2 July 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 2, 2008
Recognition for June's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 20 most-active members for June. We're giving an extra special thanks to masontech, one of our most active posters during the month of June. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of July as the featured site.

Recognizing June's most active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in June. We're giving an extra special thanks to Martyn Beacon, the most active affiliate program representative during the month of June, and on the list in his first month back since starting with Red Returns. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of July.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce CashRake as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Income Access conducting affiliate marketing survey
Income Access is conducting a survey on how affiliate marketers communicate, collect metrics and market their sites. A summary of the results will be available to both affiliates who participate and Income Access clients.

BetUS launches poker affiliate program
To celebrate the launch of its new poker program, BetUS ran a $5,000 freeroll for its affiliates last week. In addition, the affiliate that refers the most depositing poker players by Aug. 1 will get $5,000 to put towards a private poker tournament for its player base.

Fortune Affiliates to award gift cards to affiliates
The Christmas in July promotion can win affiliates of Fortune Affiliates Amazon.com gift cards worth as much as $10,000.

Everest Poker forms Bar Poker League
Everest Poker and the World Poker Store have joined forces to create Germany's first official Bar Poker League. The two companies will promote tournaments at more than 100 venues across the country.

888 signs deal with Sportech
888.com will power Sportech's brand and customer base with its gaming and back-end software, customer support and payments processing services.

Upcoming Conference

EiGSept 23 - 25, 2008
More than 1,200 iGaming industry professionals will gather in Barcelona for three days of learning and networking while enjoying the buzz and dynamism of this premier event.

GPWA ConferenceSept 24 - 25, 2008
GPWA Conference
The event at the EiG Affiliate Zone in Barcelona will include a Seminar Theatre and a Networking Lounge that will provide wireless access and a comfortable place to relax and meet new contacts.

CAP Euro 2008Sept 25 - 28, 2008
CAP Euro 2008
Four days of networking parties and a daytime bill of internationally acclaimed conference speakers and quality exhibition rooms in scenic Barcelona.
Did You Know?
The Norwegian online gambling industry has grown 6.1% in the last year, according to figures released by the Norwegian Gambling Commission.

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How did the second quarter of 2008 compare with the first quarter of 2008 for you?
We've just completed the second calendar quarter of 2008, so it's time to ask our periodic question to members about how the revenue they are earning is changing. If you compare revenue from the second quarter of 2008 (April to June) to revenue from the last quarter of of 2008 (January to March), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse for you? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you plan to go to Barcelona this Sept. for a conference? 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 MessageWSOP goes green
New MessageObama likes poker, McCain likes craps
New MessageGreg Hogan set free
New MessageMan vs. Machine poker battle set for July 3-6
From The Forums
New MessageNetwork of sites pointing to you
rob3786 writes:
Is it better to have a network of sites all pointing directly to your main site or one site? Does it really help with rankings that much??? read more
New MessageSetting up double opt-in email subscriptions
PRIVATE FORUM TOPICS (Not a Private Member, Upgrade Now!)
New MessageOnline gamblers mostly nickle and dime players?
New MessageSome fun?
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