14 November 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 14, 2007
Industry News
London loves Rebecca
Despite the loss of a few prized possessions, Casino City's Rebecca Liggero returned from her weekend getaway with plenty of engaging stories from two nights of action-packed carousing with her lively group of online gaming friends.

EU commissioner's visit to U.S. spurs gaming debate
The trade dispute between Europe and the U.S. over online gaming heated up this week when Peter Mandelson said that the U.S. should either open its market to overseas operators or compensate Europe for blocking European operators.

Skill game genre continues to gain ground
As the number of games available grows and the market matures, skill games continue to be one of the 'hot trends' in the online gaming industry. Adding to the popularity is the fact that U.S. players can deposit easily.

Zone4Play names new CEO, CFO
Ronen Stein named top executive of gaming technology developer after Uri Levy resigns as acting CEO and CFO.

Scot Bingo launched
Scotland's bingo players are celebrating a new online bingo site that was launched especially for them. Scot Bingo is offering a £92,000 jackpot to any player who hits a full house in under 34 calls.

Scratch2Cash awards record jackpot
The online scratch card site entered the record books by producing a record-smashing winner after Gisele L from France cashed in for £200,000, the largest amount awarded on an online scratch card.

Upcoming Conference

CAC - MacauNov. 28-29, 2007
CAC - Macau
Casino Affiliate Convention's first Far East/Asia affiliate convention is being held at the Venetian Macao. The event will focus on affiliate marketing in Asia.

CAP Euro: LondonJan. 24-27, 2008
CAP Euro: London
CAP Euro is specifically designed to bring together the top affiliate minds in the internet gaming industry through intense networking and education.
Did You Know?
The majority of women who gamble online do so for "relaxation," while men participate for the "excitement," according to a study by eCOGRA.

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Charlie Hyde

At 28 years old, Charlie Hyde (ChalkOutline) is a true veteran of the online gaming industry. In this week's interview, the England resident explains where he got the idea for his company's admittedly 'sinister' logo and how he handles the most difficult challenges of his job.
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How many times have you visited Las Vegas?
With the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) going on in Las Vegas, we thought it would be interesting to ask how many of you have visited the location most associated with the gaming industry. And for those of you who have, how many times?  View poll
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