12 August 2015 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES 12 August 2015
Stat update frequency and stat software now being published for affiliate programs
The GPWA is now publishing information about the software affiliate programs use to provide stats, as well as the frequency with which they update those stats. We hope our members find this new information helpful and informative.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome LSBet Affiliates as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Russian officials signal shift in online poker stance
Reports indicate that Russian authorities have agreed to reclassify poker as a game of skill, and to regulate online poker as a way to bring in tax revenue to be used to fund the state's sporting ventures.

Perspectives Weekly: Retroactive terms from GR88
J Todd takes a look at the updated terms and conditions in the GR88 affiliate program before diving into the recent arrests in Malta tied to online gambling.

Intertops Poker letting players try video poker for free
The site is awarding players 20 free video poker hands, each with a free 25-cent bet, until Aug. 26.

Mission2Game Casino giving away free spins
Players can earn 200 free spins for signing up through Aug. 13, and another 50 free spins for playing Monster Mayhem.

B-Bets, Rembrandt and Sieger offering bonuses
The three online casinos are offering unique rewards, including B-Bets' exclusive auctions, and Rembrandt and Sieger have added sportsbook offerings.

BingoSKY offering three promos this week
The Marilyn Monroe $5,000 Full House game will run on Aug. 15, Happy Hour runs every night of the week and the Summer Spin Tourney runs from Aug. 3-30.

Upcoming Conference

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2015
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is one of the world's largest gaming events, where gaming executives and industry professionals meet to conduct business.

Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo (RACE)Oct. 8-9, 2015
Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo (RACE)
The Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo will examine how to develop the affiliate industry for online gaming in Russia and CIS countries. The expo includes scientific and business seminars, conferences and other educational activities.

European iGaming Congress & ExpoOct. 20-22, 2015
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.

Berlin Affiliate ConferenceOct. 22-25, 2015
Berlin Affiliate Conference
Berlin Affiliate 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.
Did You Know?
When Ladbrokes and Coral merge, the two firms combined will operate more betting shops in the U.K. than any other company.

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How much do you care about the frequency with which affiliate stats are updated?
We have begun publishing information about the affiliate statistic software used by affiliate programs and the frequency with which programs update statistics. Based on preliminary data from affiliate programs, it looks like close to half of them provide updates on a daily basis, while the other half provide updates more frequently that that. As an affiliate, how much do you care about how often affiliate programs update their stats? View poll
Last week's poll results: How did the second quarter of 2015 compare with the first quarter of 2015 for you? 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 MessageBlockchain-based betting market to launch this fall
New MessageUnibet acquires iGame Group
New MessageForbes: Online gambling's billion dollar bidding war
New MessageGoogle Webmaster Tools adds access to search analytics data
From The Forums
New MessageIs it better to create an account or contact an affiliate manager first?
kav writes:
Do you think a webmaster could negotiate a better commission by contacting an affiliate manager first, rather than following the standard procedure of creating an affiliate account? read more
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