19 November 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 19, 2008
GPWA part of new Affiliate Forum Alliance
We are very pleased to announce the creation of the Affiliate Forum Alliance. The GPWA is one of the four founding forums of this alliance, along with AffiliateGuardDog.com, APCW.org and PokerAffiliateListings.com. The alliance was formed so we can work together to create an environment where the reasonable concerns of affiliates come first. For more information on the new alliance, follow this thread.

Industry News
AGA president calls Internet gambling a "hot" issue
Frank Fahrenkopf said at the G2E conference in Las Vegas this week that the legalization of Internet gambling will be the "hottest" issue facing the Nevada gaming industry during the next few years.

SunPoker joins iPoker Network
The online poker room will be making the move from Cryptologic to Playtech's network beginning in December.

EuroGrand to support Polish language
EuroGrand Casino becomes the first Playtech brand to support Polish players, who are now able to enjoy a Polish home page, software and 24/7 professional support.

CPays to accept Danish and Swedish crowns
Danish and Swedish players will be able to make transactions using their local currencies without exchange fees.

PartyPoker revenue falls 15 percent
A stronger dollar and the fact that PartyPoker's competitors still accept U.S. players helped contribute to the decline.

Judges grant stay in Kentucky gambling case
An appeals court will hear arguments next month to decide if Kentucky has the right to seize 141 online gambling domains.

BetUS offering holiday freeroll for affiliates
BetUS is inviting all of its affiliate partners to participate in a $3,000 Holiday Freeroll on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. EST.

Rome Casino intends to stay in U.S. market
Online casino will welcome American players with a $1,000 New Player Bonus and offer a "Gladiator Referral" program that gives players 15% of their friends' deposits.

32Red player hits two jackpots in 17 days
The lucky player took home nearly 40,000 euros in a span of just 17 days while playing the Cash Splash slot machine.

Everest Poker enrolling students for poker school
The online poker room is organizing 27 events across Europe -- and dozens more online -- during the Everest Poker European Cup (EPEC) to teach Europeans how to play poker.

Upcoming Conference

G2E 2008Nov. 18 - 20, 2008
G2E 2008
Since 2001, G2E has been the international gaming trade show and conference "by the industry and for the industry."

GPWA Conference at G2ENov. 20, 2008
GPWA Conference at G2E
The event includes conference sessions that will run from 1-4 p.m., a party at the top of the Stratosphere and free exhibit hall passes to G2E.

Affilicon Affiliate Marketing ConferenceNov. 24 - 25, 2008
Affilicon Affiliate Marketing Conference
Learn the newest trends in affiliate marketing from experts in SEO, social networking, media and related fields at the Shefayim Conference Center in Israel.
Did You Know?
The market for online poker in Europe is expected to grow by 9.5% in 2008 while in the U.S. it will decline 13.2%, according to a study by Marco Felice Baranzelli.

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Which gaming software converts best for you?
With some poker rooms switching networks and Microgaming's decision to stop accepting new U.S. registrations, we thought now would be a good time see what affiliates thought of the different casino software options on the market. Which gaming software converts best for you?  View poll
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From The Forums
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