4 December 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 4, 2013
Recognition for November's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for November. We're giving extra special thanks to thebookiesoffers, the most active poster for the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page during the month of December.

Recognizing November's most active AMs
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in November. We're giving special thanks to Nick from Revenue Jet, who was the most active affiliate program representative in November. He will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of December.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Bounty Poker Partners as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Bugs plague launch of New Jersey online gambling
The GPWA's Dan Podheiser visited New Jersey last week, where he tested some of the Garden State's newly licensed and regulated online casinos. Dan provides a timeline of his experiences with the sites, including some registration and geo-location issues.

Perspectives Weekly: iGaming hiccups in N.J.
The long awaited launch of Internet gambling in New Jersey has passed, and the focus now turns to solving the issues facing players.

Play at bet365 in December to win a Jaguar F-TYPE
The online casino will also award a Las Vegas vacation, a stay in a five-star London hotel with theater tickets and a 3D LED TV during its "12 Levels of Christmas" promotion.

Betfair launches Evel Knievel slot
The 50-payline game showcases the exploits of the legendary stunt performer and includes a free spin feature and unlimited locked free spins.

BetVictor Poker launches Victor's Wheel
The arcade game will reward cash game players through December by giving them the chance to win a prize between 1 and 50 euros.

All Slots Casino to extend "Bring Vegas Home"
The 33-pound free play promotion will run until Dec. 16.

Income Access clients win six eGR Operator awards
Gamesys, Tombola, Gala Bingo and SkyBet each took home prizes from the London show.

21 Dukes Casino offering December promotions
The site will feature five tournaments and raffles to celebrate the holiday season.

Golden Riviera Casino to host $100,000 tournament
The tournament will last until Jan. 1 and be played on the Deck the Halls slot.

Play in the Jackpot Avalanche room at Bingo Hall
The room, which lasts until Jan. 1, features a jackpot that starts at $10,000.

Net Entertainment releases European Roulette
The game provides standard roulette inside and outside betting types, and players receive betting tips during spins via mouse-over messages.

ICE 2014 in pursuit of new records
Conference organizers are optimistic that ICE Totally Gaming will grow for the fourth straight year.

Upcoming Conference

ICE Totally GamingFeb. 4-6, 2014
ICE Totally Gaming
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming is proud to be the largest and most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibition in the world. Bringing together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days, ICE Totally Gaming offers unrivaled opportunities to visitors and exhibitors alike.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Feb. 6-9, 2014
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC's conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. The relaxed atmosphere of these events encourages the open exchange of ideas and experiences. With 3,000 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.

iGaming North AmericaMarch 19-21, 2014
iGaming North America
This year's conference will feature expert panels, lectures and workshops providing a thorough, comprehensive program covering opportunities, challenges, strategies and expectations related to the North American gaming industries' ongoing transition into the digital space.
Did You Know?
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said 32,277 online gambling accounts were created in the first two days after the state opened it to the public.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Meet The Affiliate

Meet Claudiu, who started in the online gambling affiliate industry in 2007. The Romanian webmaster explains why he shies away from promoting the three big online poker rooms and why he believes that that two of the five keys to success in the business are "patience" and "more patience."
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What proportion of your earnings come from affiliate marketing for online gaming?
GPWA member TheWaiter says he knows that many affiliates work in sectors beyond online gambling. He is wondering what proportion of your earnings come from the gaming sector if you have various affiliate businesses. View poll
Last week's poll results: Does lifetime rev share really mean the life of the customer? 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 MessageOnline gambling is good for New Jersey's credit rating
New MessageSingapore looks to restrict online gambling
New MessagePennsylvania to explore online gambling
New MessageKGM Gaming partners with Caesars for online bets
From The Forums
New MessageSocial media posts
UltimatePokerBonus writes:
I know for social media to become relevant you have to be pretty aggressive with posting to the sites and staying active. At some point, though, it has to become almost like spamming the pages, I would think. How often does everyone post to FB, Twitter and Google+? Once a day, every other day or multiple times a day? I have been making sure I post at least once a week and try to do it at least twice a week. Is that enough? read more
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