30 April 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 30, 2008
Facebook group 500 strong
The GPWA group on Facebook continues to grow. We added more than 100 members in April. And on Wednesday, Edward Ihre, the managing director at Ladbrokes Poker, became our 500th member. We also have a crowd growing on LinkedIn, where we've passed 100 members.

Industry News
Rebecca's return...The real story behind the move
Yes, the rumors are true. Rebecca Liggero is back. Back with the Casino City and the GPWA team, back on the affiliate side of the business, back to writing her regular column and back to traveling the world.

PartyPoker.com now offering flat-fee tournaments
The popular poker site has slashed the charges for all single-table tournaments over $200 to a flat fee of just $10.

32Red Poker giving away WSOP seats
32Red Poker is offering seats at the World Series of Poker to their players through a series of satellite tournaments. The winners will receive the $10,000 buy-in fee for the Main Event and $3,000 in travel expenses to Las Vegas.

Casino Rewards adds six more casinos
The 12 online casinos operating under the Casino Rewards umbrella have been joined by Golden Reef, U.K. Casino Club, Nostalgia, iBig, Music Hall and Challenge.

SunPoker.com releases new flash poker room
The no-download version works on both Macs and PCs and lets players play immediately regardless of their location.

Titan Poker sends players to EPT Monte Carlo
Titan Poker awarded three players with prize packages worth a combined total of $60,000 to the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo earlier this month.

Slotland launches Tetris-inspired slots
The new Tetris-like online slot machine is two games in one, both inspired by the popular game of falling-blocks considered by some to be the best video game ever.

Financial company launches CantorCasino.com
Global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald launched CantorCasino.com this week to become the first company of its kind to move into online gaming.

UltimateBet launches two new promotions
The new promos include Sniper tournaments, where players can fight for the top daily or weekly sniper titles in a variety of events, and $1 Pro Rebuy Madness Bounty, which allow bounty hunters to earn the amount UltimateBet pros used for rebuys by taking them out of a tournament.

Titan Poker offers APT seat
Titan Poker is staging a Super Satellite Series, offering players a chance to win seats at the land-based Asian Poker Tour tournament in Manila.

Wild Jack Mobile Casino adds 3 Card Poker
3 Card Poker, known as "Brag" in the U.K., is one of the fastest growing casino games and is now available on more than 925 mobile devices.

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 the most influential people in the industry to a luxurious locale for some fun and exciting networking events.

CAC MoscowJune 7 - 8
CAC Moscow
The Casino Affiliate Convention (Moscow 2008) event will focus on marketing and advertising for Eastern European and Russian-based affiliates in the iGaming industry.
Did You Know?
PartyGaming reported a 21% rise from a year earlier in its Q1 revenues, including a 45% jump in casino sales.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
Sinead Lambert

The online gaming industry is filled with colorful characters and Sinead Lambert certainly fits that mold. Find out why Paddy Power's Affiliate Manager is a "cheap date" and how confusing "purgatory" with "puberty" once got her in trouble with some nuns.
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Meet The Affiliate
Diana Sterling

Veteran affiliate and Australia resident Diana Sterling explains how she has survived in the industry, what traits to look for in an affiliate manager and how the GPWA has helped her business.
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Join Our Groups
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