7 November 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 7, 2007
Honoring October's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 22 most-active members for October. As was the case in previous months, we are showing our appreciation to these members by linking to their sites from our home page. We're giving an extra special thanks to kaus, one of our most-active posters during the month of October. Her site is being shown on the home page for the month of November as the featured site.

Recognizing October's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most active affiliate managers in October. We're giving an extra special thanks to Cherylann Smith of PlayShare/G3 Partners, the most-active affiliate program representative during the month. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of November. As usual, we are going to recognize all of our most-active managers by featuring them on the GPWA home page with links to their affiliate program profiles.

Meet The Affiliate
Aksana RadamanAksana had always dreamed of running her own business from home, so in 2005 she started promoting casinos online. This past summer, Aksana quit her full-time job to work exclusively as a webmaster. Now, the dynamic 23-year-old is enjoying the fruits of her labor and not having to get up early in the morning. Read the interview

Industry News
London for a long weekend: Bring on the fish and chips!
Look out, London! Casino City's Rebecca Liggero is jetting across the pond this weekend for what she fully expects to be three nights of "craziness" with her online gaming friends.

888 to add a multi-national sportsbook to its arsenal
888 and Blue Square announced Monday that they will offer a multi-national, multi-lingual sportsbook beginning early next year. The news comes less than a month after 888 launched the Italian sportsbook 888.it.

All Jackpots launches free, $100,000 slot tournament
The Jackpot Factory has put together a $100K Free Slots Tournament that will have 30 daily semi-finals beginning Nov. 15. The final runs from Dec. 15-18 and first place goes home with $50K. Affiliates will also be winners as they'll take home 12% commission on their players' winnings.

EU commissioner urged to defend online gambling
European officials are calling on Peter Mandelson to use his visit to Washington D.C. this week to seek the reversal of 'illegal discrimination' against the European gaming industry.

Unibet CEO posts bail
Petter Nylander was transferred from the Netherlands to France last week and released on €200,000 bail for allegedly violating French gambling laws.

Mansion.com adds more than 50 games
Casino adds popular flash games from Playtech, including Jackpot Darts, Penalty Shoot-out, Rock-Paper-Scissors, Dice Twister, Spin-A-Win, Genie's Hi-Lo and Bonus Bowling.

Ultimatebet.com releases new software
New features include a resizable poker table, the ability to tile and cascade poker tables and an option to save poker hand histories directly to the hard drive.

CelebPoker launches Swedish site
Site looks to take advantage of the huge influx of Swedish players by designing and rebranding CelebPoker for the Swedish market.

Jackpot Factory offers Postepay
The prepaid rechargeable Visa Electron card, issued by Poste Italian, has been added to Jackpot Factory's list of preferred and trusted payment options.

Svenska Spel, Boss Media join forces
The Swedish state-controlled gaming company has obtained permission to launch an Internet poker site in cooperation with Boss Media.

Did You Know?
Alderney, a popular jurisdiction for licensing online casinos, made it legal to bet electronically on the island in 1997.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Wael Almaree

Wael Almaree, Sloto' Cash Affiliates' trilingual affiliate manager, discusses the demographics of Sloto' Cash players, i-slots and listening to Girls Aloud.
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.

Jan. 24-27, 2008
CAP Euro: London
CAP Euro: London
CAP Euro is specifically designed to bring together the top affiliate minds in the internet gaming industry through intense networking and education.
Do you work weekends?
After GPWA member greek39 mentioned that he takes 80 percent of his weekends off for the sake of his sanity, kaus started wondering how many others did that. And now, so are we. How often do you work on your sites during the weekend? View poll
Last week's poll results: How do you link to gambling sites? 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 MessageGermany says Internet gambling ban is impossible to enforce
New MessageWTO ruling expected by Nov. 30
New MessageEditorial claims protectionism is good
New MessageWSOP champ playing $125 WPT satellites
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From The Forums
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I am planning to offer a newsletter to the visitors of our Web sites. I would be very grateful to get some useful tips, some Dos and Don'ts, about how to make and maintain a good newsletter in our business. read more
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