5 January 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 5, 2011
Recognition for December's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for December. We're giving an extra special thanks to thepokerkeep, the most active poster during December. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of January as the featured site.

Recognizing December's active AMs
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in the forums during December. We're giving an extra special thanks to Amy from Wager Junction, who was the most active affiliate program representative. She will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of January.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Betfred Affiliates, Genting Affiliates and the Neteller Affiliate Program as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Meet The Affiliate Manager
Myron Saacks says having an affiliate team with more than 10 years experience in the industry separates Red Returns from other programs. Read the interview

Industry News
Genting Alderney launches affiliate site
Genting Affiliates offers webmasters the chance to promote Genting Casino, Genting Poker and Circus Casino & Poker.

Perspectives Weekly says goodbye to 2010
J. Todd sends out the old with parting shots on the Harry Reid bill and welcomes the new with a look toward New Jersey for possible legal online gambling.

Sunplus to sponsor Fire & Ice
Sunplus will be one of the main sponsors of the 10th Annual Fire & ICE party on Jan. 26 in London.

GTECH G2 launches bingo game with Ask Jeeves
GTECH G2 will provide the bingo network, software and customer management systems for askbingo.co.uk.

Cake Poker releases January promotions
The online poker room is introducing its Diamond Mine tournament series, Irish Open 2011 satellite schedule, WAR freerolls and Turbo Gold Cards.

Back 2 School Bingo crowns progressive winner
A lucky woman won 1,931 pounds while playing in the Friendship Room at the new online bingo site.

Titan Poker offering discounted buy-ins
Titan Poker is offering discounts ranging from 50 to 80 percent off regular tournament buy-in prices.

Lucky player wins over $500K at Europa Casino
A woman won $524,556 playing the Beach Life progressive slot machine at Europa Casino.

Upcoming Conference

Legal Gaming in Europe Summit 2011January 24-25
Legal Gaming in Europe Summit 2011
As the industry expands, it is imperative to get the lowdown on legislation in lucrative new markets. The 2011 gambling conference agenda is a definitive guide to moving into lucrative European markets.

International Casino Exhibition (ICE)January 25-27
International Casino Exhibition (ICE)
ICE covers the entire spectrum of gaming in all its many forms. Over the last three years it has attracted industry professionals from 122 countries, and in 2010 there were 18,676 attendees.

London Affiliate ConferenceJanuary 27-30
London Affiliate Conference
This conference will offer panels, presentations and networking opportunities galore. Admission is free for all affiliates and the iGB Affiliate Awards will be held on Jan. 27.
Did You Know?
Facebook surpassed Google last year as the most visited Web site in the United States, according to Experian Hitwise. Goldman Sachs has valued the social networking site at $50 billion.

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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Join Our Groups
FacebookPlease join the GPWA Facebook group. It's a great place to network with affiliates and affiliate managers and keep up with all the latest news and updates from the GPWA.
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LinkedInThe GPWA group in LinkedIn is a big help in networking with other GPWA members. It also identifies you as a GPWA member to other LinkedIn members.
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TwitterWe invite you to follow us at twitter.com/gpwa where we will be posting interesting tweets on major news of interest to affiliates.
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How did the fourth quarter of 2010 compare with the third quarter?
The fourth quarter of 2010 ended a week ago, so it is now time to ask our periodic question to members about how the revenue they are earning has changed over the last quarter. If you compare revenue from the fourth quarter of 2010 (October to December) to revenue from the third quarter of 2010 (July to September), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same or get worse? View poll
Last week's poll results: How many affiliates are also gamblers?  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 MessageFeds freeze nearly $8 million in Washington
New MessageGambling.com domain sets $9 million reserve price
New MessageWashington Times: Unlikely Reid will hold cards in 2011
New MessageHellmuth, Duke part ways with UB.com
From The Forums
New MessageNew Year's resolutions?
craig96 writes:
Hey everyone, do any of you have any New Year's resolutions that you have planned and that you want to stick to? I have not thought of any that I could do that I would actually be passionate about, so any ideas? read more
New MessageHow to internally link pages for a variety of languages
New MessageHow's your weather?
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New MessageQT/UseMyWallet: Anyone had problems getting money out?
New MessageCasinos with successful U.S. processing
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