27 February 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 27, 2013
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Cherry Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
Christie signs New Jersey online gambling bill into law
The Garden State is now the third state in the U.S. to license and regulate online gambling. Governor Chris Christie's stamp of approval came just 19 days after he conditionally vetoed similar legislation.

Fahrenkopf expects federal poker bill to be revived
American Gaming Association CEO Frank Fahrenkopf expects Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to reintroduce an Internet poker-only bill in the House.

Perspectives Weekly: NV regulates interstate poker
Nevada beat New Jersey to the punch by a few days and created a regulatory framework for full interstate online poker in the U.S.! What are the implications of this for the rest of the U.S.? Also, updates from New Jersey and Washington.

There is a new Sheriff in town at BET-AT.EU
Sheriff Gaming is bringing two 3D slot titles -- The Amsterdam Masterplan and Dr. Magoo's Adventure -- to the online casino.

Affiliate REPUBLIK named "Best Newcomer"
Affiliate REPUBLIK took home the Best Newcomer Affiliate Program award at the recent iGB Affiliate Awards in London.

Tropezia Palace celebrates second anniversary
To celebrate, the online casino is offering players a bevy of bonus offers, including a 130 percent first deposit bonus.

Win A Day Casino gets a makeover
Win A Day Casino made room for new slot games and also added a simplified cashier and a personalized lobby.

Cosmik Casino partners with BetSoft
Cosmik Casino has integrated more than 30 games and will add new games on a bi-monthly basis.

New slot pays out big at Tropezia Palace Casino
After Night Falls, a new slot from Betsoft, rewarded one player with a 47,491.25 euro payout.

Retired teacher wins Lotto Mania slots tournament
A retired teacher now living in Florida won $25,000 in last week's slots tournament at Crystal Spin Casino.

March is a big month at Crazy Vegas
Crazy Vegas Casino is set to offer two new slots: Girls with Guns - Jungle Heat and Tiger Moon.

Casino Treasure Cruise underway at Golden Riviera
The grand prize for players who complete their voyage is an all-expenses-paid trip for two on board a luxury ocean liner through the Caribbean.

Income Access announces LAC prize draw winners
Seven prizes were awarded in all, including five iPad minis, a Brookstone Pocket Projector and a Parrot Drone.

Rich Casino announces new President's Tournament
The President's Tournament is offering prizes that total $100,000, including a $50,000 grand prize.

Marvelous mythologies in play at Bingo Hall
Three mythologies will display their forces in the Reign of Gods contest, which will award up to $1,000 in cash.

Facebook execs to speak at Online Bingo Summit
Facebook's Bruce Bale and Will Collins have agreed to present at the Online Bingo Summit in May.

Social Casino Summit to be held at GiGse
The event will offer top casino executives and social game developers an opportunity to connect, network and build partnerships in advance of iGaming regulation in the U.S.

Upcoming Conference

Global iGaming Summit & ExpoApril 23-25 (San Francisco)
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 to capitalize on the emerging U.S. market.

Online Bingo SummitMay 1-2 (London)
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
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?
The New Jersey online gambling bill passed by overwhelming margins in the legislature, with a 68-5 vote in the Assembly and a 34-1 vote in the Senate.

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When do you think the first regulated U.S. iGaming affiliate program will go live?
Online poker is expected to be offered in Nevada before the summer. The Delaware lottery has an RFP out for a public/private partnership to offer online gaming. And New Jersey has legalized online gambling within the state's borders, although regulations need to be written. Now that regulated online gaming is about to be a reality within the U.S., the big question for affiliates is when will there be affiliate programs available in this new regulated market. What do you think? View poll
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Buzzy's World
The BuzzBuzzy has been hard at work this week chasing down the latest industry rumors and gossip. Here's a quick look at Buzzy's top finds:
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