16 March 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 16, 2011
GPWA sending out webmaster survey
The GPWA will be sending out a survey over the next couple of days. The primary purpose of the survey is to update the member portal site directory. Additionally, if you have provided your mailing address so we can send you copies of the GPWA Times magazine, we want to confirm the address is still correct. And if we don't have your address and you would like to receive the magazine in the mail, the survey will provide an easy way to give us your address.

New GPWA spam prevention measures
This week we have taken a number of steps to reduce spam within the GPWA forums and blogs. The most important step is that we have installed a vBulletin plug-in called Spam-O-Matic. We are hopeful that this plug-in will reduce the spam we have been seeing recently. For more information on how this plug-in works, follow this thread.

Meet The Affiliate Manager
Martin Basl of Jetbull is a native of the Czech Republic with a sportsbetting background. He loves badminton but hates the increased unequal competition in the industry. Read the interview

Industry News
Nevada regulators approve Caesars, 888 relationship
The Nevada Gaming Control Board approved the business arrangement between Caesars Entertainment and online gaming provider 888 Holdings.

Former Nevada regulator a PokerStars consultant
Randall Sayre, a former member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, was hired by PokerStars as a consultant.

Affiliate Club offering 60 percent commission
Affiliate Club is offering GPWA members 60 percent commission with no negative carryover.

Redbet acquires new gaming site
Redbet Gaming has acquired Double Cardrooms, a gaming site focused on the Scandinavian markets.

Perspectives Weekly talks Cyprus, N.J.
J. Todd covers news from Cyprus and New Jersey and also interviews Jan Jones of Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah's) about the future of our industry.

Red Flush Casino adds four games
Eagle's Wings, Asian Beauty, Party Island and Retro Reels Extreme Heat are all Microgaming slot machines.

PartyGaming, bwin merger almost complete
The major merger between online gambling giants PartyGaming and bwin will be official at the end of the month.

Ace Revenue launches new site
Slot Madness Casino includes over 130 casino games, including 80 slot machines.

Intertops running $25,000 bracket contest
The sportsbook will award $25,000 in its college basketball contest and is running other contests with cash and prizes.

GR88 Casino adds over 100 casino games
GR88 Casino has added over 100 games via a licensing deal with software provider CTXM.

CalvinAyre.com sponsoring event in London
CalvinAyre.com will be the official video sponsor for the Gambling Technology Strategies event April 5-6.

Redbet Gaming acquires i4poker
i4poker is a gaming site focused on Eastern European markets, including Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria.

Crazy Rewards offering trip to Vegas
The affiliate who brings in the most depositing players from March 21 to May 21 will win a 2,500-euro trip to Las Vegas.

All Slots Casino to hold Grand Slam of Slots II
The online casino is holding free qualifier slot tournaments for the Grand Slam of Slots II, which kicks off in May.

Offsidegaming to expand to Latin America
Offsidegaming has reached a deal with Tristar International to launch online gaming sites across Latin America.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming FranceMarch 24-26
iGaming France
This first-of-its-kind event will take place over two days in Paris and will provide a much-needed resource for affiliates, vendors and operators to meet up, network and take stock of a market undergoing major changes.

i-Gaming Forum 2011April 11-13
i-Gaming Forum 2011
The i-Gaming Forum, held annually in Stockholm, has developed into a pan-European event where the iGaming industry meets to share business critical insights on the European market.
Did You Know?
The PokerStars player who finished sixth in the fifth-anniversary Sunday Million tournament while allegedly playing underage won his entry into the event in a $2 satelite. PokerStars has not yet announced if they will pay him the $518,402.33 he won in the final table deal.

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How important are DMOZ links?
There has been a lot of disucssion in these forums about DMOZ over the years. There are folks who feel DMOZ links are worth a lot, or at least that they have enough value that corruption comes into play. Some folks say DMOZ links are not as important today as they once were. Others say DMOZ links themselves are not that important, but that the links from sites that use DMOZ information (such as Google) make them important. How valuable are links from DMOZ? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you use a favicon on your Web sites?  View poll
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