23 May 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 23, 2012
Latest GPWA Times Magazine distributed in Dublin
21 is a very nice number. In blackjack, of course, it's a natural. In New York it's a legendary watering hole. In many parts of the world it's how old you have to be to drink or gamble - It signifies that you've come of age. And in publishing, to be bringing out the 21st issue of a magazine is an absolute rarity. But here it is - the 21st GPWA Times Magazine - and by the way, it's also our 5th Anniversary Issue as well!

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce 138 SunGame Affiliate Program as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a member of the GPWA.
Industry News
Perspectives Weekly: Ill. legislation would expand online offering, while N.J. polls conflict
J Todd discusses the Illinois plan to run online gambling operations through the state's lottery, recent polling data from New Jersey, and interviews Dmitry Bodov, an affiliate manager from Lotos Affiliates.

bwin.party will pay Spanish back taxes
The online gaming corporation will settle back taxes as part of its bid to acquire a Spanish online gambling license.

The gaming community congregates in Dublin
The iGaming Super Show is supported by many large brands including Affiliates United and Brightshare.

Poker Pack unleashes "Juicy June"
The online poker network is offering two 22-euro tournament tickets to players who meet playing requirements next month.

OpenBet teams with Betfair for fixed odds platform
Betfair will be offering fixed odds prices on its exchange markets for the first time ever, as part of the partnership.

WMS acquires Jadestone, grows online portfolio
The terms of the transaction, which will be funded from cash on hand, were not disclosed.

IGT to supply Loto-Quebec with online casino games
International Game Technology will supply online casino games to Espace Jeux, Loto-Quebec's online gaming site.

Win A Day awards $172K to mother on maternity leave
Jody K. was playing Enchanted Gems when she hit the jackpot at the popular all slot games and video poker site.

GGE announces free cash series at Circle Line Poker
Two June tournaments have 3,000 euros in added cash and prizes, and players can get in for free.

New Win A Day game features $8K tournament
Joker's Tricks, a five-reel game with 20 paylines has a free spins bonus feature and Win A Day is running a tournament on the game with a prize pool of $8,000 until May 27th.

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 recently-completed 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series on PokerStars drew a record 526,154 individual tournament buy-ins, with players from 156 countries contributing to a prize pool of $65,332,179.

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What gaming-related verticals do you promote?
As the online gambling marketplace has evolved, the number of verticals available to promote has expanded. We've asked about the verticals you promote before, but we thought it was time to ask the question once again. What verticals do you currently promote on your site(s)? Where have you expanded recently? Have you found success in any new verticals? View poll
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With the Euro coming up, betting affiliates are definitely grinding right now to get their sites in position to attract the most bettors. For those affiliates that focus on sports betting, I'd be interested to hear whether they prefer to focus on fixed odds, live odds, or if they don't differentiate between the two. Certainly these different styles of play attract different types of punters. Considering they spend an extended amount of time-on-site to watch the constantly updating odds, is there a greater cross-sell opportunity with in-game bettors? Are they more valuable? read more
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