20 August 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 20, 2014
Meet The Affiliate Manager
Adnan Maslo returned to the pages of the GPWA Times Magazine, this time representing Affiliate REPUBLIK, in our last issue. Get reacquainted with Adnan and find out why he'd want to meet Warren Buffet, Bono and John F. Kennedy, and perhaps more importantly, the best place to get a beer in Barcelona. Read the interview

Industry News
Scientific Games-Bally deal gets federal antitrust OK
Federal antitrust regulators signed off on Scientific Games' $5.1 billion acquisition of Bally Technologies. The deal is still subject to approval from Bally's stockholders and regulators.

Perspectives Weekly: Newsweek fires a missile
J Todd provides a scathing review of Newsweek's article condemning online gaming. He also looks at New Jersey sports betting and California online poker.

bet365 Bingo hosts Lucky Liner
Play exclusive games in bet365's new Cruise Cabin room to earn free tickets, notching one for every full house win in Boarding Pass games.

Casino La Vida offers three new slots
The site is now featuring So Many Monsters, So Much Candy and So Much Sushi.

Win a share of 1,000 pounds at bet365 Mobile
Players receive one comp point for every 10 pounds wagered on blackjack in the bet365 Mobile Casino, which increases their score in the tournament.

BetVIP integrates Virtual Football League
The bitcoin-only sportsbook will offer users the chance to make wagers on virtual football games this season.

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?
Amaya Gaming, which purchased PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker for $4.9 billion in June, plans to launch a sportsbook product in 2015.

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GPWA member grem wants to know if you prefer Microgaming or Net Entertainment for their online casino software. Microgaming has a longer history, but more new casinos seem to use Net Entertainment software. If you don't like either, which software provider do you prefer? 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:
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