20 April 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 20, 2011
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Industry News
DOJ indicts founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt and AP
The Department of Justice has indicted the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker to regain domains
PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have reached a deal with the Department of Justice that allows them to regain their domain names in return for blocking U.S. real-money play and returning money to American players.

News analysis: DOJ has online poker figured out
The GPWA's Vin Narayanan examines the serious trouble facing PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker following Friday's indictments from the Department of Justice.

The day American online poker died
Harry Reid told Steve Wynn that online poker was "as American as apple pie." If that's the case, April 15, 2011, may be remembered as the day that online poker died.

What to watch for in the online poker industry
The editorial staff at the GPWA takes a look at what's down the road for the online poker industry.

Victory leaves U.S. market; others jockey for position
Online poker rooms are surveying the landscape, evaluating their policies regarding Americans and jockeying for players. Victory Poker has already voluntarily left the U.S. market.

J. Todd delivers a call to action
The APCW's J. Todd says it's now time to take action after the indictments of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker.

PPA blasts poker indictments
The Poker Players Alliance has offered a variety of ways for members to get involved in the fight for legalized online poker.

Perspectives Weekly goes into the mind of Google
J. Todd discusses Washington D.C. legalizing online gambling and also has webmaster tips from the mouth of Google.

Euro Partners increases offers to poker affiliates
Euro Partners is offering 60 percent revenue share on newly referred traffic to Titan Poker.

Everest Poker counts down to ONE
The Everest Poker ONE tournament kicks off at the Salle des Palmiers in Monaco on Thursday.

Intertops Poker giving away $2,500 in points race
The 40 players earning the most points from April 16-30 will win a share of the prize money at Intertops Poker.

William Hill to acquire American Wagering
The major British bookmaker will acquire American Wagering, the owner or Nevada's 72 Leroy's sports books and kiosks, for about $18 million.

Titan Poker increases benefits to players
New players at Titan Poker are entitled to a 200 percent deposit bonus up to $1,000.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming North America Spring Conference (Las Vegas)May 3-4
iGaming North America Spring Conference (Las Vegas)
iGaming North America is an inaugural networking and educational event designed to introduce land-based gaming businesses of North America to the global iGaming industry.

EGR Live 2011 (London)May 3-4
EGR Live 2011 (London)
EGR Live 2011 is the premier live event for the iGaming industry, offering a unique blend of educational seminar content, leading suppliers and essential networking and meetings.

Global iGaming Summit & Expo (San Francisco)May 17-19
Global iGaming Summit & Expo (San Francisco)
GIGSE will bring together senior executives and decision-makers to discuss how to take advantage of the emerging North American iGaming market.

iGaming Super Show (Dublin)May 24-26
iGaming Super Show (Dublin)
The aim of the iGaming Super Show is to provide a meeting place for the whole industry, whether you are a vendor, media, affiliate, operator or regulator.
Did You Know?
Bwin.party shares shot up 30%, with Playtech and 888 Holdings up 8% and 19% respectively, following Friday's major online poker indictments.

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How does the withdrawal of major poker sites from the U.S. affect your revenue?
Last Friday is being called "Black Friday" because of the actions of the U.S. Department of Justice against Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com. So, if you look at your revenue over the past year, how large an effect will this have on you? Do you earn revenue from U.S. players that have historically played at those sites? If you do, how large a hit does it look like you will have as a result of the recent actions? View poll
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From The Forums
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After sitting in front of the PC for endless hours today, my main site is pretty much updated (after) removing the big four. Still a little tweaking to do but man not how I envisioned spending my weekend! Only plus to this whole thing is if I get 25% of the signups that had come through my site today through search it may offset my loss to AP and UB. Search way up. Worried people will still be gun shy to deposit though but we will see. read more
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