7 May 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 7, 2008
New Affiliate Guard Dog forum
For the last six months, GPWA member kwblue (aka Affiliate Guard Dog) has posted alerts in the GPWA forums about changes in affiliate program terms and conditions that are important for affiliates to know about. This work is important so the GPWA has created a special forum for the information he provides. We encourage you to check out his new home.

Recognition for April's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 21 most-active members for April. We're giving an extra special thanks to Nandakishore, our most active poster during the month of April. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of May as the featured site.

Recognizing April's most active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in April. We're giving an extra special thanks to Fintan, the most active affiliate program representative during the month of April. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of May.

Meet The Affiliate
Christine M.Christine M. appears to have it all. She works in an industry she enjoys so much that she admits it doesn't even feel like work. All the while she gets to spend plenty of quality time with her family. Find out how the woman known in the GPWA forums as "bonustreak" carved out the formula for a balanced and successful career. Read the interview

Industry News
A (female) guide to online gaming conferences
As the Casino City/GPWA team gets ready to welcome a new member just in time for this month's Poker Conference and CAP Spring Break in Cyprus, Rebecca Liggero, the senior member of the group, uses her wealth of experience to offer some tips to surviving the online industry's festive events.

WSOP Main Event final table moved to November
The World Series of Poker announced last week that in an effort to increase the drama surrounding the Main Event, it has moved the start date of the tournament's final table from July to November.

Former chief urges change in Canadian laws
Former Kahnawake Grand Chief Joe Norton and lawyer Morden Lazarus urged that legislation be enacted to recognize gambling as a legitimate aboriginal activity under the Canadian constitution.

UIGEA supporter frustrated with delays
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said this week that he is losing patience with the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department as they struggle to craft regulations to enforce the UIGEA.

Internet betting companies prevail in court
Betfair, bwin and Ladbrokes fended off a legal challenge from French Open organizers who wanted to stop bets from being made on the French Open.

Europa Casino player hits progressive jackpot
Sissel A of Norway cashed in for €289,500 playing the Queen of Pyramids last week. Sissel had been a member of the online casino for less than two weeks when she hit the massive progressive jackpot after placing a €2.25 bet.

Everest Casino Australian giveaway
Only one month remains to win an all-expenses-paid Australian Adventure Vacation Giveaway at Everest Casino where one lucky online player and a guest will receive an 11-day, 10-night prize package worth $12,500.

Intertops.com continues birthday promotions
Online casino continues its 10th birthday celebrations by automatically entering every player this month into a free drawing for one of two first-class travel packages valued at $10,000 each.

UltimateBet launches Sit and Go satellites
The online poker site announced the addition of the Sit and Go Satellite Bounty Challenge, a weekly contest featuring 32 separate leaderboard competitions that will reward players with entries into popular tournaments, including UltimateBet's World Series of Poker 25-seat and 50-seat guarantees.

888.com World Poker Crown final table is set
The $3-million guaranteed tournament's 10-player, final table will be played Thursday, May 8 and will be broadcast live at Worldpokercrown.com.

Titan Poker sends player to ECPT
Jelte Kruijer, who has already earned seats at the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Showdown, won the right to represent Titan Poker at the highly anticipated ECPT Madrid Open 2008.

Full Tilt to sponsor World Series of Golf
Poker giant has signed on as the title sponsor of the Las Vegas-based sports and entertainment event that has been described as the most innovative golf tournament format since the Skins Game.

GameAccount launches skill games for Stan James
Multi-year deal enables StanJames.com customers to play GameAccount's host of games including Gin Rummy, backgammon and other popular offerings.

Bodog signs Justin Bonomo
The accomplished 22-year-old poker player from Los Angeles who is known around the poker world simply as "ZeeJustin" has joined fellow pros David Williams, Evelyn Ng and Jean-Robert Bellande on the Team Bodog roster.

Did You Know?
The percentage of U.K. adults who participated in online gambling during the last year remained the same (8.8%) as the year before, despite the relaxation of advertising restrictions for gambling firms.

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

May 19 - 21
2008 Poker Affiliate Conference and Expo
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.

May 21 - 24
CAP Spring Break 2008
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CAP Spring Break brings the most influential people in the industry to a luxurious locale for some fun and exciting networking events.

June 7 - 8
CAC Moscow
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The Casino Affiliate Convention (Moscow 2008) event will focus on marketing and advertising for Eastern European and Russian-based affiliates in the iGaming industry.
Has the amount of time you spend on your affiliate sites changed in the past year?
As webmasters, it is always possible to spend more time working on our sites to make them better. We might work more because we are encouraged with the fruits of our efforts, or because we have more time available. We might work less because we need a break, or simply because we want to devote more time to our families. How about you? Are you spending more or less time on your sites than you were a year ago?  View poll
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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 MessageAGA boss says we're "6-7 years" from overturning UIGEA
New MessageFull Tilt not paying players?
New MessageWSOP to take 117-day break before starting final table
New MessageKahnawake offered Canada a piece of the pie in 1999
From The Forums
New MessageAffiliates who hire staff
Manila writes:
As an affiliate, I work with my business partner for long hours on our Web sites. However, we'd like to start new projects and were wondering ... how you go about hiring staff and (figuring out) where they work from. I have no idea on what is a good business model for this, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.  read more
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