21 December 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 21, 2011
Industry News
Absolute Poker founder pleads guilty in federal court
Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley pled guilty Tuesday to one count of bank fraud and wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to engage in unlawful Internet gambling. He won't be prosecuted on the remaining Black Friday charges.

Bodog CEO comments on new poker model
Patrik Selin says Bodog Poker has seen very little decrease in traffic since the implementation of new anonymous tables.

Shortlist for iGB Affiliate Awards released
Over 4,000 industry affiliates and executives voted for the iGB Affiliate Awards, which will be held next month.

Fortune Affiliates adds True Blue Bingo brand
True Blue Bingo has an Australian theme and is offering all new players a welcome bonus of $5 (AUD).

SkillOnNet awarded Danish gaming license
SkillOnNet is one of 38 companies that were awarded an online gambling license in Denmark.

OpenBet appoints new sales director
Amanda Bicknell, a previous manager at Microsoft, joins OpenBet as sales director responsible for existing sports-betting and casino business.

GamblingB2B launches Brazilian bingo brand
GamblingB2B has launched Bingon Brazil, a bingo brand tailored to Brazilian affiliates and players.

mFortune takes home EGR award
mFortune was the recipient of the Rising Star award at the eGR Awards, which were held last month in London.

Benidorm Bingo affiliate program launches
The Benidorm Bingo affiliate program is celebrating its launch by offering players the chance to win a flight and a three-night stay at the Benidorm hotel.

Sam Holden wins Late Night Poker
Sam Holden outlasted 31 other players to win $150,000 on the Late Night Poker television show on Channel 4 in the U.K.

Win A Day Casino unveils new slot game
Enchanted Gems is a five-reel, 25-payline slot machine with three bonus rounds and a progressive jackpot.

British woman hits it big twice at All Slots Casino
Sharon S. won a major jackpot at All Slots Casino on her mobile phone and followed that up with a jackpot win on the casino's Flash platform.

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Gaze into a crystal ball - Will 2012 be better than 2011?
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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:
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