14 January 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 14, 2009
Recognition for 2008's Most Active Members
For more than two years, we have been recognizing members monthly for their participation in the GPWA forums. Now, as we enter 2009, we are honoring our 22 most-active forum members of 2008, led by mojo. Her site will be shown on the GPWA home page for the next month as the featured member site of the year.

2008's Most Active Affiliate Program Representatives
We're also acknowledging this month the most-active affiliate program representatives from 2008. Renee from Rewards Affiliates leads the list of our 10 most-active affiliate program representatives in 2008. She will be listed as the featured affiliate program representative of the year on the GPWA home page for the next month.

Industry News
APCW Perspectives Tuesday -- Are we finally starting to learn the truth about CardSpike?
In this edition, the APCW's J. Todd reports on the latest statement from Affiliate Media and its connections with the Effective Media Group and CardSpike.

A week in Costa Rica, a week in the Bahamas and bam -- BANNED!
"I leave the office for two weeks and look what happens?!" says Rebecca Liggero. "Banned from all CAP Euro events, Warren says. I mean, what the...why me? Great question!! I have done nothing to bring this on except for the fact that I work for Michael Corfman, the GPWA Executive Director and Casino City CEO who is trying to clear up the confusion around CardSpike."

Wine entrepreneur a hit at Affiliate Summit West
In a passionate speech, wine entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk captivated the Affiliate Summit West crowd Monday with his charismatic style and unscripted remarks on key aspects of the affiliate marketing industry.

Google relaxes policy on online gambling ads
The Internet giant is allowing online gambling affiliates to advertise on searches in the U.K.

Income Access upgrades software to handle PPC
To help gaming affiliates take advantage of Google's decision to open Adwords to U.K. gambling affiliates, Income Access is offering new PPC tracking tools.

PayNoRake debuts 'The Race to $10,000'
To qualify for a share of the $10,000 prize pool, affiliates need to send through a minimum of ten depositing poker players to be listed on the Wager Profit's Leaderboard.

Income Access extends survey deadline
The affiliate marketing company is extending its survey on the iGaming affiliate marketplace until January 16th.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Macau)Feb 24-26, 2009
Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Macau)
Asia's largest iGaming conference returns to the Venetian, Macau for three days of keynote speakers, sessions and networking opportunities.

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?
Jadestone Networks's GamArena skill games, available through bwin Italy, are the first cash skill games to be legally offered in the Italian market.

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Join Our Groups
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Why did you become an online gambling affiliate?
In the private forums, there's an interesting discussion surrounding what inspired members to become online gambling affiliates. That's a pretty intriguing question, so we decided to ask the our members what prompted them to become an online gaming affiliate? This poll allows you to have multiple choices, so please select as many as apply to you. And if you select other, please share your story in the thread. We're all interested in learning why everyone joined the industry. View poll
Last week's poll results: How often do you watch APCW Perspectives videos? View poll
From The Forums
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