18 March 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 18, 2009
GPWA Web site now multilingual
This past week we introduced seven new forums dedicated to postings in non-English languages. Our hope is that these new forums will expand the reach of the GPWA by providing content to webmasters that are not fluent in English. The languages covered include Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Last chance for free registration to CAC Amsterdam
We are just over a week away from the Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam. If you are an affiliate who is planning to attend and you have not yet registered, be sure to register now. GPWA affiliates who register in advance receive free admission to the conference. But you must register online by Monday, March 23rd to qualify.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce TwoLinx Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Perspectives Weekly -- March 13, 2009
J. Todd brings us some good news regarding online gambling this week, as the new U.S. Trade Representative promises to actually follow WTO rules. Plus, what the hell is wrong with the government of South Carolina?

eCOGRA adds three to compliance staff
Three new accounting professionals will extend player protection and standards compliance services to more than 200 online gambling sites.

Rewards Affiliates offering enormous commission
The affiliate program will pay 60% commission on all new referrals to the CasinoRewards.com range of casinos during the month of April.

3AFF launches new affiliate program Web site
Partners of 3AFF will be able to find information on commissions, new promotions, special affiliate contests, tips on advertising and more.

EU warns of online gambling 'explosion'
Members of the European Parliament have endorsed a report that says member states should continue to hold the right to control gambling and sports betting.

CryptoLogic strikes deal with Paramount
Games based off of Paramount Pictures' properties will be developed and made available to CryptoLogic customers.

Clarion Gaming unveils new Web site
GamingIndustryMedia.com will integrate gambling news and information with multimedia features.

32Red introduces five new games
Following a big month of payouts for slots winners, 32Red is releasing five new games, including four online slots.

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.

iGaming Forum (Stockholm, Sweden)April 1, 2009
iGaming Forum (Stockholm, Sweden)
This iGaming Forum will feature a day of discussions and networking opportunities with peers from the industry.

European Gambling Briefing (Budapest, Hungary)April 22-23, 2009
European Gambling Briefing (Budapest, Hungary)
The European Gambling Briefing (EGB) delivers serious, senior-level analysis on the legal and regulatory issues shaping online and offline gaming today.

Affilicon IsraelJune 1-2, 2009
Affilicon Israel
Learn the newest trends on affiliate marketing from experts in SEO, social networking, media and leading Internet technologies.
Did You Know?
Two gambling sites in Cambodia were forced to shut down last week after the government's decision to outlaw online gambling, even though their government-issued licenses were good through 2011.

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What would Goldilocks say about our forum?
We all know the story about Goldilocks and the three bears. There were three bowls of porridge - one that was too hot, one that was too cold, and one that was just right. So this week, we pose another question to Goldilocks: Is the new font we are using on the GPWA Web site too small, too large, or just right?  View poll
Last week's poll results: What do you think of revenue share/acquisition fee & hybrid affiliate payment plans? View poll
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From The Forums
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