18 July 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 18, 2012
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Integra Partners and Option Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
Churchill Downs files for Nevada iGaming license
Churchill Downs joins nearly three-dozen casino operators and gaming equipment providers in seeking approval for interactive gaming within the state.

Paddy Power passes regulators' first test
Paddy Power was granted a preliminary finding of suitability to operate in Nevada by state gaming regulators last week.

WMS establishes Williams Interactive
WMS plans on integrating its online wagering, social, casual and mobile gaming resources under a single iGaming umbrella organization.

Shuffle Master set for interactive operation
The company could become the third licensed for online gaming in the state, following June's approvals for Bally Technologies and International Game Technology.

Perspectives Weekly: Bitar, William Hill, and Nevada
This week, J Todd looks at two companies taking the next step to get licensed for Internet gambling in the state of Nevada. Plus, Ray Bitar is out on bail, and William Hill wants social gaming regulated.

Fortune Lounge set for Summer Olympics Challenge
From July 27 to Aug. 31, the Fortune Lounge Group of online casinos will be joining in the Olympics celebration by launching the Summer Olympics Challenge.

WBX Affiliates offers industry-leading incentives
The revamped program offers a simple and easy to understand reward scheme that guarantees all WBX Affiliates to earn a massive 50 percent revenue share from every member they refer.

Jackpot Party launches Ruby Slippers slot game
Take another fantastical trip down the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers slot game, exclusively available for the first time online at Jackpot Party.

Full Tilt case has the poker world watching
Ray Bitar is facing life in prison after the U.S. Department of Justice amended its 15-month-old nine-count indictment against the gaming executive.

Poker Pack Network unveils their latest promotion
During the entire month of August, players on the Poker Pack Network will be maximizing their returns on all generated rake.

Be a VIP at Oktoberfest with Fortune Lounge
The Fortune Lounge group of online casinos is offering up a wide range of prizes for their players, including trips for two to the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.

iGaming social media strategies analyzed
The new iGaming Business report shows that companies in the iGaming industry are approaching social media in dramatically different ways.

Upcoming Conference

CBG Affiliate WeekendAugust 17-20, 2012
CBG Affiliate Weekend
The CBG event offers the possibility of meeting globally active and dedicated affiliates in a single event. Come and discuss affiliate strategies with some of the best webmasters in the industry in a fun and relaxing environment.

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.

European iGaming Congress & ExpoOctober 16-18, 2012
European iGaming Congress & Expo
The European iGaming Congress & Expo connects online gaming professionals at the highest level and provides insight into the iGaming community. EiG addresses the issues at the heart of the gaming industry including regulatory fragmentation, regulatory cooperation, expansion into new markets and cross-channel integration.
Did You Know?
Eight Americans and one Hungarian made the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Two women made the final 11, but they were eliminated in 10th and 11th on the final table bubble.

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