23 December 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 23, 2009
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce AffEurope as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Industry News
A Merry Christmas from Perspectives Weekly
In its last show for 2009, the APCW has industry news from PartyGaming, bwin, Everest Poker, Harrah's Entertainment and eCogra. All that and dancing elves.

Right2Bet discusses major Dutch decision
The Right2Bet blog is focusing this week on the latest development in the courtroom battle between the Dutch government and both Ladbrokes and Betfair.

Win a Rolex with Fortune Affiliates
Affiliates have the chance to win a Rolex watch simply by bringing in poker players until the end of December.

Titan Poker ready for Irish Open 2010
Titan Poker has launched a series of satellites to determine who will represent the room at the Irish Open 2010 in April.

Sky Poker adds Omaha tables to redesign
Sky Poker has launched a redesigned version of its Web site and has added Omaha tables to the new-look room.

PKR partners with Nuts and Loaded magazines
The 3D online poker room has reached a new partnership with men's magazine brands Nuts and Loaded.

Royal Vegas has a case of winning fever
The "Winners' Wall" at Royal Vegas Online Casino has continued to grow with lucky players hitting it big.

Santa Strikes Back with $100 bonus
Santa Strikes Back is the Slotastic's Slot-of-the-Week and players can get a $100 bonus for spinning its reels.

Boylepoker getting into the Christmas spirit
The online poker room has released its Christmas schedule and it features a series of guaranteed tournaments.

Platinum Play offering plenty of promotions
Platinum Play has a variety of bonuses and promotions for players to enjoy this festive season.

PokerStars takes aim at world record
PokerStars is trying to once again to set a new official world record for the "Largest Online Poker Tournament."

Five win big on Scratch2Cash
The online scratch card site gave away €100,000 worth of prizes to five players.

Ladbrokes hosting online qualifiers for Irish Open
Online qualification for the Irish Open 2010 starts at Ladbrokes Poker on January 4 with weekly finals taking place every Wednesday night.

Vegas Palms holding real-time slots tournaments
Vegas Palms has a wide variety of multi-player slot games that enable players to compete against each other in real time.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit West (Las Vegas)Jan. 17-19
Affiliate Summit West (Las Vegas)
This three-day conference at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

IGE 2010 (London)Jan. 26-28
IGE 2010 (London)
The International Gaming Expo is the premier showcase for the world's most innovative and advanced land-based and remote gaming, betting and amusement products.

London Affiliate ConferenceJan. 28-31
London Affiliate Conference
This two-day conference will offer informative panels and presentations that will focus on industry updates and best practices as well as the Affiliate Series of Poker. Admission is free for all affiliates.
Did You Know?
"Twitter" ranked No. 1 on the Top-10 list of words for 2009, according to the Global Language Monitor, beating out "Obama," "H1N1" and "stimulus."

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Did you accomplish the goals you set for yourself in 2009?
As 2009 comes to a close it is time for new resolutions to be made for 2010 and to reflect on what we have each accomplished in 2009. Thinking back on your goals for 2009, how did you fare? Were you able to accomplish or make good progress on the goals you set for yourself? Please share your goals, trials and tribulations. It will be food for thought for all of us as we set goals for ourselves for the coming year. View poll
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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 MessageFacebook to ban online gambling ads
New Message888 to acquire Wink Bingo for up to £59.7 million
New MessageWynn paid $33 million for Rembrandt
New MessageNBA commissioner open to legal betting
New MessageGambling sector dealt European blow
From The Forums
New MessageGoogle and comment spam
patmcluk writes:
It seems that Google is intending to devalue (or even penalize) comment spammers. But how can they tell a real comment from a spam comment? This is worrying me... read more
New MessageAnyone taking time off for the holidays?
New MessageHappy Holidays everyone
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