31 December 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 31, 2008
GPWA Facebook group goes over 1,000-member mark
We passed a true milestone this week in terms of the number of members that have joined our Facebook group as we went over the 1,000 mark on Tuesday. In addition to the growing list of Facebook members, we also have nearly 400 members on LinkedIn. For information on how you can join the GPWA in the world of social networking, follow this thread.

Industry News
Europa Casino announces new payment options
Giropay, Nordea, EPS, Enets and POLi have been added to the online casino's list of options for players to make transactions.

Utah wants to deal itself out of online gambling
Worried that national and international deals could force Utah's hand to accept online gambling, state lawmakers are pushing a resolution that urges Congress to ensure all bets are off in the Beehive State.

PokerStars shatters Guinness World Record
The popular online poker room hosted 35,000 players in an $11 buy-in tournament Sunday, setting a new world record for "Largest Online Poker Tournament."

7Spins affiliate now AGD certified
AffiliateGuardDog added 7Aff.com, the affiliate program for 7Spins Casino, to its list of certified programs.

Ladbrokes set to begin monthly $1 million Rake Races
Beginning in January, Ladbrokespoker.com will hold a monthly $1 million Rake Race for four months with a $25,000 first-place prize for each race.

UltimateBet awards 100 seats to UBOC
One hundred lucky players earned a spot in UltimateBet's Million-Dollar Championship that begins Jan. 9 and features 22 events, including a pair of $1-million tournaments and more than $3 million in prize pool money.

ProRakeback launches new referral program
The newly designed ProRakeback.org Web site is offering affiliates a 9% commission.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit West 2009 (Las Vegas)Jan. 11-13, 2009
Affiliate Summit West 2009 (Las Vegas)
This three-day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions and information from affiliate marketing experts.

GPWA Conference @ Affiliate Summit Las Vegas 2009 Jan. 13-14, 2009
GPWA Conference @ Affiliate Summit Las Vegas 2009
This conference features a day of networking at Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas in addition to a great slate of GPWA Conference sessions and a party at the top of the Stratosphere.

International Gaming Expo (London)Jan. 27-29, 2009
International Gaming Expo (London)
This new show brings together the ICE and ICEi exhibitions to offer a world-class gaming show all under one roof.

Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Macau)Feb 26-29, 2009
Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Macau)
Asia's largest iGaming conference returns to the Venetian, Macau for three days of keynote speakers, sessions and networking opportunities.

CAC Amsterdam March 30-31, 2009
CAC Amsterdam
The Casino Affiliate Convention Amsterdam 2009 will focus on marketing and advertising the online gaming industry to Europe.
Did You Know?
Mobile sports betting revenue is expected to reach more than $3.6 billion in 2009, according to a report by Juniper Research.

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How did your 2008 revenue compare with your 2007 revenue?
As 2008 draws to a close we thought it would be interesting to ask how the affiliate revenue you earned in 2008 compared to what you earned in 2007. How did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse for you? View poll
Last week's poll results: Most important online gaming events of 2008 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 MessageHellmuth explains latest UB controversy
New MessagePokerStars sets world record with 35,000-player tournament
New MessageLillis sells CenterBet to UNiTAB
New MessageUtah pressing online gambling as state's rights issue
From The Forums
New MessageChristmas party shenanigans
Renee Renee writes:
OK, so after our Christmas party I thought I'd ask everyone how their party's shenanigans went. Everyone knows that we can get a little crazy in our partying sometimes. It gives everyone who hasn't been to an event something to look forward to. Do you have any interesting stories?  read more
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New MessageSportsbook affiliate revenue down?
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