11 December 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 11, 2013
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome BestPay Partners as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Sands' stance called hypocritical in House hearing
During a House subcommittee hearing examining the status of iGaming in the United States, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said Las Vegas Sands Vice President Andrew Abboud's anti-online gambling stance felt "a little hypocritical."

East Coast iGaming rollouts see mixed results
Gaming analyst Brian McGill is bullish on the New Jersey market's long-term prospects, but thinks Delaware seemed unprepared for its launch.

Gambling and the Law: Adelson's bad bet
Professor I. Nelson Rose thinks Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson's campaign for a federal ban of Internet gambling is a waste of his money.

BetVictor Poker launches achievements program
Players will earn badges and points, which they can share on social media and redeem for free bets, spins and poker cash.

Intertops to host $210,000 "Bonus Blizzard" this winter
The site will award a total of $30,000 each week until Jan. 27.

bet365 offering 100 percent European soccer bonus
Players who successfully combine three or more teams from the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga or Champions League in a pre-match accumulator will earn 100 percent bonus on their returns.

Firebrand Affiliates reveals November's big winners
Richard Z. of Arizona was the biggest winner of the month, netting $12,095 on Max Cash.

All Slots Casino releases Secret Santa
The Christmas-themed slot offers features like free spins, wild reels, rolling reels, scatters and a mystery multiplier.

Slotland player wins $182,782 jackpot
Christmas came early for Charles N., who won the massive sum playing the Ice Queen slot.

Win A Day holding December tournaments
Players can win prizes up to $100 each day simply by playing in the free tournaments.

First TV campaign boosts Jack Gold Casino
Visits to the site more than doubled and the number of real-money players increased by 75 percent.

Win a holiday double jackpot at Big Time Bingo
The site's New Year's Eve party includes a guaranteed $31,000 jackpot.

Crazy Vegas counts down to Christmas
The site is offering daily rewards and bonuses each day until Christmas to celebrate the holiday season.

777 Dragon Casino offering deposit bonus
Players can earn up to a $300 welcome bonus in addition to $777 in free play.

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 industry's ongoing transition into the digital space.
Did You Know?
With legalized online gambling in the Netherlands expected to become a reality in 2014, Dutch gambling monopoly Holland Casino announced it has selected Playtech as its service provider.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Meet The Affiliate

Thanks to nearly a decade of experience, Andy offers some great advice to online gambling affiliates, including looking to traditional advertising to build your brand. Read the interview to find out why he prefers "family-run" operators and why he'd like to have both Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair over for dinner. (Hint: He wants to thank one and punch the other.)
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