30 January 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 30, 2013
New iGaming Directory free to GPWA members!
A brand new iGaming publication - Casino City's iGaming Pocket Directory - is now available online! With sections covering bingo, casino, financials, live dealer, mobile gaming, poker and sports betting and coverage of six gaming jurisdictions (Australia, Canada, Europe, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States), there's something for every affiliate in this 164-page publication. If you currently receive the GPWA Times Magazine, we will mail you a copy in early February together with the next magazine.

Industry News
Antigua to pursue sanctions against the U.S.
Antigua received final WTO approval of its sanctions this week in order to compel the United States to either comply with the rulings in Antigua's favor in the gambling dispute or to negotiate a fair and reasonable solution.

PPA urges N.J. members to push for regulation
The Poker Players Alliance has asked New Jersey members to urge Governor Chris Christie to sign legislation regulating online gaming before the Feb. 7 deadline.

Perspectives Weekly: Unfriendly Germans edition
J Todd reports on the already online gambling unfriendly nation of Germany becoming even less receptive. Also, how does PokerStars plan to "buy their way" back into the U.S.?

Boris Johnson welcomes ICE
The London mayor wants his city to maintain its reputation as one of the world's leading locations for major business events, which are currently worth over £6 billion.

William Hill to report $519.6 million in profits
William Hill expects net revenue for 2012 to be 12 percent higher than in 2011, despite a "modest" loss on its U.S. operations. Official earnings will be released on March 1.

Intertops Casino awarding $30,000 in weekly prizes
Beginning this week and continuing until Feb. 24, $30,000 in casino bonuses will be given away as weekly leaderboard prizes in celebration of Mardi Gras.

Intertops Sportsbook offering $200 free bet
Intertops Sportsbook is offering American football fans a $200 free bet and a deposit bonus up to $100.

bet365 offers money back in scoreless draws
Place a pre-match correct score, half-time/full-time or scorecast bet and get a refund on losing bets if the Chelsea/Newcastle or Manchester United/Fulham matches finish in a scoreless draw.

Irish Poker Open fee lowered for online registrants
Paddy Power Poker is knocking 50 euros off the main event registration fee, and players can enter all events online by using their Paddy Points.

Slotland pays $56,000 "Whale of the Year" bonuses
Thirty slots game players received prizes in the year-long contest with Carol S. receiving the top bonus of $15,000.

AffPower will be first-time exhibitor at LAC
The affiliate program will be at Stand 54 with coffee, giveaways and a fully stocked bar.

Tropezia Palace Casino sports new look for new year
The new design emphasizes the latest games and progressive jackpots while retaining the casino's trademark art deco style.

Income Access announces affiliate prize draw at LAC
Prizes include a Brookstone pocket projector, a Parrot Drone and five iPad Minis.

Jackpot Party announces February promotions
There's a lot to celebrate at Jackpot Party, with Cupid's Cash Giveaway and Slots of Love for Valentine's Day and double rewards for Chinese New Year.

Betsoft Gaming to turn up heat at ICE 2013
Betsoft Gaming will showcase their latest Slots3 title, At the Copa, at ICE 2013 in early February.

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?
The PokerStars TCOOP Main Event grew nearly 38 percent from 3,667 players last year to 5,060 this year. 'frma1103' from Sweden won the event to lay claim to $326,880.

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Do you prefer reading print or digital publications?
Online publications and ebooks are everywhere. But print publications have not gone away, and it does not appear they will anytime soon. With the announcement of our new iGaming Pocket Directory that is available in both print and online formats, we thought it would be interesting to ask about the preferences folks have between digital and print publication formats. Besides answering the poll question, share your experiences with both types of publications, and your view of their strengths and weaknesses. View poll
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