1 April 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 1, 2009
Recognition for March's most-active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 25 most-active members for March. We're giving an extra special thanks to Chalkie, one of the most active posters during the month of March. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of April as the featured site.

Recognizing March's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our most-active affiliate managers for March. We're giving an extra special thanks to Shaun from Wager Profits, the most active affiliate program representative during the month of March. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of April.

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

Industry News
EC: U.S. online gambling laws violate trade laws
The European Commission said last week that a U.S. crackdown on European online gambling companies violates U.S. commitments under the World Trade Organization.

Clarion Gaming appoints new show director
Emma Green has been named Clarion Gaming's show director and will be responsible for exhibitions, events and conferences.

PPA praises study that says poker is a skill game
The "Statistical Analysis of Texas Hold 'Em" shows outcomes of games are predominantly determined by the players' decisions, not just chance.

PKR sending players to Champions League final
The 3D online poker room is giving away prize packages for the biggest soccer match of the year in Rome.

32Red sponsoring Flat Jockeys Championship
The online casino will sponsor the Flat Jockeys Championship, which is determined by the total number of both flat and all-weather winning rides by jockeys between March 22 and Nov. 8.

Absolute Poker Bad Beat jackpot cracked
An Orlando resident cracked a Bad Beat jackpot of over $800,000 after his Jack-high straight flush was busted by a royal flush.

Gaming VC signs contract with Boss Media
The European online gaming company has announced it has signed a long-term strategic contract with Boss Media.

Blackjack fever hits UltimateBet and Absolute Poker
An extra $21,000 is up for grabs as the two online poker rooms are rewarding blackjack buffs.

Upcoming Conference

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.

BetMarkets Asia (Macau)May 25-27, 2009
BetMarkets Asia (Macau)
Bringing the highly respected BetMarkets conference to Asia for the first time, this event will give a thorough overview of sports betting in the region.

Affilicon IsraelJune 1-2, 2009
Affilicon Israel
Learn the newest trends in affiliate marketing from experts in SEO, social networking, media and leading Internet technologies.
Did You Know?
The ROI for e-mail marketing is $45.06 for every $1 spent, as opposed to a non-e-mail Internet marketing ROI of $19.94, according to the Direct Marketing Association.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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How did you do in the first quarter of 2009?
We've just completed the first calendar quarter of 2009, so it is time to ask our periodic question to members about how the revenue they are earning has changed over the last quarter. If you compare revenue from the first quarter of 2009 (January to March) to revenue from the last quarter of 2008 (October to December), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse for you? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you provide a search function on your portal Web site? 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 MessageHackers deface Aussie censorship site
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New MessageEC: U.S. online gambling laws breach WTO agreements
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From The Forums
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I was wondering how long do you promote a brand before you decide it just isn't going to convert for you? I've experienced zero clicks/no downloads on some brands for the past six months. Would you continue to promote or would you say enough is enough and move on? read more
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