31 October 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 31, 2007
New feature: Affiliate Manager Language Skills
If you are trying to target a particular geographic market, then nothing beats working with an affiliate manager that speaks the native language of that market. At the GPWA, one of our major goals is to help connect affiliates and affiliate managers. So, we've been putting the necessary information and infrastructure in place to allow us to do this. To date, we've gathered information on about about 100 affiliate program managers, and together, they speak 19 languages. We're pleased to announce that today we are making this information visible on the GPWA Web site. First, the information we provide for each program has been expanded. Second, on the top navigation under Affiliate Programs, in the Program Gaming Sites search, you can now search by affiliate manager language and language proficiency.

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.

Industry News
Rebecca Liggero reportingRebecca: 'Hail to the Boat Chief!'
Things are going well here in Boston...the Red Sox won the World Series, I have my own URL, I am sneaking off to London for a long weekend on the 9th, and I am booked for CAC Macau. Ni hao.

WTO deadline extended
The deadline to negotiate compensation claims over the U.S. decision to remove online gaming from its trade schedule has been extended from Oct. 22 to Dec. 14. Groups that have filed for damages include Antigua and Barbuda, the EU, Japan, India, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica and Macau.

Unibet CEO to be extradited
Unibet CEO Petter Nylander, who was detained by Dutch authorities last week, will be extradited to France to face charges of violating French gambling laws according to published reports.

U.S. tax collectors want a slice of the action
The Internal Revenue Service announced last week that beginning March 4, 2008, it will require casinos and poker tournament sponsors to file paperwork when a player wins more than $5,000.

Playtech adds two new games
Bonus Bears and What's Cooking are both video slots with bonus rounds that emphasize graphics and animations in addition to a variety of new features.

Players state case for poker exemption
Internet poker players were in Washington D.C. last week to tell members of Congress that poker is good for you and asked that it be an UIGEA exception.

Bodog offering Spanish-language services
Bodog added a full-service Spanish-speaking customer service call center to serve its growing presence in Latin America, the company said last week. The casino also plans to have a Spanish-language gaming site in the near future.

Upcoming Conference

CAC - MacauNov. 28-29, 2007
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.
Did You Know?
The rolling of knucklebones is one of the earliest known forms of gambling. (Source: Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling)

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Meet The Affiliate
Pablo Edronkin

Pablo Edronkin became a pilot so he could easily reach the cabin he was building in the Patagonia Andes. And he entered the online gaming business when he saw pilots making bets on the wheels of their planes. But those aren't even the most interesting things about this high-flying profound philospher!
Read the interview

How do you link to gambling sites?
There are a lot of approaches that can be used to link from your portal site to sites you promote. You can hard-code links with your affiliate codes or use redirect scripts to keep affiliate codes in a database. And you can have your links show that you are using an affiliate code, or you can hide the affiliate codes in the links you display. How do you handle affiliate links on your site? View poll
Last week's poll results: How many gambling webmasters do you know? View poll
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Featured Affiliate Program
Wager JunctionWager Junction
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