9 June 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 9, 2010
Meet The Affiliate
Hakank KarlssonHakank Karlsson is relatively new to the online gambling industry. Find out why this multilingual Swede considers himself to be a "semi-full-time webmaster." Read the interview

Industry News
France issues 17 online gambling licenses
The French government issued 17 online gambling licenses to 11 different operators Tuesday to conduct online betting on sports, horse racing and poker.

ECJ rules in favor of Dutch restrictions
The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that member states can prohibit Internet gambling firms from operating within their borders if it is to combat fraud and crime.

Right2bet: ECJ fails to take the initiative yet again
Ari Last takes the European Court of Justice to task for its rulings in a pair of Dutch online gambling cases.

U.S. casinos told to avoid online gaming firms
A member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board said casinos should keep their distance from Internet gambling companies that accept wagers from Americans.

Perspectives Weekly reports from Prague
J. Todd takes us through the iGaming Super Show in Prague, where he catches up with many industry pros.

Bet on the World Cup and win $1,000 with Affactive
Affactive's World Cup Affiliate Contest offers affiliates the chance to win $1,000 by answering World Cup questions.

Inaugural iGaming Super Show closes on a high
Just over 2,000 people went to the first iGaming Super Show in Prague over the course of four days.

RedKings now taking sports bets
Bet RedKings includes live betting, competitive odds, a free World Cup Predictor game with cash prizes and a series of $1,000 World Cup freerolls at RedKings Poker.

Dragonfish adds Income Access software
Dragonfish will integrate the Income Access affiliate marketing software to its bingo platform.

Promotions heating up at GoWild Casino
GoWild Casino is giving all new affiliates who generate $200 or more in revenue in their first and second month a $50 bonus for each of those two months.

Income Access named top bingo affiliate program
Income Access was named the Best Affiliate Program for the third consecutive year at the Online Bingo Awards.

Bettorlogic reaches agreement with Connextra
Bettorlogic has signed an agreement with Connextra to integrate their live bet stimulation technology Livelogic into Connextra advertising formats.

PPA launches own iPhone app
The new app offers a click to call Congress feature, where users can click a button on the app and automatically connect via phone to their senator or congressman.

Interops fuels American soccer frenzy
Interops is offering Americans the chance to win $100,000 by correctly predicting the winners of all 64 matches.

Ruby Royal offers World Cup welcome bonus
All new players will get both 30 minutes of free play at Ruby Royal Casino and also 888 free bets.

World Cup fever hits InterCasino
The site's World Cup Sportsbook allows players to predict the winners of any of the tournament's 64 games to get their hands on instant cash bonuses.

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Did You Know?
3,430 people have been arrested for online gambling offenses in China since February, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
Steve Rubin

Steve Rubin was a sports journalism major at the University of Oregon. Find out how he ended up in Israel as an affiliate manager at AffiliateWIDE.
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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 MessageStrong growth expected in Asia, Japan
New MessageFrance issues online gambling licenses
New MessagePPA introduces iPhone application
New MessageNevada Gaming Board tells operators to avoid online gaming
From The Forums
New MessageIs it better to be worldwide, or country specific?
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I have a site that deals in multiple gaming products (sports, casino, poker, bingo etc...) and the original plan was to not directly target a country. But now there are more and more problems springing up with various countries and it makes me wonder if it would be better to focus just on one country, specifically the U.K. Obviously there are SEO benefits to this, but the downside is a reduced target audience. What do you think, go local or stay global? read more
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