9 November 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 9, 2011
Industry News
Perspectives Weekly blows out the candles
J. Todd celebrates the show's fifth anniversary with industry news, explains the APCW's vanishing YouTube channel and where he disappeared to last week, and pays up on a bet.

Controversial winner claims $70K at PokerStars
The world's largest poker room ended up facing controversy and an outcry from players who feel like the winners of the site's 70-billionth hand promotion gamed the system.

Bingo Palace serving big bonuses for Thanksgiving
Bingo Palace is offering a $5 free sign-up bonus, a 300 percent deposit bonus and a Thanksgiving promotion with a $10,000 prize pool in November.

Victor Chandler launches alternative poker room
Players from Israel, Canada, Norway and Russia who have been excluded from the Entraction network can now play on BetVictor.com

Slotland launches 'Fruitmania' with free bonus spins
Fruitmania is a traditional pub-style slot machine complete with cherries, lemons and bars and a simple bonus game that gives up to 15 free bonus spins.

Boylebingo announces 11-11-11 promotion
Boylebingo is offering 11 hours of free bingo starting at 11 a.m. with no deposit required on 11-11-11.

Intertops Casino offers $70K 'Hitting It Rich' bonuses
Players who collect points by playing casino games will be entered into a drawing, and 18 of them will receive prizes.

RedKings Poker adds two new daily VIP races
RedKings Poker has introduced two new Daily VIP Poker Races in November with a value of $18,000.

Titan Poker launches $1 million iPOPS series
Titan Poker has launched satellite qualifiers that will award seats at tournaments with $1 million in guaranteed prizes.

888 Poker introduces new private games feature
888 Poker Lounges allows players to set up their own private tournaments and cash games.

Victor Chandler Poker launches new VIP program
Victor Chandler Poker's new player loyalty program launched last week and is made up of eight VIP levels.

William Hill betting big on Nevada
The British bookmaker has spent more than $53 million buying three Nevada sports betting companies in the last year.

GTECH G2 partners with Bid Shopping
Bidbingo.co.uk will feature GTECH G2's selection of bingo and side games including 'Chippendales: The Reel Deal.'

Euro Partners announces winner of Porsche promo
Thousands of affiliates joined the race to drive traffic to Euro Partners' poker rooms, but only one drove away with a car.

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US Online Gaming LawNov. 10-11, 2011
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iGB EspanaNov. 18-19, 2011
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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
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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
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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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