4 April 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 4, 2007
GPWA Forum Contributors Recognized
Participation in the GPWA forums is an important way of contributing to the portal webmaster community. We recognize 23 members who were the most active during the month of March with links on the GPWA home page to their portal sites. This month special recognition goes to greek39 - thanks Peter! His website, www.onlinegambling7.com, is being featured as April's site of the month. Become a top contributor and we will link to your site too.

Affiliate program managers recognized
This is the second month we are recognizing 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 Roman Humpelstetter of Intertops, our featured affiliate program representative for the month of April, in appreciation for being the most prolific affiliate program representative participant last month.

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

Industry News
U.S. likely to ignore WTO ruling
The World Trade Organization ruled against the United States last week in its gambling trade dispute with Antigua. The decision says allowing Americans to make interstate bets on horse races over the phone or on the Internet with American racebooks while denying foreign racebooks equal access violates free trade agreements. The U.S. has until May 30 to comply, but is widely expected to ignore the ruling.

BetonSports.com founder arrested
BetonSports.com founder Gary Kaplan was arrested March 28 in the Dominican Republic and later transferred to U.S. authorities. He faces 20 felony charges, including violating the Wire Act, interstate transportation of gambling paraphernalia and tax evasion. Indictments are still out on BetonSports co-owner Norman Steinberg. Former BetonSports director David Carruthers was arrested in July, 2006.

Think Bingo launches shuffle game
Think Bingo has launched a free picture shuffle game with an Easter theme. The timed game has players reconstruct a picture by sliding tiles. The random picture rotation with musical background includes pictures of male models, cute babies, puppies and more.

Cryptologic appoints new CEO
CryptoLogic named Javaid Aziz the company's new President and CEO. Aziz has 30 years of international experience in the information technology industry, having previously served as chief executive for IBM U.K. and founder of Aspective.

Purple Lounge launches Battle of the Sexes
Who's better at poker – men or women? The Purple Lounge Battle of the Sexes sets out to answer this question. This four-month tournament series, culminating in the grand final at a secret London location, promises many surprises and maybe a few upsets. Online qualifiers start Tuesday, May 1.

Everest Poker voted Favorite Poker Room
Everest Poker, the world's fifth-largest online poker room according to recent statistics from PokerSiteScout, has been voted this year's favorite poker room by readers of Gambling.com Magazine.

Did You Know?
Massachusetts Puritans passed America's first law against gambling in 1638.
- Best-Online-Casino-Guide.com

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Affiliate Manager Interview

Marcela dishes about NETeller, dancing, 'paradise' in the Bahamas and Chipleader.com, the new affiliate program for Absolute and Ultimate Bet.
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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 does your March 2007 revenue compare with your September 2006 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 March is the second full month that reflects the impact of NETeller's withdrawal from the U.S. market. Starting in May, we'll change things up a bit and ask you to compare revenue over the past two months. View poll
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From The Forums
New Message  CPA?
Robin Leijon writes:
I understand that "Revenue Share" is the best alternative in most cases; but is there any case where CPA is better? read more
New Message  GPWA vs. PAW Freeroll Tournament, April 15th
New Message  Is CPays paying U.S. accounts?
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