13 February 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 13, 2008
Golden Girls CAP Awards golden!
A definite highlight of the CAP Euro conference in London was the CAP Awards ceremony, which gave a whole new meaning to the term "Golden Girl," as you'll see from the pictures inside this thread. There were more than 500 people in attendance, including affiliates, operators and affiliate program representatives. For complete coverage and plenty of entertaining photos, check out this thread.

GPWA forum improvements
We have made a couple of changes in the GPWA forums. First of all, you can now simply mouse over the title of a thread to see the first 150 characters of the first post in that thread, making it easier to decide whether to click through to view it. We've also upgraded to vbSEO version 3.1.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Pantasia Affiliates, Simon Says Affiliates, 400 Affiliates and Timeless Poker Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
U.K. court says poker is a game of chance
A British appeals court declared this week that poker is a game of chance under U.K. law and Gutshot will need a license if it wants to offer the game in a private club.

Absolute Poker acquires Vegas Poker 24/7
Players from Vegas Poker 24/7, which was part of the Absolute Poker network, will be migrated to Absolute Poker. Vegas Poker 24/7 will cease to exist as a brand and Absolute Poker continue running all Vegas Poker 24/7 tournaments.

BingoFun relaunches affiliate program
Program is now part of the Income Access network and is offering 40% revenue share commission until the end of April, with an ongoing rate of 35% revenue share moving forward.

UltimateBet.com launches loyalty program
Online poker site announces the start of a new program called RAI$E, which paves the way for players to earn new rewards and bid on incredible life experiences and memorabilia from the sports, poker and entertainment worlds using their UltimatePoints.

PartyCasino offering 100% revenue share
Affiliates can earn up to 100% revenue share on all players they refer to the site in the month of April. Revenue shares of 75% in May, 50% in June, 40% in July and 35% in August will also help maximize affiliate revenues.

Wild Jack Mobile Casino jackpot reaches £1 million
The popular Major Millions progressive jackpot fruit machine is primed to create the first mobile casino millionaire. The Jackpot Factory has already paid out over £15 million in progressive wins, but none of them have ever won via the mobile casino.

PlayersOnly extends deadline for video contest
Online casino will accept entries until March 15 for its video contest on YouTube.com that will earn the winner $10,000 and a night out with Playboy/FHM model Carrie Stroup.

Purple Lounge wins award
Online poker room scoops up the coveted Reader's Choice award for 'Best Poker Customer Service' at the annual Gambling Online Magazine awards.

Vegas Red jackpot tops $1 million mark
Beach Life, a 20-line video slot machine that is one of 19 progressive jackpots featured on the site, has a jackpot worth more than $1.3 million that is still growing.

Titan Poker offers seats in exclusive tournament
Online players who become VIP Club members at Titan Poker are rewarded with chances to win seats to the $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Tournament on March 2, its biggest guaranteed-prize tournament ever.

Harvard law professor addresses online gambling
Professor Charles Nesson traveled to London this week to discuss what the UIGEA means for free trade and Internet gambling in the U.S. at a seminar sponsored by the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Absolute Dream Package returns
The 7th Absolute Dream Package will allow one lucky online poker player to walk away with a $100,000 prize package that includes buy-ins to every major poker event in 2008, including WPT, EPT and WSOP events.

Did You Know?
PlayTech announced that its 2007 fourth-quarter sales increased 60% for casino games and 16% for poker as compared to its 2006 fourth-quarter numbers.

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Upcoming Conference
Feb. 26-29
6th Annual Asian i-Gaming Congress & Expo
6th Annual Asian i-Gaming Congress & Expo
AiG (formerly PCiG) is the only gambling conference in Asia that focuses on all aspects of i-gaming and is the longest-running gaming event of its kind.

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CAC Amsterdam
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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 MessageBodog applies for U.K. license
New MessageAustria opens state-owned Internet poker room
New MessageAbsolute Poker acquires Vegas Poker 24/7
New MessageCardPlayer launches SpadeClub.com
New MessageTory MP says Internet should be "two-tiered"
From The Forums
New MessageConversion rates!
casinolatte writes:
What would be a good estimate on real purchasing players coming from free casino play and downloads? One in 30? read more
New MessageHow many indexed pages?
New MessageTaxes in the EU
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New MessageHow to make your Web site fit all screen resolutions!
New MessageE-mail spoofed
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