16 February 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 16, 2011
Industry News
Casino Rewards acquires five new brands
Casino Rewards added CasinoShare, PokerShare, Quatro Casino, Grand Mondial and Players Palace Casino to its growing portfolio.

Kyl will not seek re-election in 2012
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), the chief opponent to online gambling in the U.S. Congress, will not seek re-election in 2012.

William Hill could gum up Ladbrokes/Playtech merger
Ladbrokes' plans to merge with Playtech could be complicated by Playtech's ownership share of William Hill Online.

iMEGA releases study on N.J. online gambling
A study from iMEGA claims online gambling could generate $472 million in tax revenue and bring 57,000 jobs to the state.

Perspectives Weekly is back in the States
J. Todd reports from Seattle on the Virgin deal with EA Sports and developments in New Jersey.

Winner ups the ante
Winner Poker has debuted Social Sunday and birthday freerolls while Winner Casino has added Marvel slots.

iGaming Super Show partners with tourism group
The iGaming Super Show, which will be held in Dublin in May, has reached a deal with tourism group Meet in Ireland.

Caribbean conference registration open
CGS Group is accepting registrations for the 2011 Caribbean Gaming Show & Conference, which will be held March 3-4.

Mansion Poker introduces new benefits for players
Mansion Poker is offering freerolls for new depositors and rewards for veterans in its Club Mansion Loyalty Program.

Ukash launches in Brazil, Argentina
Payment processor Ukash continued its South American expansion by launching in Brazil and Argentina.

RedKings Poker to continue FishMarket tournament
Players who make their first deposit before Feb. 23 will get a free $11 entry to the $10,000 guaranteed tournament.

Bet365 cleans up at iGB Affiliate Awards
Bet365 Affiliates was named Best Affiliate Program and James Woods received Best Affiliate Manager honors at the London ceremony.

Spin3 launches Tomb Raider slot for Android phones
Spin3 has launched the Tomb Raider slot as an Android app designed to run on smartphones and tablets.

Player wins $280,000 at William Hill Poker
A player won $280,000 on Playtech's iPoker network after taking down the Fort Knox Jackpot at William Hill.

Player wins major jackpot at Slots of Vegas
Slots of Vegas Casino awarded a jackpot of over $35,000 to a lucky winner in February.

Upcoming Conference

Caribbean Gaming Show & Conference 2011March 3-4
Caribbean Gaming Show & Conference 2011
Santo Domingo will be the perfect scene for gaming companies and manufacturers to show their products to top executives representing more than 60 casinos.

iGaming FranceMarch 24-26
iGaming France
This first-of-its-kind event will take place over two days in Paris and will provide a much-needed resource for affiliates, vendors and operators to meet up, network and take stock of a market undergoing major changes.

i-Gaming Forum 2011April 11-13
i-Gaming Forum 2011
The i-Gaming Forum, held annually in Stockholm, has developed into a pan-European event where the iGaming industry meets to share business critical insights on the European market.
Did You Know?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be facing a budget defict as large as $11 billion, according to an iMEGA report.

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