15 January 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 15, 2014
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome VIP Room Affiliates as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Banks reject use of plastic for online gambling sites
Credit card issuers J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and American Express won't allow gamblers to use their credit or debit cards to deposit money into online gaming accounts.

Gaming lobby unifies message
American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman said the casino industry is often its "own worst enemy," giving anti-gambling opponents ammunition.

Perspectives Weekly: Party Poker makes a splash
Party Poker has made a deal with the New Jersey Devils of the NHL and the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Plus, industry news from Sheldon Adelson, EuroPartners and the U.K.

Enjoy a 20,000-pound Bingo Bonanza at bet365
There are more than 110 weekly prizes of up to 1,000 pounds and no limit to the number of prize draw tickets you can earn.

7 Sultans announces January promotion
Players who sign up in January will receive 30 free spins in addition to the usual $1,000 deposit bonus.

Royal Vegas rewarding new players in January
New players will receive 75 free spins on Thunderstruck 2 in addition to the usual $1,200 deposit bonus.

Mike Tyson named 7Red's new ambassador
The site hired the boxer for his fighting spirit, legendary career and bad-boy attitude.

JackpotCity to introduce new Avalon slot
Avalon 2: The Quest For The Grail will be released to JackpotCity Casino players in February.

ICE 2014 will have heavy police presence
The Metropolitan Police Force will continue its ongoing commitment to disrupt Organised Criminal Networks, which often target both land-based and remote gaming operators.

Upcoming Conference

Virtual Gaming ShowJan. 21-22, 2014
Virtual Gaming Show
The Virtual Gaming Show is an online meetup of gaming professionals from all over the world. It takes place in a conference setting, where people like you network and do business together.

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?
Internet gambling has generated a $50.3 million payoff for lawyers, lobbyists, and other professionals since mid-2009, according to disclosures posted Friday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

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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:
New MessageFirms score big payoff with online gambling
New MessagePartyPoker inks deal with Sixers, Devils
New MessageWill new U.K. gambling laws affect affiliate rev shares?
New MessageNo action on high street FOBTs
From The Forums
New MessageBeing an affiliate for regulated New Jersey online gambling
bozcom1 writes:
Does anyone know if being an affiliate for and promoting New Jersey online gambling sites is OK? There is such little talk about the subject. Do any of the sites have affiliate programs that accepts U.S. webmasters? I was personally blown away that so many of the online casino companies these land-based casinos are using are actual online gambling sites that have been in business offshore for many years now. It's hilarious because I remember initially when they first introduced the law, they were all "tough talking" about how their online casino sites are going to be completely reputable and regulated; not like current shady offshore gambling sites (their words, not mine). read more
New MessageAnyone been to Paris or works in Paris?
New MessageI'm not that keen on Mondays at the best of times
New MessageBetrally
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New MessageMainstreet Affiliates
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