25 January 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 25, 2012
Latest edition of GPWA Times Magazine released!
The 19th issue of the GPWA Times Magazine is being distributed at the ICE Affiliate Zone and the London Affiliate Conference (LAC) this week. Our cover story package is an expansive, six-piece feature on fractured online gaming markets around the world. The issue also features our second annual GPWA Survey, five affiliate interviews and two affiliate manager interviews, along with plenty more compelling content. To preview the new issue, or to make sure you receive your own copy in the mail, follow this thread.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Lucky Vegas 77 Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a member of the GPWA.
Industry News
William Hill reaches deal with Passoker
Passoker combines elements of in-play betting and card games and will go live on William Hill next month.

Harry Reid offering hope for Internet poker
Sen. Harry Reid said the Department of Justice ruling that has some states angling to offer online gambling will compel Congress to act on a federal solution.

Perspectives Weekly: A Black Friday guilty plea
J. Todd discusses a payment processor entering a guilty plea and facing up to 55 years in prison. Also, he has industry news from Belgium, the U.K. and New Jersey.

Slotland pays $55,000 in year-end bonuses
The online casino paid out $55,500 to 30 lucky players, including $15,000 to a player known as HEERSINK.

Titan Poker upgrades software platform
Titan Poker's software lobby was completely redesigned with a clean look and feel.

Slotland Affiliates rewarding new partners at LAC
Slotland Affiliates will double its commission for affiliates who register at the London Affiliate Conference.

BRINGIT offering promotion to sign-ups at LAC
The BRINGIT Affiliate Program will give 100 percent commissions for a month to affiliates who register at LAC.

Intertops sponsoring LAC Sunday Session
Intertops is sponsoring the Sunday Session event at the London Affiliate Conference at The Paternoster.

Benefits of IGT's social gaming acquisition outlined
IGT's acquisition of Double Down Interactive will give the company a social media presence while also putting IGT out in front once Internet gaming becomes legalized.

Analyst has "grave concerns" about IGT purchase
Union Gaming Group principal Bill Lerner said IGT could hurt its core slot machine business and may be spending too much to acquire Double Down Interactive.

Pariplay launches two new websites
Pariplay, which was recently granted a license by the Isle of Man, has launched Scratch Games and Mamut Games.

Upcoming Conference

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.

iGaming FranceMarch 29-30, 2012
iGaming France
iGaming France is a B2B and affiliate event that will provide insights on the French market and networking opportunities for those looking to work in it. It is aimed at the biggest French affiliates, operators and service providers as well as international iGaming executives who are active or interested in the market.

Online Bingo SummitApril 17-18, 2012
Online Bingo Summit
The Online Bingo Summit is the place to meet the highest level executives from across the Bingo ecosystem. This year the summit will focus on developing your strategy on Facebook, across devices and into new markets to ensure your brand stays ahead of the game. You will also get the opportunity to hear about other innovations that will guarantee your profit margins into the future.
Did You Know?
Zynga, whose play-money online poker room has more than 30 million monthly players, is in "active conversations with potential partners to better understand" the real-money gambling market.

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With the EU directives regarding cookies coming into effect this May we thought it made sense to ask GPWA members about their use of banners. To be compliant with the EU regulations you need to make sure that any third-party services that serve ads on your site are compliant in addition to making sure you are compliant yourself. So, for this week's poll share with us whether or not you use banners and how they are served. 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:
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From The Forums
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