4 January 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 4, 2012
Recognition for December's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for December. We're giving an extra special thanks to thebookiesoffers, one of the most active posters during December. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of January as the featured site.

Recognizing December's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in the forums during December. We're giving an extra special thanks to Maria of Crazy Rewards, who was the most active affiliate program representative. She will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of January.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce bringit and SpinWin Partners as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
DOJ statement not a green light for Internet gaming
Howard Stutz says that although Internet poker will continue to be at the forefront of gaming news in the coming 12 months, everyone needs to take a step back and "breathe."

Aristocrat applies for Nevada online poker license
Aristocrat Technologies has filed its application with state regulators to be one of the first companies to offer online poker games within Nevada.

OMI Gaming launches mobile gaming solution
OMI Gaming has released Kazuri Casino Module, a mobile and multi-platform gaming solution.

Casino Tropez launches eight new games
Casino Tropez has released eight new Playtech games, including four online slot machines.

Play'n GO sponsoring Fire & ICE party
Play'n GO is sponsoring Lyceum Media's annual Fire & ICE party for the second year in a row.

Red Flush, Casino La Vida promotion winds down
The 42-day long Seasons Winnings promotion has entered its final week at Red Flush Casino and Casino La Vida.

Celtic Casino offering 11 new 3D slots
The live-dealer online casino has added 11 new 3D slot machines, including Crazy Jewelry, Dr. Magoo's Adventure, Murphy's and Dog Ca$her.

iovation a finalist for Best Online Gaming Product
Its ReputationManager 360 product was named a finalist by the ICE Totally Gaming panel of judges.

Net Entertainment launches mobile portfolio
The initial launch on iOS will feature three of the company's most successful casino games on iPads, iPhones and iPods.

Hybrid Interaction reaches deal with Pariplay Limited
Hybrid Interaction will provide strategic marketing services to the online scratch cards operator, Pariplay Limited.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit West 2012Jan. 8-10, 2012
Affiliate Summit West 2012
The Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas brings thousands of attendees from affiliates, networks, merchants, agencies and vendors together to meet, network, do business and learn industry best practices.

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 more than 100 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.
Did You Know?
91.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in November, according to comScore. This is an increase of 8 percent compared to the preceding three months.

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How did the fourth quarter of 2011 compare with the third quarter of 2011 for you?
The fourth quarter of 2011 ended a week ago, so it is now time to ask our periodic question to members about how the revenue they are earning has changed over the last quarter. If you compare revenue from the fourth quarter of 2011 (October to December) to revenue from the third quarter of 2011 (July to September), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same or get worse? View poll
Last week's poll results: How often do you attend religious ceremonies or events? View poll
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 MessageReport: U.K. gambling tax would drive players away
New MessageNo news on GBT/Full Tilt/DOJ talks
New MessageLesniak renews push for N.J. online gambling
New MessageDOJ reversal isn't sure thing for online gaming
From The Forums
New MessageYour opinion on SOPA?
GPWA Dan writes:
hakank started a thread in the forums about the "Stop Online Piracy Act," also known as SOPA. SOPA uses affiliates, search engines and other third-parties as a piracy enforcement tool. There are some interesting links and discussion about SOPA from both sides of the debate. Feel free to join in and share your thoughts. read more
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