20 August 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 20, 2008
GPWA Conference sessions set
We're pleased to announce that we have a great slate of speakers scheduled to lead sessions at the GPWA Conference, which takes place on Sept. 24-25 in the EiG Affiliate Zone. Among the people presenting are Income Access CEO Nicky Senyard, PokerListings CEO Bjorn Evers, Bigmouthmedia's Head of Search Andrew Girdwood and GPWA Executive Director Michael Corfman. There will be an Affiliate Clinic for site reviews and plenty of opportunities to network. Follow this thread for more details.

Affiliate Summit a great experience
GPWA Executive Director Michael Corfman had only planned on spending a few hours at the Affiliate Summit in Boston last week. But he found the conference that focused on general affiliate marketing (rather than iGaming) so interesting that he attended all three days and discovered, among other things, how a New York state law negatively affected affiliates based there far worse than the UIGEA impacted gaming affiliates in many cases.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce e-Gambling Market, iGaming Profits and Rome Partners as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Rebecca's worlds collide at the Affiliate Summit meeting
With the Affiliate Summit being held in Boston last week, Rebecca Liggero decided to take a chance and mix business with pleasure by introducing her hometown friends to her gambling industry revelers. Luckily, the two groups had plenty in common. You know, things like drinking, eating and a fondness for strip clubs.

Boss Media disputes PokerTrillion claims
After a Malta court authorized a seizure of Boss Media's servers, Boss Media said the legal action by PokerTrillion was "without merit" and assured its players that their funds would not be affected by the decision.

JamPoker updates its software
The new version, released on Aug. 19, brings improved in-game functionality and new games like Euchre.

888Ladies launches Caribbean promotion
888.com's bingo site announced a Caribbean Bingo Cruise promotion where players can win tickets to the 20th World Championship Bingo Tournament and Gaming Cruise, which runs from November 5-13.

PKR.com celebrates second birthday
PKR.com is the fastest growing online poker room that does not accept U.S. players, according to PokerScout.com, after signing up more than 1.1 million players in the last 12 months.

Titan Poker sends players to Poker Cup Australia
The popular iPoker Network poker room is staging weekly Super Satellite qualifying tournaments with the winners receiving $8,000 prize packages to compete in Poker Cup Australia 2008, which begins Oct. 12.

UltimateBet guarantees 50 prize packages
UltimateBet will award at least 50 online poker players with Aruba Poker Classic prize packages valued at $8,500 apiece through its Aruba 50-seat Guarantee.

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 full slate of conference sessions led by a who's who of the industry, clinics to improve affiliate sites 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.

Canaffco Affiliate Bootcamp Sept. 27, 2008
Canaffco Affiliate Bootcamp
The Canadian Affiliate Management Company has organized a one-day series of seminars designed to accelerate the learning process for anyone interested in reaping the rewards of affiliate marketing.
Did You Know?
The total number of unique visitors to online gambling sites in the U.S. rose 5% in the month of July as compared to June, according to comScore.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
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How do you manage your time?
There was a very good discussion started in the private forums by Mojo about how people managed their time. GPWA webmasters provided some valuable feedback about how they structured their day to be productive. We thought it would be interesting to find out how many of the ideas mentioned are used by different webmasters, and to also solicit more suggestions from members. So please let us know how you manage your day, and feel free to submit your own tips. View poll
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