13 January 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES 13 January 2016
Recognition for 2015's most active members
Now that the new year has begun, it's time for us to give a very special cheer to our members for their participation in the forums in 2015. We're giving an extra special thanks to universal4, our most active participant in 2015. His site will be shown on the home page of the GPWA website for the next month as the featured member site of the year.

Recognizing 2015's most active AMs
One of the things that makes the GPWA such a great place is the interactions between affiliates and affiliate program representatives. We'd like to thank AMs for their participation in the forums in 2015, and we're giving an extra special thanks to Renée, the most active affiliate program representative in 2015. She will be the featured affiliate program representative of the year on the GPWA home page for the next month.

Industry News
BetStars launches Spin & Bet
The new betting product gives sports bettors chance to increase odds by up to 10 times.

Cuban deal with Fantasy Labs 'recharges' DFS industry
Fantasy Labs President Dan Fabrizio explains how his company secured a partnership with entrepreneur Mark Cuban and why the announcement has the daily fantasy sports industry buzzing.

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Daily fantasy sports regulation bill passes in California
The Golden State became the first jurisdiction to pass a DFS regulation bill out of a committee hearing when the Internet Fantasy Sports Game Protection Act was approved by a resounding 18-1 margin.

10 key moments in the evolution of PokerStars
The online poker giant's marketing message has evolved a great deal in the last 15 years, and a look back at history helps reveal why the site started catering to the high-volume players who now believe it has turned its back on them.

Royal Panda player wins $50,000 playing live roulette
A player from the U.K. finished up nearly $50,000, thanks in part to two hits worth over 7,000 pounds ($10,000) each.

bet365 Poker giving away 100,000 pounds
Players who are dealt that week's selected premium pair are eligible to play in one of three daily 1,000-euro "All In" shootout freerolls.

Condor Affiliates announces winner of affiliate promo
CompleteCasinoList was the winner of Condor Affiliates' "You Deserve a Break" promotion and will take a three-day trip to Frankfurt.

bet365 Bingo offering players a share of 1,600 pounds
Players who play in the Gifts Galore room until Jan. 29 can win £250 in Love2shop Vouchers each week.

Amaya reaches settlement in Italian tax dispute
The company paid Italian tax authorities 5.9 million euros over a dispute regarding PokerStars from 2009-2014.

Inspired launches seven new HTML5 games
The new games will be available to all Inspired operators, including bet365, Gala Coral and William Hill.

Vegas Crest Casino celebrating 20 years of Vista Gaming
The site will celebrate the anniversary of its parent company with $240,000 in tournament prize pools.

Football INDEX launches affiliate program
The new Football INDEX affiliate program will be powered by Income Access' platform and will be managed by the company's in-house team of affiliate managers.

CyberBingo running Winter Fair N Square game
Every player in the Winter Fair N Square games gets the same number of cards, guaranteeing that every player has an equal chance of winning.

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