8 February 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 8, 2012
Industry News
iGaming Super Show focusing on global outlook
The iGaming Super Show will host high-level speakers in Dublin to discuss the worldwide online gaming marketplace.

Perspectives Weekly: J. Todd invades London
J. Todd makes his annual trek to the U.K. for the London Affiliate Conference. He also reports on major news from Washington D.C. and Caesars Entertainment.

PPA litigation expert to testify at U.S. Senate hearing
Poker Players Alliance Litigation Support Director Patrick Fleming will testify Thursday before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington D.C.

OptionFair launches with Income Access
The binary trading platform offers a variety of financial trading options with three competitive commission structures.

GGE giving away $7,000 with RaginBet
Global Gaming Events have partnered with RaginBet to offer poker players the opportunity to play in a $2,000 freeroll and a $5,000 cash added buy-in event.

bet365 Poker holding a Freeroll Frenzy
The online poker room is offering $50,000 in cash and guaranteed tournament prize-pools in February and March.

Fertitta submits Nevada online poker application
The company is aiming to be licensed as an operator and service provider of Internet poker in Nevada.

Wager Junction offering bounty for affiliates
The affiliate program is offering a $5,000 bounty to any affiliate that brings in a progressive jackpot winner.

Winners of iGB Affiliate Awards revealed
The iGB Affiliate Awards were held in London on Jan. 26 and 23 winners rose on the night to accept accolades.

Ihre Consulting appoints new marketing director
The Stockholm-based online gambling company has announced the appointment of Tomas Eliasson as its marketing director.

OpenBet reaches agreement with Zukido
OpenBet will distribute Zukido's portfolio of mobile games to its sports betting and iGaming client base.

Big Time Bingo offering "Big Time Love"
The "Big Time Love" promotion is exclusive to Big Time Bingo and has $25,000 in cash and prizes.

All Slots adds Australian dollars
Mobile casino players in Australia can now play at All Slots Casino using their own currency.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming FranceMarch 29-30, 2012
iGaming France
iGaming France is a B2B and affiliate event that will provide insights on the French market and networking opportunities for those looking to work in it. It is aimed at the biggest French affiliates, operators and service providers as well as international iGaming executives who are active or interested in the market.

Online Bingo SummitApril 17-18, 2012
Online Bingo Summit
The Online Bingo Summit is the place to meet the highest-level executives from across the bingo ecosystem. This year the summit will focus on developing your strategy on Facebook, across devices and into new markets to ensure your brand stays ahead of the game. You will also get the opportunity to hear about other innovations that will guarantee your profit margins into the future.

iGaming Super ShowMay 22-25, 2012
iGaming Super Show
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. This was the first event which brought the whole industry under one roof.
Did You Know?
Iowa state senator Jeff Danielson said that he will be proposing a bill within a few weeks that would regulate online poker in the state.

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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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