12 December 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 12, 2012
New Affiliate Programs
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Industry News
Interest groups clash over online poker
Proponents hope -- and opponents worry -- that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will attach a bill that licenses online poker to must-pass legislation during the lame-duck session.

Reid sounds pessimistic note on poker bill
The Nevada Democrat said that even with support, there might not be a path available for legislation that would initiate federal licensing Internet poker.

PokerStars could purchase Atlantic City casino
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that PokerStars is negotiating to purchase the Boardwalk property from private equity group Colony Capital for less than $50 million.

Fire & Ice heads to East London
The 12th annual iGaming bash is headed to a new venue just minutes away from the Excel Conference Centre.

Zynga seeks suitability from Nevada regulators
Zynga has been hinting at finding a way to jump into a regulated U.S. online gaming industry.

Nevada approves Caesars for online poker
The Gaming Control Board tentatively approved Caesars Interactive Entertainment to operate online poker in Nevada.

William Hill mobile player wins 341,259 pounds
The massive win was claimed a 28-year-old supermarket worker from East London.

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Enter Christmas prize draws at bet365 Casino
Players will receive raffle tickets for every 500 pounds they wager on Dec. 14th and 19 at bet365 Casino, with 5,500 pounds in prizes, including 10 iPads, up for grabs.

bet365 Bingo offers 30,000-pound Community Night
bet365's 30,000-pound Community Night offers a great variety of games, with prizes of up to 1,000 pounds in each game and tickets for as little as 1p.

Battlestar Galactica video slot does not disappoint
The slot features an achievement ranking system which unlocks video content as you progress through the game.

Irish player wins $101,200 in iPops main event
"puwer111" topped a field of 2,191 to earn over $100,000 in the Paddy Power tournament.

Mega Moolah jackpot pays out 5.8 million pounds
The Internet's most famous online jackpot has made front-page news by paying out more than 5.8 million pounds.

Bulldog777 to award Las Vegas vacation
The winner will be randomly drawn on Jan. 7, 2013, and will earn the title "Master of Bulldog777".

BigTimeBingo offering $100,000 in holiday prizes
The record-breaking prize package includes a $31,000 progressive jackpot, guaranteed to go on New Year's Eve.

Upcoming Conference

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.

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.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)February 7-10, 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?
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Do you have a lucky number?
Earlier today, the time was 12:12:12 on 12/12/12. That is the last time we will see a date and time with so many repeating digits in our lifetimes. Not quite a good as last year when we had 11/11/11 11:11:11, but still, the best we will see for another 98 years. The observation about the current date made us wonder about numbers in general, and lucky numbers in particular. Do you have a lucky number? If you do, be sure to share the story behind it. View poll
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From The Forums
New MessageEnd of year thoughts
Renee writes:
I was thinking this morning about the year that has gone by and where I am in my life. I'm the happiest I've ever been. One of the biggest and best decisions that has brought me to this point is deciding one day that I didn't want to be the person I was anymore, and to get myself fit and healthy. So I decided to start a program that for the most part brought me here with a hell of a lot of willpower and determination. So what is the best decision you made this year? read more
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