20 June 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 20, 2007
GPWA Sponsor Affiliate Program Code of Conduct
We've decided to publish the code of conduct for all to see as part of a general upgrade to our site's affiliate program section. We now have three features. The first is our directory of sponsor affiliate programs. The second is our newly enhanced affiliate program gaming site search. And the third is our published code of conduct. The code states the standards sponsor affiliate programs agree to follow.

Join GPWA at CAC Montreal in August
It's just nine short weeks until the Casino Affiliate Conference in Montreal begins at the Intercontinental Hotel. The GPWA will be there, armed with another cocktail hour, and we hope you will join us. The conference will have a global focus on Internet marketing for the affiliate and online gaming industry. A complete overview and preliminary agenda are available on the conference Web site.

We've also set up a special forum for members to discuss the conference, and a thread to indicate if you plan to attend. If you are going, please let other members know in this thread so we can all be sure to say hello in person.

Industry News
Calvin AyreCalvin Ayre launches blog
The blog features loads of video content and Ayre's musings on free enterprise, philanthropy, and the Internet's impact on global business. Ayre's blog also offers candid commentary on gaming developments and Paris Hilton.

Casino Profit Share launches slots tournament tool
Casino Profit Share has unveiled a new slots tournament tool for affiliates. The Dynamic Slots Tournament Scheduler tells players when slots tournaments are running within CPS brands. CPS is offering the code to all its affiliates.

Convincing Congress to change
Casino City reporter Aaron Todd recently sat down with his Congressman's aide to tell the online gambler's side of the UIGEA story. Believe it or not, the reaction was positive.

Osbourne family featured in online slot machine
Ozzy Osbourne and his unique family are getting ready to conquer online slots. The Osbournes will be featured in a series of graphic-rich video slots planned for launch later this year, according to a licensing deal signed by Microgaming.

FCP community supportive of PokerStars switch
Full Contact Poker message board posts were generally supportive of the poker room's decision to shut down operations and migrate accounts to PokerStars, but some players are upset about losing their pending bonus balances.

Reporter's Sixty-Cent-Main-Event quest continues
Casino City reporter Aaron Todd traded two pieces of Jimi Hendrix's childhood home for a Super Bowl football signed by Adam Vinatieri in his quest to trade his way from a sixty-cent check to a $10,000 entry in the WSOP Main Event.

Youbet.com, SportsBallot sign deal
Youbet announced today that it has become the horse racing content source for Live Racing Network (LRN), a SportsBallot application which supplies horse racing programs to more than 30 U.S daily newspaper Web sites.

Casino City WSOP Player of the Year Standings
The Casino City editorial team has been hard at work tracking performances at the 2007 World Series of Poker. The Player of the Year formula, devised using top-secret methods not involving an abacus, is proving to be right on the money.

Did You Know?
Germany's Katja Thater became the first woman to win an open WSOP event since 2004 on Tuesday night, when she won the $1,500 Razz tournament.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Nicole Fenwick

Nicole is almost always near the water when she's not fostering relationships for Roxy Affiliates. She believes associates should be open and honest - if you can trust someone who doesn't innately love rugby!
Read the interview

Upcoming Conference
Aug. 27-28, 2007
CAC Montreal 2007
CAC Montreal 2007
The fifth annual CAC Montreal will focus on marketing and advertising.
What's so great about this work?
GPWA member Don wonders what about this line of work makes it so fascinating and satisfying to webmasters. What are you in it for? It's probably more than one thing, so what keeps you going through the dry spots, the highs and the lows? View poll
Last week's poll results: Is your spouse supportive? View poll
Buzzy's World
The BuzzBuzzy has been hard at work this week chasing down the latest industry rumors and gossip. Here's a quick look at Buzzy's top finds:
New Message Ayre waves
New Message Scientists say don't gamble when you're sleepy
New Message Bwin sponsorhsip of Real Madrid draws formal complaint
From The Forums
New Message Do you gamble online?
rob3786 writes:
I used to play online slots now and again, but lately I have started playing more. I played free games a lot of the time to get "in the mind of the player," but you need to be playing with money to really get an insight. Do you guys gamble online much for your own entertainment or for testing? read more
New Message More link questions
New Message Should you offer a gambling newsletter?
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New Message The proverbial bus
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