21 November 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 21, 2007
Industry News
888.com gambles with new ad campaign
The online gaming giant is inviting U.K. consumers to 'enjoy the game' by launching print, TV and billboard ads that resemble casino games. 888.com is hoping the campaign will help it expand into the entertainment industry.

Harrah's, MGM execs ready to bet on the Web
Both express interest in starting online casinos overseas in order to position themselves for the possibility of the U.S. market opening up in the future.

U.S. lawmakers press for trade policy change
Influential congressmen urge Bush administration to allow online casinos to offer services to U.S. customers and not pay compensation to the EU and other trading partners.

DuplicatePoker.com launches new look
Online gaming site introduces an innovative design that makes the game easier to play and follow. The site's skill game status also allows U.S. players to easily deposit and play.

Begawin.com to target Spain
Online casino and sportsbook will feature games in English, but focus its marketing activities on the Spanish market.

Maestro Poker removed from iPoker network
Site kicked off for violating iPoker's 'zero tolerance policy' toward rakeback deals for affiliates and players.

Intertops.com hosts Online Forum Challenge
More than 1,000 online poker players will compete this weekend for a prize pool of more than $10,000 as well as a satellite seat at the World Poker Open in Tunica.

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.

International Casino ExhibitionJan. 22-24, 2008
International Casino Exhibition
Hundreds of exhibitors will be at ICE 2008, making it the best opportunity to find out about product developments and launches.

CAP Euro: LondonJan. 24-27, 2008
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.
Did You Know?
The first FTOPS had 7,789 players and a prize pool of $1.9 million. FTOPS VI had 27,493 players and a $11.1 million prize pool.

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The 33-year-old U.K. resident worked for Ladbrokes in Gibraltar for five years before becoming a full-time affiliate. In this week's interview, Dave Sawyer (Webzcas) talks about his experience with Ladbrokes, how his sites have grown and offers advice to people getting started in the industry.
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Do you work on holidays?
Since Thursday is a major holiday in the United States (it's Thanksgiving day), we thought it would be interesting to see how many webmasters work on holidays. It seems that weekend time is used by a lot of gaming webmasters to work on their sites. Is the same true of holidays, or does the typical workaholic webmaster spend more of their holiday time with family and friends rather than with their keyboard and terminal? View poll
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