11 April 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 11, 2007
GPWA Party at CAC Amsterdam May 3rd
Join GPWA members and fellow affiliates at the GPWA cocktail party. We've arranged to move to a larger area, so this will be the GPWA's biggest party ever thanks to the support of CashWave. Join us 5-7p.m. for food and drinks!

GPWA-PAW freeroll deadline Thursday!!
Don't forget to sign up for the GPWA-PAW poker challenge!! You have to submit your AbsolutePoker player name to the GPWA-PAW thread by 10 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 12 in order to play in Sunday's tournament. Then log onto AbsolutePoker at 8 p.m. EST on April 15th to help the GPWA take down PAW in this free tournament. It will be a great opportunity to network and meet fellow affiliates. And first place gets a seat in an Absolute $150K Sunday Tourney.

"GPWA Approved Portal" seal awarded to 175 sites
Two short weeks ago we had 150 approved sites in our GPWA approved portal seal program. Now we have 175 and we're still growing. The seal program was created to establish credibility for deserving Web sites and we'd like to give out some more. If you operate a portal Web site and have not yet applied for the seal, we encourage you to join now.
GPWA Approved Portal

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

Industry News
Absolute, Ultimate Bet drop poker pros
Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker are changing their marketing plans, and as a result, several well-known poker pros, including Michael Mizrachi, Mark Seif and Antonio Esfandiari, will no longer be used to promote the sites. The sites are concerned the players could become targets for the U.S. Department of Justice. Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke have been retained to promote the UB brand outside the U.S.

PartyGaming shuts out Turkish market
PartyGaming announced this morning that it will no longer allow Turkish citizens to play real-money games on any of its sites. In late February, Turkish legislators passed a law prohibiting unauthorized operators from providing Internet gambling services. The legislation prompted NETeller and bwin to pull out of the Turkish market in March.

D'Amato to participate in PPA Webcast
Former Senator and newly appointed Poker Player's Alliance Chairman Al D'Amato will participate in a live Webcast Thursday, April 12 at 3 p.m. EST. D'Amato will answer viewer questions during the broadcast.

I. Nelson Rose to keynote GIGSE
Noted gambling law expert and author I. Nelson Rose will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo. This year's event will be held June 5-7 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal.

Everest Casino launches new design
Everest Casino's new design offers free content for its users. The new updates offer upgrades to existing games, gaming tips for players and links to exclusive Everest Casino content such as wallpapers, mp3s and screen savers.

SuperiorCasino.com launched
SuperiorCasino, powered by Rival Gaming Software, launched last week. The new online casino features I-Slots, and an interactive gaming experience that adds storylines and random bonuses to traditional slot play.

GPL Bingo launched
GPL Bingo is ready for players after spending four months in development. The new site, which does not require players to download software, is the newest GPL site joining GPL Casino, GPL Shop, GPL Forum and Rakeback30.

Did You Know?
Warren Harding, 29th U.S. president, played poker at least twice a week, and once gambled away an entire set of White House china. His advisors were nicknamed the "Poker Cabinet" because they joined the president in his poker games.
-- MSN Encarta

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Renee and Yaniv

Rene is so popular among affiliates, some have even asked to have her baby. We're not kidding. And her co-worker, Yaniv, loves to surf. Find out more in GPWA's exclusive interview with Casino Rewards' affiliate managers.
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 many page views do your sites get?
GPWA members operate a variety of sites. Some of us have visitors that just look at a page or two, and some have visitors that poke around for a while. Some have just a few visitors while others have many visitors. Total page views per day is one of the better ways to compare traffic that factors in all of these differences. How many page views do your sites (all of them together) get in a typical day? View poll
Last week's poll results: How does your March 2007 revenue compare with your September 2006 revenue? View poll
From The Forums
New Message Moving on to casinos soon
OnlineBingoClub writes:
I don't see many people on here in the Bingo sector -- all I see are casino portals. Would you say casinos are more profitable? Or is it more a man thing not to run a Bingo site? I only target the U.K. market and am looking to expand my online affiliate empire to casinos soon. As I am already quite OK-ish in Bingo affiliate marketing, what would be your best advice to give me for the casino scene? read more
New Message LA Times - Get rid of gambling restrictions!
PRIVATE FORUM TOPICS (Not a Private Member, Upgrade Now!)
New Message Please help save my home (saved)
New Message What about your avatar?
New Message On a roll, Beta Affiliate Program
New Message At which end lies the problem?
Featured Affiliate Program
Check out PartnerLogic and promote Playboy Poker and Casino. If you bring in $500k to either, you could win a trip to the Playboy Mansion. This is a once in a lifetime prize, and one not to be missed!
Visit PartnerLogic GPWA Details Page for more information.
Forums | New Posts | Articles | GPWA Home | Join GPWA
Copyright © 2001-2007 Gambling Portal Webmasters Association. All rights reserved.
Subscribe | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Become a Featured Affiliate Program