3 November 2015 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES 3 November 2015
Recognition for October's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for October. We're giving extra special thanks to universal4, the most active poster during the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page in November.

Recognizing October's most active AMs
Hats off to the most active affiliate program representatives in October. We're giving special thanks to Renée of Rewards Affiliates, who was our most active representative. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in November.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome VitalBet Affiliates as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Perspectives Weekly: From Russia without love
The APCW celebrates its nine-year anniversary with bad online gambling news from Russia. Plus, J Todd provides updates on RAWA and developments in the Bitcoin world.

iAffiliates launches Loyalty Club promotion
Affiliates who refer the most players and accrue the most loyalty points will win a trip of their choice to one of 10 locations around the world.

Earn double tickets for bet365's 1 million pound promo
Players will earn one prize draw ticket for every 10 pounds wagered and will earn double tickets when playing the Fireworkz Blitz slot until Nov. 8.

PokerStars changes VIP program, hurts pros
The online poker giant is placing a cap on rewards for high-volume and high-stakes players and is expanding its restrictions on third-party, data-mining software programs and seating scripts.

Intertops Casino giving away $120,000
Three hundred players will get bonuses up to $500 each week during the Magic Forest event, with a $1,000 cash prize to be awarded at the end of the promotion.

Earn daily rewards during bet365 Poker's Mission Month
Poker players who complete "micro missions" earn the chance to play in daily 1,000 euro "All In" Shootout Freerolls.

CyberBingo hosting three upcoming tournaments
Bertha's Bingo Tourney guarantees $3,000 in prizes in November, with $1,000 for the tournament winner and prizes for the top 20 players.

Asia Gaming to showcase turnkey solutions at ICE 2016
The game provider will demonstrate its live casino features and new range of slot games developed for the Asian market in Europe.

Attendance for Berlin Affiliate Conference up in 2015
There was a 37% increase in attendance for both BAC and the Financial Partners Expo last week.

Betsoft Gaming launches Alkemor's Tower
The five-reel slot is a true 3-D video slot that brings the player into the mystical world of the legendary wizard, Alkemor.

Amaya names Rafi Ashkenazi CEO of Rational Group
Ashkenazi joined the Rational Group in January 2013 as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all customer-facing product and back-office functions for PokerStars and Full Tilt.

Upcoming Conference

SiGMANov. 4-7, 2015
The goal of SiGMA is to bring together the entire gaming community, from affiliates and operators to regulators and vendors.

ICE Totally GamingFeb. 2-4, 2016
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.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Feb. 4-7, 2016
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC's conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With 3,000 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.
Did You Know?
Pierre Garcon, a wide receiver for the Washington Redskins, is suing FanDuel in a class-action lawsuit, claiming the daily fantasy sports operator "routinely uses the names and likenesses" of NFL players to promote the site.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Meet The Affiliate
Pedro & Team - Academia

Pedro and the rest of the academiadasapostas.com team ("academia" on the GPWA forums) have big plans. They are still a "small organization with only a few websites," but they've grown quickly in comparison to other sites in Portugal and "intend to become a larger organization and have a lot more websites." But when they need to get away and break the routine at the office, the entire team heads to the go-kart track.
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Do you still advertise "illegal" sites after NJ DGE deadline?
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement's (DGE) deadline to stop advertising what they term "illegal" (i.e., not licensed by New Jersey) online gambling sites has come and passed. GPWA member Moonlight Cat asks whether other GPWA members are still promoting those sites, or whether they are now complying with the DGE's request. View poll
Last week's poll results: How much money do you make per month from your websites? View poll
From The Forums
New MessageHow do you handle social disconnection?
TheGooner writes:
I've been an affiliate for 15 years. Five years ago I left the city for rural relaxation. Despite attempts to maintain contact with a monthly "lunch" for self-employed mates and joining a local football club, it's getting hard to maintain a connection with our local environment/people. Twice in the last month I've had to fish out my cellphone when shopping to check what the date was to choose a cut of meat that was fresh ... TWICE! What do you do to keep in touch with locals? read more
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