17 September 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 17, 2008
Final Barcelona registration deadline is Sept. 18th
If you haven't reserved your spot for next week's GPWA Conference in Barcelona yet, make sure to register ASAP! The deadline is Thursday and it's the only way to ensure your admission to the conference. We've posted a final detailed agenda for the GPWA Conference at the EiG Affiliate Zone that includes session topics, speakers and their bios. Follow this thread for more details.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce C-Planet, Absolute Slots Affiliate Program and Lion Slots Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
House committee votes to clarify UIGEA
The House Financial Services Committee passed a bill Tuesday that, if made into law, would force the government to define what unlawful Internet gambling is before creating any regulations to block transactions.

Analysis: Sports leagues the key to UIGEA puzzle
A closer look at the bill passed Tuesday shows that by compromising with America's professional sports leagues, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) -- with the help of some clever scheduling -- was able to pass legislation that delays the implementation of most UIGEA regulations.

CryptoLogic, WagerLogic fight fraud with Ethoca
E-gaming leader joins global fraud-fighting community to reduce fraud, protect players and boost profits.

New slots based on Marvel comic series launched
Peak Entertainment's new games can be found at Omni Casino and CSCasino.com and include appearances by the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Submariner.

WCOOP drawing record numbers
Just 12 events into a 33-event schedule, the 7th Annual World Championship of Online Poker was well on its way to blowing the doors off of its previous bests in both participation and prize money.

California online poker bill shelved until 2009
At the request of the Poker Voters of America, the bill that would push for the licensing and regulating of intrastate poker in California was put in the "inactive legislative file" last week and will go no further in 2008.

UltimateBet launches satellites for UBOC
Online poker site releases a Main Event schedule for the UltimateBet Online Championship that will feature 22 events, including two $1 million tournaments and more than $3 million in guaranteed prize pool money.

Vegas Red Casino to give away free beer for a year
In celebration of Oktoberfest, Vegas Red members can take part in a promotion through Oct. 8 that will grant the winner a year supply of free beer delivered to his or her home.

Smart Live adding poker and bingo
The new poker room is expected to run on the Ongame network while the bingo room will use Parlay software.

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 Dutch Senate cleared a gaming taxation bill that will enable the government to tax games of chance, including those provided by foreign online operators.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Lee Knott - Partner Logic

While working closely with the Playboy brand makes his job enjoyable, Lee Knott explains that it's not the only reason he loves working for PartnerLogic.
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Do you ever go to affiliate conferences not focused on iGaming?
We're getting ready to head off to Barcelona for the biggest iGaming gathering of the year between EiG, the GPWA Conference, CAP Euro Barcelona, and the Canaffco Affiliate Boot Camp. So this week, we thought it would be interesting to ask if you attend any general affiliate conventions for a broader perspective. In the U.S. there are Affiliate Summit conferences and in Europe there are Affiliate 4 U conferences. Do you ever go to general affiliate conferences? View poll
Last week's poll results: How many hours a month do you spend on social networking sites? View poll
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