12 February 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 12, 2014
GPWA wins iGB Best iGaming Community Award
We're very pleased to announce that the GPWA is the four-time winner of the Lou Fabiano Award for Best iGaming Community. We were presented with the 2014 award at the iGB Affiliate Awards ceremony this past Friday in London, in 2013 and 2012, and also at the inaugural ceremony for the award three years ago in 2011.

GPWA affiliates honored at iGB Awards
Nine GPWA webmasters were honored at the iGB Awards ceremony last week. For a full list of the winning sites and webmasters, follow this thread.

GPWA sponsor programs win iGB awards
Four GPWA sponsor affiliate programs took home a total of nine awards at last week's iGB Awards in London. To view a full list of the winners, follow this thread.

Industry News
Las Vegas Sands websites get hacked, taken down
Those who logged on to the sites were greeted with various messages, including simulated flames over the company's casino locations and a photo of company chairman Sheldon Adelson with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Coalition to fight push to ban Internet gaming
A new coalition, backed by MGM Resorts and the American Gaming Association, has launched an effort to halt any congressional move to ban online wagering.

Perspectives Weekly: iGaming set for U.S. explosion
J Todd discusses the potential for the online gambling industry to take off this year in the U.S. and the possibility that Sheldon Adelson may be in for a fight.

Celebrate the Champions League with bet365
Players can earn up to 600 pounds in bonuses as they enjoy the latest Champions League action from Feb. 18-19.

Black Lotus introduces "markers" for high rollers
Select VIP players will be allowed to continue to play their favorite games by making no deposit.

7Red launches live dealers
The dealers are currently available for roulette, blackjack and baccarat, with more games planned for later this year.

Win A Day hosting $5,000 slots tournament
Nearly $500 in prize money will be awarded to the top scoring players every day until Feb. 15.

Red Flush Casino introduces Untamed Crowned Eagle
The game includes a collect-a-wild feature, "peeking" scatters, free spins and a "Your Gamble" feature.

BetBright sponsors Kempton Park Chase
The BetBright Chase will be run at Kempton Park on Feb. 22 with 100,000 pounds of prize money up for grabs.

Bingo Hall has new wagering rules
The site will no longer have unqualified bonuses or TGIF restrictions, and free bonuses will count as wagering towards the deposit bonuses.

River Nile Casino offering three-tier deposit bonus
The $350 bonus is available for new players in addition to the standard $1,500 of free play.

Net Entertainment named Innovator of the Year
The online slot provider was honored at the International Gaming Awards during ICE 2014.

Online bingo industry achievers recognized
The Bingoport.co.uk Players' Choice Awards, held Feb. 6 in London, had the largest number of attendees in the event's six-year history.

ICE 2014 rips up the record books
Nearly 24,000 gaming industry professionals defied a 48-hour strike on the London Underground to set a new record attendance at ICE 2014 last week.

Upcoming Conference

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.

I-Gaming ForumApril 8-9, 2014
I-Gaming Forum
The I-Gaming Forum continues to bring together key stakeholders from the online gaming industry to share their experience, knowledge and visions.

Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceJune 24-27, 2014
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the iGaming Super Show and is expected to be a huge success. Expect four days of conferences, exhibition and networking events with the elite in iGaming in a city that is like no other.
Did You Know?
Wagers made via mobile and tablets on casino and poker websites are expected to reach $62 billion globally by 2018, according to a report by Juniper Research.

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