13 August 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 13, 2008
Announcements
'Places I've Played' enhanced for Seal holders
We're working hard to make sure our "Places I've Played" Facebook application helps webmasters earn additional revenue. This week we're rolling out enhancements that will allow affiliates with GPWA Approved Portal Seals to earn 100% of the affiliate revenue for all of the affiliate links they provide, up to three levels deep in their referral chain. Follow this thread for more details and other changes.

Version 1.1 of 'Places I've Played' up and running
In addition to the new features for affiliates on "Places I've Played" we've also made some changes we think will make the application more useful to players. The biggest new feature is a consolidated display of all of the places a player's friends have visited. Now you can see an overview of what all your friends have to say about all the places they've played in one place. Follow this thread for more changes.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce EarnReal, SmartLive Affiliates and Webroute Services as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!

Meet The Affiliate
Sharon LissThe woman whose screen name -- SharBear613 -- reflects her passion for a 1980s children's TV show tells the GPWA about how she made the transition from online poker player to online poker affiliate. Read the interview

Industry News
U.S. lawmakers urge DOJ to stop prosecutions
Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) have asked that the U.S. Justice Department suspend its investigation of European Internet gambling companies for possible violations that occurred before the UIGEA.

CashRake announces Double Commission Month
The poker affiliate network is offering affiliates that promote JamPoker double commissions during the month of August.

Income Access signs deal with Tombola
Tombola, a leading provider of online bingo and gaming products, has licensed Income Access software for its affiliate network.

RomeCasino.com offering new software
The new software allows for on-demand game downloading as well as tabbed games, meaning players can play several games at once and switch instantly from one to another.

LadbrokesPoker joins Microgaming Poker Network
Ladbrokespoker.com will join the Microgaming Poker Network in 2009 in order to ensure more action for its players in tournaments and cash games.

CryptoLogic, Gaming Media Group sign deal
The software developer announced this week that it signed a three-year contract with the Gaming Media Group, owner of The Poker Channel and PokerHeaven.com.

Online bingo flourishing in the U.K.
As the bingo club industry suffered in the past year, the number of online bingo players doubled from 250,000 to 500,000 across 243 registered Web sites, according to the U.K. Gambling Commission.

Wild Jack Casino offering new video poker game
Wild Jack Casino is now offering Jacks or Better Level-Up Poker, which allows player to win up to eight times the value of their bet as they advance from one level to the next with winning poker hands.

Upcoming Conference

EiGSept. 23 - 25, 2008
EiG
More than 1,200 iGaming industry professionals will gather in Barcelona for three days of learning and networking while enjoying the buzz and dynamism of this premier event.

GPWA ConferenceSept. 24 - 25, 2008
GPWA Conference
The event at the EiG Affiliate Zone in Barcelona will include a Seminar Theatre and a Networking Lounge that will provide wireless access and a comfortable place to relax and meet new contacts.

CAP Euro 2008Sept. 25 - 28, 2008
CAP Euro 2008
Four days of networking parties and a daytime bill of internationally acclaimed conference speakers and quality exhibition rooms in scenic Barcelona.
Did You Know?
The American Gaming Association -- with members including MGM Mirage, Harrah's and Wynn Resorts -- spent $400,000 in the second quarter for lobbying on Internet gambling regulations.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Places I've Played
Places I've PlayedThe "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends the online and land-based places where they've gambled. And when their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue.
More Details


Join Our Groups
FacebookThe GPWA group is just our first step into Facebook. In the coming months, we'll be developing and rolling out some neat Facebook applications for GPWA members.
Join now

LinkedInThe GPWA group in LinkedIn is a big help in networking with other GPWA members. It also identifies you as a GPWA member to other LinkedIn members.
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Question-of-the-week
Which source do you get most of your traffic from?
This week's poll topic comes from Nandakishore who thought it would be interesting to hear which of your traffic sources is the most productive: search engines, referring sites or direct traffic. He also welcomes you to comment on whether or not you think there is any kind of correlation between the best traffic source and conversion. View poll
Last week's poll results: How safe is Calvin Ayre from the U.S. government? View poll
From The Forums
FEATURED PUBLIC FORUM THREAD
New MessageStarting a forum
Doolally writes:
I'm giving serious consideration to starting a user forum on my Doolallys.com site. My question is which forum software should I be looking to use? vbulletin? phpBB? Others? Does anyone have experiences, good or bad, with different forum software? read more
OTHER PUBLIC THREADS
New MessageIs it necessary to have a blog?
New MessageAn affiliate manager dilemma
PRIVATE FORUM TOPICS (Not a Private Member, Upgrade Now!)
New MessageWhat are real money players looking for
New MessageGoogle Analytics and its benchmarking function
New MessageCriteria for approving private members
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