28 October 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 28, 2009
Free G2E Exhibit Hall Passes for GPWA Members
The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) -- the largest gaming trade show in the world -- is being held in Las Vegas Nov. 17-19. Casino City will be there with two separate booths and as an exhibitor we are pleased to be able to offer free admission to GPWA members if you register by Thursday, Oct. 29th. Normally admission to the exhibit hall costs $125.00. To take advantage of this special offer, follow this thread.

APCW/GPWA to host party in Las Vegas on Nov. 18th
The APCW and GPWA will host a meeting and party in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Nov. 18 during G2E. Please join us at the top of the Stratosphere, beginning at 7 p.m. when we will hold an affiliates-only meeting to discuss how we can better work together to address affiliate concerns. Then at 8 p.m. all are welcome as the fun begins with complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The meeting and party are FREE to everyone! For more information, follow this thread.

Meet The Affiliate
Rob HutchinsonRead how Rob Hutchinson went from owning a business selling flowers five years ago to becoming an up-and-coming online bingo affiliate based in Amsterdam. Read the interview

Industry News
Full Tilt circumvents Kentucky case
Full Tilt won an injunction in a British court last week that prevents its domain registrar from transferring Full Tilt domains to Kentucky.

Perspectives Weekly turns 3
J. Todd celebrates three years of Perspectives Weekly with a look back at some of this year's highlights, a few bloopers and, of course, some online gambling news.

Chilipoker says 'oui' to Las Vegas
The poker room has agreed to become an official partner of GO Voyages' new Paris to Las Vegas flights. It will also open a VIP travel counter in Las Vegas for its online poker players.

Bet365 hosting affiliate freeroll event
The bet365 affiliate freeroll will be held on Nov. 13. First place will receive $1,000 and $50 will go to the person who knocks out Simon Eaton.

GTECH G2 to sponsor Fire & Ice 2010
This is the first year GTECH G2 is sponsoring the January's Fire & Ice party in London, which is traditionally one of the best parties in the iGaming industry.

WagerWorks bringing expertise to G2E 2009
WagerWorks will showcase its remote gaming expertise at this year's G2E as part of IGT's "Taking Gaming to the Next Level" initiative.

WagerWorks launches slot on mobile platform
Cleopatra will join other leading titles on the WagerWorks mobile menu, including Rainbow Riches, Ooh Aah Dracula R.I.Peater, Elvis Top 20 and Hi-5.

Right to Bet petition reaches 10,000-signature mark
The campaign to liberalize online gambling in the E.U. is trying to gain one million supporters for its cause.

32Red now accepting Australian dollars
The Gibraltar-based online casino has announced that Australian players can now play in their home currency.

PKR announces new tournament schedule
The 3D online poker room's new schedule is designed to appeal to players of all levels and features more tournaments with bigger prize pools.

Upcoming Conference

IGB Espana (Madrid)Oct. 30-31
IGB Espana (Madrid)
IGB Espana is the first event solely focused on the Spanish iGaming market and will explore the potential of this emerging market concentrating on content and networking as opposed to the large-style exhibitions.

GPWA Conference at the Global Gaming Expo (Las Vegas)Nov. 18
GPWA Conference at the Global Gaming Expo (Las Vegas)
All affiliates are welcome to join us for FREE at the top of the Stratosphere where we will meet to discuss how we can work better together to address affiliate concerns. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Scandinavian Affiliate Super Summit (Stockholm)Nov. 25 - 27
Scandinavian Affiliate Super Summit (Stockholm)
The Scandinavian Affiliate Super Summit presents a major networking opportunity for entry levels to top performing affiliates from Scandinavia. The conference will bring you the best of Scandinavian affiliate case studies and tutorials.

EGR Live (London)Nov. 30 - Dec 01
EGR Live (London)
EGR Live will bring the online gaming industry together for combining meetings, conference sessions, seminars, workshops, products displays, networking and hospitality.
Did You Know?
More than 66% of college students in North America use social networking sites on a daily basis, up from 32% in 2006, according to EDUCAUSE Center for Research.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
Fredrik Wadstein -- Buzzluck

Meet Fredrik Wadstein, an eight-year veteran of the iGaming industry who is using his vast experience to help build the affiliate program at Buzzluck.
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Places I've Played
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Will you be at the APCW/GPWA affiliate meeting and party in Las Vegas on Nov. 18th?
As mentioned in the announcement section above, we will be hosting a party in Las Vegas the week of G2E following an affiliates-only meeting where we will discuss how we can better work together to address affiliate concerns including affiliate program terms and conditions changes. So, for this week's poll question we thought we would ask whether you will be in Las Vegas that week and if you will be able to attend our meeting and party. View poll
Last week's poll results: How many pages on your sites do you devote to game content? View poll
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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