19 May 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 19, 2010
GPWA now offers bonus and promotion information
GPWA member Ian Sims (Simmo!) and his associate Andy Pearsons recognized keeping bonus and promotion offers up-to-date on affiliate Web sites is both important and time consuming, so they created the affCAFF system. The GPWA is pleased to announce it has assumed responsibility for the affCAFF system. We're very happy to continue the tradition of bringing webmasters bonus and promotion information and will be updating the system as well.

GPWA iGaming Super Show Page links to exhibitors
The GPWA Web site now has a special page for the iGaming Super Show taking place in Prague next week. The new GPWA show page has links to summary pages about each exhibitor. More information about this new feature can be found by following this thread.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Azartia Partners and the Betsafe Affiliate Program as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!
Industry News
House committee holds hearing on Internet gaming
A tax on deposits was the main issue up for discussion during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on a proposal to tax the Internet gambling industry.

Security hole closed at UB, Absolute Poker
Tokwiro Enterprises upgraded the security protocol for the CEREUS Poker Network to include Open SSL encryption for client-server communications, 11 days after a serious flaw in the network's security system was revealed.

WMS looking to fill online casino positions
WMS, a leading slot machine manufacturer for more than 60 years, is looking to hire online casino executives, and may be close to launching an online casino.

Online poker bill coming soon to California
California State Senator Roderick Wright told delegates attending GIGSE that he's working legislation that would license and regulate poker in California.

Some bet on New Jersey to be first to regulate
Several panelists at GIGSE asserted that New Jersey will be the first U.S. state to regulate Internet gambling.

Top-10 quotes from GIGSE
Global iGaming Summit and Expo speakers focused on the future of the Internet gambling industry in North America.

German sporting bodies unite to open markets
Right2bet is pleased to hear the news that Germany's Olympic Sports Federation has called upon the government to legalize sports betting.

French liberalization to be law before the World Cup
Right2bet's Ari Last says France's new gaming law is bad news for the French consumer.

Nordic Gaming Group partners with Moneybookers
Affiliates will be paid 30 percent for the first three months for every deposit a player makes with Moneybookers.

DublinBet ready for massive rebrand
The live casino Web site will undergo a massive re-branding exercise this summer led by a "Dream Team."

Income Access CEO to speak at Bingo Summit
Nicky Senyard will discuss "Deal Structures That Really Work: How to Create the Best Agreement."

Sloto' Cash Casino unveils WWII slot game
Flying Colors is a video slot game that with symbols including old-fashioned fighter planes and medals of honor.

Victory Poker invites players to live the life
The poker room has announced a contest that will award $100,000 in prizes to the next member of Team Victory.

Income Access offers iGaming Super Show prizes
Tote Sport, VistaGaming, Sportingbet, iGame Friend, mFortune, and EYE Affiliates will be joining Income Access to give out some impressive prizes.

EveryMatrix partners with Cake Network
The Cake Poker Network will jointly market their services with EveryMatrix to consumer-facing gaming sites globally.

Two keynotes added to iGaming Super Show
Formula 1's David Coulthard and Second Life's Chris Collins will speak at the iGaming Super Show in Prague in late May.

Cake Poker launches Cake Shop
The poker room launched a points redemption store that allows players to use Gold Chips to purchase merchandise, tournament buy-ins and bonuses.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming SuperShow (Prague)May 25 - 28
iGaming SuperShow (Prague)
The iGaming Super Show is designed to provide a meeting place for the entire industry, including affiliates, vendors, operators and regulators.

Online Bingo Summit & Awards (London)June 8 - 9
Online Bingo Summit & Awards (London)
The 5th Annual Online Bingo Summit & Awards is Europe's top online bingo event. The conference includes sessions on overcoming player saturation and differentiating brands.

EGR LIVEJune 14 - 15
EGR Live (London)
EGR Live provides world-class content for the online gambling industry with in-depth sessions, a broad array of industry exhibitors, and free entry.
Did You Know?
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What U.S. state do you think will be the first to legalize online gambling?
Last week at the GIGSE conference in Montreal there was a strong sense among attendees that the legalization of online gaming in the U.S. was inevitable. Many felt the combination of dire budget constraints at the state level, the tax revenue that could be raised, and the fact that the UIGEA makes it clear that states can offer online gambling within their borders has created a perfect storm for state-based legalization of online gaming. So for this week's poll question, we wanted to know which state do you think will be the first to legalize online gambling? View poll
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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 MessageAndy Rooney rips gambling industry on "60 Minutes"
New MessageCEREUS Poker Network completes security upgrade
New MessagePPA releases statement on House hearing
New MessageNevada Gaming Board member not opposed to online wagering
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