18 August 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 18, 2010
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce GR88 Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA!
Industry News
Payment processor forfeits more than $13m
The owner of two payment processors linked to PokerStars forfeited more than $13 million in federal court Tuesday to settle a money laundering case.

Israeli police order block of gambling sites
Israeli police have instructed Internet service providers to block access to overseas online gambling Web sites.

BrightShare adds new feature to affiliate logins
The "Limited User" feature allows affiliates the create BrightShare logins for their coworkers.

Perspectives Weekly discusses the Frank bill
J. Todd talks about the Barney Frank bill as well as industry news about the NFL, Canadian online gaming regulation and an update on an industry fundraiser.

CryptoLogic CEO resigns after rough quarter
Brian Hadfield stepped down as CEO of the online casino software provider after the company saw its revenues decline by almost $1 million.

iGB Affiliate Awards undergoing changes
Nominations for the fourth annual iGB Affiliate Awards open later this month and there will be improvements both in the nominations and voting.

Budapest conference reveals new features
The Budapest Affiliate Conference will have a new online networking tool and two intensive workshops.

Betfair launches app for iPad
The online sports betting company's new iPad application is the first betting application available through the App Store.

Winner.com announces new additions to sites
Winner Poker and Winner Casino have undergone site redesigns and are offering new games and platforms.

Player hits major jackpot at Go Casino
A California resident struck gold on the Red, White and Win progressive slot and won over $990,000.

PKR introduces major software upgrade
Version 2.0 of PKR's software features a new user interface with an overhauled player lobby.

EYE Affiliates launches new bingo program
EYE Affiliates has welcomed another bingo affiliate program into their network, Bingo MagiX.

LadyLucks launches new affiliate program
Affiliates can earn 50 percent revenue share when they promote LadyLucks until October 31.

BetSoft Gaming releases new slot machine
The "House of Fun" 3D cinematic slot machine is the company's 14th title in their Slots3 library.

Visionary iGaming appoints new executive
Visionary iGaming has appointed Gian Perroni as the company's Senior Vice President of Marketing.

Bucky Bingo to give away iPad
Bucky Bingo has some great new promotions this month, including a 16GB iPad giveaway, £1,000 in holiday vouchers and cash prizes.

Upcoming Conference

CBG Affiliate WeekendAugust 27 - 30
CBG Affiliate Weekend
This weekend has been created with one goal in mind: Give active webmasters and affiliate programs around the world the opportunity to gather in gambling-friendly Canada.
Did You Know?
U.S. advertisers will spend $1.68 billion on social networking sites in 2010, according to eMarketer. This is more than a 20 percent increase compared to 2009.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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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Do you promote Forex?
GPWA member Nandakishore says he's just started to promote Forex, and he's wondering what GPWA members think about it. So do you promote Forex? If so, why do you promote it? If not, why don't you?  View poll
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