11 March 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 11, 2009
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce AffCorner, BestPay Affiliates and Casino Coins as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Perspectives Weekly -- March 6, 2009
J. Todd reports on how the online gambling industry is beginning to discover allies in the strangest places and lashes out at the Irish financial institutions that have started to search bank accounts for online gaming transactions.

Barney Frank will be 'pushing' UIGEA repeal
The House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Chairman told reporters last week that he will lay out his agenda for reforming U.S. financial regulation this month.

Online gambling a safe bet despite downturn
An executive of the European Remote Gambling Association said that Europe's online gambling companies should manage to buck the economic downturn and see an increase of 10% in revenues this year.

PKR teaming up with Bluefire Poker
Members of the popular 3D poker room will be able to use loyalty points to purchase subscriptions to Bluefire Poker, a web-based poker training resource.

Income Access well represented at Cheltenham
A variety of Income Access partners are offering player promotions related to the prestigious Cheltenham festival that runs through Friday.

Virgin Casino joins Single Wallet System
Players will be able to switch between Virgin Poker and Virgin Casino play using the same wallet and same Virgin Games account, as well as qualify for common bonuses.

Casino Tropez launches new games
The online casino has added two new slot games as well as French Roulette, Live Roulette Pro and Live Mahjong PaiGow.

Jackpot City Bingo available in Swedish
Jackpot City Bingo has been available to Scandinavian players since last month and there are now Swedish chat moderators and Swedish bingo games.

Boylepoker launches new VIP rewards system
The online poker room's new VIP program claims to offer the best benefits and cash rewards to players.

Mangas making noise in Europe
The French gaming company has completed its acquisition of Malta-based Expekt.com and Austria's Bet-at-Home.com.

Cameo Casino celebrates International Women's Day
CameoCasino.com was created especially for women and in honor of International Women's Day last Sunday it handed out 100% bonuses to players who made a deposit.

Upcoming Conference

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.
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What do you think of revenue share/acquisition fee & hybrid affiliate payment plans?
Historically, affiliates have often had a choice of revenue arrangements, with most selecting a revenue share and some selecting a fixed acquisition fee. But increasingly programs are offering a hybrid of the two where there is some fee paid initially for the acquisition of a new customer and a revenue share paid over time based on the gaming site's earnings. Which type of arrangements do you currently use, and what would you consider in the future? View poll
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From The Forums
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I have noticed that some gambling sites offer their own affiliate program but are also listed with affiliate networks. Bet365 is one that immediately springs to mind. Could someone please tell me the difference between signing up direct with the site and joining via a network? Is there more protection with a network? Do you receive less commission because there is a third party involved in the process? Or is it a case of it depends on the site and the network and to examine the terms and conditions of each to determine which is the best way to go? read more
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