20 November 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 20, 2013
GPWA members nominated for iGB Affiliate Awards
Voting for the iGB Affiliate Awards is now open. A number of GPWA webmasters have been nominated in the various "Best Affiliate" categories. Good luck to all of our GPWA members!

GPWA sponsors nominated for iGB Affiliate Awards
A number of affiliate program managers of GPWA sponsor programs have been nominated in the various "Best Affiliate Manager" categories. Good luck to all of the sponsor affiliate program managers that participate in the forums!

Industry News
Rep. McDermott re-introduces 12 percent tax
The bill complements legislation introduced earlier this year that proposes to federally regulate Internet gambling.

Perspectives Weekly: N.J. online gambling ready to go
New Jersey will become the third state in the U.S. to have real-money online games, and there is already talk of the state becoming an industry "hub."

Top-10 reasons why Sheldon Adelson is wrong
The GPWA's Aaron Todd argues Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson's stance that online gambling should be banned in the U.S. misses the mark in several ways.

Intertops' Santastic slot kicks off holiday season
The slot features a "Festive Feast" bonus game, where players can cash in with 2,500x multipliers, jackpot spins or up to 25 free games.

Lucky247 to launch Secret Santa video slot
The slot offers seven mystery features that make up Santa's bonus gift, including free spins and wild reels.

Play blackjack to win huge cash prizes at bet365
There's a total of 5,000 pounds up for grabs in bet365 Casino's Blackjack Bonanza tournament on Nov. 23.

Colossus Bets offering 200,000-pound jackpot
The online sportsbook's new "Pick 6" game allows players to win 200,000 pounds on a 20p stake.

Benefit from a bonus bonanza at bet365 Bingo
The site is giving away up to 7,000 pounds each week until Nov. 28 as the 21,000-pound Bingo Bonanza continues.

Join bet365's $100,000 Premium Giveaway
The online poker room will award 350 cash prizes every day until Nov. 28.

U.K. players cash in at All Slots Casino
One player won 13,925 pounds on the Agent Jane Blonde mobile slot during the site's Bring Vegas Home promotion.

AffPower launches sign-up bonus for affiliates
AffPower is offering new affiliates a 100-euro bonus once they reach 200 euros in revenue.

Coral launches betting on the U.K. Health Lottery
Bettors have the opportunity to win 1 million pounds on a one-pound stake.

Seasons Winnings on its way to Red Flush Casino
Players will have the opportunity to win $300,000 in prizes during the four-week tournament.

iAffiliates excited to launch Slots Heaven
The site will offer a vast selection of games, including video slots, Marvel slots and jackpot games.

Upcoming Conference

ICE Totally GamingFeb. 4-6, 2014
ICE Totally Gaming
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming is proud to be the largest and most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibition in the world. Bringing together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days, ICE Totally Gaming offers unrivaled opportunities to visitors and exhibitors alike.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Feb. 6-9, 2014
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC's conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. The relaxed atmosphere of these events encourages the open exchange of ideas and experiences. With 3,000 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.

iGaming North AmericaMarch 19-21, 2014
iGaming North America
This year's conference will feature expert panels, lectures and workshops providing a thorough, comprehensive program covering opportunities, challenges, strategies and expectations related to the North American gaming industries' ongoing transition into the digital space.
Did You Know?
New Jersey online gambling operators will each have no more than 500 players at a time during the state's five-day "soft play" trial period from Nov. 21-25. Online gambling goes live in the Garden State on Nov. 26.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Alex Alfa

Meet AffPower's Alex Alfa, who has more than eight years of experience in the online gambling industry. A native of France, Alex has found life in Tel Aviv to be "a dream," loves surfing and says his theme song is "Young, Wild and Free."
Read the interview

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Love or gambling: What would you choose?
GPWA member tehsik is wondering if you have lost a loved one because you work in the gaming industry? Was your relationship broken because of your job? What would you choose: Working in the gaming industry or a relationship with a person who does not accept this? View poll
Last week's poll results: How old are you? View poll
From The Forums
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What would be your biggest tip to a newbie just starting out? Mine would be to never underestimate the amount of work it takes to get your website off the ground and to never think of it as a way to get rich quick; the only way to do that is to become a player, rather than an affiliate. read more
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