24 September 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 24, 2008
Issue #6 of the GPWA Times magazine is now available!
We're very pleased to report the sixth edition of the GPWA Times magazine is being distributed at the EiG and GPWA Conferences in Barcelona this week. The new issue features a dramatic upgrade to the physical look and feel of the magazine, including a glossy cover on heavy stock and full-bleeds throughout the entire magazine. For a sneak peek at some sample pages, follow this thread. We look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions as we strive to make every issue better than the one before!

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

Industry News
Kentucky moves to seize Internet gambling domains
A forfeiture hearing to determine the fates of 141 online gambling domains is scheduled to take place Thursday in Frankfurt, Kentucky. The hearing comes days after the Commonwealth of Kentucky was granted an order to seize these domains as part of lawsuit trying force online gambling operators to stop offering services to Kentucky residents.

UltimateBet's former owners hit with lawsuit
MSNBC reported last week that UltimateBet's former owners have been sued for $75 million for their role in the "superuser" cheating scandal that has plagued the online poker room.

Bodog seeking U.K. license
In a continuing effort to expand its European operations, Bodog has applied for an operating license in the U.K.

EU gambling firms see WTO case coming against U.S.
A dispute over U.S. enforcement actions against European Union online gambling companies could be headed to the World Trade Organization soon.

Ivobank, Unibet join forces
Ivobank has partnered with Unibet to offer fast and secure online payment and banking services to its customers.

Paddy Power Casino unveils new site redesign
Paddy Power Casino has redesigned its site to provide easier navigation, improved banking features and better visibility.

Absolute Slots opens its doors
New online casino features exclusive video slots games, entertaining i-Slots and an affiliate program with detailed real time tracking.

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?
Online gambling generated $9 billion in revenue from more than 22 million players worldwide in 2007, according to Point Topic.

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Do you use a domain registrar domiciled in the United States?
The legal action in Kentucky concerning domain names is a hot topic right now. It is far too early to know how this will all play out, but we thought it would be interesting to find out if the registrars that GPWA members use are legally domiciled within the U.S. or not. View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you ever go to affiliate conferences not focused on iGaming?  View poll
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