9 November 2006 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 9, 2006
GPWA Times Newsletter Launched
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the GPWA Times newsletter - a great new benefit for GPWA members. Every week we'll be bringing you news and information of interest to the gambling portal webmaster community.

GPWA Exhibiting at Webmaster World Conference in Las Vegas
Webmaster World's Pubcon conference takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 14-17 this year - the same time as the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). Nearly 1,500 webmasters are expected, many of whom are online gaming affiliates. We're going to make sure they all know the benefits of joining the GPWA.

CAP Euro 2007 Conference Free for GPWA Portal Webmasters
This year, immediately following the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) and ICEi show in London, the new CAP Euro conference is being held. It begins with a party Thursday Evening, January 25th, and continues with conference sessions, exhibitors, more parties, and a Poker tournament over the following three days. The conference is free for all GPWA portal webmasters who register in advance at www.capeuro.com.

GPWA Conference Presentations Available Online
The slides and complete audio tracks from the presentations at the GPWA conference given on September 13th are now available on the web. The conference presentations page at www.gpwa.org/conference_presentations.asp includes a description for each presentation and links both the real audio file and the slides for each presentation.

GPWA Forum Contributors Recognized
Member participation in the GPWA forums is an important way of contributing to the portal webmaster community. We recognize members who were the most active during the months of September and October with links on the GPWA home page to their portal sites. Become a top contributor and we will link to your site too.

Industry News
Impact of mid-term elections on Internet gambling industry unclear

Blame Ontario; Internet gambling ads under attack

Legal Dueling Over Web Site Domain

Casino City Analysis of Poker Room Shifts (PowerPoint)

Online gambling in the news

Gambling sites will change software to stay in U.S.
Did You Know?
Full Tilt Poker, which continues to accept U.S. bets, has seen an 80% (peak) increase in ring-game players since the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act.

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From The Forums
New Message  Seasonal Variations of Online Gambling Activity
Vallerius  Vallerius Wrote:
"Many of you have probably noticed a seasonal ebb and flow in the success of your referrals. Online gambling sites also experience a coinciding ebb and flow in online gambling activity. Sites consistently receive the most action ...read more"
New Message  Referrals tracked by first point of contact rather than most recent
Discussion of different approaches in recording referral stats.
New Message  Hackers demanding ransom from online gambling sites.....?
Responding to an article from CBC news, members discuss the impact of DDoS attacks on the industry.
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