8 April 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 8, 2009
SEO expert Gary Beal joins the GPWA Forums
We're very pleased to announce that SEO expert Gary Beal will be participating in the GPWA forums under the name GaryTheScubaGuy. Gary is a well-known and respected SEO expert in the online gaming industry. Most recently, at the Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam last week, Gary ran a well-attended marathon session on SEO lasting three hours. Please welcome Gary to the GPWA Forums!

New APCW Web site launched
Last week we introduced the new APCW.org Web site. With the launch of this new site, we have done our best to emphasize the principal focuses of the APCW, which aim to provide transparency in the industry. In the coming months you will see a stronger and more visible focus within the APCW on transparency and a more comprehensive auditing process to better serve the affiliate industry as a whole.

Follow the GPWA on Twitter
The GPWA is now officially publishing on Twitter. We invite you to follow us at: twitter.com/gpwa. You can count on us for interesting tweets on major news of interest to affiliates. And, of course, we'll also tweet about more everyday things such as availability of new editions of the GPWA Times e-mail newsletter and magazine.

Meet The Affiliate
Steve NickoloffFind out how longtime poker fanatic Steve Nickoloff leaned on the support of his girlfriend and cats -- yes, his cats -- to follow his passion and become a fulltime poker affiliate. Read the interview

Industry News
Rebecca's report from Amsterdam -- Part I
When you put the GPWA's Rebecca Liggero and her partner in crime Jenny Woo in the same area code, chances are things are going to go towards the wild side. And as Rebecca gladly reports this week, that's exactly what happened in Holland.

PartyGaming reaches settlement with U.S.
The U.K. gambling firm has reached a non-prosecution deal with U.S. authorities that will cost the company $105 million.

Frank to introduce stand-alone gambling bill
Barney Frank will be introducing a stand-alone bill that will establish a licensing and regulatory framework for online gambling operators.

Former BetOnSports CEO pleads guilty
David Carruthers pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to racketeering conspiracy and admitted to helping run an illegal betting operation.

It's Perspectives Weekly from Amsterdam!
J. Todd reports from CAC Amsterdam this week on the hypocrisy of the European Union and also looks at a Harvard Medical study about online gambling addiction.

Jackpot City launches new Web site
The new-look casino is using Microgaming software and still offers the same wide selection of games.

Everest Poker to match Main Event winnings
The online poker room will match the WSOP Main Event winnings of their qualified players up to $1,000,000.

William Hill completes iPoker move
William Hill Poker has completed its integration with iPoker and can now offer customers a wider range of games, bigger tournaments and better prize pools.

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 on affiliate marketing from experts in SEO, social networking, media and leading Internet technologies.
Did You Know?
Only 31% of U.S. residents with Web-enabled mobile phones use the device to connect to the Internet, as compared to 56% of China residents, according to a survey by Netpop.

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Do you earn revenue through sub-affiliates?
Many affiliate programs offer a revenue share to affiliates for other affiliates who sign up under them. And we certainly know of cases where GPWA webmasters work with a particular affiliate program and encourage other webmasters to join under their account. So, we thought we would ask if any webmasters make revenue through sub-affiliate sign-ups of other webmasters? And do any webmasters make a significant amount of their revenue through such sub-affiliates? View poll
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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 MessagePartyGaming reaches settlement with U.S.
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From The Forums
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