15 April 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 15, 2009
The battle plan against Grand Prive
You are all probably very familiar with what happened with Grand Prive when it shut down its affiliate program, but kept its casino open without paying its affiliates for existing referred players. Things have been quiet about the controversy as of late, but we would like to change that. We want the world to know that Grand Prive is rotten to the core. So we have asked the APCW's J.Todd to film a video to deliver this message. We think the contents of the video should be a community effort. We want the video to reflect a message that everyone supports. So please follow this thread to offer feedback on the first-draft of the script.

Join the GPWA at Affilicon Israel in June
We're pleased to announce the GPWA will be at the Affilicon conference in Israel from June 1-2. This is one of the largest affiliate conferences of the year. As part of an arrangement we have with Affilicon, any GPWA affiliate member attending the conference or interested in being an exhibitor is entitled to receive a discount if they register online in advance. For more information about the conference, and how you can take advantage of this discount, follow this thread.

New iGaming legal document and legislation library
We have created a library of legal and legislative documents on the APCW Web site that we think will be of great interest to gambling affiliates. The library includes documents from the Kentucky domain seizure case, the Betcha.com and NETeller cases and iMEGA's ongoing fight to overturn the UIGEA, just to name a few. For more information on this new library follow this thread or click here to visit it.

Industry News
A retrospective edition of Perspectives Weekly
J. Todd takes a interesting look back at the case of BetOnSports and what last week's guilty plea by founder David Carruthers means to the industry.

Net gambling advocates may have to wait
Macquarie Securities gaming analyst Joel Simkins told investors last week not to bet the house on Internet gambling becoming legal anytime soon.

Former PartyGaming CEO rumored to join Harrah's
Several blogs reported on Monday that Harrah's Entertainment has hired former PartyGaming CEO Mitch Garber. Harrah's hasn't confirmed the hire.

Virtual racing game now available on mobile devices
All Slots and Wild Jack Mobile Casinos have announced the availability of Royal Derby, a virtual horse racing game.

WSOP Europe releases tournament schedule
The 2009 World Series of Poker Europe presented by Betfair begins Sept. 17 and will feature four bracelet tournaments, including a new mixed event.

Bingo site Bingobeez ready for launch
Bingobeez offers players an array of attractive bonuses including a 200% first deposit bonus and 50% reload bonus.

Amsterdam Affiliate Conference set for end of month
LondonSEO.org, a4uexpo Europe and the AAC will hold a joint networking party to launch the event, which will be held April 30 through May 3.

PKR set to announce pro team
With PKR Live II beginning this week, the 3D online poker room is set to unveil six players who will make up ‘Team PKR Pro.'

Platinum Play launches new selection of games
Four new video slots have been released by Platinum Play this month, including the Great Galaxy Grab Video Slot.

32Red slot breaks $6 million mark
The Mega Moolah progressive slot hit the $6-million mark and any win would surpass the previous $5.5-million record won in April of last year.

Upcoming Conference

European Gambling Briefing (Budapest, Hungary)April 22-23, 2009
European Gambling Briefing (Budapest, Hungary)
The European Gambling Briefing (EGB) delivers serious, senior-level analysis on the legal and regulatory issues shaping online and offline gaming today.

BetMarkets Asia (Macau)May 25-27, 2009
BetMarkets Asia (Macau)
Bringing the highly respected BetMarkets conference to Asia for the first time, this event will give a thorough overview of sports betting in the region.

Affilicon IsraelJune 1-2, 2009
Affilicon Israel
Learn the newest trends on affiliate marketing from experts in SEO, social networking, media and leading Internet technologies.
Did You Know?
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Places I've Played
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How many iGaming and affiliate conferences do you plan to attend in 2009?
There has been an explosion of iGaming and affiliate conferences in the past year. How many of these conferences do you personally plan to attend this year? And besides indicating how many you plan to attend, be sure to share your thoughts about which ones you will attend and why. View poll
Last week's poll results: How did you do in the first quarter of 2009? 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 MessageWoman wins $33 million jackpot
New MessagePokerRoom.com and CasinoRoom.com closing down
New MessageMicrogaming in poker skin scandal
New MessageSon of Chip Reese dead at 20
From The Forums
New MessageLSI vs. Referential Integrity
SeoGuy writes:
Hi all, I'm kinda new here so HI ALL...There is this new rumor that LSI is actually not strong enough to be used by Google. And that Google would be using referential integrity instead as this would be a lot faster to use and a lot more accurate then LSI. What have you heard about this?  read more
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New MessageIE 8 is here...
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