6 August 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 6, 2014
Recognition for July's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for July. We're giving extra special thanks to sportsfreak, one of the most active posters for the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page in August.

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

Industry News
Scientific Games to buy Bally in $5.1 billion deal
The transaction is the second high-profile gaming industry merger in less than a month. In July, Italian lottery company GTECH said it was buying slot machine maker IGT for $6.4 billion. Last year, Scientific Games also bought WMS Industries for $1.5 billion.

Perspectives Weekly: UIGEA 2.0
J Todd looks at a congressional push to ban online gaming in the U.S. again. He also discusses industry news from poker, horse racing and the lottery.

Amaya completes acquisition of Rational Group
Montreal-based Amaya Gaming has completed its acquisition of the Rational Group, the owner and operator of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Win cash in bet365 Poker freerolls
Players can participate in freerolls with 20,000-euro prize pools each Sunday in August.

iAffiliates offering new affiliates revenue boost
New affiliates can earn an extra 10 percent rev share or an extra $10 CPA on their commission plans for one month if they register by Oct. 8.

Coral launches new football trading offer
The online sportsbook promises to match or beat the top price from the eight other major online bookmakers in the U.K. for the top-four divisions in England, top-two in the Scottish leagues and the big four European leagues.

Golden Riviera announces August freeroll
The tournament boasts a 20,000-euro prize pool with 4,000 euros going to first place.

7Spins Casino offering new promotions
The Grand Slam Raffle will award two tickets to finals of both the men's and women's U.S. Open tennis tournament this fall.

Realistic Games receives new U.K. license
The company was granted a Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence by the U.K. Gambling Commission.

Upcoming Conference

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2014
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is one of the world's largest gaming events where gaming executives and industry professionals meet to conduct business.

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?
Boyd Gaming CEO Kevin Smith said on a conference call that the company's online gaming sites in New Jersey "will continue to operate on a breakeven basis in the third and fourth quarters" of 2014.

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Will Amaya's acquisition of Poker Stars be good for online poker?
On Aug. 1, Amaya Gaming announced the completion of its acquisition of the Rational Group, the owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. How do you think this move will play out over time? Will it be good for players? How about affiliates? View poll
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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 MessageBoyd records first break-even month in New Jersey
New MessageScientific Games buys Bally Technologies
New MessageAmaya completes PokerStars purchase
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From The Forums
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