24 February 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 24, 2010
GPWA 4.0 - See the future!
We are pleased to announce that this spring the GPWA will be blasting off to the future with GPWA version 4.0! We are in the midst of making major changes that will benefit all our members and make this community an even better and more useful place, including more educational resources, new webmaster research tools and much, much more. For a more detailed description of all the benefits GPWA 4.0 will provide, please follow this thread.

LIVE podcast with Euro Partners set for March 2
As many of you are aware, there have been ongoing discussions in the forums between affiliates and Euro Partners regarding its stats and other customer service issues. In an effort to address some of these issues, Marc from Euro Partners has agreed to participate in a LIVE podcast on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. J. Todd, Anthony and Vin will be hosting the live podcast, and they'll be taking your calls as well. So if you have questions you want to ask directly to Marc, call in and they'll put you on the air. For more show details, follow this thread.

Industry News
Perspectives Weekly tackles eCOGRA, Grand Prive
J. Todd weighs in on eCOGRA's investigation of Grand Prive and he is less than impressed.

Quebec's gambling plans meet 'healthy' push back
Quebec's public health officials are requesting the province stop its online gambling plans due to "health risks."

Two senators introduce online gambling legislation
The bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010, introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), includes provisions to regulate Internet gambling.

Titan brand launches new bingo site
To celebrate the launch, Titan Bingo is offering all depositing players a limited-time sign-up bonus of up to 500%.

Giggle Bingo expands online presence
Giggle Bingo is active on Twitter and is developing numerous Facebook applications to entertain players.

Centrebet Affiliates introduces 'High Roller Policy'
The policy separates big winners from affiliate commission calculations until their revenue totals are positive again.

ITV and William Hill partner up
ITV and William Hill have reached a broadcast and online partnership that allow viewers to benefit from exclusive William Hill offers.

OMG! Phil Galfond on the air with PKR TV
"OMGClayAiken" has appeared as an analyst on three episodes for PKR TV that will go out across 27 European countries on The Poker Channel from March 8-21.

PokerStars deals 40 billionth hand
PokerStars celebrated its 40 billionth hand with almost $1 million in promotions and its largest Sunday Million tournament.

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?
Twitter announced this week that it now hosts 50 million tweets per day, which is up from 5,000 in 2007, 300,000 in 2008 and 2.5 million last year.

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Which of the following actions do you believe should be taken against Grand Prive?
There have been widespread forum discussions, webpages and videos identifying Grand Prive as being a rogue operation for shutting down its affiliate program and refusing to pay affiliates. Many affiliates are not happy knowing that Grand Prive and/or its sister site Villa Fortuna remain a Microgaming licensee, remain licensed in Kahnawake and continue to hold an eCOGRA approved site seal. What is your opinion about what should happen to Grand Prive's licenses and seals? View poll
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