15 December 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 15, 2010
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Meet The Affiliate
BillyBoyRussian affiliate BillyBoy says he's not an expert yet when it comes to affiliate marketing. When it comes to vodka, however, he has all the answers. Read the interview

Industry News
Lesniak targeting Jan. 6 for N.J. bill
A bill that would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer online gambling to New Jersey residents is headed for a Jan. 6 vote in the New Jersey Assembly.

New Jersey sees progress on Internet gambling
Efforts to approve online gaming in New Jersey are moving forward as possible federal legislation stalls in Washington, D.C.

Prospects for Reid online poker bill get weaker
Supporters of Sen. Harry Reid's online poker legislation were increasingly pessimistic Thursday about the prospects for passing the bill.

Perspectives Weekly breaks down the Reid bill
J. Todd discusses the odds of Sen. Harry Reid having success passing some form of online gambling legislation before the end of the year. He also interviews representatives of Foxwoods Casino.

Bullet Business hosting legal conference
The 5th Legal Gaming in Europe Summit will be held in London on Jan. 24-25.

GTECH G2 sponsoring Fire & ICE
GTECH G2 is once again the sponsor of the Fire & ICE party, which will be held on Jan. 26 in London. It will also have a VIP reception just prior to the party in the same venue.

CalvinAyre.com partners with Fire & ICE
The online tablog will be providing on-site coverage of the London party in January.

Playtech's iPoker network sees major jackpots
The poker network has given away over $100,000 to three jackpot winners in less than a month.

Tower Gaming holding a Christmas quest
Players can win a $500 cash prize or one of 20 free spins bonus packs at Tower Gaming.

Class 1 Casino introduces live dealers
Class 1 Casino is now offering live dealer games with the help of Playtech's live stream technology.

Casino La Vida releases four new games
Casino La Vida's latest release consists of two video slots, a roulette game and Caribbean Draw Poker.

Back 2 School Bingo debuts to great excitement
The bingo room is offering a 200 percent first deposit bonus and a 25 percent recurring deposit bonus.

France-Pari launches mutual sports betting
France-Pari is the only French operator to offer pari-mutuel sports betting and recently launched its affiliate platform with Income Access software.

Royal Vegas to debut four slots in 2011
The online casino will release Retro Reels, Diamond Glitz, Hot Ink, Monkey King and Private Eye in January.

Upcoming Conference

Legal Gaming in Europe Summit 2011January 24-25
Legal Gaming in Europe Summit 2011
As the industry expands, it is imperative to get the lowdown on legislation in lucrative new markets. The 2011 gambling conference agenda is a definitive guide to moving into lucrative European markets.

International Casino Exhibition (ICE)January 25-27
International Casino Exhibition (ICE)
ICE covers the entire spectrum of gaming in all its many forms. Over the last three years it has attracted industry professionals from 122 countries, and in 2010 there were 18,676 attendees.
Did You Know?
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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 MessageSlate says Reid bill is "good policy"
New MessageCalifornia tribes continue online gambling push
New MessageBetfair shares fall 16 percent
New MessageN.J. Assembly approves sports betting measure
From The Forums
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The October issue of the GPWA Times magazine features a cartoon of our favorite affiliate webmaster on an airplane. Can't this guy EVER catch a break? Here he is, probably on his way to some glamorous world capital to attend an exciting affiliate conference, and feeling pretty good because, for once, his stats are looking very, very good -- and so is the young lady sitting next to him. But for some reason she's definitely unimpressed. Was it something he said? And what is she thinking? We want to know, so please tell us! read more
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