17 August 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 17, 2011
Industry News
Bodog plans major overhaul to casino lobbies
Bodog's new casino lobby was launched on Bodog.co.uk, Bodog.ca and Bodog.eu as the first phase of a revamp.

Clarion Events moving ICE to ExCel in Feb. 2013
Clarion Events, the organizer of the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition, is moving from its longtime home at Earls Court to ExCel, which first opened in 2000 and expanded recently.

Perspectives Weekly: More bull from Full Tilt
J. Todd reports on Full Tilt Poker finding cash to pay their obligations. Unfortunately, their players were not included.

GGE launches PokerLoco events
The PokerLoco events consist of a $500 freeroll on Sept. 3 and a $1,500 cash added buy-in on Sept. 4.

iGB Espana releases conference schedule
The November conference will focus solely on the Spanish speaking market and the issues affecting this sector.

William Hill extends Dream Team deal
News International and William Hill have launched an integrated digital betting product as part of the renewal of their Dream Team commercial partnership.

Bet365 player scooops massive jackpot
A player at bet365 Casino hit a $277,000 progressive jackpot on the Diamond Valley slot machine.

RummyRoyal to join Poker in the Park
RummyRoyal will host an array of Kalooki tournaments at London's Poker in the Park on Sept. 2-3.

Titan Poker heats up in August
Titan Poker is continuing its Summer Jackpots promotion throughout the month, where players can win cash prizes at 24-hour races taking place every Tuesday and Sunday.

Cantor Gaming suing Brandywine Bookmaking CEO
Cantor Gaming has filed a lawsuit against Brandywine Bookmaking CEO Joe Asher, accusing him of stealing company secrets.

British poker players to descend on Poker in the Park
Poker players from across Great Britain will head to London's Hanover Square on Sept. 2 for the Poker in the Park event.

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Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)Sept. 8-11
Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)
With two conference streams focused on the latest in affiliate marketing, this event offers a great opportunity to learn how to improve your business, discover what really drives conversions, improve your SEO, analyze whether social media actually gives you ROI and lots more.

European iGaming Congress & Expo (EiG)Sept. 20-22
European iGaming Congress & Expo (EiG)
EiG is celebrating its 10th birthday by moving to Milan in the heart of Europe's fastest growing market. And it's offering its usual exciting experience with a great roster of speakers and exhibitors.

iGaming Congress at G2EOct. 3
iGaming Congress at G2E
iGaming Congress at G2E is the largest conference in North America for Internet-based gaming. It will address the latest legalization possibilities and tax structures for the U.S. market, as well as the overall business of acquiring players, protecting players, processing payments and much more.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)Oct. 3-6
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest gaming event where gaming executives, buyers and industry professionals meet each fall in Las Vegas to conduct serious business.
Did You Know?
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