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iGaming News Weekly – October 13-19, 2013

FTP won't be freezing out affiliates.

Is New Jersey the center of the iGaming world? It certainly looks that way as the Garden State roars towards the November launch of regulated internet casino gambling.

Outside of Atlantic City Full Tilt Pokers affiliates may be getting a sliver of justice and Matt Cutts says to take it easy on the guest blogging.

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Justice for FTP Affiliates? – Affiliate partners won’t be completely frozen out the Full Tilt Poker reimbursement fund, despite rumors to the contrary. Now whether they’ll be able to get all the money they’re owed is an entirely different story.

Betfair Launches Jersey Campaign – Betfair is getting the jump on the competition in NJ with the launch of two websites geared specifically at the Jersey market – even though they haven’t even been approved for an igaming license yet. Neither site has much more than a splash page right now, but both are designed to help build an e-mail list for future marketing efforts.

Trump Gets NJ Online Gaming Permit – Trump Taj Mahal and Trump Plaza are the  recipients of the third and fourth New Jersey online gaming permits. The Taj will be teaming up with Ultimate Gaming for their onilne product while the Plaza is partnering with Betfair.

888 Looking at Big US Boost – 888 Holdings is looking to be a major player in the US igaming market and they’re not afraid to let shareholders know what that’s going to mean. Company officials are saying that 2014 revenues will get a big boost from their US ventures.

Adelson Still Hates iGaming –  A new survey commissioned by Shel Adelson found – and conducted by a Republican polling firm – found that many likely voters aren’t crazy about regulated internet gambling. Coincidentally, Shel isn’t crazy about it either. (Also, this is the same polling firm that thought Mitt Romney would be sitting in the White House right now.)


Bing Takes on UK – Bing is taking its Quixotic fight against Google to the UK where Google owns about 85%-90% of the search market. Their, “Bing it On,” campaign will be rolling out on UK media sites over the next few months.

Take it Easy on the Guest Blogging – SEO success is all about standing on the line between, too much and not enough and guest blogging is definitely covered by that rule. According to Web Spam chief Matt Cutts, SEOs should be using guest blogs in moderation and not, “make it their full-time job.” Is everybody clear on that?

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