24 April 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 24, 2013
Latest GPWA Times Magazine available at GiGSE and online
Our cover story is a fascinating, in-depth interview Editor-in-Chief Vin Narayanan conducted recently with Amaya Online's Director of Product Fredrik Kjell and Ongame Director of Business Development Don Jaques. Their wide-ranging discussion touches on many hot topics including poker bonuses, Ongame's mobile poker platform, the move from closed software systems to open systems and implementing online poker in the U.S.

Industry News
Foxwoods reaches online gaming deal
The owner of North America's largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino, has agreed to work with the GameAccount Network to deliver online gaming solutions to the U.S. market.

Perspectives Weekly: Sports betting indictments
This week, J Todd looks at the mounting indictments in the Legendz Sportsbook case. Plus, industry news from Ladbrokes, Ontario, and the World Series of Poker.

Poker for the Homeless raises 14,755 euros
Poker for the Homeless, the Irish fundraising organization dedicated to raising money for homeless charities around Ireland, has raised €14,755 for the Capuchin Day Centre.

Ex-12Bet & PlayTech man joins Bodog Asia
Izhar Biran has been named Bodog Asia's Marketing Operations Director.

Intertops Gold Card race awarding $30,000 weekly
This month Gold Card collectors will be competing against each other in the Gold Card Race for additional weekly prizes of up to $500.

Lucky All Slots Casino player wins two big payouts
Stephen W. from Switzerland won $24,560 on April 17th while playing the game on his mobile device, then hit another $30,000 jackpot while playing Burning Desire on the casino's instant play platform on his PC the next day.

New game at Slotland puts players in control
Airmail is a five reel, twelve-plus-one payline slot game with a retro design that's a tribute to the early days of flying.

Cashpoint Partners launches with Income Access
The Cashpoint Partners affiliate program offers a generous commission structure, with affiliates earning a revenue share of up to 35 percent for every player they refer.

Mojo Affiliates looks to cause "Amsterdamage"
Mojo Affiliates is taking two lucky affiliates with them, all expenses paid, to the canal city for the Amsterdam iGaming Super Show.

Golden Riviera Casino introducing six new games
The list of new additions includes two slot games that will be available on the download version of the casino and four games that will be available online in the instant Flash casino.

Kerching participates in 1-million pound prize draw
One of the biggest prize draws in online casino memory, the prize draw guarantees £250,000 worth of prizes will be given away each month from May to August.

Golden Riviera offers free spins
New players receive 50 Free Spins on the 5-reel Côte d'Azur-themed Slot, Riviera Riches, with their first deposit.

Income Access nominated for two eGR B2B Awards
The company has been shortlisted for Affiliate Software of the Year & Best Customer Service of the Year.

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Have you ever gambled using a mobile device?
The mobile gaming marketplace is growing, and the software and games available is steadily improving. This week's poll asks whether on not you have gambled on a mobile device. If you have, what sorts of gambling have you done using a mobile device? Be sure to also share your thoughts about mobile gambling and whether you feel it affects your earnings. 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:
New MessageWSEX founder commits suicide
New MessageFoxwoods to partner with GameAccount Network to offer online games
New MessageNevada approves payment processor
New MessageN.J. expectations for online gambling revenues too rosy, report says
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