21 August 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 21, 2013
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This year's G2E in Las Vegas, which runs from Sept. 23-26, will be an interesting place to be for folks in the iGaming industry, with plenty of online gaming exhibitors. Access to the exhibit hall for GPWA and APCW members is free as long as you register by Aug. 30.

Industry News
Officials to use film to push Web betting regulation
The new movie "Runner Runner" stars Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake and centers on illegal online poker and American gamblers being cheated.

Perspectives Weekly: U.K. taxes rates and U.S. rumors
J Todd reports on an increase in taxes for online gaming companies that accept U.K. players but do not operate in the U.K. and more rumors of online poker legislation in the U.S.

London Affiliate Conference to change venues
The 2014 event is moving to Earls Court and will feature a new marketing acquisition zone that will have a wide variety of service providers in the digital marketing sphere.

Offshore online gambling firms will pay new U.K. tax
The British government will implement a 15 percent tax on offshore online gambling companies.

Maple Casino undergoes design overhaul
In addition to a new look, Maple Casino has also upgraded its welcome offers, and new players can choose the one that best suits their style of play.

Arsenal welcomes Bodog as official partner
As part of the deal, Bodog will have the opportunity to use the club's database to provide fans in Asia with tailored betting offers around matches.

Slotland player wins $135,417 on Heavy Metal slot
Bobby S. says he did a victory dance when he hit the six-figure score, which is appropriate, given the musical nature of the game.

All Slots Casino jackpot rises to 3 million pounds
The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot can be won on the mobile, tablet or desktop versions of the casino.

Second summer tournament underway at Win A Day
Over $3,000 in prizes will be awarded in a week of fun-filled slots tournament competition that's sure to spark rivalries.

Upcoming Conference

Russian Affiliate Congress & ExpoSept. 11-12
Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo
The Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo will examine how to develop the affiliate industry for online gaming in Russia and CIS countries.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)Sept. 24-26
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest gaming event where gaming executives and industry professionals meet to conduct business. It's the most in-depth source of new gaming products, ideas and information on the planet.

Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)Oct. 3-6
Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)
BAC conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With an expected 70+ exhibitors this will be the biggest exhibition in the industry.
Did You Know?
Consumers worldwide spent more than $9 billion downloading apps last year and more than two thirds of that money was spent on games, according to data from Apple's iOS App Store.

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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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