22 October 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 22, 2014
Support for nofollow links added to signature lines
The GPWA has long allowed members to include links in their signature lines. We are now pleased to announce it is now possible to include both followed and nofollow links.

Meet The Affiliate Manager
Faizel Abdool says Lotus Affiliates "recognized the need to bring fresh perspective to the program," and as a result, he was brought in as an outsourced affiliate manager to help run their program. Faizel, who was born and raised in South Africa, explains how the death of Nelson Mandela brought his country closer together, and says that "three angels chose him as their father." Read the interview

Industry News
Report: U.S. seeks to extradite Calvin Ayre
Bodog founder Calvin Ayre, who for years allowed U.S. gamblers the ability to bet on sports, casino games and poker on Bodog.com, despite the fact that U.S. authorities maintained his actions were illegal, has reportedly been targeted for extradition.

Analysis: Betting exchanges versus bookmakers
WBX Affiliate Manager Peter Arena explains the key differences between sportsbooks and betting exchanges, and how those differences affect punters and affiliates.

Earn $100 bonus at Intertops Casino
The site will provide players 50-percent bonuses up to $100 to try the new Voodoo Magic slot.

bet365 has European soccer offers
Players can earn bonuses on their returns if they place accumulators on the Champions League, Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga or Bundesliga.

Bingo Hall's jackpot keeps growing
The progressive jackpot in the online bingo site's Supernova room is now over $200,000.

Yggdrasil makes a splash with new 3D slot
Reef Run is a five-reel, 20-payline slot that features colorful octopi, crabs and sea horses along underwater music.

Upcoming Conference

European iGaming Congress & ExpoOct. 21-23, 2014
European iGaming Congress & Expo
EiG is the home of online gaming, where top gaming CEOs from around the world mix with start-ups, regulators and new entrants for three days of serious business and influence at the highest level.

Barcelona Affiliate ConferenceOct. 23-26, 2014
Barcelona Affiliate Conference
BAC conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With an expected 2,200 attendees this will be one of the biggest exhibitions in the industry.

Summit of iGaming, Malta (SIGMA)Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2014
Summit of iGaming, Malta (SIGMA)
SiGMA 2014 will feature a state-of-the-art exhibition space for both interactive gaming suppliers looking for new and existing operators as well as operators looking to attract affiliates and marketing partners.
Did You Know?
Spain is about to issue an undefined number of new casino licenses in the attempt to help the regulated national online gaming market grow.

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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 MessageEditorial: Online gaming ban does nothing to protect consumers
New MessageNew Jersey residents lukewarm to sports betting
New MessageCould Google Plus be the future of SEO?
New MessageGoogle trying to fix e-mail with Gmail alternative
From The Forums
New MessageAffiliate opportunities are plentiful in the U.S. market
Allan_IncomeAccess writes:
Allan Petrilli from Income Access provides a detailed account of the many opportunities for affiliate in the U.S. market, including legal casino and poker games in three states, daily fantasy sports, horse racing and social gaming. read more
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