26 October 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 26, 2011
R.I.P. Pat Chapdelaine (giggles7p)
The GPWA has lost one of its most popular and valued members. Pat Chapdelaine (giggles7p) passed away last week. A fund has been set up to assist Pat's family during this trying time. We're also rerunning Pat's 2009 GPWA Times Magazine interview and J. Todd pays her a special video tribute.

Industry News
William Hill fires managers, resumes operations
William Hill has fired seven senior managers of its online operations in Tel Aviv and the company is back to business as usual after remaining employees returned to work earlier this week, according to multiple media reports.

House hearing focuses on player protection
Congressional lawmakers in Washington, D.C. heard arguments for and against online poker regulation Tuesday.

House chairman wants to go slow on regulating poker
Rep. Mary Bono Mack urged Congress to go slow in considering whether to legalize online poker, saying it is a complex issue that should not be rushed into action this year.

PPA Chairman Alfonse D'Amato speaks at hearing
Former Senator Alfonse D'Amato, chairman of the Poker Players Alliance, testified Tuesday before a federal committee on the importance of licensing and regulating online poker.

AGA CEO says online poker is "safe bet"
Frank Fahrenkopf says it is "abundantly clear that the 'safe bet' is to allow states, following federal guidelines, to license and regulate online poker."

Maryland governor wants online poker off agenda
Gov. Martin O'Malley said he opposes federal legalization of Internet poker because he fears online gambling could destroy his state's lottery.

William Hill to sponsor Grand Slam of Darts
William Hill will support the Sky Sports-televised nine-day extravaganza in Wolverhampton from Nov. 12-20.

NetroMedia providing streams for Visionary iGaming
NetroMedia will be adding five new streams for live casino platform provider Visionary iGaming before the end of 2011.

All Slots releases four Android game apps
All Slots Casino, in partnership with Microgaming partner Spin3, has launched four casino apps on the Android OS.

EYE Affiliates giving away iPad2
A new campaign is offering affiliates the chance to walk away with an iPad2 for promoting Bingo MagiX, Slot MagiX and Online Games Lounge.

ICE Totally Gaming 2012 begins registration
Visitors planning to attend ICE Totally Gaming 2012 can now complete their free online registration for the event.

Ihre Consulting unveils new website
The site has been arranged to offer a concise overview of Ihre Consulting's services.

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US Online Gaming LawNov. 10-11, 2011
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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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How many pets do you have?
Pets, and animals in general, are a big part of the lives of many of our members. Especially for Pat (Giggles7p), whose loss we are mourning. And, this week, especially, I wanted to post a question I know she would have liked. So, how may pets do you have? And, please, tell us about them. Make Pat smile. Share pictures, share stories. And tell us about animals in your neighborhood, be they tame or wild, that you like. No spiders, though. Pat wouldn't like that. View poll
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