25 February 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 25, 2009
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce 3Aff and Best Casino Partners as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
APCW Perspectives Tuesday -- Just swinging along
In this week's Perspectives Tuesday, J. Todd swings by to praise Barney Frank's plan to repeal the UIGEA. Plus, industry news from California and South Carolina.

AffiliateClub.com offering new casino
SlotsClub.com, powered by NetEntertainment software, just debuted with big bonuses for players and special commission offers for affiliates who choose to promote this new site.

eCOGRA accredits another affiliate program
Roxy Affiliates is the second program to earn the eCOGRA Affiliate Trust Seal.

Income Access CEO to speak at BetMarkets
Nicky Senyard will give a presentation to attendees at next month's BetMarkets conference called "Online focus: Effective ways to improve your Affiliate Marketing."

New Bingo affiliate program launched
BingoAffiliates.com, which is powered by Income Access software, represents four brands including AstroBingo, Bingonanza, BingoBoogie and BingoMania.

PPA cautiously optimistic after S.C. ruling
The Poker Players Alliance provided testimony in the case where the judge ruled that poker is a game of skill, but still convicted the defendants of playing cards in a "house used as a place of gaming."

Everest Casino celebrating Carnival with slot machine
A new video slot machine celebrating the annual Carnival festival has a jackpot of up to $250,000.

LiveDealers24 goes with Visionary iGaming
The site, which is available in Greek and English, will use Visionary iGaming to provide live online games for its players.

Upcoming Conference

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

GPWA Conference @ AiG (Macau)Feb. 24-25, 2009
GPWA Conference @ AiG (Macau)
This conference features free admission to the AiG Online Marketing Masterclass on Feb. 24 and to the AiG Exhibit Hall and a series of affiliate-oriented sessions on Feb. 25.

Bet Markets 2009 (Vienna)March 4-5, 2009
Bet Markets 2009 (Vienna)
The only conference focused on sportsbooks takes place this March in Austria and features 35 industry leaders addressing a wide variety of issues.

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?
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Japan has begun discussions with online gambling operators about introducing online casinos.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Places I've Played
Places I've PlayedThe "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends the online and land-based places where they've gambled. And when their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue.
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Do you Twitter to increase the reach of your site(s)?
This week's poll comes courtesy of GPWA member Nandakishore, who posted the following:

Twittering is getting more and more popular like blogging. It would be interesting to know whether it is used in our business as a communication medium. View poll
Last week's poll results: How do you navigate the GPWA forums? View poll
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 MessageMillion Dollar Challenge begins
New MessageWSOP champ winning awards, losing online
New MessageTrump says gaming industry 'a total disaster'
New MessageField set for the big heads-up championship
From The Forums
New MessageIs this fair to affiliates?
Betpartners writes: writes:
A sportsbook has paid out on Manchester United winning all three football (soccer) trophies in England this season. Now they may well win all three, but it is far from guaranteed.

By paying out, any affiliate that has signed up a user that backed Man U to win all three trophies will obviously show a negative on this.

However if Man U fails to win all three trophies as I think they will, then the affiliate is out of pocket on an event that never took place...

Affiliates seem to be on a lose lose here. Is this fair to affiliates? read more
New MessageIs the global depression affecting online gaming revenues?
New MessageProfessor banned from CAP?
New MessageVery interesting spyware tool
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New MessageThe impact of micro-blogging and nofollow on SEO
New MessageAffiliate Speedpay
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