19 February 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 19, 2014
Industry News
Adelson's coalition building support
The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, financially backed by Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson, has gained support from 39 faith-based and conservative organizations.

Coalition reps aim to spread fear of Web gambling
The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling's paid representatives believe a "timeout" should be taken on iGaming expansion and that Congress needs to restore a federal online gaming ban.

Perspectives Weekly: It's all about Sheldon Adelson
J Todd digs deep into Sheldon Adelson's crusade against the online gambling industry, including Adelson's latest propaganda video and his obvious hypocrisy.

Purported hackers of Sands websites surface
Someone claiming to be the hacker who knocked the Sands off the Internet for nearly a week has posted an 11-minute video taunting the casino operator and displaying what appears to be stolen internal company information.

Caesars buys fourth social gaming business
Caesars acquired Pacific Interactive, which owns the slot machine-style, free-play application House of Fun.

bet365 offers cash back to daily mobile casino players
Players can earn rewards by playing bet365's mobile games on an iPhone, iPad or Android for just two days in a row.

Swoon over Starlight Kiss at Lucky247
The game features a Starlight Kiss wild symbol, which completes several winning combinations, and a mansion icon, which serves as a scatter and can trigger free spins.

Luxury Casino mobile player wins $1 million
The Dutch player used a free birthday bonus to place a bet on his mobile phone, which ended up netting him $1,009,402.

Excel Affiliates partners with Income Access
Income Access will supply Excel Affiliates with its proprietary tracking and reporting software.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming North AmericaMarch 19-21, 2014
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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?
The Coalition for Consumer and Online Protections released a survey that found three out of four U.S. voters believe states should have the right to legalize online gambling for their own citizens.

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