12 June 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 12, 2013
Latest GPWA Times Magazine available online and at AAC in Amsterdam
In our cover story, GPWA Editor-in-Chief Vin Narayanan sits down with executives from Foxwoods Development Company and GameAccount, who give us an eye-popping peek at how their partnership could catapult Foxwoods to leadership status in the "gold rush" and "landgrab" atmosphere surrounding the opening of the U.S online gaming market.

Industry News
Fahrenkopf, Reid's office point fingers
Gaming lobbyist Frank Fahrenkopf and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took turns blaming each other for the failure of Congress to legalize Internet poker last year.

Perspectives Weekly: Poker bills, MA and Zynga
J Todd floats in for another week of gambling news, including more U.S. online poker legislation, issues for Zynga and constitutional issues in Massachusetts.

Federal legislation introduced to regulate iGaming
The bill, dubbed the “Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013,” was introduced by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. and goes beyond online poker.

Stash of the Titans a favorite at Lucky247 Casino
Players do battle and take home rewards in ancient Greece in this new mobile slot.

Lucky247 releases new Microgaming slot
Rhyming Reels - Jack & Jill is a five-reel slot that offers a fun theme, colorful graphics and many rewards.

Go down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland
Win A Day Casino's Alice in Wonderland slot game is a visual delight featuring many of everyone's favorite characters.

NETELLER to sponsor Italian Poker Tour
The agreement will cover all five legs of the tour through its conclusion in December 2013.

Bingo Hall's Rose Room offers up to $1,000
With cards just $0.20 each and a coverall prize of up to $1,000, the new Red Rose Room is growing at Bingo Hall.

Income Access wins twice at eGR B2B Awards
The iGaming pioneer was awarded the Best Customer Service and Best Affiliate Software awards.

WinPalace now available on the go
The WinPalace app offers new players a quick and easy sign-up process, while existing players can log-in using their current username and password.

MidSummer Bingo tournament at Bingo Hall
Join the MidSummer Bingo tournament, gather the special patterns featured in each room and collect the most points to take home $1,500 in cash!

Sheriff Gaming launches mobile slots
Sheriff Gaming redesigned two of its most popular slot games for mobile and is now providing them in HTML5 format

Zynga wrestles with multiple issues
Zynga founder Mark Pincus told employees that the company had to cut 520 jobs and close offices in Los Angeles and New York.

Net Entertainment lands three awards
Net Entertainment won awards in Innovation in Slot Provision, Innovation in Mobile and Mobile Supplier of the Year at the EGR B2B Awards.

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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
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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.
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Through the first 16 World Series of Poker events, Canadians have won five bracelets despite making up just 5.1 percent of the total entries in those events.

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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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