27 July 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 27, 2011
Industry News
Bodog to leave U.S. market at the end of year
Bodog is the latest major online gambling brand to leave the U.S. market after it announced it will no longer accept bets from American customers when its licensing agreement with Morris Mohawk Gaming expires at the end of 2011.

Alderney gives Full Tilt more time
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has delayed a hearing regarding the future of Full Tilt Poker's gaming license to allow Full Tilt "to further pursue advanced commercial negotiations which could lead to a more beneficial outcome for player interests."

New coalition pushes for U.S. online poker regulation
FairPlayUSA's advisory board includes former WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer and former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge.

Lesniak says N.J. can offer Internet gambling
Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asserting New Jersey has every right to enact intra-state Internet gambling.

888 launches Italian online casino
888.it is the first online casino in Italy to offer live casino games, including baccarat, roulette and blackjack.

Fairway Charity Golf Open raises 1,400 euros
The Fairway Charity Golf Open has announced it raised 1,400 euros for the Dublin-based Children First Foundation.

Perspectives Weekly: Reid and Kyl team up
J. Todd discusses online gambling news that includes an unusual bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Justice.

William Hill unveils new mobile betting site
William Hill's new mobile app is available on all mobile devices with Internet capability and features a quick and easy registration process.

Genting Poker announces major U.K. tournament
The Genting Poker Link Game Championship links together nine Genting Poker Clubs with an online tournament.

Smart Live Poker increases welcome bonus
Smart Live Poker's welcome bonus is now $2,500, with no minimum deposit necessary.

iGB Espana returning to Madrid
The iGB Espana conference will be held at the Melia Avenida Hotel in Madrid and is free to attend for affiliates.

Barcelona Affiliate Conference schedule announced
The Barcelona Affiliate Conference will begin on Sept. 8 with over 16 sessions being held over the course of two days.

William Hill signs deal with Scottish Premier League
The three-year partnership deal will allow the bookmaker to promote their brand, products and services across Scotland.

U.S. Digital Gaming betting on regulated gambling
U.S. Digital Gaming, a multimillion-dollar venture founded by former casino executive Richard Bronson, expects a "domino effect" to happen after the first state legalizes online poker.

Rival Gaming set to launch summer-themed slot
Summer Ease is a five-reel, 20-payline video slot that will launch on July 28 across all Rival-powered brands.

Unleashed Poker adds Russian language option
Unleashed Poker added a Russian language option and is also offering a prize package for the WPT Grand Prix de Paris.

GGE Events launches affiliate-only event
Global Gaming Events is partnering with the ComeOn! Affiliate Program in launching an affiliate-only poker tournament.

CasinoLuck rebrands website and product
CasinoLuck.com features a revamped design and new games provided by the NetEnt software platform.

Global Live Casino introduces new design
The new design enhances the online casino's live-dealer games that use instant video streams from a real Dublin-based casino.

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For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere it is summertime. And it is pretty common for gambling affiliate revenue to take a dip over the summer. In general, folks who gamble spend relatively more time outside in the summer months than inside on their computers. As affiliates this can present a bit of a dilemma. Do you go with the flow and relax by taking some extra time off, or do you work harder than ever to try to grow your revenue to help make ends meet? 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:
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