18 April 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 18, 2007
200 sites awarded GPWA Approved Portal Seal
Two milestones in two weeks! The GPWA Approved Portal Seal Program reached the 200-seal plateau this week with no signs of slowing down. The seal program was created to establish credibility for deserving Web sites and we'd like to give out some more. GPWA staff issued a press release today to help generate publicity for the sites that have helped make this program a smashing success. If you haven't joined our program already, please enroll today.
GPWA Approved Portal

GPWA hangs tough in Freeroll
The GPWA gave PAW all it could handle before falling in Sunday's Absolute Poker sponsored GPWA vs. PAW freeroll. GPWA's bountied players outlasted PAW's, and our own JOKERSWILD9 finished third. PAW's CASHCHASERE grabbed the title. Many thanks to Absolute Poker affiliate manager Shenaz Shamji and the good folks at PAW who helped organize this fun and exciting event.

Polls now have their own forums!
We've moved all the polls into their own forums. The move, suggested by Nandakishore, received overwhelming GPWA member support. As Nandakishore said, "...the poll is a very effective, transparent and democratic instrument of GPWA for creating and circulating some very useful information." Thanks to our members, the polls now have their own home.

New Affiliate Programs
GPWA is excited to announce Gaming Income / Refer Income as a new sponsor. Gaming Income / Refer Income is pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Casino domains auction at CAC 2007
Moniker will be hosting the first online silent auction of premium gaming and casino industry domain names during the Casino Affiliate Convention 2007 in Amsterdam May 3-5 at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel.

Casino City reporter trades closer to WSOP seat
Casino City reporter Aaron Todd is one step closer to trading his sixty-cent check for a World Series of Poker Main Event seat after swapping GoldenPalace.com poker chips for a basketball signed by the 1975-76 ABA Indiana Pacers.

Toronto man wins Absolute Dream Package
Daniel Boone, a 31-year-old construction worker and father of three, won the second Absolute Poker Dream Package worth $150,000. Boone now has access to 10 major poker tournaments and tutelage from professional players.

PlayersOnline.com hosts unique auction
PlayersOnly.com will auction off a $12,000 World Series prize package that could go for a dollar or less. Bidders are vying for airfare, accommodation and entry to the World Series of Poker. The auction ends in June.

FreeSl.com sends affiliates to WSOP
Affiliate marketing agency FreeSI.com will be sending 150 of their top affiliates to the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to compete in the World Series of Poker Main Event. The lucky affiliates will receive the $10,000 entry fee.

Income Access celebrates growth
Victor Chandlern joins the Income Access team to help launch the Income Access Network. The company also added members to the technical branch and new affiliate marketing managers corp with plans to hire more staff coming soon.

Wild Jack Mobile Casino adds baccarat
Wild Jack Mobile Casino announces the addition of Baccarat to its expanding mobile gaming portfolio. Other games available include blackjack, roulette, jacks or better, Treasure Nile, Tomb Raider, Fruit Fiesta and Scratch Card.

Did You Know?
According to Gambler's Digest, more cheating takes place in private, friendly gambling games than in all other gambling games combined.
- Best-Online-Casino-Guide.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
Cedrik Caron

Cedrik, the sushi eating, airplane loving, industry veteran sees bright things on the online gaming horizon, especially in Russia and Europe. He's been there, so he must know. Find out more in our exclusive interview with the affiliate manager from Hot Pepper Affiliates.
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Upcoming Conference
May 3rd - 5th
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.
What web traffic analysis tools do you use?
Most successful webmasters use either web analytics tools or log analyzers to better understand how their sites are used by visitors. We at the GPWA thought it would be interesting to find out what tools GPWA webmasters use, and maybe hear an interesting story or two about using these tools. View poll
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From The Forums
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