GPWA Times Magazine Issue 13 at a Glance

Articles
Social networking and the iGaming landscape
Social media can help operators and affiliates with acquisition, retention and brand management. Adam van Vlaardingen gives affiliates some strategies to utilize social media platforms to help achieve their business goals. »

Building a successful online poker community
As Internet marketers continue to go social, community building remains a hot topic, but launching an online poker forum will not create an immediate cash cow. »

Online bingo -- what a difference a year makes
Has the bingo bubble burst? Or is the best yet to come? »

Right2bet's cautious optimism at the prospect of much-needed change
Last believes the next five years will see the opening up of the EU's online gambling market to a degree, but it will in all likelihood not go far enough. »

Structural growth drivers underpin a positive outlook for the interactive gambling sector
H2Gambling Capital is forecasting growth of 14 percent in 2010 and 12 percent in 2011. »

Consolidation, diversification and regulation
Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gaming Association says it's not a question of whether consolidation will occur, but when a headline-making deal will happen. »

The future of Internet gaming: Some factors to consider
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission's Murray Marshall says mobile gaming will soon become a huge driver of the online gambling industry, and that the ever-changing regulatory landscape will be something everyone in the industry will have to consider. »

The face of things to come
Antonio Esfandiari is "The Face" of newly launched Victory Poker, but its secret weapon is CEO Dan Fleyshman. »

"Look for me at the top!"
The GPWA Times Magazine goes one-on-one with Victory Poker pro and 2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood. »

Lights... Camera... and off-the-wall Action!
Antonio Esfandiari's longtime friendship with Phil Laak resulted in "I Bet You," one of the most memorable shows involving poker personalities in TV history. »

France and the U.K. take a second look at their gambling laws
The legal landscape for online gambling in Europe is changing quickly, and nowhere are the changes more dramatic than in two of Europe's largest markets -- France and the U.K. »
Other Interviews
Interview with 
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Dean Leyland, the senior online acquisitions executive for Totesport, and sportsbook affiliate Martja Vorgic (aka "buyonaut" on the GPWA forums) join Gary Trask to talk about their plans to use the World Cup to convert players. »
Affiliate Interviews
After years as an "office pleb," Mark decided to take his destiny into his own hands as an online gambling affiliate. »

After learning the roulette "system" that guaranteed him he would win was really the debunked Martingale System, Teo searched for affiliate programs he could trust and found the GPWA. »

"Madnesz" says there is "tremendous player value in (forex), which is even bigger than the casino industry." »

After spending 20 years managing a bowling center, Janet decided that 70- to 80-hour work weeks weren't for her. Now, as a full-time employee at GamTrak, she likes working from home. »
Affiliate Manager Interviews

Steve Rubin would like to see the industry impose a "decency and competency" test to anyone wanting to become an online casino operator, to "weed out all the dopes who have managed to get gambling licenses." »


Betsafe prides itself on being a company that maintains close contact with customers and business partners alike. »


Not many of the affiliate managers have shared ownership in a castle, but Aaron O'Sullivan does! »
PHOTO GALLERY
APCW Wall of Shame
The NFL has led the professional sports leagues' crusade against online sportsbooks, and now, it's succeeded in blocking Delaware from allowing single-game wagering on sports.»