5 March 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 5, 2014
New iGaming Directory free to GPWA members!
The brand new 2014 edition of Casino City's iGaming Pocket Directory is now available online! With sections covering bingo, casino, financials, live dealer, mobile gaming, poker, skill gaming and sports betting and coverage of six gaming jurisdictions (Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States), there's something for every affiliate in this 164-page publication. We will happily mail a free copy of the print edition of this new publication to any GPWA member who would like one.

Recognition for February's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for February. We're giving extra special thanks to TheGooner, one of the most active posters for the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of March.

Recognizing February's most active AMs
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in February. We're giving special thanks to Louie, who was our most active representative. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in March.

Industry News
Adelson returns to top 10 on Forbes List
Las Vegas Sands CEO and anti-online gambling proponent Sheldon Adelson's net worth grew to $38 billion in 2013. According to Forbes, Adelson earned an average of $32 million a day last year.

Perspectives Weekly: Good, bad and ugly news
J Todd discusses positive online gambling news from Nevada and Delaware, and not-so-good news from Belgium and South Carolina.

Euro Palace launches new website
The online casino, recently acquired by Fortune Affiliates, underwent a design overhaul over the last few months.

bet365 offering several soccer wagers
The online sportsbook will have an extensive selection of pre-match and in-play markets for a variety of upcoming international matches.

138 Affiliates showcasing an array of betting products
The operator offers online casino and live dealer games, a sportsbook and financial trading.

Intertops Poker offering freerolls and bonuses
Players can earn a deposit bonus up to $500 and can participate in four freerolls with prize pools totaling $3,000.

Affiliate Republik appoints new affiliate manager
Hannes Eriksson will be responsible for maintaining and optimizing the company's various performance channels.

Coral to live stream Cheltenham preview
The online sportsbook will live stream a Cheltenham Festival preview for the first time on Sunday, March 9.

Two new slots come to Golden Riviera Casino
Untamed Crowned Eagle and Loose Cannon were made available to Golden Riviera players on Wednesday, March 5.

Enjoy a marvelous March with 7Spins
Ten cash prizes worth $100,000 will be awarded to players during the site's Million Dollar Raffle.

Yggdrasil rolls out Asian games
Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai versions of Yggdrasil's Jokerizer and Winterberries slots are now available.

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?
More than half of global Bitcoin transactions are wagers on gambling sites, according to PBS.org.

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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 MessageGamblers wager billions on unregulated Bitcoin betting sites
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