25 April 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 25, 2012
Meet The Affiliate
gamblingdomainerThis week's affiliate interviewee comes to us from Mauritius and India, and gamblingdomainer has a lot to say about casino bonuses and using social networks to promote her sites. But perhaps the most interesting bit is her ideal dinner guest list, which includes a man who could dance and sing like a God, a man who could market like a God, the man who Christians believe was the Son of God, a comedian who didn't believe in God and her mother. Read the interview

Industry News
PokerStars in settlement talks with prosecutors
Online gaming giant PokerStars, which saw its access to American customers cut off by a federal indictment a year ago, said Tuesday it is in settlement talks with prosecutors.

William Hill says Nevada application moving ahead
The bookmaker reassured analysts that gaming regulators would approve the company's $53 million purchase of three sportsbook operators in Nevada.

Perspectives Weekly: Black Friday one year later
J Todd discusses the one-year anniversary of Black Friday, plus industry news from William Hill and Playtech.

bet365 announces improved VIP scheme
With bet365's new Loyalty Rewards, poker players will get more cash in exchange for Merit Points.

7Red selects mobile platform
7Red will use the Mobile Stakes cloud-based game streaming platform to bring its games to the iPad and smartphones.

Two in a row at Slotland
A $68K jackpot comes at a good time for site's most recent winner, whose husband is between jobs. Slotland also recently had a $180K jackpot winner.

Victor Chandler, Boyle Sports ink deals with Flinders
Flinders has agreed to license their Maelstrom middleware platform to several new customers and is also in a licensing partnership for the U.S. market.

GeoComply opens U.S. subsidiary based in Las Vegas
GeoComply opened their U.S. subsidiary and hired Macrina Martinez to spearhead their expansion in North American.

Nevada's slot machine industry preparing for iGaming
While state and federal lawmakers inch along toward regulation of online gaming, the large slot machine makers are already lining up for a piece of the potential action.

Win A Day launches new online keno game
The new Keno 101 is a very traditional version of the classic casino game found everywhere from coffee shops to grocery stores in Las Vegas.

Apple Pie Poker offers cash prizes and Malta trips
Apple Pie Poker celebrates its launch with two Global Gaming Events in April and May, including two trips to Malta and $5,000 added to tournament prize pools.

TwinSpires readies for Kentucky Derby competition
With the world-famous Run for the Roses set to occur on Saturday May 5, affiliates can earn a chance to win tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

FutureLogic will launch PromoNet 2.0 at G2E Asia 2012
FutureLogic, Inc. will introduce version 2.0 of its PromoNet intelligent promotional couponing solution at G2E Asia 2012, May 22-24, in Macau, China.

Microgaming will sponsor mGaming Awards
The online gaming software and technology provider will sponsor the awards ceremony at the mGaming Summit.

Upcoming Conference

Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGSE)April 24-26, 2012
Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGSE)
Get ready for regulation of iGaming in the U.S., whether on the state or the federal level. Meet the most influential land-based, iGaming and lottery executives at this year's conference in San Francisco.

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?
In February, 2012, 27.5 percent of the 73.7 billion ad impressions in the U.K. were served on social networking sites, according to comScore. Consumer goods led the way, with 40.1 percent of ad impressions being served on social networks.

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When (or will) online poker revenues grow beyond their calendar year 2010 highs?
After the actions of the U.S. government against the major poker operators accepting U.S. players on Black Friday in April 2011, overall poker revenue worldwide dropped. And it has yet to recover fully. Do you think calendar year 2010 will prove to be the peak in online poker playing, or will the global market grow to the point that we will see those revenues surpassed? 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 MessagePokerStars/Full Tilt rumors
New MessageGerman market expected to grow 70% by 2015
New MessageRapper starting online blackjack site
New MessagePPA PAC takes financial hit
New MessageU.S. gambling web traffic soars
From The Forums
New MessageWhat is your opinion on negative SEO?
bboyspyder writes:
I just came across a fiver gig that offered 67,000 backlinks to a site for negative SEO purposes and there are already 18 gigs ordered! Wow that just blew my mind up. Google has tried to clean up the mess of blog networks and spammy backlinks, but they released a much bigger and badder monster from the SEO closet. According to recent case studies on negative SEO it seems it actually works at the moment. The future is not bright unless Google fixes this. read more
New MessageIdeas for developing a new site
New MessageNegative SEO more prevalent in gambling industry?
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New MessageApparently random Google success
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