27 June 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 27, 2007
Private forums launched for affiliate managers
We are pleased to announce that we have created a new private forum area open just to affiliate program managers. There is one forum open to all affiliate program managers and another open only to sponsor affiliate program managers. We are working to give all GPWA affiliate program managers access to these discussion areas. If you are an affiliate manager and don't have access to these areas please send a private message to CityGuard or email him and he will make sure you are given appropriate access.

We hope the new forums will enable affiliate program managers to exchange ideas, share best practices, and work together to help make the industry more successful in the same way that GPWA portal webmasters collaborate and work together in our forums.

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

Industry News
Ron JeremyIt's all about the pictures
Rebecca Liggero is back this week and boy is she upset about her picture being replaced by Calvin Ayre's. She hopes to once again become more popular than Bodog's favorite billionaire and invites you to join her at the WSOP next month.

Study finds few problem gamblers online
A recent Harvard Medical School study found that only 0.4% of online gamblers could be classified as heavy bettors with large losses. The study sampled more than 40,000 registered bwin users over eight months.

U.S. faces seven compensation claims
Seven compensation claims have been filed against the U.S. in its ongoing WTO online gambling case. The claims, including a $3.44 billion filing by Antigua and Barbuda, were made last week after the U.S. decided to exclude online gambling from its General Agreement of Trade in Services schedule.

bwin supports EU crackdown on monopolies
Austrian gaming firm bwin announced its support of this week's European Commission decision to continue infringement proceedings against France, Greece and Sweden in connection with online sports gambling.

Facebook, BetsGoWild team up
Facebook members will soon be able to bet online using BetsGoWild.com. This is the first time a betting application will be integrated into a major American social network. Paris Hilton will be the first betting topic for Facebook members.

GameAccount signs deal with Stan James
GameAccount has signed a software licensing agreement with Stan James. The multi-year deal enables Stan James' online customers to play GameAccount offerings including gin rummy, blackjack and backgammon.

RGA endorses online gaming initiative
The Remote Gambling Association Tuesday endorsed the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative for its efforts to promote the freedom of individuals to gamble online with financial safeguards and integrity.

2007 World Series of Poker: Your ad here
If poker player Robert Williamson has the look of a NASCAR driver, then the WSOP tournament room inside the Rio's convention center resembles the Daytona Motor Speedway. Sponsor banners, advertisements and corporate signs are second in number only to the more than 200 poker tables.

Did You Know?
Webster's defines spam as unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists or individuals.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Upcoming Conference
August 27-28
CAC – Montreal
CAC – Montreal
The fifth annual Casino Affiliate Convention Montreal will primarily focus on marketing and advertising for the online gaming industry.
What percentage of your Web site visitors come from the major search engines?
According to data from Hitwise, over 33.7% of U.S. visitors to gambling portal sites came from the major search engines during May, 2007. Hitwise statistics show 24.8% of portal site visitors were referred by Google, 6.27% by Yahoo Search, and 2.63% by MSN Search. What percentage of your Web site visitors are from the major search engines? View poll
Last week's poll results: What's so great about this work? 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 MessageEU cracking down on gambling monopolies
New MessageIsraeli court rules against online gambling
From The Forums
New MessageWhat else can I do?
Kaus Kaus writes:
I am seeking free marketing ideas to increase my search engine rankings. I think I can do well without spending a fortune buying links that may turn out to be non existent in the eyes of google. So far, my marketing has centered around using article submissions, directory submissions, social networks, free advertising areas, blogs and link exchanges. Are there any other resources? read more
New MessageWhen will the U.S. market return?
New MessageWSOP anyone?
New MessageDefining spam
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New MessageCasinos accepting players from all states in the U.S.
New MessageJust for the record - spelling domain variations
New MessageThe proverbial bus
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