26 August 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 26, 2009
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Redbet Affiliate Program, Super Poker Affiliates and Virtue Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Industry News
Linx Media casinos going out of business
Player funds at Eurolinx, BetOnBet and Linx Casino are frozen and in limbo with liquidation proceedings underway.

Nevada prepared for online gambling
Nevada could benefit financially if a bill to legalize Internet gambling in the United States is approved by Congress.

Random thoughts with Perspectives Weekly
J. Todd reports on the BetOnSports founder's guilty plea and the NFL's continued hypocrisy. He also interviews Affiliate Guard Dog and teases his sit-down with Calvin Ayre.

California online poker proposal hits snag
A proposal to offer state-sanctioned online poker took a hit this week when the idea of passing a bill in the closing month of the legislative session was shot down.

Delaware racinos still plan on offering sports betting
Despite a federal appeals court ruling that said Delaware's plan to offer single-game wagering would violate a federal ban on sports betting, the state's race tracks are proceeding with plans to open new sportsbooks beginning next week.

Betfair considering $2.5 billion IPO
The online betting giant's possible IPO could be a platform for consolidation if U.S. gambling restrictions are lifted.

Expekt streaming world class soccer
The online gaming company is offering live streaming of La Liga, Series A and World Cup qualifiers throughout the 2009/2010 season.

JenningsBet signs software deal with Income Access
JenningsBet will use Income Access affiliate management software to power its Ace World Gaming affiliate program.

Gaming Media Group launches scratch card site
ScratchcardHeaven.com is powered by NeoGames and will feature over 40 themed games varied between fantasy, sports, casino and classic scratch cards.

Tiger's collapse proves costly for Paddy Power
The Irish bookmaker was so sure that the world's No. 1 player would close out the PGA Championship after taking a four-stroke lead through 36 holes, it prematurely paid off all of its clients' bets on Tiger Woods to win.

Surprise! PartyGaming gets World Poker Tour
A subsidiary of PartyGaming outbid Gamynia to buy the WPT for $12.3 million and will take over its TV library, brand names, trade names and tangible personal property.

Irish eyes are smiling at WagerWorks
Rainbow Riches Win Big Shindig is a 10-line slot with Irish music and a top prize of 25,000 credits.

Income Access breaks own integration speed record
Income Access has integrated its software into the DominoesStars.com affiliate program in just five days.

Upcoming Conference

Budapest Affiliate ConferenceSept 10-13, 2009
Budapest Affiliate Conference
iGaming Business is moving from Barcelona to a new and exciting destination: Budapest. Come and take advantage of the event's trademark activities including strategic conference programs, networking, the Affiliate Series of Poker and, of course, exclusive parties every night.

EiG CopenhagenSept. 15-17
EiG Copenhagen
This three-day conference will feature fresh, relevant and insightful programs. There will be over a hundred industry specialists and plenty of high impact features to enhance your learning and networking.
Did You Know?
The number of mobile users accessing the Internet in the U.S. will jump from 73.7 million in 2009 to 134.3 million in 2013, according to eMarketer.com.

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What is your worst season for revenue?
Gaming revenue varies from month to month and from season to season. Since we are in the middle of the peak season for vacations in the northern hemisphere, we thought we'd ask which season is your worst from a revenue perspective. At Casino City, the summer is our worst season. We're curious if other affiliates also have a worst season, and if they do, which season is it? View poll
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