4 June 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 4, 2014
Recognition for May's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for May. We're giving extra special thanks to DanHorvat, one of the most active posters for the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page in June.

Recognizing May's most active AMs
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in May. We're giving special thanks to Maria of Long Harbour Affiliates, who was our most active representative. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in June.

Industry News
Draft Web poker bill circulating on Capitol Hill
A draft bill that would legalize poker playing on the Internet in the U.S. is being floated on Capitol Hill, but Nevada Sen. Dean Heller said there is no sign that it will move in any direction.

Swedish player wins 7.4 million euros
The 50-year-old scored the jackpot by playing Hall of Gods at Betsson Casino.

Ollie Silverton wins "Best Job in the World"
The Durham University sports student won Titan Bet's competition, netting him an all-expenses-paid trip to the world's biggest football tournament in Brazil this summer.

Intertops Casino giving away $180,000
The online casino will award $30,000 each week until July 14 in the "Samba Soccer" bonus giveaway.

Euro Palace Casino offering new bonus
The site's new player welcome bonus awards $500 over two deposits and the high roller offer awards $1,500.

Catch football fever at Prime Slots
The site is offering new players five pounds free with no deposit, plus the opportunity to win a 55-inch TV.

Mega Casino announces new WMS games
The online casino is adding The Wizard of Oz, Bruce Lee and Elvis to its portfolio.

BetVictor Poker enhances BetVictor Club
The site rolled out a second BetVictor Club league -- the Real Play League -- to run alongside the existing Free Play League.

18bet affiliate program announces new promotions
Among the promotions is a 1,000-euro welcome package for casino players.

Crazy Vegas launches new slot
Terminator 2, based on the Academy Award-winning film, was released June 4.

Upcoming Conference

Online Gambling Summit USAJune 12-13, 2014
Online Gambling Summit USA
Online Gambling Summit USA brings together key industry leaders to tackle the core issue of creating a profitable and sustainable online operation.

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.

Global iGaming Summit & ExpoJuly 14-16, 2014
Global iGaming Summit & Expo
Established as the leading event focused on the future of iGaming in North America, GiGse attracts over 700 delegates to examine the legislative progress, commercial strategies and partnership opportunities in the U.S. iGaming market.
Did You Know?
Econsult Solutions projects that if Pennsylvania legalized and taxed online poker at 20 percent and online slots at 60 percent, it could bring in $68 million in direct tax revenues the first year and $113 million in following years.

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Buzzy's World
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