canadian players.

Fairway Casino giving away Dublin prize package
The online casino is giving a lucky casino player the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Dublin and the chance to compete in the Fairway Charity Golf Open.

Perspectives Weekly talks Wynn/PokerStars deal
J. Todd covers the new deal between Wynn Resorts and PokerStars and has updates on the upcoming iGaming Super Show and eCOGRA.

Intertops awarding $100,000 in bonuses
The "Intertops Champions" contest will award a total of $100,000 in cash prizes and bonuses until May 29.

William Hill launches Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 is a five-reel, 25 payline video slot and is the sequel of the renowned Iron Man slot.

Calvin Ayre celebrating two milestones in Dublin
Ayre is celebrating his 50th birthday as well as the first anniversary of CalvinAyre.com at the iGaming Super Show.

Fixed-odds wagering takes off, but not in Vegas
Financial fixed-odds wagering, which was developed seven years ago by Las Vegas-based company Cantor Gaming and Wagering, is illegal in Nevada.

Genting Poker giving away $5,000 Vegas packages
Each Las Vegas package includes seven nights at The Palazzo plus $3,200 in spending money.

Offsidegaming partners with Evolution Gaming
Offsidegaming will offer Evolution Gaming's live blackjack, roulette and baccarat as well as Mermaid's Fortune games.

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i-Gaming Forum 2011 (Stockholm)April 11-13
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iGaming North America Spring Conference (Las Vegas)May 3-4
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EGR Live 2011 (London)May 3-4
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Global iGaming Summit & Expo (San Francisco)May 17-19
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iGaming Super Show (Dublin)May 24-26
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Did You Know?
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How did the first quarter of 2011 compare with the fourth quarter of 2010?
The first quarter of 2011 ended almost a week ago, so it is now 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 2011 (January to March) to revenue from the fourth quarter of 2010 (October to December), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse 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 MessageBill would allow mobile gaming in hotel rooms
New MessageESPN recaps Nevada online poker legislation
New MessagePoker bill stalls in Iowa
New MessageFull Tilt reaches deal with Fertitta Interactive
From The Forums
New MessageIt's caption contest time!
Digo writes:
The January issue of the GPWA Times Magazine features our favorite GPWA affiliate in a little bit of a bind. Our hero, with ICE winding down and the London Affiliate Conference not quite ready to begin, thought he'd squeeze in a bit of sightseeing – specifically, the torture chamber in the Tower of London. But look who's being squeezed now! What on earth did he say or do to land himself in this predicament? In other words, what's the Beefeater's beef? Submit a witty caption for this cartoon. Feel free to submit more than one. The GPWA staff will pick the one that made us laugh the hardest and the winner will receive a free copy of the iGaming Business Directory.  read more
New MessageThe "moral issue" involved in gambling
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