23 October 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 23, 2013
iGB Affiliate award nominations end Friday, Nov. 1
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New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Affiliate Knights as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Patterson resigns from AGA
Judy Patterson helped found the American Gaming Association in 1995 with former organization president Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., who stepped down in June.

Perspectives Weekly: Adelson needs to stop talking
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson is at it again, promoting his hatred of online gambling. J Todd has a "special message" for him.

Doherty, Corrigan launch Irish Winter Festival
Snooker star Ken Doherty and rugby great Reggie Corrigan kicked off Paddy Power's poker tournament in Dublin.

bet365 Bingo offering "Spooktacular" prizes
Players who collect wins from Oct. 25 until midnight on Halloween have the chance to earn a 25 pound bonus.

Racing for Pinks slot coming soon to Lucky247
To get your engines started, Lucky247 Casino has a quick preview of what players can expect when this new Microgaming video slot launches early November.

bet365 Games offering 25 percent reload weekend
Players who make their first deposit on Oct. 26-27 will have an extra 25 percent up to 100 euros added to their accounts.

Win A Day Casino player wins massive jackpot
Dean S. netted $217,167 on the Wild Alaska slot.

Casino.com to give new U.K. players 20 pounds
All players have to do is sign up for an account and the 20 pounds will be automatically credited.

Golden Riviera launches Lucky Witch tournaments
Lucky Witch is a five-reel, 15-payline video slot game with Halloween pumpkins, ancient spell books and potions.

Jack Gold completes upgrade
Among the changes to the online casino are a new home page and customer account functions.

Tropicana receives New Jersey online gaming permit
Tropicana will launch a trial period on Nov. 21 and will go live to the public on Nov. 26.

Net Entertainment introduces Magic Portals
Players are taken on a mystical journey to a land where wizards, warlocks and magic are all in abundance.

Upcoming Conference

Mobile & Tablet Gambling SummitNov. 4-5
Mobile & Tablet Gambling Summit
The Mobile & Tablet Gambling Summit, now in its second year, will give you the skills, knowledge and network to make you a mobile gambling guru. Redesigned to give you the maximum time to learn and network, this is event is for anyone that wants to make money in mobile.

ICE Totally GamingFeb. 4-6, 2014
ICE Totally Gaming
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming is proud to be the largest and most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibition in the world. Bringing together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days, ICE Totally Gaming offers unrivaled opportunities to visitors and exhibitors alike.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Feb. 6-9, 2014
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC's conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. The relaxed atmosphere of these events encourages the open exchange of ideas and experiences. With 3,000 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.
Did You Know?
In a New Jersey-only online poker player pool, revenue is expected to grow from $39 million in the first full year of operations to $65 million in year 10, according to a study by Academicon and PokerScout.

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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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