31 August 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 31, 2011
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce BetCroc Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a member of the GPWA.
Industry News
iGB Affiliate Awards accepting nominations
Nominations for the iGB Affiliate Awards will close on Oct. 17, giving online gambling companies seven weeks to apply.

Guru Play launches redesigned site
Guru Play is celebrating the launch by offering players a 100 percent match bonus up to $1,000.

Perspectives Weekly: U.S. online poker no slam dunk
J. Todd says that while there is a lot of excitement in the online gambling industry over the possibility that Internet poker could be regulated in the U.S., there are still plenty of hurdles to clear for that to happen.

Victor Chandler offering four freerolls in September
Victor Chandler Poker is giving away 62,500 euros to players this September in a series of freerolls.

Dragonfish launches online casino in Italy
Dragonfish has launched the online casino for Microgame S.p.A's licensed brands in Italy.

FairPlayUSA: 'We need to fix the system'
FairPlayUSA Executive Director Marisa McNee says federal laws regarding online gambling aren't working and regulating online poker is the only way to address problems with offshore Internet gambling.

Betclic receives eCOGRA accreditation
Betclic joins a group of 146 online gambling sites that have received accreditation from the independent standards and player protection organization.

SmartMoney to attend Barcelona Affiliate Conference
Online casino software distributor SmartMoney will take part in the Barcelona Affiliate Conference, which begins Sept. 8.

Europa Casino launches Rookie Race tournament
First-time depositors will automatically be entered in Europa Casino's Rookie Race tournament where they will compete for a share of the weekly 1,000 euro prize pot.

Jamie Gold announces launch of new poker site
The former WSOP Main Event champion has launched his own site, FreeGoldPoker.com, which will be hosted on the ZEN Entertainment Network.

William Hill named title sponsor of Scottish Cup
William Hill has signed a seven-figure deal with the Scottish FA to become the title sponsor of the Scottish Cup.

GGE to give away Punta Cana Poker Classic packages
BetDSI will partner with Global Gaming Events to offer players a set of fun prizes that include a $3,000 Punta Cana Poker Classic package.

Poker Pros Network to leave Cake
The Poker Pros Network has changed its URL and stopped accepting new U.S. player registrations.

Nevada authorities release online poker details
State gaming authorities have released proposed regulations for Internet poker to be implemented if the federal government regulates the activity.

Lucy Porter to host British Poker Awards
Comedian Lucy Porter will host the British Poker Awards, which will be held on Sept. 3 at Poker in the Park.

Upcoming Conference

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?
Worldwide mobile spending will reach $240 billion this year, according to Juniper Research. By 2015, worldwide mobile spending will reach $670 billion.

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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:
New MessageFull Tilt blames massive theft for payment issues
New MessageJamie Gold launches legal U.S. poker site
New MessageNevada gaming authorities release online poker details
New MessageFull Tilt attorney fields questions on 2+2
From The Forums
New MessageIt's time for a caption contest!
Digo writes:
The September issue of the GPWA Times magazine features our favorite GPWA affiliate in bed with a lady friend. So who is this amazing young woman our favorite affiliate has taken from brewery to bed since the last issue of the magazine? What's happening? They both look like they could use another Guinness! And what is she saying? Is she upset with him? Confused? Is she offering some sort of criticism, constructive or otherwise? Is our GPWA guy having “second thoughts”? What's going on in this smoke-filled room? You tell us. read more
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