GPWA Times Magazine Issue 11 at a Glance

Online gaming stories of the decade
In the online gambling industry, a decade is practically a lifetime. As the calendar turns from the aughts to the teens, we look back at the previous decade and see an era marked by rapid growth, market- and industry-altering earthquakes, arrests, trials, recession, and new and emerging growth areas. »

Mobile SEO
With projected growth for mobile search ad revenue, affiliates need to invest the time and money necessary to become mobile Web present and compliant. »

Gambling without borders
As the European online gambling market matures and moves away from a "one market" philosophy to a nation-by-nation jurisdictional approach, it's becoming clear that not all regulation is good regulation. An organization called Right2bet has been created to try to effect good regulation. »

iGaming Affiliate Promotions that Succeed
For affiliates, the name of the game is converting leads into sales, so keeping abreast of operator promotions could give you a leg up on the competition. »
Affiliate Interviews

Hastings quit his "day job" when he realized he was earning more as an online gaming affiliate. He says the ability to teleport would be the best super power and that he's a big fan of the GPWA's "Who sent this money?" forum. »

Having clean HTML code is a tough job, but "lunaaurora" says it's a must, along with courage and patience, for affiliate webmasters. »

Mecan's sites are primarily focused on the German and Belgian markets, and he says he's learned that Germans will accept a lower bonus and slightly lower odds if they can be sure about their money by playing on established, trusted brands. »

One of the most well-known and respected webmasters in the industry, Dominique says forums are "invaluable for learning the trade, staying up to date and forming relationships." No wonder she spends so much time at the GPWA! »
Affiliate Manager Interviews

When the folks behind Royal Apollo Affiliates built their program, they looked at top affiliate programs and read affiliate forums to see what is really important to affiliates. »

Benjamin says immediate support is the key to building successful relationships with affiliates and strives to find resolutions to issues affiliates bring up in less than 24 hours. »
APCW Wall of Shame
Xenophon believes that Australian players who play at "illegal online gambling sites" should have the "right" to ask their bank to void their financial transactions.»
Seal of Approval
GPWA seal program celebrates 2 years, 1,075 awardees
The 1,000th seal was awarded in December, two years after the program's launch. »
Webmaster News
Harrah's launches long-awaited online casino
The new casino is named Caesars Casino Online and bears the unique black and gold Caesars branding. »
Kaplan sentenced to 51 months in prison
BetOnSports founder Gary Kaplan was sentenced to 51 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the RICO statute, conspiring to violate the Wire Wager Act and violating the Wire Wager Act. »
Full Tilt circumvents Kentucky case
The online poker company took pre-emptive action against the commonwealth to ensure that its domain could not be seized. »
Issue 11