29 May 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 29, 2013
Industry News
William Hill accused of poaching secrets and clients
In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, Cantor Gaming charged that William Hill had poached trade secrets and potential clients when it bought Brandywine Bookmaking in 2011.

Industry to blame for federal Web poker demise
Former Nevada congressman Jon Porter said that the gaming industry's lack of inclusiveness toward online gambling policy scuttled chances for a federal bill to regulate Internet poker.

Jackpot Party offering 50 percent commissions
The welcome rate is available to all new affiliates who sign up to the program.

Mega Fortune pays out 5.3 million euros
The progressive jackpot is the fourth biggest in Net Entertainment's history.

Perspectives Weekly: Regulations and monopolies
Regulators in New Jersey roll out the first draft of online gambling rules while The Netherlands plans to end their state-run gambling monopoly by 2015.

Playoffs inspire $150,000 giveaway at Intertops
Intertops Casino will award $30,000 in bonuses every week in the month of June; a $1,000 cash grand prize will be awarded at the end of the promotion.

Three new games coming to Cosmik Casino
Aztec Treasures, Lost and Three Wishes will take players on an adventurous ride into ancient and lost worlds.

AffPower will be in Amsterdam
AffPower hopes to discuss future plans with affiliates at the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference.

Net Entertainment launches EggOMatic
Set against a backdrop of a chicken coop, players can win eggs that translate into all sorts of prizes.

New conversion tools launched at Cosmik Casino
New banners will be displayed to players based on what stage they have reached in the conversion process.

Bingo Hall opens new room
The Red Rose Room features coveralls that can reach $1,000, speed games, reverse coveralls, crazy patterns and a progressive jackpot that is now over $20,000.

iAffiliates launches Japanese-language website
Japanese-speaking customers can now learn about the casino affiliate program, its brands, news and promotions.

Income Access launches audit service
The digital marketing firm's new offering helps operators identify areas for growth.

Casino UK all set to unveil rebrand
The interface provides clearer navigation and the casino will continue to offer excellent customer service, a safe and reliable gambling environment and impressive games.

Sheriff Gaming signs deal with SkillOnNet
The partnership means that all of Sheriff Gaming's 3D games will be marketed to all of SkillOnNet's casino brands.

Upcoming Conference

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.

CBG Affiliate WeekendAug. 16-19
CBG Affiliate Weekend
The CBG event offers the possibility of meeting globally active and dedicated affiliates in a single event. Come and discuss affiliate strategies with some of the best webmasters in the industry in a fun and relaxing environment.

Russian Affiliate Congress & ExpoSept. 11-12
Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo
The Russian Affiliate and Congress Expo will examine how to develop the affiliate industry for online gaming in Russia and CIS countries.
Did You Know?
According to comScore, 29 percent of the Internet audience in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden accessed a gambling site in April 2013.

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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 MessageGuess who's consulting for New Jersey?
New MessageReport: Facebook removing online gaming ads in The Netherlands
New MessageIndictments rock several online casinos
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From The Forums
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What are your thoughts on Bitcoin casinos? They do bring something to the table for players -- instant deposits/withdrawals with no document or account verifications. Can these casinos take a portion of the players that currently play at other casinos? They don't currently market it to that crowd, but what would happen if they started? Thoughts? read more
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