30 July 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 30, 2008
Meet The Affiliate
Laurie LewickiThe woman best known as "casinolatte" in the forums explains the origin of her interesting brand name and how she credits the support she receives from her husband and five kids for the success she has attained. Read the interview

Industry News
KGC launches independent probe into UltimateBet
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has appointed an independent monitor, led by former New Jersey State Gaming Regulator Frank Catania, to investigate Tokwiro Enterprises -- the parent parent company of both Absolute Poker and UltimateBet. Tokwiro, which is owned by former Kahnawake Grand Chief Joe Norton, has come under fire after systematic cheating was found at both sites during the past year.

Intertops offering affiliates free trip to Barcelona
Intertops is giving one of their affiliates a chance to attend EiG, the GPWA Conference at the EiG Affiliate Zone and CAP Euro on Intertops' dime. The raffle will be held on Sept. 1, and the more players you send to Intertops between now and then, the more entries you get in the drawing.

BetUs.com launches new Web site and betting engine
New site promises bettors a sleeker, more seamless portal to get in on the latest sports, casino and poker action.

Absolute Poker, UltimateBet to form CEREUS network
New poker platform will integrate customers and features from Absolute Poker and UltimateBet to create the third largest online poker network.

BrightShare offers affiliates bingo promotion
As a special introductory offer between August 1st and October 31st, BrightShare is doubling bingo revenue share, allowing affiliates to receive up to 80% on net profits of players they direct to Allbingoclub.com.

Ivobank targeting online gaming industry
New online bank is licensed in the U.K. by the Financial Services Authority and hopes online punters will help it reach its goal of one million customers within the next five years.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit East 2008Aug. 10 - 12, 2008
Affiliate Summit East 2008
Affiliate Summit was founded in 2003 for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.

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?
At paddypower.com, host country China is an 8/15 favorite to win the most medals at the Summer Olympics. And weightlifting is an 8/11 favorite to be the first sport to see a medal stripped because of a failed drug test.

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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 MessageAbsolute Poker and Ultimate Bet combine to form CEREUS
New MessagePayPal giving IRS transaction records
New MessageKahnawake releases statement on UB/AP
New MessageWSOP's worst nightmare?
From The Forums
New MessageAlexa rankings
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I am new to this casino affiliate thing. I am a webmaster, but this is my first venture into this area. In all my research the only thing that is not clear to me is how do I receive the payments for my affiliate commissions? Do I use a service like Neteller? Should I use more than one? Are there legal issues regarding receiving payments for advertising (at least where I live in the U.S.)?  read more
New MessageMobile Sports/Poker/Casinos
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New MessageGoogle Toolbar PageRank update underway...
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