30 July 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 30, 2014
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome both Vista Gaming and WagerOn as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Meet The Affiliate
Planet MarkAfter quitting a corporate career and spending a year traveling, Mark (aka Planet Mark) "caught the poker bug" and built sitandgoplanet.com. He lives in Budapest and works at a shared workspace called "TheHub" to stay productive, and to maintain his mental health he practices gratitude and visualizes positive outcomes ... "and occasionally break(s) things." Read the interview

Industry News
WSOP.com pushes Nevada revenue over $1 million
The site's increased traffic during the World Series of Poker helped Nevada's online poker revenue reach $1.037 million in June, the first time the state has cracked the $1 million mark since it began regulating online poker in April, 2013.

Perspectives Weekly: No more Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker is in the process of re-branding to Full Tilt Gaming, a casino product. J Todd also discusses industry news from Google, GameAccount and the NFL.

IGT-GTECH deal was waiting to happen
The $6.4 billion acquisition of slot machine manufacturer IGT by lottery provider GTECH shouldn't have surprised anyone in gaming. The same deal, in reverse, almost happened 20 years ago, when IGT nearly bought GTECH.

Excel Affiliates adds Fruity King to affiliate network
The online casino has more than 22 slot games, along with bingo, blackjack and roulette.

bet365 Poker offering $1,000 bonus and $5 free
New players will receive a $5 gift upon creating their accounts and can then earn a 200 percent bonus up to $1,000 on their first deposit.

Intertops Poker to send players on Spanish fiesta
Players can begin earning seats to the Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event in Barcelona by playing in online satellites.

Watch and Wager partners with Income Access
The San Francisco-based racebook operator has launched a new affiliate program in partnership with Income Access.

Net Entertainment releases two new games
Lost Island tasks players to discover a prehistoric counting device, while Piggy Riches Touch is a five-reel, 15-line slot featuring scatter wins, free spins and wild substitutions.

Yggdrasil unveils Magic Mushrooms
The 40-payline slot has 20-paylines on each side and five reels that draw in an unconventional order of 1-5-2-4-3.

Upcoming Conference

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2014
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest gaming event where gaming executives and industry professionals meet to conduct business. It's the most in-depth source of new gaming products, ideas and information on the planet.

Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo (RACE)Oct. 3-4, 2014
Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo (RACE)
The Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo will examine how to develop the affiliate industry for online gaming in Russia and CIS countries. The expo includes scientific and business seminars, conferences and other educational activities.

Barcelona Affiliate ConferenceOct. 23-26, 2014
Barcelona Affiliate Conference
BAC conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With an expected 2,200 attendees this will be one of the biggest exhibitions in the industry.
Did You Know?
Caesars Interactive, which owns WSOP.com, said the Nevada online poker room's traffic increased by 40 percent in June during the World Series of Poker.

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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 MessageAdelson's anti-online gaming crusade being outspent 5-to-1
New MessageBlackjack payouts cut
New MessageNew Jersey's lackluster online gaming revenues surprise analysts
New MessageForbes: Five SEO mistakes you're making right now
From The Forums
New MessageShould I add a "partner sites" page for link exchanges?
Asim writes:
I'm thinking about doing some link exchanges with my betting websites, but from what I've read, it seems like link exchanges can have a negative influence on a site's ranking. I'm considering making a specific "partner sites" page specifically for link exchanges. Should I go for it? read more
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New MessageGolf time!
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