16 April 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 16, 2008
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Bet365 Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Meet The Affiliate
Adrian David Carli
He's a transplanted American living in Costa Rica who is also studying to become a surgeon. Meet Adrian David Carli (WagerX) and read how this industrious 36-year-old manages his time between being a father and going to medical school all while carving out a career in the online gaming industry. Read the interview

Industry News
ePassporte stops online gambling transactions
American Internet poker players and online gambling affiliates were dealt another blow this weekend when ePassporte stopped processing transactions with online poker sites.

Frank says ban is 'impossible to implement'
Regulations to enforce the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act would be blocked under a bill introduced this week by Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Duplicate Poker World Championship set for this fall
The event features a $120,000 prize pool offered by DuplicatePoker, which created the game that dramatically reduces luck in Hold'em and is considered a skill game.

PokerRoomSchool offers seat to WSOP Main Event
Super Satellite will be held on June 1st and is open to members of PokerRoomSchool. The winner will receive a $10,000 buy-in to the 2008 WSOP Main Event as well as airfare, accommodations and spending money.

European Main Event seats on the line at Titan Poker
The popular poker room is rewarding its VIP Club members with the opportunity to win seats at this spring's ECOOP II and ECPT Madrid Open.

Absolute Poker launches Assassin Tournaments
It's Texas Hold'em with a twist as Absolute Poker's Assassin Bounty Tournaments feature an additional buy-in attached to every online poker player's head, which is released to the player who knocks him or her out.

Full Tilt Poker announces dates for FTOPS VIII
The eighth FTOPS will take place beginning May 7 and with 24 events – including the $2 million Main Event – Full Tilt has high hopes that it will surpass the $15 million in prize money that was awarded in February for FTOPS VII.

Casino Tropez accepting South African rands
Casino Tropez announced this week that they now accept South African rands in the online and mobile versions of the award-winning casino.

Upcoming Conference

European Gambling BriefingMay 13-14
European Gambling Briefing
The European Gambling Briefing (EGB) delivers serious, senior-level analysis on the legal and regulatory issues shaping online and offline gaming today.

2008 Poker Affiliate Conference and ExpoMay 19 - 21
2008 Poker Affiliate Conference and Expo
The 1st annual Poker Affiliate Conference will be an interactive event that focuses completely on the poker affiliate side of the business.

CAP Spring Break 2008May 21 - 24
CAP Spring Break 2008
CAP Spring Break brings hundreds of the most influential people in the industry to a luxurious locale for a host of fun and exciting networking events.
Did You Know?
A new medical drug called Game Suppli is on the market and is designed to "aid tired eyes" and "give a boost to the brain when undergoing marathon gaming sessions."

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Jason Marsh

Jason Marsh basically stumbled his way into the online gaming industry seven years ago. But since that time he has immersed himself in the business and has helped the Timeless Poker brand thrive as its affiliate manager.
Read the interview

Join Our Groups
FacebookThe GPWA group is just our first step into Facebook. In the coming months, we'll be developing and rolling out some neat Facebook applications for GPWA members.
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LinkedInThe GPWA group in LinkedIn is a big help in networking with other GPWA members. It also identifies you as a GPWA member to other LinkedIn members.
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What are your hopes and dreams for revenue growth?
We're all affiliates because we hope to earn enough in that role to feel like it is a worthwhile effort. And I'm sure most or all of us have dreams that we will do very well over the longer term. If your affiliate business grows the way you hope it will, how much more revenue will you be earning in two years compared with today?  View poll
Last week's poll results: How many affiliate programs are new to your site? 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 MessageInternet gambling sites used for money laundering
New MessageBill proposed to halt UIGEA regulations
New MessageWSJ Europe story about the UIGEA
New MessageePassporte no longer available to U.S. customers?
From The Forums
New MessageAnti-spyware software
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PRIVATE FORUM TOPICS (Not a Private Member, Upgrade Now!)
New MessageAbnormal stats
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