7 March 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 7, 2007
Affiliate program managers recognized
This month we begin a new program to recognize affiliate program managers that are active in the GPWA forums. Having active affiliate program representatives in our forums sharing ideas, resolving issues, and fostering positive relationships between affiliates and affiliate programs is important to our mutual success. Special thanks to Henry Ruuskanen, our featured affiliate program representative for the month of March, in appreciation for being the most prolific affiliate program representative participant last month.

GPWA forum contributors recognized
Member participation in the GPWA forums is an important way of contributing to the portal webmaster community. We recognize 22 members who were the most active during the month of February with links on the GPWA home page to their portal sites. This month special recognition goes to techwoman for the most posts. Her website, www.techwomanscasinolinks.com, is being featured as March's site of the month. Become a top contributor and we will link to your site too.

New Affiliate Programs
GPWA is excited to announce Intertops.com as a new Sponsor. Intertops.com is pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!

Industry News
EU court rules against Italy in Internet gambling case
The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Italy could not bar gambling companies from other European Union nations from doing business with Italian citizens. The ruling could force state-run monopolies in Germany and France to open up to competition.

PKR.com boasts 300,000 players
PKR has registered more than 200,000 players since Christmas, according to a statment made by PKR.com. The
3-D online poker room says they now have over 300,000 players, with almost 7,000 online during peak periods.

D'Amato to serve as PPA Chairman
Former U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato is the Poker Player's Alliance's new chairman, the PPA announced Monday. D'Amato is expected to lead the charge in declaring poker a skill game - thus making it exempt from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

bwin withdraws from Turkey
A new law prohibiting online games of chance has forced bwin out of the Turkey. The measure does allow for the possibility of acquiring a license at a later date. bwin gets about 6% of its gross gaming revenues from Turkey.

African school funded by online casino opens
Classes have begun at the rural African school built by Slotland.com. It's not only changing the lives of the children of Juma, Malawi - the project is now reaching out to bring new hope to surrounding villages as well.

Jeffrey Pollack on the 2007 WSOP
If you're interested in planning promotions around the World Series of Poker, check out our wide-ranging interview with its commissioner, Jeffrey Pollack. Among other things, Pollack discusses the WSOP Europe and ad restrictions.

BetUS.com announces move to Cake Poker Network
BetUS.com will be switching over to the Cake Poker Network (CKPN) this week. "Their software is extremely user-friendly and they have some fantastic back-end tools that will help us quickly emerge as one of the top poker brands in the world," said BetUS spokesperson Reed Richards.

Did You Know?
At the 2007 World Series of Poker, players can wear as many dot.net advertisements on their bodies as they want, as long as each individual ad doesn't exceed 12-square inches.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview

Golden [star] Network's Kerryn shares her favorite relaxation method, admits to an 'unhealthy appetite' for shoes and discusses her casino's successful Free Play offers.
Read the interview

Upcoming Conference
May 3rd - 5th 2007
CAC Amsterdam
CAC Amsterdam
The fifth annual casino affiliate convention in Amsterdam is the place to be this May. Network with fellow GPWA members and focus on European marketing and advertising for the gaming industry.
How has UIGEA and payment processor turmoil affected February affiliate revenue?
In an effort to track the impact of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, we've been asking this question each month since the law has been passed. The question is especially pertinent now because February is the first full month that reflects the impact of NETeller's withdrawal from the U.S. market. View poll
Last week's poll results: What types of gaming sites do you promote? View poll
From The Forums
New Message  What advice would you give to new affiliates?
Its time for all the veteran webmasters and affiliate managers to help out newbies in the industry looking to make their mark in this business! What advice would you give to new affiliates? As usual, we would love to hear both from webmasters and affiliate managers. We got a great response from our "Where will we be in 2008?" and hope to see even better results for this question. read more
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