11 June 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 11, 2014
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome RP Affiliates as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Bally to buy social gaming company for $100 million
Slot machine giant Bally Technologies said Thursday it would pay up to $100 million to acquire Dragonplay, an Israel-based social gaming business. Bally's move into social gaming follows similar successful efforts by IGT and Caesars.

Perspectives Weekly: California compromise
J Todd discusses online poker's path to reality in California as many of the state's Native American gaming interests seem to be on the same page. Plus, he tackles industry news from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Win a Jaguar F-TYPE at bet365 Casino
Players can join the promotion by opting in and earning comp points with their favorite slot games from June 11-July 13.

Bodog strengthens IT team in time for summer
With a host of major sporting events on the slate over the next few months, Bodog has added four IT specialists.

Excel Affiliates launches new affiliate program
The affiliate program for Vegas Paradise offers 50 percent rev share to affiliates for the first three months.

Lucky247 launches download platform
The site's new downloadable version will offer 500 games compared to the flash version's 300 games.

Firebrand Affiliates launches Tropicana Gold Casino
The site features live dealer games, practice games and high-quality graphics and sound effects.

Mega Casino offering a trio of football promotions
Players can enjoy the "Predict and Win," "Winning Streak" and "Half-Time Winner" promotions from June 11-July 15.

Prime Slots VIPs win big with new promotion
The site will send its VIP players a bundle of unique football treats during the big tournament in Brazil this summer.

Rembrandt Casino offering two mobile specials
New players can earn a 100-percent welcome bonus up to 200 euros, plus an extra five-euro bonus for players from certain countries.

iAffiliates giving away trip to football final
The affiliate raffle prize includes transportation, six days and five nights in a luxury suite in Rio de Janeiro and entry to the biggest football event of 2014.

DongCasino.com launches affiliate program
The Malta-based iGaming operator has launched an affiliate program for its online casino and sportsbook in partnership with Income Access.

Upcoming Conference

Online Gambling Summit USAJune 12-13, 2014
Online Gambling Summit USA
Online Gambling Summit USA brings together key industry leaders to tackle the core issue of creating a profitable and sustainable online operation.

Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceJune 24-27, 2014
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the iGaming Super Show and is expected to be a huge success. Expect four days of conferences, exhibition and networking events with the elite in iGaming in a city that is like no other.

Global iGaming Summit & ExpoJuly 14-16, 2014
Global iGaming Summit & Expo
Established as the leading event focused on the future of iGaming in North America, GiGse attracts over 700 delegates to examine the legislative progress, commercial strategies and partnership opportunities in the U.S. iGaming market.
Did You Know?
Dragonplay, the social gaming business to be purchased by Bally Technologies for $100 million, has 700,000 active daily users and 3 million monthly users.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Alex Smith

Meet bet365's Alex Smith, who started his career in the non-profit sector before finding the online gambling industry. He's a big Liverpool fan and dreams of a two-week vacation, with one week in Las Vegas and another in the Maldives. Can we go, too?
Read the interview

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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:
New MessageNew Jersey announces new affiliate rules
New MessageFuture of lotteries
New MessageCaesars gets default notice on bonds
New MessageConnecticut sends legal warning to online gambling outlets
From The Forums
FEATURED PUBLIC FORUM THREAD
New MessageBingo: Rev share or CPA?
RacingJim writes:
In the last six months I've dabbled a bit in the world of bingo. So far I have found player values to be very low and found it all horribly unprofitable compared with sports and casino betting. Sign-up levels have been okay, but I just can't seem to make it pay. Is this typical for bingo? Would you go for rev share or CPA with bingo? read more
OTHER PUBLIC THREADS
New MessageAffiliate conversions
New MessageWhich features to list?
New MessageWorld Cup 2014 fixtures wallpaper
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PRIVATE FORUM TOPICS (Not a Private Member, Upgrade Now!)
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