26 September 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 26, 2007
GPWA Times magazineGPWA Times Magazine - Issue 2 is on the way
We're very pleased to report the second edition of the GPWA Times Magazine is currently being printed and will be available at at the EIG and CAP Euro conferences in Barcelona next week. Some of the feedback we received from the first issue of the magazine was to try to include more material from members. And we've taken that to heart. The new issue includes interviews with seven GPWA members. When you read through their interviews, you'll be impressed and moved. You can see a few pages of the second issue online in pdf format. Just look for the link in this thread.

Stats RemoteGPWA members get special StasRemote deal
Working smart is an important part of being a successful gambling portal webmaster. So, today, we're pleased to announce a special arrangement we've made with StatsRemote. StatsRemote tracks your various affiliate relationships and provides statistics for them in one place. Now GPWA members can sign-up to use StatsRemote for free until the end of October. And if you decide you want to keep using it, then we've made an exclusive deal available only to GPWA private members that will allow you to extend the length of your subscription term for free.

GPWA Approved Portal SealGPWA Approved Portal Seals reach new mark
We've reached another milestone - 270 sites now have the right to display the "GPWA Approved Portal" seal. Congratulations to the 20 newly approved sites (and their associated webmasters). The international adpoption of this symbol of credibility and ethical behavior has been truly amazing. Seals have been awarded to webmasters residing in 23 countries on six continents. If you are a current GPWA private member, and would like to be a participant in the seal program, please pm CityGuard with the URLs of the websites on which you would like to use the seal.

Affiliate Program detail pages enhanced
We've just completed a major overhaul in the way we organize information about the affiliate programs involved with the GPWA. One of the first benefits of our better organized information about affiliate managers is that we can provide additional information on our sponsor detail pages about them. Before we just listed affiliate program manager names and e-mail addresses. Now we include their GPWA member name when they have one with a link to their member detail page so you can easily find information like the posts that they have made.

Meet the GPWA at CAP Euro!
The CAP Euro Conference in Barcelona is almost here. Michael Corfman, along with RebeccaL and EricEricEric from GPWA central will all be there. If you're going to be at CAP Euro, be sure to stop by the GPWA booth and say hello in person. We'd love to find out what you're doing, and share some of our plans first-hand with you.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Fortune Affiliates and Sloto' Cash Affiliates as new sponsors. Both are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
RebeccaGPWA Times Top-10 preview
According to my industry contacts, it appears that I love everyone. In an effort to recognize some of my very favorite people in online gaming, I've put together a Top-10 list of individuals I love that are somehow involved with the GPWA.

SkillGround launches UTour Golf
SkillGround announced last week the beta release of UTour Golf -- a realistic online golf game that allows players to put their money on the line and compete for cash prizes.

Absolute Poker launches avatar promo
It looks like art class is finally about to pay off. Absolute Poker announced last week a new promotion that promises to pay cash for the best user-created avatars.

Bodog switches its web address -- again
For the second time in a month, Bodog has relocated itself on the World Wide Web. Last week, Bodog dropped newbodog.com in favor of bodoglife.com.

U.K. bingo market still strong
BingoPort.co.uk released figures last week revealing that the U.K. online bingo market is in an extremely healthy position, showing strong growth over the past three months despite what was anticipated to be the usual 'summer slow down'.

Poker Host offers freeroll for affiliates
Poker Host is hosting a LittleSlick Championship freeroll only for Poker Host affiliates and players on Sept. 29. In addition to the $100 prize pool, the winner gets a berth in the $2,500 LittleSlick Championship of Poker Main Event on Nov. 17.

Did You Know?
InterCasino was the first online casino to advertise on British television, with its commercial hitting the airwaves at 9:01 p.m. on Sept. 1.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Upcoming Conference
Oct. 2-4
From online bingo to the European and Asian markets, this three-day conference with loads of great speakers has something for everyone working in the I-gaming industry.

October 4-7
CAP Euro
CAP Euro
This four-day event is designed to bring together the top minds in Internet gaming affiliate marketing. The conference is free for all verified GPWA and CAP members. Poker legend Doyle Brunson will be this year's keynote speaker.
How much time do you spend participating in forums?
Participating in forums is a valuable way to keep up with what is happening in the iGaming industry and finding out the opinions of other webmasters. Forums can be valuable sources of information, alternative perspectives and a place for comradery with others. We have all of that at the GPWA and more. If you look across all the forums in which you participate, we thought it would be interesting to find out just how much time members devote to forum participation? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you publish an e-mail newsletter? 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 U.S. offers concessions in WTO case
New Message Czech Republic to ban Internet gambling
New Message Obama a poker player
New Message PokerStars cracks down on tracking sites
New Message Access to I-gaming does NOT lead to increase in problem gaming in U.K.
From The Forums
New Message How do you prefer getting paid?
Sam David writes:
Hi everyone, I could use some help in this matter please. I have more than 10 different payment methods I use for paying my affiliates and I was wondering if any of you has a better way of dealing with this situation? What's your favorite way of receving the payment? The money tranfers on the Internet aren't getting any easier so I think we could all benefit from finding one (or more, as long as it's not too many) payment method that suits all of our needs and demands. read more
New Message Congratulations to Doolally
New Message First check!
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New Message How do you tell what your sites are worth?
New Message Bookmarking help
New Message Change hosts?
New Message More helping Greek
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