13 March 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 13, 2013
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Quasar Affiliates and UFX Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
PokerStars attorneys ridicule AGA move
In a letter to New Jersey gaming regulators, attorneys for PokerStars said the American Gaming Association lacks standing to oppose its plans to buy an Atlantic City casino.

U.S. Congress in online gambling race with states
States racing to legalize online gambling may soon be overtaken by the federal government, as efforts to pass a national bill begin to come together.

Unibet launches on Playtech's French poker network
Unibet customers can now play on iPoker.fr, where players enjoy the latest poker product enhancements and features as well as some of the best guaranteed prize tournaments.

Megadeth slot released at BET-AT.EU Casino
Some of the band's best-known songs can be listened to as the reels are spun, such as "Symphony of Destruction", "Head Crusher" and "Hangar 18".

Paddy Power guarantees 50 Irish Poker Open seats
The final 50 online seats for the Irish Poker Open are available starting Sunday, March 17 at Paddy Power Poker.

Ex-Sun City and Asian Logic man joins Bodog Asia
Greg Fermont brings gaming knowledge and years of regional experience to Bodog Asia.

Titan Poker launches satellites to $1.2 million iPOPS
The fourth edition of the iPoker Online Poker Series will feature 15 guaranteed prize tournaments, including events suitable for casual poker players.

Get the luck of the Irish at Tropezia Palace
Newcomers to the casino will have the chance to take their exceptional welcome bonus and then get a 77 percent reload bonus on every deposit up to 77 euros.

iAffiliates offers "Sopranos" trip to New York City
Players at Casino.com, Club 777, Mansion Casino and LesAcasino can race to win a New York City trip that includes a "Sopranos" tour.

Piggs Peak launches affiliate program
The Peak Affiliates affiliate program, developed by Piggs Peak and Income Access, provides marketing partners with a range of commission, promotion and gaming opportunities.

Technology up for grabs at Mansion Casino
Players who make a four-figure deposit and opt in could win a prize package that includes an iPhone5, a MacBook and the latest iPad.

Sky Betting launches Soccer Saturday Super 6
Powered and managed by Income Access, the game will be offered through the Sky Bet Affiliate Hub.

It is a merry month for two mobile winners
A.T. won $27,564 (AUD) and E.K. won 22,163 euros playing the slots at Crazy Vegas Mobile and Golden Riviera Mobile.

Income Access expands advertising reach
The company's search engine marketing team has become Bing Ads Accredited Professionals, allowing them to better optimize campaigns for the Microsoft search engine.

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?
Long shot Jorge Mario Bergoglio was selected as the Catholic church's new pope on Wednesday. Odds on his selection were listed at 33/1 by Paddy Power.

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How many U.S. states do you believe will legalize online gaming by the end of 2015?
Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey now have laws to regulate online gaming. Other states are actively considering similar laws. It seems inevitable that some other states will have regulated online gaming by the end of 2015. How many states do you believe will have regulated online gambling by the end of 2015? Be sure to share the thinking behind your guess and your thoughts about affiliate marketing in a regulated U.S. marketplace. View poll
Last week's poll results: Should PokerStars be allowed to operate a casino in Atlantic City? View poll
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:
New MessageNew York State Senate considering online gambling
New MessageIllinois tries to pass online gaming legislation again
New MessageIntrade ceases all trading
New MessagePokerStars tells AGA to bug off in new legal brief
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I seem to be addicted to real time analytics. I know (I'm) just wasting my time but I can't help it! Looking where people are spending the time is useful, but I just feel like I'm watching a crap reality TV program! Anyone else have this issue? read more
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