19 October 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 19, 2011
Industry News
William Hill employees stage walkout in Tel Aviv
The marketing employees, many of whom work for Affiliates United, are reportedly concerned that William Hill is planning on closing the Tel Aviv office and moving to Gibraltar.

Man hits record $5.2 million slot jackpot
Casino Rewards has announced its biggest jackpot ever after a man won $5.2 million on the Mega Moolah slot machine.

Slotland celebrating 13th birthday
Slotland is marking the occasion by awarding $8,500 in bonuses to 50 players that make a deposit before Oct. 30.

Father and son dominate GUKPT Coventry
Team Genting Poker pros Paul and Ben Jackson won almost 10,000 pounds at the GUKPT Coventry.

Help me Harry Reid, you're my only hope
An American recreational poker player explains when and why he misses playing online.

eCOGRA attends EGBA Responsible Gaming Day
eCOGRA participated in the European Gaming and Betting Association's Responsible Gaming Day on Wednesday.

Golden Riviera Casino unveils new software update
The Microgaming software update will make navigation at Golden Riviera Casino easier.

G2E a hit despite uncertain economy
The Global Gaming Expo attracted nearly 26,000 attendees and 440 exhibitors covering some 250,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Betgenius appoints new chairman
The sportsbook software supplier's new chairman is Cambridge University graduate Daniel Burnas.

The X Factor Jackpot slot machine debuts
The new slot machine is based on the hit reality TV show and was developed by Fremantle Media Enterprises in partnership with Ash Gaming.

LiveSport continues to grow in Central Europe
LiveSport ranked second in this year's Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe.

AGA promotes two vice presidents
The American Gaming Association announced the promotions of Keli Elkins to vice president of industry relations and Holly Wetzel to vice president of communications.

Nevada officials approve iPhone sportsbetting app
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved American Wagering's application that lets state residents place sports wagers from their iPhones.

Upcoming Conference

US Online Gaming LawNov. 10-11, 2011
US Online Gaming Law
US Online Gaming Law 2011 is the first event focusing 100 percent on the legal and regulatory aspects of online gaming in the U.S. This event will uncover and examine the important questions through panel discussions with industry CEO's, presidents, and general counsel.

iGB EspanaNov. 18-19, 2011
iGB Espana
iGB Espana is dedicated to the Spanish speaking sector of the online gambling industry. iGB Espana sessions will be in Spanish with a live English translation available, ensuring all delegates can take advantage of the Spanish-speaking marketplace and leave with practical relevant strategies.

ICE Totally GamingJan. 24-26, 2012
ICE Totally Gaming
ICE Totally Gaming is the most comprehensive and international B2B gaming exhibition on the world stage. Featuring more than 400 exhibiting companies active in the online, mobile, betting, bingo, casino, lottery and street gaming sectors, ICE attracts operators and gaming professionals from 100-plus nations to London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Jan. 26-29, 2012
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC conference sessions provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and insights from expert speakers. With 2,500 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.
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What other niches do you work in?
A while ago there was a poll asking whether GPWA members had diversified into other niches and a large proportion had. So GPWA member baldidiot wanted to know what exactly floated everyone's boat. What niches (other than online gambling) do you have sites in? 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:
New MessageBetOnSports founder out of prison
New MessagePatrik Antonius discusses Full Tilt in video interview
New MessageSportingbet to sell Turkish-language website
New MessageD.C. Lottery makes pitch for online gambling
From The Forums
New MessageWhat is your preferred tracking system?
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Lots of casinos use different tracking systems as their back end (NetRefer, Income Access, etc.), but which do you prefer and why? Does the backend system that is used affect your decision to promote a certain operator? read more
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