8 October 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 8, 2008
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Commission Warehouse as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Ruling in Kentucky domains case expected next week
After hearing more than three hours of oral arguments Tuesday on Kentucky's attempt to seize 141 online gambling domains, Judge Thomas Wingate told attorneys they could expect a ruling next week.

Lasseters shuts down online casino
Lasseters' flagship brand ceased all online operations last week due to the company's inability to "compete and retain its market share" following the UIGEA of 2006.

Clarion Gaming announces record attendance for EiG
A total of 1,544 delegates attended the European i-Gaming Congress & Expo that took place in Barcelona, Spain from Sept. 23-25.

Chilipoker introduces Ukash Mastercard
Chilipoker players and affiliates are eligible for the Ukash Mastercard that allows for unlimited online and offline purchases using commissions and/or poker winnings.

Economic downturn will test U.K. gambling market
British bookmakers may be more vulnerable to recession than in the past because online poker and computerized gambling machines attract fewer habitual gamblers than horse and greyhound racing do.

Viva Macau launches Coral Cash Slots
The 20-payline game features wild cards, an auto-play option, multiple bonus rounds and payouts on nearly every spin.

Paddy Power Poker revamps VIP program
The improved version features bigger cash bonuses and has lowered the qualifying criteria for a faster accumulation of bonus points.

Mansion Poker moves to iPoker Network
The poker segment of Mansion has followed its casino operations onto Playtech software by joining the iPoker Network. Players must install new software, but can keep the same usernames and passwords.

Betfair launches Betfair Arcade
New offering features more than 60 games and 17 large progressive jackpots, including Cleopatra, Monopoly and Cluedo products.

Ireland is gambling on new jobs
New positions in casinos and with online gambling sites could create 10,000 new jobs in Ireland in the next 12 years, according to a report commissioned by the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland.

Upcoming Conference

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.

G2E 2008Nov. 18 - 20, 2008
G2E 2008
Since 2001, G2E has been the international gaming trade show and conference “by the industry and for the industry.”

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?
Revenues for Asian Logic jumped from $17.8 million in the first six months of 2007 to $54.9 million for the same period in 2008, an increase of 208%.

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How did the third quarter of 2008 compare with the second quarter of 2008 for you?
We've just completed the third calendar quarter of 2008, so it's time to ask our periodic question to members about their revenue. If you compare revenue from the third quarter of 2008 (July to September) to revenue from the second quarter of of 2008 (April to June), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse? View poll
Last week's poll results: How long does it take you to get back to "normal" after attending a conference? View poll
From The Forums
New MessageThe gambling recession?
Doolally writes:
With many countries seemingly heading for a recession, what is everyone's take on how it will affect the gambling industry and affiliates in particular? In previous recessions, it was said that gambling wasn't affected, however, we've never had a full-blown recession in the world of online gambling. Will the industry feel the full force of the slowing economy or will it be spared? read more
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