17 February 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 17, 2010
Join the GPWA at iGB DownUnder in March
The second annual iGB DownUnder Conference will be held on March 24th and 25th in Sydney, Australia. The event focuses on the Australian, New Zealand and Asian markets as well as opportunities for local affiliates outside these locations. The GPWA will have a stand at the show and Steven (CityGuard) will be there. The conference will be free for GPWA and other gaming affiliates. For more information on the conference, follow this thread.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Mr123 Partners and World Refer as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Industry News
APCW Reports: Microgaming on hidden camera
Microgaming has been silent over the issues surrounding Tusk Gaming, Eurolinx and the Grand Prive Affiliates. But now -- thanks to a disguise and a hidden camera interview -- you can hear what they had to say about the controversies.

World Refer affiliate program ready for launch
The new affiliate program WorldRefer.com opens its doors on Feb. 18 and will unveil three brands: Bethorizon.com, Bet Horizon Casino and PokerJoint.com.

eCOGRA releases report on Grand Prive investigation
eCOGRA's Compliance and Advisory Services released its report on the investigation of Grand Prive Affiliates.

Perspectives Weekly heads back to the U.S.
J. Todd is back in the U.S. with updates from California and New Jersey. Plus, news on MasterCard putting a stop to online gambling payments.

New affiliate wins AffiliateClub.com raffle at LAC
A lucky affiliate from London won a ticket to the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final in May in Madrid through a raffle from AffiliateClub.com.

WagerWorks breaks new ground at IGE/ICEi 2010
WagerWorks introduced a number of new systems and games in London, including the Monty's Millions slot machine.

NeoGames launches Love Birds scratch game
Love Birds has been translated into 18 European languages and is the newest scratch game to be added to the NeoGames gaming portfolio.

Fortune Affiliates announces Rolex winners
The Fortune Affiliates PokerTime Win a Rolex Promotion has just concluded with a total prize value of over $10,000.

888 launches new suite of games
The online gaming giant has released a new slot machine, an arcade game, a new card game and a keno game.

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 DownUnder (Australia)March 24-25
IGB DownUnder (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?
Facebook announced that it now has 100 million people using the social network on cell phones, up from the 65 million it reported in September 2009.

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Places I've Played
Places I've PlayedThe "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends the online and land-based places where they've gambled. And when their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue.
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Are you following the Olympics?
The Olympics have taken center stage this past week. We're curious to know what you think of the games? Are you following them? More importantly, being as we are all iGaming affiliates, do you have any bets riding on the outcome of the games? Share with us who you're rooting for and what you're betting on. View poll
Last week's poll results: Are you promoting more or fewer online gaming sites now than six months ago? 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:
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From The Forums
New MessageWhat is the best type of affiliate incentive?
Betfair's Laura B writes:
I'm interested in what affiliates like in terms of incentives and how they like to see them structured -- whether it be for new affiliates and/or when they're already signed up to a program. Is it best to offer money or prizes? Do you like gifts or events tickets for prizes? What incentives have worked well for affiliates in the past? What motivates you to give that extra push?  read more
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