3 September 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 3, 2008
Recognition for August's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 20 most-active members for August. We're giving an extra special thanks to Doolally, one of our most active posters during the month of August. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of September as the featured site.

Recognizing August's most active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in August. We're giving an extra special thanks to Henrik of GNUF.biz, one of the most active affiliate program representatives during the month of August. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of September.

Industry News
Rebecca's adventures in Scandinavia, Part I
In the first installment of a tell-all from her 12-day Scandinavian vacation, Rebecca Liggero explains how the combination of poker players, movie stars, apple juice, delicious pizza and red carpets resulted in one wild weekend in Helsinki.

Fortune Affiliates awarded 'Affiliate Trust Seal'
The new eCOGRA program will hold iGaming affiliate programs to the same high standards expected of online casino and poker operators.

Ivobank extends European reach
The online banking service specializing in payments and money transfer services is now available in France, Italy and Germany as well as the initial launch countries of the U.K., Spain, Ireland and Canada.

Million Dollar Poker Club to give 100% commission
Clive Archer, the COO of the Action Poker Network, says that offering 100% net commission to affiliates for a six-month period beginning Oct. 1 will "ensure maximum exposure."

Report: PartyGaming's poker numbers are down
The Guardian in London is reporting that PartyGaming's new poker player sign-ups are down 32% and the number of active players has slipped 7%.

Income Access launches online channel
The new online video channel and industry blog will allow Income Access to actively participate in the online gaming community by generating discussions about some of the key issues facing the industry.

888.com Poker Open V line-up announced
888.com announced that celebrities, poker professionals and online qualifiers will be battling for a slice of the $648,000 jackpot when the fifth annual event begins Oct. 27.

Ladbrokesbingo.com rolls into Liverpool
The online bingo site is in Liverpool this week to record a fast-paced television ad campaign that celebrates the nation's love of bingo. The shoot will feature 13-foot giant spheres rolling around the city, mimicking an invasion of bingo balls.

All Slots Casino hosting $500,000 tournament
The member of the Jackpot Factory Group is in the midst of its World Series of Slots, a series of tournaments running through Nov. 10 that will award $500,000 in cash prizes.

Upcoming Conference

EiGSept. 23 - 25, 2008
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.

Canaffco Affiliate Bootcamp Sept. 27, 2008
Canaffco Affiliate Bootcamp
The Canadian Affiliate Management Company has organized a one-day series of seminars designed to accelerate the learning process for anyone interested in reaping the rewards of affiliate marketing.
Did You Know?
Online poker players in Italy spend an average of $881 per person a year playing poker, producing a yearly total of $514 million, according to a survey released last week.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Dean Bosci

PDC Affiliates -- the affiliate program for Carbon Poker and PDC Poker -- prides itself on the fact that its staff is full of poker enthusiasts, and that includes Affiliate Manager Dean Bosci, a former IT whiz who has easily made the transition into the gaming industry.
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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.
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What commission structure best suits your traffic?
This week's poll topic comes from Laurentio of CashRake who is interested in finding out what commission structure best suits your traffic. He says that he is looking to better tailor initial commissions to industry needs and wants to get a realistic idea of what structure works best for his fellow GPWA members. View poll
Last week's poll results: Which SEO resources do you use? View poll
From The Forums
New MessageTo all of you who send these..
mojo writes:
It goes like this: "Hi, I like your site. Please let me know how much to advertise" Or something similar. There is no salutation, greeting, body or signature. Just a rude solicitation. I DO NOT answer these so please stop sending them! You could at least have the courtesy to name your URL. read more
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