7 September 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 7, 2011
New GamingMeets.com website launched!
We're pleased to announce the official launch of a new website, GamingMeets.com, that provides in-depth information about events related to the gaming and affiliate industry. The site provides a substantially more extensive gaming conference listing than is available anywhere else. There are currently over 700 events detailed on the site. That includes both all known future scheduled events as well as information about historical events going back over a decade.

Recognition for August's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for August. We're giving an extra special thanks to jarvi, one of the most active posters during the month of August. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page during the month of September as the featured site.

Recognizing August's active affiliate managers
We're tipping our hats to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in August. We're giving an extra special thanks to Rakesh of Mojo Affiliates, who was the most active affiliate program representative this month. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of September.

Industry News
Momentum grows for regulated U.S. online poker
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he expects Congress to take up debate on legalizing Internet poker "soon," although he isn't ready to commit a time frame.

Intertops Casino celebrating start of football season
Intertops Casino is kicking off the new NFL season with a $60,000 'Back to Football' promotion.

Equiom e-Gaming team to attend EiG
The Equiom e-Gaming Team will be exhibiting at EiG Milan from Sept. 20-22 at the Isle of Man Government stand.

Titan Poker holding heads-up championship
Over $25,000 in prizes will be awarded to players competing in the various stages of the heads-up championship.

Platinum Play unveils new baccarat game
'Multi-bet Baccarat Gold' has a number of innovative features, including the ability to rotate, twist and peek at the cards.

Lucky Live Casino holding more live tournaments
Lucky Live Casino continues its live casino tournaments by offering a live blackjack tournament in September.

AllYouBet giving players what they want
AllYouBet is asking players to choose their own prize this month, including deposit bonuses, merchandise vouchers and free bet credits.

All Slots Casino releases revamped LOTR slot
The revised Lord of the Rings slot machine includes four progressive jackpots and random bonuses and prizes.

Sam Trickett named Best Cash Player
Titan Poker pro Sam Trickett was chosen as Best Cash Player at the second annual British Poker Awards.

Sports Betting Tech providing software to new site
Sports Betting Tech will provide WinFootball with a fully-managed sportsbook, including access to a number of markets and offering around 6,000 in-play games.

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?
Advertisers will spend nearly $500 billion in 2011, according to eMarketer. This is a growth rate of 4.5 percent compared to last year.

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How often do you pass gas?
After one look at this thread we decided there was absolutely no need to try to come up with poll for this week's newsletter. Giggles has taken care of that. View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you feature live dealer gaming on any of your portal sites? View poll
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