24 October 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 24, 2007
Casino City launches directory of payment methods
Normally we reserve use of this space for GPWA announcements. However, we think the new Casino City directory of payment methods will be of interest to many GPWA members. The new directory describes the 142 payment methods available at online gambling sites and ranks them in popularity. When visitors click on a payment method, they are given some background information about it. We welcome feedback from GPWA members about how we might make the directory even better. And if you see any mistakes, please let us know so we can fix them.

GPWA to host party at CAC Macau
The GPWA is throwing one of our now-famous cocktail parties at CAC Macau and you're invited. The event will be held on Nov. 28, the first night of the convention, at the Macau Venetian. It will feature an open bar and a nice selection of hor d'oeuvres. An extra-special thank you goes to AffiliateClub.com for sponsoring the party.

Free G2E passes for GPWA members
The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the largest gaming trade show in the world and a pretty amazing sight. This year's G2E takes place in Las Vegas on Nov. 11-13. Casino City will have two booths there, and as an exhibitor, we are pleased to offer free admission to GPWA members to the show exhibit hall if you register by Oct. 30th. Visit this thread for more info.
New Affiliate Programs
A trustworthy firm is selling 11 affiliate accounts. The accounts have been established for over two years and their combined annualized revenues for 2007 are $45,000. If you're interested in finding out more about these accounts, read this thread for more details.

Affiliate Accounts For Sale
The GPWA is excited to announce AffiliateClub.com and PDC Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Meet The Affiliate
Kathryn A.Kathryn A. started her career in online gaming pestering Lloyd from Brightshare. Now the California resident and two others run their own portal. (Did we mention her avatar is one of the best on GPWA's forum?) Read the interview

Industry News
Blog wars: Rebecca strikes back
Rebecca Liggero decides to give Gambling 911 the true scoop on her relationship with Calvin Ayre and reveals the secret relationship between Chris Costigan and Tila Tequila.

Unibet CEO detained
Unibet CEO Petter Nylander was detained this week by Dutch authorities for allegedy violating French laws designed to protect state-owned gambling monopolies.

DoylesRoom.com is Coming (Back) to America
DoylesRoom.com, the online poker site endorsed by 10-time World Series of Poker champion Doyle Brunson, announced last week that it has begun accepting U.S. players again. The news came less than nine months after the site decided not to permit U.S. action because of ramifications from the UIGEA.

BBC show invests in online gaming site
BBC's reality investment program Dragons' Den has made an investment in online gaming site GamingAlerts.co.uk. The site's founders received a £200,000 investment, marking the largest amount awarded on the popular program.

Absolute Poker responds to cheating charges
Absolute Poker owner Joe Norton admitted Sunday that a security breach had allowed cheating at the popular poker room and promised to refund players any lost money.

Playtech launches mobile slots
Playtech announced the launch of the popular Gold Rally progressive jackpot on its mobile platform, allowing players the chance to win multi-million dollar jackpots. The mobile product features advanced technology that duplicates the feeling of computer gameplay on a mobile device.

Did You Know?
Boss Media signed its first licensing agreement with an external customer in 1998. The firm has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1999.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Claire Leighton

AffiliateClub.com's Claire Leighton never disloses her age. But she's full of tips on how affiliates can succeed and what makes AffiliateClub.com the right program for you.
Read the interview

Upcoming Conference
Nov. 28-29, 2007
CAC - Macau
CAC - Macau
Casino Affiliate Convention's first Far East/Asia affiliate convention is being held at the Venetian Macao. The event will focus on affiliate marketing in Asia.
How many gambling webmasters do you know?
For most of us, it's important to be able to learn from others and share our thoughts. That's what brings many of us to the GPWA. But it's also great to know other webmasters in person and not just online. So I thought it would be interesting to ask how many gaming site webmasters we know in person? View poll
Last week's poll results: How do you provide support related to problem gambling? View poll
From The Forums
New MessageWhat to say when promoting casinos
Simmo! writes:
I had a long discussion with someone I know getting into affiliate marketing and thought I'd post my thoughts, if nothing else just to prompt people to look at their sites from a different perspective with a view to improving conversions. One of the assumptions he made was that if he put up text promoting the casino, he would get decent sticky content and over time, some decent conversions. Which to a degree is true, but it made me look at one or two of my sites in a new light. read more
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