3 February 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 3, 2010
Congratulations to GPWA iGB Award winners!
The third annual iGB Affiliate Awards ceremony was held in London last week, and GPWA members and sponsor programs walked away with most of the awards. GPWA members swept all six affiliate awards. And GPWA sponsor programs captured nine awards. Congratulations to all the members and sponsor programs who won this year! For a complete list of winners, follow this thread.

Recognition for January's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for January. We're giving an extra special thanks to Betpartners, one of the most active posters during the month of January. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of February as the featured site.

Recognizing January's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in the forums during the month of January. We're giving an extra special thanks to Shaun from NordicBet Partners, who was the most-active affiliate program representative. He will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of February.

Industry News
SlotsClub shuts down
Affiliate Club will be focusing on its primary brands after closing SlotsClub on Jan. 31.

Perspectives Weekly goes one-on-one with the PPA
J. Todd travels to London and interviews John Pappas of the Poker Players Alliance about why the new legislation from Barney Frank is different than the ones that came before.

PartyGaming founder sells remaining stake
Anurag Dikshit sold his remaining 38.8 million shares in PartyGaming last week to generate 105-million pounds for his Kusuma Trust charity.

PKR scoops top industry award
The 3D online poker room won the International Gaming Awards Online Poker Operator of the Year title last week at the iGB Affiliate Awards in London.

Income Access wins three iGB Affiliate awards
Income Access walked away from the iGB Affiliate Awards with some hardware, including best iGaming affiliate network in the industry for a second year in row.

Neteller wins best payment system once again
Neteller has been chosen as the "Best Payment System for Affiliates" for the third consecutive year at the iGB Affiliate Awards in London.

Playtech introduces mobile gaming platform
Playtech Mobile gives its operators the opportunity to grow their player base by expanding their existing online operations into the mobile entertainment market.

Titan Poker to host tournaments on Valentine's Day
Players will compete for the titles of King of Hearts and Queen of Hearts in two tournaments reserved for male and female players respectively.

Right2bet videos making headlines in Europe
Right2bet's Renegade Ref videos have been branded guilty of advertising the services of a foreign bookmaker.

Upcoming Conference

Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Philippines)March 9-11
Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Philippines)
Now in its eighth year, AiG helps the iGaming industry in Asia connect and improve business with constructive debate, keynote speakers, practical workshops, facilitated meetings and exceptional networking.

IGB Down Under (Australia)March 24-25
IGB Down Under (Australia)
iGB Down Under guarantees informative content about the Asian and Australian iGaming market, a new-look expo, the Affiliate Series of Poker and some of the best networking parties on the affiliate calendar.

CAC AmsterdamApril 15-16
CAC Amsterdam
CAC Amsterdam is one of the largest events in the iGaming industry. The show, which is in its eighth year, focuses on affiliate marketing and advertising for the online gambling industry.
Did You Know?
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What do you think of toilet promotions?
At the London Affiliate Conference last week there was a memorable advertising campaign in the men's room. Perhaps there was one in the women's room too, although if there was we did not see it personally. For your personal viewing pleasure we have reproduced in this thread two photos showing the location of the advertising posters within the men's room and one close-up photo of each of the three posters. So, what do you think of toilet promotions? Do you find them disgusting or so funny they make you pee your pants? And if you are aware of other campaigns of the same genre, be sure to share them with us too.  View poll
Last week's poll results: How many real iGaming affiliates do you think there are there in the world? 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 MessagePlaytech launches mobile gaming platform
New MessageTribe continues push for California online poker
New MessageOnline gambling payment processer facing 30 years
New MessageExpect online consolidation in 2010
From The Forums
New MessageMasterCard warning - Speak to your reps NOW
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Some of us have lost MasterCard due to a current MasterCard process. Please speak to your AM to see how you may or may not be affected. This is 99% for U.S. players, but depending on how the unit was set up with the casino, it is best to speak to them. All of our properties are currently NOT accepting MC until we have conformation with the banks. This is industry wide... read more
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