27 August 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 27, 2008
I heart Barcelona
In four weeks, the world's largest gathering of iGaming folks takes place when Barcelona hosts EiG, the GPWA Conference, CAP Euro and the CanAffco Affiliate Boot Camp from Sept. 23-28. In anticipation of the conferences, we're publishing John Wright's must-read travel guide, I Heart Barcelona. Wright, the Casino and Affiliate Manger for ThisIsVegas, provides a wealth of information including tipping etiquette, shopping information, recommended restaurants, basic Catalan phrases and much, much more. To access the guide, follow this thread.

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

Industry News
Anti-Internet gambling provision still in GOP platform
A provision prohibiting Internet gambling was stripped from the Republican platform by a draft committee, and re-inserted hours later Tuesday by the full Republican Platform Committee, according to Congressional Quarterly.

Tombola launches affiliate program
Powered by the Income Access affiliate marketing software solution, the online bingo operator is offering two types of commission structures. New affiliates will also benefit from a television campaign that was launched earlier this week.

Royal Vegas gets make-over
The Fortune Lounge Group brand enhanced its site and casino software and launched its new look Wednesday.

Cantor Casino offering a new affiliate program
Affiliate network Income Access has announced the launch of the Cantor Casino affiliate program, which offers CPA or revenue share commission structures, no negative rollover and dedicated affiliate support.

Bodog casino runs MacBook promo
Bodog is awarding 10 blackjack players a $100 bonus each week for a total of $1,000 in weekly bonuses through Oct. 1. After six weeks, the top five players will win an Apple MacBook computer worth more than $1,600.

PKR.com awarding 2009 WSOP seats
Beginning Sept. 15, the new "Road to Vegas" promotion promises 33 weeks of freeroll action with winners claiming seats to the 2009 WSOP in events ranging from $1,500 buy-in tournaments to the $10,000 Main Event.

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?
Eighty-one percent of online gamblers worry about the risks they're taking and 40 percent expressed concern over the security of being paid, according to PayPoint.net.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Places I've Played
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Which SEO resources do you use?
For many gambling portal webmasters content and search engine optimization of that content are the name of the game. When it comes to SEO, where do you turn? Do you do it yourself? And if you do it yourself (which I think is the case for most of us), are there specific resources that you find helpful? Maybe it's a site with good suggestions, or a newsletter on SEO you read, or some tools that help you do a better job. Please share those with us here in this thread. 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 MessageWPT could face delisting from NASDAQ
New MessageAbsolute Poker threatens Gambling911 with lawsuit
New MessagePoker Players making Republicans hear their voices
New MessageChanPoker closes up shop
From The Forums
New MessageAffiliate programs and U.S. affiliates
mjrichey writes:
What's everyone's experience with affiliate programs and U.S. affiliates? A few years back, I was dropped by most of the affiliate programs I was in. Do most affiliate programs take U.S. affiliates? Which are the best and most reputable programs for U.S. affiliates? read more
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