11 January 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 11, 2012
Recognition for 2011's Most Active Members
At the beginning of every month, we recognize members for their participation in the forum in the previous month. Four years ago, we expanded our tradition to include a special recognition for the most active participants for the year. Now that 2012 has begun, we are honoring our 35 most-active forum members of 2011, led by universal4. His site will be shown on the GPWA home page for the next month as the featured member site of the year.

Recognizing 2011's Most Active Affiliate Managers
We're also acknowledging the most-active affiliate program representatives from last year. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee of Rewards Affiliates, the most active affiliate program representative during 2011. She will be the featured affiliate program representative of the year on the GPWA home page for the next month.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce B3W Affiliation as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
10 ways the industry could screw up online gaming
The GPWA's Vin Narayanan said the DOJ opinion on the Wire Act removes a legal and political obstacle for online gaming. But it doesn't ensure online gaming is suddenly going to dot the American landscape.

Perspectives Weekly is back
J. Todd returns for 2012 and discusses what led the DOJ to change its mind about the Wire Act. He also looks at what this means for the online gambling industry.

Red Flush adds two Microgaming slots
Red Flush Casino has released The Grand Journey and Megaspin Break da Bank Again slot machines.

Bodog88 live casino adds Super Six Baccarat
Super Six Baccarat is one of the fastest-growing games in land-based casinos in Asia.

Ice, Ice, Baby party promises to be bigger, better
This year's event will take place on Jan. 24 at the Grace Bar in the heart of London's Soho district.

GGE partnering with Party Poker
Global Gaming Events is ringing in the New Year with a set of tournaments in conjunction with Party Poker.

Income Access giving away prizes at ICE, LAC
Income Access and its partners are giving away iPads, Kindle Fires, an iPod touch, a MacBook Air and much more at the ICE Totally Gaming Conference and London Affiliate Conference.

Castle Casino introduces new slot machines
Castle Casino added over 10 new slot machines that were designed by Sheriff Gaming.

NeoGames launches 3D scratch slot
"Go 777" is the newest addition to NeoGames' scratch slot portfolio and is the company's first 3D scratch game.

Upcoming Conference

ICE Totally GamingJan. 24-26, 2012
ICE Totally Gaming
ICE Totally Gaming is the most comprehensive and international B2B gaming exhibition on the world stage. Featuring more than 400 exhibiting companies active in the online, mobile, betting, bingo, casino, lottery and street gaming sectors, ICE attracts operators and gaming professionals from more than 100 nations to London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Jan. 26-29, 2012
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC conference sessions provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and insights from expert speakers. With 2,500 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.
Did You Know?
Team PokerStars Online member Randy "nanonoko" Lew set a new Guinness World Record for the greatest number of hands played in an eight hour session while still turning a profit. The American played 23,493 hands and made a profit of $7.65.

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Have your sites ever been penalized by Google?
Google recently made a decision to penalize the Google Chrome home page for 60 days after reports that a marketing company working for Google encouraged bloggers to write about Google Chrome for compensation. So, for this week's question we thought it would be interesting to ask if webmasters had fallen afoul of Google's various "rules" and had their sites penalized. View poll
Last week's poll results: How did the fourth quarter of 2011 compare with the third quarter of 2011 for you? View poll
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