5 December 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 5, 2007
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Honoring November's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 23 most-active members for November. As was the case in previous months, we are showing our appreciation to these members by linking to their sites from our home page. We're giving an extra special thanks to WagerX, one of our most-active posters during November. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of December as the featured site.

Recognizing November's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in November. We're giving an extra special thanks to Chris Taylor of AffiliateClub.com, the most-active affiliate program representative during the month. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of December. Also, a very big thank you to everyone at Affiliate Club for sponsoring the GPWA cocktail party at the CAC Macau conference last week.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Cake Poker Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Highlights from CAC Macau and a farewell to Casino City
In addition to breaking down the social scene from last week's CAC Macau convention, Rebecca Liggero officially announces she is leaving Casino City. But fear not, gossipmongers, Rebecca is remaining in the gaming industry as a Property Marketing Manager for Everest Affiliates and will continue to write about all of the events she attends.

CAP Euro to host Affiliate Series of Poker next month
Registered affiliates can take part in online freerolls to earn one of the 36 spots at the final table in London where players can win a share of $20,000 and an ASOP bracelet.

Kahnawake company pleads guilty to illegal gambling
GoldenPalace.com is hit with a $2 million fine in a case that raises questions about the Mohawk reserve's authority to hand out gaming licenses and threatens the hundreds of gambling sites hosted on its server.

New RummyRoyal site brings more variety
Site becomes the first to offer games that feature up to four players with an assortment of choices including traditional Rummy, Gin Rummy, Pros Oklahoma Rummy or Kalooki.

New slot games at Lasseters
Online casino adds four games in eight languages with minimum bets of a penny and a maximum payout of $60,000.

New currency service for BackgammonMasters.com
Customers can make transactions in their own local currency by credit card and several other online payment methods and avoid the exchange rate and other extra charges.

Bet365 offers holiday promotion
Casino is giving away hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of gifts to its customers with 80 games to choose from including live dealer games, blackjack, roulette and slots.

32Red Christmas promotion
Poker site is offering freerolls, bounty tournaments and prizes during the '32 days' of December. The event will culminate with a $7,000 freeroll on Sunday, Dec. 30.

New Mansion.com freerolls
Online poker site is running daily freerolls allowing players to share in more than $25,000 in prize money each month, including a $15,000 Loyalty Freeroll this Saturday, Dec. 8.

PokerTrillions.com launches new Web site
London-based online poker site providing players with more live tournaments, increased entry fees and a 30% rakeback.

Did You Know?
U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), the author of several bills aimed to ban Internet gambling, accepted $40,000 in campaign donations from the horse racing industry.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Meet The Affiliate
Cheryle Shepstone ("Kaus")

Talk about an ominous start. Kaus, a poker fanatic from Canada, began her venture into the online gaming world the same day the UIGEA was passed. Find out how the 28-year-old managed to overcome that case of poor timing with heavy doses of 'patience, perseverance and hard work.'
Read the interview

Upcoming Conference
Jan. 22-24, 2008
International Casino Exhibition
International Casino Exhibition
Hundreds of exhibitors will be at ICE 2008, making it the best opportunity to find out about product developments and launches.

Jan. 24-27, 2008
CAP Euro: London
CAP Euro: London
CAP Euro is specifically designed to bring together the top affiliate minds in the internet gaming industry through intense networking and education.
Do you have first-hand knowledge of social networking sites?
If you believe the pundits, we've just seen the tip of the iceberg with respect to the role of social networking on the Web. We believe that we are going to see a lot of creativity unleashed as a critical mass of users develops. So this week we want to know what your level of first-hand knowledge is of the existing social networking sites and find out which sites you have joined. View poll
Last week's poll results: How many gaming-related domain names do you own? View poll
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 MessagePoker legend Chip Reese dies at 56
New MessageGoodlatte pockets $40K from horse racing lobby
New MessageKahnawake right to license questioned
New MessageGlobal Player Closes Its Doors
New MessageBetting exchanges vs. sportsbooks
From The Forums
New MessageBuilding a successful site - standing out in the crowd!!
thepokerkeep writes:
Creating a successful gambling site in 2007/2008 is a completely different endeavor than it was three or four years ago. Gone are the days when you could throw a bunch of links on a page and expect the clicks to start rolling in. Today, we have websites and forums popping up on a daily basis. The competition is tough too. The tools available make it easy for anyone to build a professional looking site with no previous coding or design experience. To make your new site stand out in the crowd takes focus, patience, persistence and a ton of hard work. read more
New MessageHow to get a link exchange
PRIVATE FORUM TOPICS (Not a Private Member, Upgrade Now!)
New MessageWhat do you do when you get angry?
New MessageU.K. Casinos - please help
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