10 September 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 10, 2008
GPWA Facebook and LinkedIn groups hit milestone
We are pleased to announce that we passed a true milestone on Wednesday when we saw the 1,000th member join our groups at Facebook and LinkedIn. On Facebook we now have 732 GPWA members and on LinkedIn there are 271 members. Follow this thread for details on how you can become a member -- if you're not one of the 1,000 that have already joined us in the world of social networking.

The GPWA welcomes Teresa Adam as online community program coordinator
Teresa Adam has joined the GPWA in the role of online community program coordinator. One of Teresa's primary goals will be to make sure the GPWA is doing a good job of providing quality service to all of its members. So if you apply for private membership or for a seal, she'll be responsible for making sure we handle your application in a professional and timely manner. Please join us in wishing her a warm welcome!

Two weeks 'til Barcelona!
There are less than two weeks to go before the iGaming community converges in Barcelona. If you haven't reserved your spot at the GPWA Conference yet, make sure to register ASAP! In addition to a great slate of speakers, the GPWA Conference will have an affiliate clinic where you can receive feedback for your site in person from experienced affiliates and affiliate managers. Follow this thread for more conference details.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce BonusShot and 7Aff as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Rebecca's adventures in Scandinavia, Part II
It's the second part of Rebecca Liggero's diary from her 12-day Scandinavian escape. This week she explains why Stockholm is the most beautiful city she has ever seen and how she spent her time there with some of the most beautiful people she has ever met, both inside and out.

PartyGaming could be liable for $287 million in lawsuit
The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals made it possible Monday for WMS to receive more than the $2.67 million it originally received in damages in its trademark infringement case against PartyGaming.

PKR to host live poker festival
The inaugural PKR Live festival will run from Nov. 14-16 at London's Loose Cannon Club and feature guaranteed prizes totaling nearly $100,000.

Income Access using new payment card
The payment option made possible through a partnership with Intercash and TransSend helped affiliates receive commissions more quickly and conveniently last month.

Sun Bingo launches new site
The updated site has all of Sun Bingo's old favorites, plus three new games. In addition, all players are being entered into a prize drawing to win a house worth £250,000.

TilaPoker presents ECOOP III
Satellites began at TilaPoker on Monday for The European Championship of Online Poker III, which runs from Nov. 24 through Dec. 7.

PKR.com reaches major milestone
The site that PokerScout.com calls the fastest growing online poker room not accepting U.S. players signed up its two millionth user last week.

Annual WCOOP is underway with $30 million at stake
This year's World Championship of Online Poker features 33 events, including nine new ones, and will culminate with the $10-million guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold'em Main Event beginning Sept. 21.

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.

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 online gaming market in South Korea is expected to exceed the $1.7 billion mark by 2009, according to a study released by Pearl Research last week.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Katerina Milfaitova

Six years ago, Katerina Milfaitova moved from the Czech Republic to London so she could learn the English language. Today, the former TV presenter and radio news editor is loving life as an affiliate manager with AffiliateClub.com.
Read the interview

Places I've Played
Places I've PlayedThe "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends the online and land-based places where they've gambled. And when their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue.
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Join Our Groups
FacebookPlease join the GPWA Facebook group. It's a great place to network with affiliates and affiliate managers and keep up with all the latest news and updates from the GPWA.
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LinkedInThe GPWA group in LinkedIn is a big help in networking with other GPWA members. It also identifies you as a GPWA member to other LinkedIn members.
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How many hours a month do you spend on social networking sites?
We announced Wednesday that we passed the milestone of 1,000 members in the GPWA Facebook and LinkedIn groups so we thought it made sense to ask about member participation in social networks. How much time do you spend each month on social networking sites? View poll
Last week's poll results: What commission structure best suits your traffic? 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:
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From The Forums
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