25 May 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA Times Magazine available online, will be distributed at Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The new issue of the GPWA Times Magazine is hot off the presses, and the cover story looks back at the last 10 years as we approach the 10th anniversary of our decision to lead this amazing community. We also have insights on SEO in bingo, an analysis of the effect of PokerStars on the New Jersey market, and details on the latest emerging gaming vertical: betting on eSports.

WagerJoint Affiliates contest winners announced!
doolally and SSTH have been announced as the winners of the WagerJoint Affiliates contest for an iPad and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. Congratulations, doolally and SSTH, and be sure to read the forum post that explains the methodology behind how we picked the winners!

Industry News
New father wins 2.9 million pounds at LeoVegas
A 20-pound mobile app bet on the Mega Fortune Dreams slot turned into a life-changing spin for a lucky Londoner and his two-month-old daughter.

bet365 hosting 1 million pound slots giveaway
Players earn one prize draw ticket for every 10 pounds staked on featured games and two on double-ticket games.

Sunday $5,000 is back at Intertops Poker
Players can buy in for $50+$5 or win a ticket in a satellite tournament. At least three satellites will be offered every day, with more on Sunday, just before the start of the $5,000 guaranteed event.

APCW Perspectives: Mergers and politics
If you thought RAWA was dead, think again! Sheldon Adelson has politicians in his pocket more than happy to sell their integrity. Plus, J. Todd discusses mergers in the U.K. that could spell more trouble for William Hill.

Royal Panda player wins $41,869
Anna, a 67-year-old from Slovakia, hit the major jackpot on Mega Moolah.

Titanbet signs sponsorship deal with Chelmsford City
The Essex-based all-weather track is one of Britain's newest racing venues, having opened its doors to the public for the first time in 2015.

Vista Gaming bingo rooms offer long weekend promos
CyberBingo, BingoSKY and BingoFest will award $13,000 in cash prizes on Saturday, May 28, and will mark Memorial Day with an evening of Reverse Coverall games.

Clarion Events partners with Spectrum Gaming Group
The strategic alliance between the two organizations will enhance the breadth and quality of their brands, which range from gaming conferences to regulatory services.

NairaBET signs agreement with Income Access
Regulated by the Lagos State Lotteries Board, NairaBET provides sports betting to the African iGaming market.

NetEnt launches Football Champions Cup
The five-reel, three-row, 20-line video slot for both desktop and mobile is packed with footie fun and sure to help get fans in the mood.

Microgaming to release new Pretty Kitty slot
Pretty Kitty is a 5x3 reel, 243 ways-to-win game, with reels adorned with stylish cats and dazzling jewels.

'raidalot' wins SCOOP Main Event and $1.4 million
Talal Shakerchi, a businessman and frequent high-stakes player from the U.K., topped a field of 713 players (plus 111 re-entries) to win the $10,000 buy-in event.

Upcoming Conference

Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceJune 7-10, 2016
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the iGaming Super Show and is expected to be a huge success, with over 3,200 delegates and 1,800 affiliates in attendance. This event mixes business with pleasure and is one you cannot afford to miss.

Affiliate Summit EastJuly 31-August 2, 2016
Affiliate Summit East
Affiliate Summit in New York will bring thousands of affiliates, networks, merchants, agencies and vendors together to meet, network, do business and learn industry best practices.
Did You Know?
The 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), held this month at PokerStars.com, set a world record for the richest online poker series with a total prize pool of $90.9 million across 56 events, smashing the previous record set in the 2014 SCOOP by nearly $10 million.

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In March 2013, 39% of GPWA members who responded to a poll question asking how many U.S. states would regulate iGaming by 2016 said "More than 30." Nobody thought it would remain at just three states, which is where we stand today. Now seems like an opportune time to pose the question again: How many U.S. states do you believe will legalize online gaming before 2020? 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 MessagePennsylvania close to pulling the trigger on online gambling
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