3 December 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 3, 2008
GPWA Conference in Las Vegas set for January 14th
We're pleased to announce we will be holding a GPWA Conference in Las Vegas on Jan. 14 in conjunction with Affiliate Summit West. Also, on Jan. 13 we will be hosting an all-day networking center with food and beverages for GPWA members and other affiliates at the Affiliate Summit West conference at the Rio. For information -- including complete session descriptions and speaker biographies -- visit GPWAconference.com/LasVegas2009 or follow this thread.

GPWA members to receive discounted admission to Affiliate Summit Las Vegas January 11-13th
GPWA members are being offered a special discount to the Affiliate Summit West 2009 at the Rio in Las Vegas from Sunday, Jan. 11 to Tuesday, Jan. 13. The Affiliate Summit events are truly incredible events with lots of exhibitors and some really great sessions. For details on how you can receive this discount, follow this thread.

Recognition for November's most-active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 20 most-active members for November. We're giving an extra special thanks to Webzcas, one of our most active posters during the month of November. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of December as the featured site.

Recognizing November's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in November. We're giving a special thanks to Tristan of iGaming Profits, one of the most-active affiliate managers and new to the list this month. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of December.

Industry News
tombola increases rev-share offers
New four-tier revenue-share structure for bingo affiliates maxes out at 50% for affiliates earning more than £3,000.

U.K., Malta dig in heels over EU gaming initiative
Britain and Malta have teamed up to head off moves by EU president France to forge a bloc-wide policy for regulating the multi-billion euro gambling industry.

APCW Perspectives Weekly -- Thanksgiving edition
J. Todd is finally back in his home state, where he takes a look back at what's happened during the past month, and looks ahead to what will be happening over the next 30 days.

PPA chairman responds to 60 Minutes story
Former Sen. Al D'Amato said the piece that aired Sunday on the cheating scandals at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker underscores the need to regulate online poker in the U.S.

7Spins releases four new games
The online casino will launch Electronic Roulette, Baccarat and video slots titles "Tea Garden" and "Grand Tour" during the next two months.

Titan Poker players ante up for Aussie Millions
The online poker room is offering chances to win a seat at one of the biggest events on the international circuit.

National Lampoon enters the online gaming market
The famous comedy brand has announced the launch of NationalLampoonCasino.com, an online gaming social networking site that offers poker, blackjack and trivia games.

bwin joins DiceArena network
Jadestone Networks, the operator of the multiplayer dice games network DiceArena, will add bwin as a launch partner early next year.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit West 2009 (Las Vegas)Jan. 11-13, 2009
Affiliate Summit West 2009 (Las Vegas)
This three-day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions and information from affiliate marketing experts.

GPWA Conference @ Affiliate Summit Las Vegas 2009 Jan. 13-14, 2009
GPWA Conference @ Affiliate Summit Las Vegas 2009
This conference features a day of networking at Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas in addition to a great slate of GPWA Conference sessions and a party at the top of the Stratosphere.

International Gaming Expo (London)Jan. 27-29, 2009
International Gaming Expo (London)
This new show brings together the ICE and ICEi exhibitions to offer a world-class gaming show all under one roof.

CAC Amsterdam March 30-31, 2009
CAC Amsterdam
The Casino Affiliate Convention Amsterdam 2009 will focus on marketing and advertising the online gaming industry to Europe.
Did You Know?
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Do you participate in any poker affiliate forums?
PokerAffiliateListings.com (also known as PAL) was launched less than a month ago and has been the most-active poker affiliate forum since it went live. PAL is also a member of the new Affiliate Forum Alliance. For this week's poll we thought we would ask how many GPWA forum members also participate in poker affiliate forums, and for those that do, which ones. View poll
Last week's poll results:  Will the formation of the Affiliate Forum Alliance make a difference? View poll
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