15 August 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 15, 2012
It's our 300th newsletter!
Today's GPWA Times newsletter is our 300th! The first issue was sent out on Nov. 9, 2006, and today it is sent out to nearly 10,000 people every week. We've published well over 2,000 news stories, over 100 interviews with affiliates and affiliate managers, highlighted forum threads, made over 600 announcements regarding what's happening at the GPWA, and included a question every week for you to share your thoughts with fellow GPWA members.

Meet The Affiliate
Gary MengesGary Menges (aka BiggDawg) fills us in on what it's like to run an online poker league, how he's managed to monetize his site, and why he once wore a miniskirt to school. Read the interview

Industry News
Perspectives Weekly: Gambling on FB; N.J. lawsuits
This week, J Todd discusses the launch of a real-money bingo game on Facebook and what it could mean for affiliates. Also, New Jersey gets sued over sports betting, and Maryland abandons thoughts of online gambling.

iGaming Business to partner with Global Gaming Expo
The conference will feature opportunities for those in the iGaming sector, including a series of iGaming sessions.

Player wins more than 108,000 pounds in 16 days
A lucky Newcastle-based mobile customer has cleaned bookmakers William Hill out of a whopping 108,468.70 pounds just 16 days after opening up an account.

APCW Audits: Lotos Affiliates
The APCW's anonymous audit found no issues with the Lotos Affiliates affiliate tracking software and a good sign-up-and-deposit process for players.

APCW Audits: Revenue Giants
The APCW found no webmaster affiliate tracking issues during its audit of the Revenue Giants affiliate tracking software and the Slots Village player experience.

Top-10 moments in online poker history
PokerStars $547 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice was certainly a big day in the history of online poker, but it wasn't the biggest.

Upcoming Conference

CBG Affiliate WeekendAugust 17-20, 2012
CBG Affiliate Weekend
The CBG event offers the possibility of meeting globally active and dedicated affiliates in a single event. Come and discuss affiliate strategies with some of the best webmasters in the industry in a fun and relaxing environment.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)October 2-4, 2012
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest and premier gaming event where gaming executives, buyers, and industry professionals meet each fall in Las Vegas to conduct serious business. G2E showcases 600+ exhibitors, 100+ conference sessions, exciting special events and F&B at G2E, the only F&B event for the gaming industry.

Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)October 11-14, 2012
Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)
BAC conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With an expected 70+ exhibitors this will be the biggest exhibition in the industry, offering more stands and a larger space for meetings in one huge hall.

European iGaming Congress & ExpoOctober 16-18, 2012
European iGaming Congress & Expo
The European iGaming Congress & Expo connects online gaming professionals at the highest level and provides insight into the iGaming community. EiG addresses the issues at the heart of the gaming industry including regulatory fragmentation, regulatory cooperation, expansion into new markets and cross-channel integration.
Did You Know?
Ladbrokes estimates that 80 million pounds were wagered through the gaming industry on the Olympics this year.

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How many newsletters do you read in a week?
Perhaps you read a few that are related to the gaming industry, but you may read others on a variety of topics that you find interesting as well. Besides answering the poll question, be sure to share other newsletters you enjoy, particularly if you think they may interest other GPWA members. View poll
Last week's poll results: Are you in the gaming industry because you love it, because of the money, or both? 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 MessageNot looking good for online poker in California this year
New MessageNearly 80 million pounds wagered on the Olympics
New MessageNo Ongame for Zynga?
New MessageFull Tilt's plan to repay affiliates not set yet
From The Forums
New MessageWhat program do you use for checking ranks?
lowrisk writes:
What programs do people here use for monitoring search engine ranks? I have been using Free Monitor for Google, by Cleverstat for quite a while, but I'm losing patience with it. read more
New MessageOptimal AdSense banner placement
New MessageFree Flash games
New MessageTell me why I am not making money!
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New MessageI've been a GPWA member for 10 years!
New MessageThe real deal, are you surviving?
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