29 February 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 29, 2012
Industry News
Calvin Ayre indicted, Bodog.com domain seized
Bodog founder Calvin Ayre has been indicted by federal prosecutors and the Bodog.com domain has been seized by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Black Friday defendant pleads guilty
Ryan Lang is facing 30 years in prison for his role in deceiving banks in order to process hundreds of millions of dollars in Internet gambling transactions.

Perspectives Weekly: EU regulators set to meet
J. Todd says that in a world of fragmented markets, it's nice to see European regulators get together in one place to discuss online gambling.

Bally Technologies acquires Chiligaming
The slot machine giant said it purchased Chiligaming to help its casino customers enter the online gaming world.

WinaGames adding new 3D slot
The online casino is celebrating the release of the Dog Ca$her slot by offering a welcome bonus of 200 percent.

Bingocams launches speed dating room
The online bingo room unveiled the first-ever bingo speed dating room on February 29.

OMI Gaming launches two new video slots
OMI Gaming has released Tres Hombres and Benny the Panda for the Kazuri Casino Module platform.

Intertops Poker holding $100,000 points race
The online poker room will hold four $20,000 weekly races and one $20,000 monthly race in March.

William Hill generates $1.79 billion in revenue in 2011
The British bookmaker said net revenue in its online business increased by 28 percent to $508.4 million.

Titan Poker launches Lord of the Grind promotion
The promotion starts March 1 and players will strive to reach personal targets by earning Titan Poker Points as they play cash games and tournaments.

Red Flush, Casino La Vida ready for Slot Survivor
The sixth season of the Slot Survivor tournament begins next month and boasts a prize pool of $150,000.

Player Response announces winner from ICE
Player Response Marketing awarded a $10,000 direct marketing package at London's International Casino Exhibition.

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iGaming North AmericaMarch 4-6, 2012
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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 free play to build their databases.

iGaming FranceMarch 29-30, 2012
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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
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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.
Did You Know?
Unibet finalized its acquisition of Australian online gaming company Betchoice on Tuesday for AUD$20 million.

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Was the Calvin Ayre indictment a surprise to you?
Earlier this week, Bodog founder Calvin Ayre was indicted by federal prosecutors and the Bodog.com domain was seized by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Unlike the Black Friday actions against a number of poker sites, these actions don't appear to have the same immediate effects. Bodog had long before changed the way it operated so that it no longer relied on the seized Bodog.com website. For this week's poll we thought it would be interesting to find out whether this was something you expected would happen, or whether it comes as a surprise. 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:
New MessageBlack Friday defendant pleads guilty in New York
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