26 May 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 26, 2010
New edition of the GPWA magazine released!
The 13th edition of the GPWA Times Magazine is available at the iGaming Super Show now taking place in Prague. Our cover story is on Victory Poker, and we have pieces on the World Cup, online bingo, European markets and predictions from four industry heavyweights. We also have our regular interviews with affiliates and affiliate managers. To preview the new issue, or to make sure you receive your own copy in the mail, follow this thread.

Meet The Affiliate Manager
Emma Lewis looked at other affiliate programs to get the best terms possible before launching Royal Apollo Affiliates. Read why this program is in it for the long haul. Read the interview

Industry News
Missouri man the latest to be charged under UIGEA
A 51-year-old Missouri man has been charged with participating in the conduct of a gambling business and conspiracy to launder the proceeds of a gambling business by the U.S. District Court of Maryland.

Perspectives Weekly has the latest legislation news
J. Todd is ready for Prague, but first he discusses an ongoing debate and dialogue about the online gambling industry not witnessed since the passage of the UIGEA.

Betware to market Microgaming games
The software company has reached an agreement with Microgaming to sell their casino games on top of its existing platform to state lotteries.

European Council needs to look forward, not back
Right2bet's Ari Last says that certain European countries need to focus on progression and ways to work together with licensed private operators.

Promise of big money fails to lure support
The House Ways and Means Committee convened in Washington D.C. to discuss online gambling legislation but there is still little consensus whether to legalize it in the U.S.

GTECH G2 update features new slots engine
GTECH G2 is rolling out its latest casino software update which includes a new feature-rich slot machine built on a powerful new slots engine.

Diceland reborn with Alice in Wonderland theme
The new Diceland casino is a full-service casino with special incentives including the $9,999 Welcome Bonus.

Jackpot Capital Group acquires major properties
The Jackpot Capital Group has acquired Lucky Club Casino, Lucky Club Slots and Grande Vegas as well as Rich Club Affiliates and Grande Vegas Affiliates.

CTXM partners with Cake Network
CTXM has partnered with the Cake Network poker service to jointly market their services.

Red Hot Poker launches affiliate program
The Red Hot Poker affiliate program has gone live using the Income Access affiliate marketing software solution.

Win the World Cup with PKR
The PKR World Cup started on May 22 with a series of six tournaments that sees players score points that count towards a qualification leader board.

NetPlay TV launches affiliate program
NetPlay TV will be using a white label version of Income Access' affiliate marketing software.

Centrebet offering plenty of World Cup promotions
Players can earn free bets, recover lost bets, and win a trip for two to the London FA Cup or Champions League Final.

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 Live (London)June 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?
57.5 percent of Internet users, or 127 million people, will use a social network at least once a month in 2010, according to eMarketer.

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Meet The Affiliate
Maurizio Andrisano

Maurizio Andrisano has been in online gaming industry since the 1980s. Read how gambling is a significant part of his life's philosophy.
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Places I've Played
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How long have you been involved in iGaming affiliate marketing?
It's been over a decade since online gaming sites have been in existence, and banner and affiliate marketing have been a marketing channel since near the beginning. For this week's poll we thought it would be interesting to ask how long you have been involved in the marketing of online gaming sites. Both affiliates and affiliate programs can chime in with their answers. View poll
Last week's poll results: What U.S. state do you think will be the first to legalize online gambling? 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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