20 March 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 20, 2013
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The GPWA is pleased to announce EnergyCasino Partners, Mymobibet Affiliates and Winamax Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
Nevada seeks public comment on poker regulations
The Nevada Gaming Control Board is looking for input on what should be included in interstate online poker agreements.

DOJ appoints administrator to return U.S. FTP funds
The Department of Justice has retained the Garden City Group to oversee the process of returning money owed by Full Tilt Poker to American players.

Perspectives Weekly: PokerStars counterpunches
J Todd reports on the increasingly contentious battle over online gambling in New Jersey, as PokerStars fires back at the AGA. He also has news from New York and Illinois.

PokerStars-AGA showdown in Atlantic City postponed
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission postponed a vote last week that could allow the American Gaming Association to participate in the licensing case of PokerStars' purchase of a failing Atlantic City casino.

William Hill acquires Sportingbet Australia
William Hill has acquired Sportingbet's Australian business as part of 460-million pound transaction.

Japanese warriors come to rescue in Ninja Star slot
Intertops Casino's newest 25-payline game has randomly triggered jackpots, features that award free spins and prize multipliers, grouped wilds and huge prizes.

Gala Bingo has something special for Easter
Check out Gala Bingo's two "eggcellent" Easter offers, plus Value Night on Thursday.

Get $25,000 for a perfect bracket at Intertops
Intertops Sportsbook is giving players free $50 college basketball bets and awarding $25,000 for a perfect bracket.

Affiliate REPUBLIK announces launch of new games
Tropezia Palace has integrated the full suite of games offered by Leander Games and Sheriff Gaming.

3D Virtual Racebook now available at Cosmik Casino
Virtual Racebook is a true-to-life horse racing simulator that takes players directly to the horse track.

Win A Day penny slots are cheapest slots online
The new penny slots all take minimal bets starting at just $.001 per pay line or less than two cents per spin.

BetVictor Poker jackpot launches with €921,603 prize
The bad beat jackpot is now easier to win, and more people will cash in when the jackpot is awarded.

Golden Riviera Casino more opulent than ever
The casino looks better than ever, but all the things players love about Golden Riviera have remained unchanged, including its variety of games and loyalty program.

New challenges arrive at Bingo Hall
The Lotto Mania slot game is just one of the surprises awaiting you at Bingo Hall this spring.

Winward Casino offering a $100,000 March tourney
Winward Casino's $100,000 March tournament will feature a different game every day from March 18-27, then wrap up the month with four days of Slot Dunk.

Upcoming Conference

Global iGaming Summit & ExpoApril 23-25 (San Francisco)
Global iGaming Summit & Expo
Meet the most influential land-based, iGaming and lottery executives in charge of shaping their online gaming strategies and make sure you don't stay behind your competitors, all gearing up to capitalize on the emerging U.S. market.

Online Bingo SummitMay 1-2 (London)
Online Bingo Summit
The Online Bingo Summit is the key industry event for the online bingo vertical. If you want high level discussion, unrivaled networking and quality insight into the future of the industry this is the only event to attend.

Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceJune 12-13
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the iGaming Super Show, and more than 1,250 affiliates are expected to be in attendance. The AAC will feature exhibitions and networking events with the elite in iGaming in a city that is like no other. The event mixes business with pleasure and you cannot afford to miss it.
Did You Know?
Pregame.com's RJ Bell estimates that $12 billion will be wagered globally on the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Ilan Nachmani

In our latest installment of the Affiliate Manager Interview Series, Brightshare's Iland Nachmani talks about the differences between working with older men dressed in suits and ties in communications to working with 20-somethings in jeans and sneakers in the online casino industry.
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Will 2013 be better than 2012?
What you are going to do new or differently to make this year different than last year? And gaze into your crystal ball and hazard a guess as to how your revenue this year will compare to your revenue for 2012. Will it be better? Will it be worse? By a lot or by a little? After you vote, be sure to share the reasons you think 2013 will change for better or worse. View poll
Last week's poll results: How many U.S. states do you believe will legalize online gaming by the end of 2015? View poll
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It's time to clean up my main site. One discussion I keep bumping into is about which type of redirect to use for masking affiliate links. I use the WP plugin Pretty Links, which gives you the option to handle all of your masked redirects either as a 307 or 301. I've been told that too many 307s is poison in the eyes of search engines. How do you redirect your masked affiliate links? read more
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