20 February 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 20, 2013
London networking event photos on Facebook
We took over 1,000 photos at the networking events surrounding the ICE and LAC conferences in London. We've picked out the best ones and posted them on the Gaming Meets Facebook page for all to see, including 180 from the amazing Fire & ICE cabaret alone (pictured here at the left).

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Peak Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
Nevada Internet gaming bill introduced
While Nevada has regulated the online poker industry, Gov. Brian Sandoval said it is "critical" that the state pass a more expansive online gaming bill, especially with New Jersey likely to regulate a full slate of online games in the near future.

Perspectives Weekly: The state of the states
J Todd explores every corner of the United States by looking at current gambling legislation in Mississippi, New Jersey, California and Nevada.

bet365 Games offers 25% reload bonus
Players who deposit or transfer 20 pounds or more in their accounts on Feb. 23-24 will receive a 25 percent boost, worth up to 100 pounds.

Paddy Power announces Irish Poker Open satellite
Paddy Power Poker is offering its annual Irish Poker Open Mega Satellite jamboree with 30 Irish Open packages worth 3,200 euros each up for grabs.

BetVictor Bad Beat Jackpot reaches all-time high
The BetVictor Poker Bad Beat Jackpot continues its relentless march past 750,000 euros and towards 800,000 euros.

Betfred launches mobile live dealer games
Betfred now offers mobile roulette with a live dealer, with baccarat and blackjack coming soon to gamblers with smart phones and tablets.

Locus Gaming launches Jack Gold Casino
Affiliates who sign up to promote Jack Gold Casino will qualify for a 50% revenue share (until the end of May), and the chance to win exciting bonuses and prizes, including an iPad mini and a Samsung TV.

World Series of Poker releases 2013 schedule
The world's biggest, richest, longest-running and most prestigious poker series will run May 29 - July 15, 2013 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

WSOP ensures ladies event includes only ladies
In recent years, several men have entered the women's event citing gender equality, since women are allowed to enter every other World Series of Poker bracelet events.

Upcoming Conference

Global iGaming Summit & ExpoApril 23-25, 2013
Global iGaming Summit & Expo
Meet the most influential land-based, iGaming and lottery executives in charge of shaping their online gaming strategies and make sure you don't stay behind your competitors, all gearing up now to capitalize on this emerging opportunity.

Online Bingo SummitMay 1-2, 2013
Online Bingo Summit
The Online Bingo Summit is the key industry event for the online bingo vertical. If you want high level discussion, unrivaled networking and quality insight into the future of the industry this is the only event to attend.

Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceJune 12-13, 2013
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the iGaming Super show, and more than 1,250 affiliates are expected to be in attendance. The AAC will feature exhibitions and networking events with the elite in iGaming in a city that is like no other. The event mixes business with pleasure and you cannot afford to miss it.
Did You Know?
Maker's Mark's reversed its decision to flagship bourbon will be watered down from 46 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) to 43 percent in order to keep up with worldwide demand.

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