5 June 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 5, 2013
Recognition for May's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for May. We're giving special thanks to universal4, one of the most active posters for the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page in June.

Recognizing May's most active AMs
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in May. We're giving special thanks to HodgeyBoy from Coral Connect, who was our most active representative. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in June.

Industry News
bwin.party moves ahead with licensing in Nevada
bwin.party is moving forward to operate Internet poker websites with MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming in Nevada, but their main focus is New Jersey.

Sheriff Gaming issues statement on indictments
Ellen Huijbers, Compliance Officer at Sheriff Gaming, has issued a statement distancing the company from the indictments issued by Dutch authorities against people with connections to several online casinos.

WSOP.com real-money wagering glitch corrected
The site accidentally went live for a brief time but was shut down quickly when the glitch was discovered.

Perspectives Weekly: Consultants and lobbyists
J Todd discusses the consultant hired by New Jersey to help with their online gambling regulations and talks about who is to blame for the failure of federal online gambling legislation in the U.S.

Active Win to launch affiliate program for Betfred
An event at the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference will showcase the new business relationship.

Crazy Vegas will host slot tournament on new slot
The Gold Factory Freeroll will take place from June 7-17 and offers a 25,000-euro guaranteed prize pool.

Income Access issues statistics on player activity
Industry-spanning data suggest a notable increase in casino player acquisition.

Sheriff Gaming launches two new 3D slot games
Sheriff Gaming has brought slot game play to another dimension with the launch of Extreme and Alawin.

Ultimate Poker is laughing last - at least for now
Ultimate has dealt more than 2.25 million hands of poker since its launch, with players only in Nevada.

SkillOnNet releases nine new slots
With a mix of NextGen titles and in-house slots, the online casino software provider released nine new games in April and May.

iGaming 4 Business Conference confirms speakers
The panel will be taking place at the iGaming Super Show at the RAI in Amsterdam on June 12.

Aristocrat Technologies gets Nevada license
The Nevada interactive gaming license was awarded with the unanimous recommendation of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Get a sizzling start to summer with Affiliate Club
Casino Club is offering free spins with no deposit necessary, a loyalty point race as well as a 300-euro welcome bonus with 99 free spins this summer.

Bulldog777 offers French Open money back special
The online sportsbook will refund losing match bets if the final set winner wins seven or more games.

GEObet offers up to 50 percent bonus on parlays
Players who place a pre-game multi-bet combining professional basketball, hockey and baseball will see winning bets get a boost of up to 50 percent.

iGaming standards body eCOGRA expanding
Ten additional professional staff have recently been recruited by the company, extending its capacity to service a growing client base of tier-one operators and software suppliers.

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?
The World Series of Poker's "Millionaire Maker" event drew 6,343 entries, a record for a tournament that had just one starting day. Canadian Benny Chen won the event, which paid nearly $1.2 million.

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