24 October 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 24, 2012
GPWA surpasses 400,000 posts and 15,000 members!
We are very pleased to announce that the GPWA passed the 400,000 post mark earlier this month (on October 16th to be precise) and that we passed the 15,000 registered member mark earlier this year! We have quite a crowd here now with many active members from around the world!

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Gala Partners and Paddy Partners as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
Nevada grants three more interactive poker licenses
Commissioners licensed Boyd Gaming Corp., the Golden Nugget ownership and Fertitta Interactive to launch online poker websites as soon as the technology is approved.

Paddy Power launches Irish Winter Festival betting
Paddy Power Poker has launched the outright betting market for the upcoming Irish Winter Festival main event, taking place in Dublin from Oct. 27-29.

Perspectives Weekly: Full Tilt affiliates get the shaft
J Todd discusses Full Tilt Poker's decision not to pay former affiliates and recaps big online gaming news from William Hill and Churchill Downs.

William Hill: Obama odds-on favorite to win election
The updated odds were released after the final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Intertops player plans romantic holiday after big win
Karen G., a marketing manager from Oregon, plans to surprise her husband with a vacation this Christmas after posting a score of more than $15,000 on the online slots.

Jackpot Party releases two new slot games
Lancelot, based on the legend of King Arthur, and Star Trek: Trek Through Time will be available on Thursday.

Full Tilt Poker launches Deal Me In promotion
Full Tilt Poker's "Deal Me In" promotion will offer players $250,000 in freerolls and bonus packages in the first week of its relaunch, set for Nov. 6.

Nominations open for iGB Affiliate Awards
Anyone working within the iGaming affiliate industry may nominate themselves, their organization, or another individual or organization.

Ihre Consulting makes two additions
Ihre Consulting has announced the appointment of Chris Taylor as its Casino Affiliate Director and Simon Johansson as its Affiliate Account Manager.

Revenue Giants properties stirring Witches Cauldron
Bingo Hall and Vic's Bingo have released a Halloween-themed slot titled Witches Cauldron, and the Boiling Beauties tournament will award $7,200 in cash and bonus prizes.

bet365 opens Racing Post Trophy betting
The Racing Post Trophy meeting, two days of flat racing, takes place at Doncaster on Oct. 26-27.

bet365 Bingo celebrating a 200,000-pound weekend
Bingoheads are preparing to boogie in style as they get ready for the 200,000-pound Party Weekend at bet365 Bingo.

Living Sports scoops the EiG LaunchPad 2012 title
Living Sports competed against four other finalists with its innovative in-play, second screen betting games.

IGT's DoubleDown Casino gains momentum
IGT has signed agreements with 15 additional land-based casino partners, who will feature the DoubleDown Casino social games site on their websites.

Bingo Palace unleashes scary fun
A $13,000 Haunted House Event on October 28th and a $13,000 Halloween Bingo Bash on October 31st highlight a big month at Bingo Palace.

BetVictor launches community-based poker club
The new BetVictor Club offers members a free play league with cash prizes, freerolls and money-added tournaments.

Upcoming Conference

ICE Totally Gaming 2013February 5-7, 2013
ICE Totally Gaming 2013
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming brings together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days.

Legal Gaming in EuropeFebruary 4-5, 2013
Legal Gaming in Europe
The Legal Gaming in Europe conference will offer attendees the chance to listen to and network with European Regulators and worldwide legal experts. Gain insights into regulatory changes and understand how changes in laws will affect player protection, payment security, advertising and marketing.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)February 5-7, 2013
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC conference sessions provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and insights from expert speakers. With 2,500 attendees expected, you will have the chance to network with affiliates, AMs and operators.
Did You Know?
comScore reports that Google led the U.S. search market in September with 66.7 percent market share, up 0.3 percent from the previous month, while Microsoft held steady with 15.9 percent and Yahoo fell more than a half-percent to 12.2 percent.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Meet The Affiliate

An Edinburgh native and resident, "thepogg" recently released a newly-designed site. In his interview for the May 2012 issue of the GPWA Times Magazine, he told us about the thought process behind the changes he was making, as well as his love of cats, New York, and Ghostbusters.
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There are lots of ways to promote a Facebook page, including promoting it from your website and promoting it from within Facebook. Facebook makes it pretty easy and not too expensive to promote fan pages. How many folks have experimented with ads on Facebook? If you have, do you think it is worthwhile? If you have not, do you plan to try it sometime? View poll
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