23 March 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 23, 2011
GPWA Favicon Contest
Earlier this month the GPWA debuted its new favicon. But we always viewed this favicon as a temporary one. We want you, our members, to be involved in creating and picking the official GPWA favicon. So propose a favicon for consideration by posting it in this thread. Next week we will have a poll to help select the winner. You could become an internationally famous artist within the GPWA community if you submit the winning icon!

Industry News
Online Bingo Summit to be held in June
The 6th Online Bingo Summit will kick off in early June at the Victoria Park Plaza in London, with over 20 of Europe's leading bingo companies expected to attend.

Perspectives Weekly breaks down Nevada news
J. Todd discusses online gambling news from Nevada, as lawmakers consider regulating online poker in the state.

Nevada executive in favor of licensed online poker
Michael Gaughan said the Nevada Legislature should pass a bill that would regulate online poker.

Internet gaming bill introduced in U.S. House
A bipartisan bill that would establish federal licensing and regulation of online gambling was introduced Thursday.

Everest Poker announces details for ONE tournament
The Everest Poker ONE tournament will take place in Monaco from April 21-24, and online qualifiers are now open.

Wager Junction lowers wire payment limits
Wager Junction has cut the minimum payment limit for wire transfers from $500 to $250.

Betfred acquires two bingo sites
Betfred has expanded its bingo offerings by acquiring Bucky Bingo and its sister brand BOGOF Bingo.

Fortune Lounge casinos ready for slots tourney
Players are gearing up for the Grand Slam of Slots 2 at 7 Sultans Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Royal Vegas Online Casino and Vegas Palms Casino.

Roxy Palace unveils new redesign
Roxy Palace is extending its major $1,250 first deposit bonus to celebrate the new design.

Income Access CEO to appear at iGaming France
Nicky Senyard will be participating in a panel discussion on the changing face of the affiliate business at iGaming France.

DublinBet to sponsor iGaming Super Show
DublinBet has been named the "Official City Sponsor" of the iGaming Super Show in Dublin.

Sportsbook AllYouBet launches in Spanish
AllYouBet is offering a 100 euro bonus as well as 50 percent cash back on a player's first deposit.

Gioco Digitale, Jadestone Networks launch games
Gioco Digitale and Jadestone Networks have launched multiplayer card games Burraco and Scopa in Italy.

Casino.com launches $30,000 Grand Prix Tournament
Casino.com is offering its VIP players the chance for a holiday in Monaco for the 69th Grand Prix.

Giggle Bingo player wins big again
A player at the bingo site won a jackpot of $1,320, bringing her total winnings at Giggle Bingo to over $4,500.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming France (Paris)March 25-26
iGaming France (Paris)
This first-of-its-kind event will take place over two days 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 2011 (Stockholm)April 11-13
i-Gaming Forum 2011 (Stockholm)
The i-Gaming Forum has developed into a pan-European event where the iGaming industry meets to share business critical insights on the European market.

iGaming North America Spring Conference (Las Vegas)May 3-4
iGaming North America Spring Conference (Las Vegas)
iGaming North America is an inaugural networking and educational event designed to introduce land-based gaming businesses of North America to the global iGaming industry.

EGR Live 2011 (London)May 3-4
EGR Live 2011 (London)
EGR Live 2011 is the premier live event for the iGaming industry, offering a unique blend of educational seminar content, leading suppliers and essential networking and meetings.
Did You Know?
A poll conducted by the Des Moines Register indicated that 73 percent of Iowans are opposed to legalized online gambling.

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How has your web traffic changed since the Google Farmer/Panda update?
On February 24th, we learned that Google had made significant changes to their search algorithms. Since we are now a month out from that update, we thought it would be a good time to ask what changes GPWA members have noticed in their traffic over the past month versus the month before. How does your traffic compare? Are you happy or unhappy about the effect of the Google Farmer/Panda algorithm update? And if it has changed significantly, can you attribute the change to Google organic traffic? View poll
Last week's poll results: How important are DMOZ links? 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:
New MessageMassive rumor that could shake online poker
New MessageNetherlands seeks to allow online gambling
New MessageIowa governor considering Internet poker
New MessageFederal bill on online gambling introduced
From The Forums
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