29 December 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 29, 2010
Industry News
PartyGaming, bwin release details on merger
The merger plan presented by bwin and PartyGaming will create the world's largest publicly listed online gaming group.

Paddy Power to complete Sportsbet acquisition
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has agreed to acquire the remaining 39.2 percent stake in Australian online betting company Sportsbet.

Select Euro Partners casinos offering bonus
Europa Casino, Titan Casino and Casino Tropez are all celebrating the start of 2011 with an 11 percent first deposit bonus for new players.

Two players win big at Back 2 School Bingo
Within two weeks of registering an account at the online bingo room, two players became instant jackpot winners in the "Bingo Ball for Life promotion."

Caesars makes move into Italian poker market
Caesars Interactive Entertainment has come to terms with Microgame, which operates the largest online poker network in the newly regulated Italian market.

Zoom Bingo launches affiliate program
The Excess Affiliate Program has launched with 50 percent revenue share and sign-up bonuses for players at Zoom Bingo.

BOGOF Bingo launches new site
BOGOF Bingo is now offering a completely re-branded player site that focuses on a British theme.

UB.com backing Canadian tournament
UB.com is offering satellites for the "Poker Pro Canada Classic II" at the Four Aces Poker Club in Montreal.

UB.com holding satellites for UBOC6
The online poker site has launched multi-seat satellites for the UBOC $1 Million No Limit Hold'em Championship.

Win a Day Casino slot due for major jackpot
The progressive jackpot at Win a Day Casino is approaching $150,000 and is due for a big win.

Margets wins Full Tilt Masters in Spain
Leo Margets, an 888 Poker-sponsored player, won first place in the Full Tilt Poker Masters Series in Barcelona.

PKR unveils its Players of the Year
PKR has announced the winners in the "Tournament Player of the Year," "Cash Game Player of the Year" and "Forumite of the Year" categories.

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.

London Affiliate ConferenceJanuary 27-30
London Affiliate Conference
This conference will offer panels, presentations and networking opportunities galore. Admission is free for all affiliates and the iGB Affiliate Awards will be held on Jan. 27.
Did You Know?
Reuters is reporting that Greece will be the latest European country to legalize online gambling to comply with EU law.

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How many affiliates are also gamblers?
This poll question comes from GPWA member Sports Investor. Here's what he wrote earlier this week: "How many people here that promote gambling related affiliate programs are also gamblers themselves? I got into this industry because I am a sports bettor and had an interest in building a Web site. So I parlayed the two into this.....and the rest is history." So, do you gamble online? And if you do, please let us know what you gamble on in this thread. 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 MessagePartyGaming, bwin to retain brands after merger
New MessagePaddy Power completes Sportsbet acquisition
New MessageSportsbook XLBet shuts down
New MessageGibraltar raises online gambling taxes
From The Forums
New MessageChristmas revenue
baldidiot writes:
How does the Christmas period affect your earnings? I can see it going one of two ways - either reduced as people have more going on, or (increasing) as people get bored sitting at home with the fam. Personally, I've noticed a slight increase in deposits, but I'm a small affiliate so it could just be normal variance. read more
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