16 January 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 16, 2008
London Affiliate Boot Camp - Exclusive GPWA Deal!
The inaugural CanAffco Affiliate Boot Camp will be held during ICEi and CAP Euro on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Hilton London Olympia Hotel. The event is a one-day seminar hosted by many of the top affiliates in the industry. The normal Boot Camp fee is £139, however we've arranged for verified GPWA members to receive an exclusive discount rate of £89. Read this thread for more details.

GPWA Conference to be held at EiG Affiliate Zone
The GPWA will be working with Clarion Gaming at the EiG Conference in Barcelona, Sept. 23-25. This year a new feature called the Affiliate Zone is being added to EiG. The Affiliate Zone will include a networking lounge that will provide a comfortable place to relax and meet new contacts while the theatre will feature two days of conference sessions covering topics essential for successful affiliate marketing. We look forward to seeing you there.

GPWA.org now our official domain
The GPWA is an organization of webmasters and others that work together. So we decided that GPWA.org was a better domain than GPWA.net. We've been using GPWA.org for some time now. Today we officially moved completely away from the GPWA.net domain and all pages on the site will be shown as being under the domain GPWA.org.

30,000 threads and growing
After recently reaching the 200,000-post milestone, the GPWA forums just passed another important mark on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 3:16 a.m. EST when affiliate manager Marvin H of Fortune Affiliates started the 30,000th thread in our private forums. He also started the 29,999th thread a minute before that. We'd like to congratulate Marvin H for starting this thread and thank everyone for their contributions to the forums.

Great job opening at the GPWA and Casino City
We have a dream job opening for the right person! We are looking for a Senior Affiliate Relationship Manager who will play a leadership role both as a member of our executive team and as a hands-on manager. Relationships are central to our success, and this new position has overall responsibility for managing all of our relationships with affiliates and affiliate programs in the iGaming industry. For a complete description of this important opening, visit our corporate Web site at www.casinocity.com/jobs.

iGaming Portals Wanted
Play LA has announced they are looking to acquire iGaming Portal Sites. If you have an established site you would consider selling, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to exchange your site for some cash. Read this thread for details.

Industry News
Absolute Poker whacked with $500,000 fine
The popular online poker site receives its punishment from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission following the 'superuser' account cheating scandal that erupted last October.

Antigua and Barbuda fail to make U.K. white list
U.K. Gambling Commission offers no explanation after rejecting applications from the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake in Canada and Antigua and Barbuda.

PlayersOnly.com hosts YouTube contest
Entertainment site hosted by Playboy/FHM model Carrie Stroup is running a $10,000 contest where contestants are invited to submit video clips showing themselves and their friends demonstrating what it takes to be a "player."

WinADay.com launches free games
Slotland.com introduces a 3D casino based on the latest instant-play, no-download Flash technology, allowing designers to incorporate rich media content.

Everest Poker shares nationality observations
Extensive observations of its online poker room tournaments, promotions and live events discovers that a player's nationality can have a profound affect on their style of play.

Paddypower caught drinking Obama Kool-Aid
The Irish sportsbook got caught with its pants down last week when it decided Senator Barack Obama was a lock to win the Democratic nomination after winning the Iowa Caucus and began paying off bets on the day before Senator Hillary Clinton prevailed in the New Hampshire primary.

Did You Know?
Online gaming advocate Charlie McCreevy served the Irish Parliament for 27 years before becoming a European Commissioner.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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

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.

Jan. 24, 2008
Canaffco Affiliate Boot Camp
Canaffco Affiliate Boot Camp
The Canadian Affiliate Management Company is offering a day of seminars designed to accelerate the learning process for anyone in the iGaming industry.
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Having put the word "free" on my site's home page a little while ago, I have been getting a huge amount of traffic (well, huge as far as my normal traffic goes...) from people searching Google for terms like "free casinos," "free slots," and "free penny slots." None of them have deposited. I wonder whether, in the long term, these players are worth attracting to my site. read more
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