6 June 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 6, 2012
Recognition for May's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for May. We're giving extra special thanks to lowrisk, one of the most active posters in May. His site is the featured site on the GPWA home page for the month of June.

Recognizing May's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in May. We're giving extra special thanks to Mari from Crazy Rewards, who was our most active affiliate program representative. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in June.

Industry News
William Hill shuts down Australian betting website
The decision to pull out of Australia might be connected with the company's application for a Nevada gaming license.

Perspectives Weekly: Time to pay up in Spain
J Todd explains why with the Spanish online gambling market opening up, it's time for all the would-be licensees to pay up. Plus, he offers his unique take on bwin.party paying out $50 million for social gaming.

Spain awards license to 888
888 Holdings has been awarded a Spanish eGaming license to operate casino, poker, bingo and sportsbook products.

PokerStars granted license to operate in Spain
PokerStars was granted a license to operate in Spain and launched PokerStars.es on June 5.

Bodog88 purchases Bodog Poker Network
The Bodog Poker Network and its software have been sold to the Asian facing arm of the brand.

Blaze Poker comes to BetVictor
BetVictor poker players from Israel, Canada, Norway and Russia can now play the "fast" poker variant.

Casino.com releases mobile portal
Operated by the same team as Casino.com, the mobile site brings players the same service straight to mobile devices.

Hoops hype inspires Intertops' $60K June bonuses
Intertops Casino salutes basketball with its $60K Playoffs casino bonuses and $1,000 cash prizes. All month players will earn points just by playing casino games.

Bet-At.eu set to integrate Microgaming platform
Bet-At.eu handpicks the best games from each supplier, and the integration of Microgaming will contribute further toward providing players with an unparalleled casino experience.

Bingocams Live Win Moments worth 1,000 euros
The Live Win Moments promotion is one of the most popular promotions at Bingocams, offering players 1,000 euros for their funniest and most creative live win moments.

Mahjong Logic partners with OpenBet
The agreement will allow OpenBet licensees to offer Mahjong Logic's turnkey Mahjong solution.

Rich by accident at Olympic Online Casino
An Olympic Online Casino player hit it big when he decided to try their Desert Treasure II slot.

GR88 Poker update features new stats and lobby
GR88.com now has a dedicated window just for table stats and a detailed tournament lobby page is now available.

Upcoming Conference

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)October 2-4, 2012
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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?
Nevada state gaming regulators recommended that Bally Technologies receive an interactive gaming license on Wednesday. The Nevada Gaming Commission may decide to grant the license at a meeting on June 21.

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