8 May 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 8, 2013
Roxy Affiliates sponsorship suspended
As many of you know, the affiliate community has voiced significant concerns regarding the recent conduct of Roxy Affiliates. The GPWA decided Wednesday to suspend Roxy Affiliates' sponsorship agreement. The suspension comes after a series of interactions which we were hoping would resolve the issue. Unfortunately, we don't feel the spirit of our prior discussions with Roxy Affiliates is being honored. Accordingly, we have suspended Roxy Affiliates as a sponsor. We remain committed to continued discussions with Roxy Affiliates in an effort to reach a better resolution.

Industry News
Nevada online poker site deals out 100,000th hand
The online poker site -- which is the first to be licensed and regulated by Nevada -- only accepts bets placed within Nevada's borders. But it has already registered thousands of users from every U.S. state and 20 countries.

Ten states that should have online gaming
With Ultimate Poker now open for real-money business, the GPWA's Aaron Todd surveys the landscape and identifies 10 states that should have online gaming.

Internet wagering highlighted at conference
The entire global online gaming industry will be tuned in to the 17th annual East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum.

Tropezia Palace winner will travel the world
The soon to be grandmother from Switzerland has plans to enjoy her 90,000 euros and treat everyone around her.

William Hill Bingo wants to send you to the Big Apple
Every day in May, one player will win a trip for two to New York for five days with 500 of pounds spending money.

$5,000 added to Intertops Poker satellites
Players can buy in for $100 + $9 or win their way in by playing daily satellite tournaments for as low as $.50.

Casino LaVida player wins 3 million euros
Casino LaVida had its first multi-million progressive jackpot win when a player from Germany won more than 3 million euros playing Microgaming's Mega Moolah progressive slot.

Red Hot Reels welcomes Round Two
The Red Flush Casino birthday tournament, Red Hot Reels, has just completed its first round.

Golden Riviera presents May freeroll
A prize pool of 25,000 euros will be shared among the top gamers, and 50,000 Voyage Miles are up for grabs.

Majestic May Tournament in full swing at Bingo Hall
Win with the most special patterns and you will be awarded a pair of gold plated earrings.

Rich Casino offering big tournaments in May
Winners of the online casino's weekly tournaments will take home up to $25,000 this month.

Red Flush Casino unveils redesigned website
The design was created to provide a user-friendly experience across a wide range of devices.

Upcoming Conference

Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceJune 12-13
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the iGaming Super Show, and more than 1,250 affiliates are expected to be in attendance. The AAC will feature exhibitions and networking events with the elite in iGaming.

CBG Affiliate WeekendAug. 16-19
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.

Russian Affiliate Congress & ExpoSept. 11-12
Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo
The Russian Affiliate and Congress Expo will examine how to develop the affiliate industry for online gaming in Russia and CIS countries.
Did You Know?
PokerStars has received a temporary restraining order preventing the Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City from selling itself to a company other than PokerStars.

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Do you use the canonical tag on your websites?
Duplicate content has been an important topic for Google and other search engines and for webmasters for a while. One of the tools introduced to allow webmasters to identify instances of duplicate content was the rel=canonical tag. So, for this week's poll, we thought we'd ask if you use the canonical tag on your websites. Besides sharing whether or not you use the tag, please share your philosophy (if you have one) on using it. View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you read financial reports or financial news about the companies you work with? View poll
From The Forums
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OK, I understand that the casino side of the business is tough. It's ultra-competitive and margins are under attack from all sides. Everyone gets a piece of the pie it seems, from payment processors to affiliates. So, what can you do if you find that the current terms you are offering affiliates are too generous, and you need to scale back to remain viable? There are a lot of different ways you can reduce affiliate commissions, and we affiliates, we've seen them all. Here are a few... read more
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