16 May 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 16, 2012
Meet The Affiliate Manager
Dmitry Bodrov is working hard to build Lotos Casino from the ground up, but he moonlights on the basketball court and secretly dreams of opening up his own sports bar. Read the interview

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Industry News
Illinois looks to lottery to regulate online gaming
Illinois was the first state in the U.S. to sell lottery tickets online, and now, Illinois State Sen. John J. Cullerton is looking to make it the first state to offer regulated online poker and casino games.

Keynote speaker announced for iGaming Super Show
Michael Jones, superintendent of the Illinois Lottery, will give delegates insight into the U.S. market.

Perspectives Weekly: Something smells fishy edition
J Todd discusses the possibility that N.J. Governor Chris Christie could once again veto online gambling legislation, and why he thinks it smells fishy. He also provides updates on Lock Poker's acquisition of the Cake Poker Network and bwin.party's plan to enter the California market.

Everest Gaming releases six new casino games
Everest Gaming is proud to announce the launch of new third-party games for their eight casino brands.

Casino.com sponsors Mixin London Dance Aid charity
The objective is to break the Official DJ relay world record of 81 DJs in one mix and bring communities from across London together to "mix" together as one.

OpenBet named Sports Betting Supplier of the Year
OpenBet was named the Sports Betting Supplier of the Year for the third consecutive year at the EGR B2B Awards.

Isle of Man triumphs at EGR Awards
Companies headquartered on the Isle of Man were nominated for 18 awards and the winners included Continent 8, Playtech and Microgaming.

Double Down releases Texas Hold'em Facebook game
The game is the company's second poker title; its first was Omaha Poker.

Beat the Banker with Sky Vegas
The jackpot for Sky Vegas' featured Deal or No Deal game has now surpassed the £245,000 mark, making it one of the casino site's highest rewarding games for May.

Sloto' Cash announces massive $80,075.27 jackpot win
The Caribbean Draw Poker jackpot came on the eighth hand the winner played with her first deposit.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)October 2-4, 2012
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest and premier gaming event where gaming executives, buyers, and industry professionals meet each fall in Las Vegas to conduct serious business. G2E showcases 600+ exhibitors, 100+ conference sessions, exciting special events and F&B at G2E, the only F&B event for the gaming industry.

Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)October 11-14, 2012
Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)
BAC conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With an expected 70+ exhibitors this will be the biggest exhibition in the industry, offering more stands and a larger space for meetings in one huge hall.
Did You Know?
The amended iGaming regulations that passed in the New Jersey Assembly's Committee on Regulatory Oversight and Gaming raised the potential gross gaming revenue tax from 10 to 20 percent, and all horse racing subsidies have been removed from the bill.

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How lucky are you?
Luck can play a big role in how well we do, and how well our players do, from month to month. How lucky do you feel you are? When were some moments where you said to yourself, "Boy was I lucky" or "I can't believe what bad luck I've had"? Here's hoping some of us attending the iGaming Super Show in Dublin next week will be lucky enough to find a leprechaun with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow (or at least win an iPad drawing). View poll
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