10 December 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 10, 2014
GPWA forum registrations pass the 20,000 mark!
We are very pleased to announce that the GPWA passed the 20,000 registered member mark this week! We have quite a crowd here with many more active members than any other iGaming affiliate-focused site.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Panther Casino Affiliates as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Meet The Affiliate
MMMikePMike (aka, MMMikeP), the webmaster behind bingotakedown.com and worldmobilecasino.com, says he loves the iGaming industry because it "never stands still." Maybe that's because he rarely stands still, either. In addition to his affiliate business, Mike is a partner in a content marketing/link building/SEO business, exercises at least four times a week, writes fiction and sets aside time to spend with friends. We got tired just listing all those things! Read the interview

Industry News
Congress omits online gaming ban from bill
In its final major spending bill of the year, the U.S. Congress declined to support a call by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson for a ban on legalized Internet gambling.

California becoming next online poker battleground
California's latest effort to legalize online poker would sideline PokerStars and force customers to deposit and withdraw funds at a brick-and-mortar casino.

Stutz: Why Ultimate Gaming failed so soon
Until Nevada is able to find a populous state to be an online gaming partner — the pending agreement with Delaware won't move the needle — the Silver State is just too small in population to support a vibrant Internet poker market.

bet365 promoting European soccer offers
The online sportsbook is offering a 100-percent bonus on an accumulator bet of three or more selections.

7 Spins launches New Tales of Egypt
The game's "gamble feature" allows players to wager their most recent winnings by betting on a colored stone slab.

Vegas Crest hosting holiday slots tournament
The tournament, which lasts until Jan. 4, will award cash prizes to the top 20 players.

Royal Wins launches affiliate program
The affiliate program will promote the company's flagship social casino brand, Mojikan's Kash Karnival, in partnership with Income Access.

Players Choice Awards added to iGB Affiliate Awards
The event is set to take place on Feb. 1, 2015 at Chelsea Football Club during the London Affiliate Conference.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit WestJan. 18-20, 2015
Affiliate Summit West
Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas brings thousands of attendees from affiliates, networks, merchants, agencies, and vendors together to meet, network, do business and learn industry best practices.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2015
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With 3,000 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.

ICE Totally GamingFeb. 3-5, 2015
ICE Totally Gaming
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming is proud to be the largest and most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibition in the world. Bringing together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days, ICE Totally Gaming offers unrivaled opportunities to visitors and exhibitors alike.
Did You Know?
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners agreed to purchase a controlling stake in SkyBet for $1.25 billion.

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Do your sites qualify for Google's new "mobile friendly" icon?
GPWA member CCJ shares a link from Google that helps you determine if your sites qualify for Google's "mobile friendly" icon. In addition to voting in the poll, share what you have done to help your sites qualify for the icon, or what you need to do in order to qualify. View poll
Last week's poll results: Have you ever filed a DMCA complaint? View poll
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 MessageSky sells majority stake in SkyBet
New MessagePokerStars about to accept Bitcoin
New MessagePrivate equity keeps betting big on online gaming
New MessageMexico moves closer to online gaming regulation
From The Forums
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