GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 40- February 2018

What traits do you look for in an affiliate manager? How about in an affiliate program? They need to be trustworthy and organized. Also, com- munications need to flow quickly and smoothly; that’s essential. What’s your preferred method of communication with affiliate man- agers? Skype or e-mail. What prompted you to join the GPWA? How has it helped you? GPWA is THE authority in the industry, and in my opinion, it’s a must to be a member. Also, the forum is a great source of relevant information and a great way to communicate with people in the gam- bling industry. What do you like about the indus- try? The industry is ever-changing, and often very fast, so you must be on top of it all. I also like that there are still so many opportunities in it. If you could change one thing about the industry, what would it be and why? I would ban anyone who commits fraud; it just gives the rest of us a bad name. What do you think the industry will look like in five years? I think it will continue to evolve and improve, mostly in the technological aspects and on mobile. What do your family and friends think of your work as an affiliate? They’re happy when I’m happy and suc- cessful, and so am I. How do you manage your to-do lists? I work with Google docs, mostly. How much time do you devote so- cial networking for your sites? Not enough! Sports betting and gambling are not the easiest niches to promote on social media. It’s possible, but it takes more effort and originality to overcome some barriers. I spend a fair amount of time on it, but it can always be more. What’s the most difficult thing about running your sites? Some- times things take longer than anticipated, and that can be quite frustrating when you are managing a fast-growing website. What’s the best thing about run- ning your sites? Building a site from scratch and making it a leading multi-lin- gual betting portal. That was a great thing to experience. What do you do to stay in shape – both physically and mentally? I like jogging and swimming. They relax me and keep me in shape. What do you do with your spare time? Even though I don’t have a lot of free time, I try to travel as much as I can and visit new places. What did you dream of doing, both professionally and personally, when you were a kid? Technology and computers always fascinated me. They’re still a great hobby of mine. If someone from out of town were visiting you, what’s the one place you’d definitely take them to see? The hot springs of Iceland. When you need to get as far away from work as possible, where do you go? The Bahamas. What’s your all-time favorite movie? The Blues Brothers. If you could invite any five peo- ple, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be? Janis Joplin, Charlie Chaplin, Mohammed Ali, Donald Trump and Jesus. Name three things that people reading this magazine don’t know about you. 1. I can get away with a few sentences in Hungarian. 2. I keep a giant boa as a pet. 3. My favorite flavor is salted caramel. about A little bit more Suriyan (Yan) Charnpakdee His site is His favorite food is Japanese His hometown is Bangkok, Thailand His favorite book is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , by Hunter S. Thompson He is 30 years old He is living in Reykjavik, Iceland In: Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Canada and Italy Bangkok photo by j.wootthisak/Shutterstock, Reykjavik photo by Studio Dagdagaz/Shutterstock, Japanese food photo by Marcelo_Krelling/Shutterstock 59 W W W . G P W A T I M E S . O R G