13 April 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 13, 2011
Industry News
Washington D.C. regulates online gaming
A small provision in Washington D.C's 2011 budget that Congress didn't object to made Washington the first U.S. jurisdiction to adopt legislation regulating online gaming.

What would happen if the UIGEA never passed?
With all the fumbling and fits and starts surrounding the online gambling debate, Aaron Todd started to wonder what would have happened if the UIGEA had never been slipped into the Safe Ports Act by then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

Nevada governor supports federal legislation
Gov. Brian Sandoval said he supports Congress approving online poker legislation rather than having the issue decided on a state-by-state basis.

Bodog Poker launches WSOP qualifiers
Players can qualify for the World Series of Poker Main Event for as little as $1 through Bodog Poker.

Perspectives Weekly: Shakin' and consolidatin'
This week's news involves more partnerships between big land based gaming operations and major Internet gambling firms. Also, information on the iGaming North America conference and a personal message from J. Todd.

Titan Poker giving away WSOP packages
Players who win in Titan Poker's weekly Super Satellite tournaments and special league promotions will represent the room in Las Vegas this summer.

Income Access CEO to speak at conference
Nicky Senyard will be speaking at the 15th Annual Canadian Gaming Summit in Vancouver next week.

Grand Slam of Slots 2 continues at Fortune Lounge
The second installment of the tournament has kicked off and players can take part in this promotion at Royal Vegas, Platinum Play, Vegas Palms and 7Sultans.

Europa Casino offering Easter bonus
All new players who join Europa Casino in April are entitled to a free 10 euro bonus.

Mfuse launches live betting app for Grand National
The "Easy Bet" application was launched by Mfuse in conjunction with Ladbrokes in time for the Grand National.

Red Flush, Casino La Vida launch VIP program
Club Red VIP is only accessible by special invitation or by achieving Platinum or Diamond status.

ComTrade reaches agreement with Pascual Games
ComTrade will supply Pascual Games with a complete online gaming platform that will include its Remote Game Server.

iGaming Business finance editor hosting webinar
Melissa Blau will be providing insights on the world's financial markets on Thursday in a free to attend webinar.

GTECH G2 nominated for eight EGR B2B Awards
GTECH G2 nominations include Bingo Network of the Year and Poker Network of the Year.

Jackpot Capital launches medieval slot game
The online casino is offering a 100 percent bonus up to $100 to celebrate the launch of "Coat of Arms."

Playtech sees record win on Italian bingo network
A player hit a 121,196 euro jackpot in SNAI's Cassiopea bingo room after landing the Corona jackpot.

Major Slotland jackpot hits again
The Slotland progressive jackpot hit for $83,979 just a month after hitting for $145,000.

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iGaming North America Spring Conference (Las Vegas)May 3-4
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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.

Global iGaming Summit & Expo (San Francisco)May 17-19
Global iGaming Summit & Expo (San Francisco)
GIGSE will bring together senior executives and decision-makers to discuss how to take advantage of the emerging North American iGaming market.

iGaming Super Show (Dublin)May 24-26
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Did You Know?
According to Computerworld, Bing searches captured 30.01 percent of the market in April, up around 6 percent from February. Google saw its market share drop from 66.69 percent to 64.42 percent.

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