GPWA Times Magazine Issue 27 at a Glance

Online gaming in the USA: Less dawdle, more doodle
State-by-state expansion of online gaming in the U.S. has shown some promising signs lately, but there are still several hurdles to overcome. »

In New Jersey it's all about location -- geolocation
New Jersey's online casinos opened Thanksgiving weekend, but not without a few -- OK, more than a few -- technical difficulties.  »

The historic comeback of online poker in the U.S. regulated markets
In the wake of setbacks such as the UIGEA and Black Friday, several states have introduced or are moving to introduce legal, regulated online poker.  »

Love at first site: Speed up your WordPress affiliate website to reduce the bounce rate
A slow loading time can cause visitors to lose patience with your site before they ever see what's on it. Affiliates should do all they can to ensure their pages load quickly. »

Building better World Cup campaigns
A well-designed World Cup campaign can turn new and one-off punters into long-term players. »

Top-five World Cup SEO mistakes
Affiliates should avoid these common pitfalls if they want to make the most of the opportunities the World Cup presents. »

Creating a better back office -- the holistic approach
Fredrik Kjell dishes about how Amaya Gaming develops and runs its player management platform. »
Affiliate Interviews

Jason talks about the "competition community," being a geochemistry Ph.D. and photographing ducks. »

Marina discusses the importance of thorough and honest reviews, how she provides services in multiple languages and why she no longer promotes Rival Casinos. »

Sylita discusses how her background in professional basketball helped her get started as an affiliate, why she sticks to one language per site and why she hasn't yet opened a sports betting site. »

Thodoris discusses smartphone addiction, live streaming sports and the state of market regulation in Greece. »

Peter discusses the sports betting market in Slovakia, running sites in both English and Slovak, and not taking your smartphone everywhere with you. »
From the Forums
How "social" do I need to be?
GPWA forum members discuss how much time affiliates ought to be spending on social media. »
Affiliate Manager Interviews

bet365 offers multiple betting products through its program; Gavin works predominantly with the sportsbook. »

ComeOn! was named the Best Newcomer Affiliate Program at the 2012 iGaming Business Awards and promotes one brand of casino/sportsbook. »
APCW Wall of Shame
Sheldon Adelson's anti-online gambling stance seems a bit hypocritical from someone who's made billions from casino gaming.»
Webmaster News
Las Vegas Sands' stance called hypocritical in House hearing
Six witnesses testified in a House subcommittee hearing regarding whether the U.S. federal government should -- or could -- regulate online gambling, with Sheldon Adelson's brick-and-mortar casino corporation arguing on the anti side. »
Issue 27