1 October 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 1, 2008
Recognition for September's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 20 most-active members for September. We're giving an extra special thanks to Skinski, one of our most active posters during the month of September and new to the list this month. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of October as the featured site.

Recognizing September's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in September. We're giving an extra thanks to Shaun of Wager Profits, one of the most active affiliate program representatives in September and new to the list this month. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of October.

Industry News
The Dos and Don'ts of attending a gaming conference in Barcelona
Who better than the GPWA's own Rebecca Liggero to dish out advice on how to make the most of your next "business trip" to Barcelona? Fresh off her excursion to the GPWA Conference at EiG and CAP Euro last week, Rebecca puts her more than three-years experience of gaming conference mayhem to full use by providing a list of "Dos and Don'ts" and she has photos to back up her words of wisdom.

Bill that would regulate online poker introduced
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced legislation this week that would legally define poker as a skill game and create a regulatory environment for the game to be offered over the Internet in the United States.

Judge grants continuance in Kentucky domain case
Last week's court hearing to determine the fates of 141 online gambling domains that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is attempting to seize was continued to give online gambling sites and other interests a chance to either prepare their cases or settle the lawsuit.

Russ Hamilton named as culprit in UB cheating scandal
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission released a statement regarding the cheating scandal at Ultimate Bet and fingered former WSOP Main Event champion Russ Hamilton as the primary culprit.

Peak Entertainment launches 17 new slot games
The menu of new choices includes Movie Mayhem, Jewel Quest and the 3-D underwater slot game, Cubis.

PokerStars.com ad challenged by ASA
An ad campaign in the U.K. by the popular poker room has been criticized by the Advertising Standards Authority for implying that gambling could make a person "more confident and courageous."

Jadestone to introduce multiplayer dice games
The Swedish online game developer announced that it has created a game network called DiceArena that will be launched on European gaming sites this fall.

PokerTime adds Razz to its menu
In an effort to broaden its appeal to all kinds of poker players, PokerTime.com is now offering Razz, a seven-card-stud game where the lowest hand rules.

PKR announces the return of Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest 2008 begins Oct. 17 and will offer almost double the prizes of last year with increases on the guarantee of every event.

2008 WCOOP breaks online prize-pool record
With a total purse of more than $10 million, the record-breaking World Championship of Online Poker came to a close last week when ‘ckingusc' won the $5,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit Social Media 2008Oct. 5, 2008
Affiliate Summit Social Media 2008
Affiliate Summit Social Media is a one-day event focused on how to leverage social media in affiliate marketing. The keynote speaker for Sunday will be Don Crowther, social media and blogging expert.

World Poker CongressOct. 29 - 30, 2008
World Poker Congress
WPC examines the synergy between the traditional land-based and online poker industry as experts from both sectors discuss critical issues and ideas.

Affilicon Affiliate Marketing ConferenceNov. 24 - 25, 2008
Affilicon Affiliate Marketing Conference
Learn the newest trends in affiliate marketing from experts in SEO, social networking, media and related fields at the Shefayim Conference Center in Israel.
Did You Know?
Global Betting and Gaming Consultants estimate that broadband penetration will reach 65% in Poland by 2010 and gross online gambling revenues will reach more than $120 million by 2012.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
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His background was in archaeology and search engine marketing, but ultimately Aaron O'Sullivan ended up as the affiliate manager at 32Red Affiliates. Find out how and why in this week's affiliate manager interview.
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How long does it take you to get back to "normal" after attending a conference?
Between EiG, the GPWA Conference at EiG, CAP Euro and the CanAffco Affiliate Boot Camp at CAP Euro, last week was perhaps the biggest conference week ever in the online gaming industry. So this week we thought it would be appropriate to ask how long it takes you to recover from being away at conferences and get back into a normal routine.  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 MessageCAP poker tournament raided in Barcelona
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New Message"60 Minutes" story on AP and UB could air October 26
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From The Forums
New MessageWhat was the most interesting thing you learned at EiG/CAP?
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I am tempted by the viral marketing pressie given by that chap from the fridge. Good to hear new innovative ways to get players to casinos.... Any ideas for a good viral, anyone...? read more
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