22 February 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 22, 2012
Industry News
Reid: Payroll tax bill doesn't include online poker
The Nevada senator declined to say why he didn't include licensing online poker in what is likely one of the last major bills Congress passes this year.

Federal online poker not a good bet in 2012
A Wall Street gaming analyst said that debate over federal legislation that would regulate Internet poker has most likely been pushed into 2013.

Online gaming and social media collide
J. Todd discusses Caesars Entertainment's belief that it stands to benefit from social gaming while Zynga says it finds online gambling "very interesting."

iGaming France conference schedule released
The iGaming France event is dedicated to the French online gambling sector and will be held March 26-27 in Paris.

Bingocams celebrating first birthday
Bingocams U.K. is hosting its first birthday celebration on Wednesday with live entertainers, big prizes and jackpots.

All Slots Casino giving away an iPad 2
The online casino is holding a competition where players who post pictures of themselves playing at All Slots Casino on their mobile devices have a chance to win an iPad 2.

Player makes history at Betfred Casino
A lucky customer became the biggest online progressive jackpot winner in U.K. history after scooping 5.1 million pounds on the Beach Life slot game.

New Slotland game has major bonus multiplier
Slotland's new "Double Luck" slot machine has a bonus feature where players can double their winnings five times.

Red Flush Casino unveils two slots
The online casino has added the "Great Griffin" and "Power Spins Atomic 8s" slot machines to its suite of games.

CryptoLogic reaches deal with NeoGames
The agreement gives CryptoLogic access to NeoGames' partner network of more than 30 gaming operators.

GGE sponsoring $10,000 giveaway with Colt Poker
Global Gaming Events has announced a three-month partnership with Colt Poker with password-protected tournaments to be held in late February, March and April.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming North AmericaMarch 4-6, 2012
iGaming North America
This is the second year of the "boot camp" concept that's designed for operators in the U.S. to learn how best to plan for eventual U.S. regulations. It includes interim steps that they can take to get their feet wet, including online freeplay to build their databases.

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.

iGaming Super ShowMay 22-25, 2012
iGaming Super Show
The aim of the iGaming Super Show is to provide a meeting place for the whole industry whether you are a vendor, media, affiliate, operator or regulator. This was the first event which brought the whole industry under one roof.
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