GPWA Times Magazine Issue 19 at a Glance

What's big in sports in 2012
2012 is going to be a big year for soccer, so affiliates should know which events to target and how. »

The U.S. market: out of many, one -- or every state for itself?
The DOJ's recent reinterpretation of the Wire Act may lead the U.S. online gaming market to fracture into 51 markets, similar to the situation for land-based gaming. »

Getting ready for the U.S. market
The U.S. online gaming market faces regulatory and technological challenges, but change seems to be on its way. »

You don't know what you don't know
A Foxwoods exec shares what he's learned about the differences between online and brick-and-mortar casino gaming. »

An Internet gambling present from the U.S. Dept. of Justice
The U.S. DOJ has announced that the Wire Act only applies to sports and race wagering, paving the way for regulation of other forms of online gambling. »

Changes coming to the U.K. online gaming market
The U.K. is considering significant revisions to its tax and regulatory schemes, some of which may impact affiliates. »

Thanks for nothing
The EU's "Green Paper" did not live up to its initial promise of providing a roadmap for a consistent regulatory framework for online gambling in Europe. »

Five tips for choosing new poker affiliate programs to work with in 2012
Black Friday has changed the landscape of working with poker affiliate programs. Here's how to navigate it. »

Adding tournaments to your arsenal is good for business
Hosting online poker tournaments can be a lucrative move for affiliates, if done properly. »

Social media SEO -- Google's G+, +1 and SEO
Google Plus provides an opportunity for affiliates to use social media marketing to improve their SEO. »

GPWA 2012 Survey
How many GPWA members have been in a riot or gotten tear-gassed? »

How to position a brand-new site on Google page 1 in under two weeks
This 11-step process can help affiliates improve their SEO rankings in a short period of time. »

In Memory of Giggles
Pat Chapdelaine has sadly passed away. »
Affiliate Interviews

Eddie Yu discusses his new book and the benefits of working from home. »

Michael discusses the Polish online gaming market. »

Saba discusses the importance of bonuses to slot players. »

Josh discusses branding and bonuses. »

Tim Glenn talks no-deposit bonuses and makes a lot of jokes. »
Affiliate Manager Interviews

Katy Stafford talks branding, payments and treating every affiliate as a VIP client. »

Anthony Prissman discusses spamming, new active player terms and South African chocolate. »
APCW Wall of Shame
"Noted curmudgeon" Sheldon Adelson refuses to come around on online gaming -- nearly the only brick-and-mortar casino exec to oppose it.»
Webmaster News
William Hill fires seven managers, resumes online operations in Israel
William Hill's chief executive reportedly discovered a plan by the managers to create a rival company. »
Absolute Poker founder pleads guilty to bank fraud and money laundering
Brent Beckley entered a guilty plea in the case the U.S. DOJ has brought against Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. »
Bodog moves U.S. players to Bovada
Access to Bodog's main website is now blocked for American users. »
Issue 19