9 July 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 9, 2008
Earn money through our new Facebook application
We're pleased to announce the launch of our first application that will help webmasters earn revenue by using social networking. Our new "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends all of the online and land-based places they have gambled at. When their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue. To try this application, follow this link.

GPWA Conference early-bird prize deadline
There is still time to be included in the early-bird prize drawing for the GPWA Conference at the EiG Affiliate Zone in Barcelona on September 23-24. If you register by Friday, your site could be featured on the GPWA home page. Registration is free for affiliates. And affiliate program representatives who register this week will receive a discounted rate.

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

Industry News
Rebecca's weekend in Vegas
Casino City's Rebecca Liggero was in Las Vegas for the 4th of July weekend where she met up with her online gambling industry friends. And as you'll read in her weekend diary, living a life of luxury for a few days is something Rebecca could probably get used to in a hurry.

Casino City sits down with Wexler and D'Amato
Congressman Robert Wexler and PPA chairman and former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato told us in an exclusive interview that they hope to reintroduce a bill to stop UIGEA regulations from being implemented before Congress goes on recess.

Online poker rooms unveil WSOP player lounges
As a courtesy to its players, Everest, Betfair and Ladbrokes were just a few of the online poker sites to open private lounges at the WSOP. As a courtesy to our readers, we went inside and found out what goes on in each one.

BetUs affiliates can win cash for private tournaments
BetUS.com's new Poker Affiliate Program is putting $5,000 towards a private tournament for the player base of the affiliate who refers the most depositing players by Aug. 1.

Bet365 launches bingo room
Bingo is now available around the clock at bet365. It is powered by Virtue Fusion, the world's biggest online bingo software provider, and players can now receive a free bonus with no deposit required.

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 number of online bingo sites in the United Kingdom has grown from 17 in 2004 to 243 in 2008, according to Which Bingo.

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Are there any big events in the world of gaming that effect what you do on your site?
Last month, the European Football Championship (Euro 2008) took place in Switzerland and Austria - a big event for those involved in sports betting. And this month the World Series of Poker is taking place in Las Vegas. Are there any big events in the world of gaming that affect what you do on your site? View poll
Last week's poll results: How did the second quarter of 2008 compare with the first quarter of 2008 for you? View poll
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