22 April 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 22, 2009
GPWA now offering member blogs
The GPWA is now providing blog support for all members. To see some of the most recent blog entries by our members, just select the "blogs" submenu item from under "forums" in the top navigation bar for the GPWA Web site. We encourage webmasters to write blog entries about the work they are doing and to throw in links to new sites they have created. Affiliate managers are encouraged to post news about their programs above and beyond what they might already put in the forum area. Follow this thread for more information on how you can start blogging on the GPWA Web site today!

The Affiliate Forum Alliance adds two new members
We're pleased to announce that Casino Affiliate Listings and Gambling Affiliate Place have joined the Affiliate Forum Alliance, which is dedicated to ensuring the forums that serve affiliates operate in a transparent and ethical fashion. These two new members join the GPWA, Affiliate Guard Dog, the APCW, the Gambling Industry Association and Poker Affiliate Listings in the Alliance. For more information on the Affiliate Forum Alliance visit AffiliateForumAlliance.com.

Industry News
Bodog regains control of Bodog.com
Bodog settled its patent infringement lawsuit with 1st Technology LLC this week and has assumed ownership of its original domain name, Bodog.com, as part of the deal.

PRWeb not taking online gambling clients
In an unexpected move last week, the press release distribution site PRWeb stopped accepting press releases that deal with online gambling.

TwoLinx Affiliates adds new client
LinxCasino.com uses Microgaming technology and offers over 400 games in a variety of languages.

Study on online poker about to be published
Joint study by Cambridge Health Alliance and bwin of more than 3,000 online poker players indicates that, among other things, most players exhibit "rationale betting behavior."

PartyGaming holding talks with GigaMedia
The online gambling group has been holding merger talks with rival GigaMedia, according to The Sunday Times.

Denmark to break up state gaming monopoly
A new era is expected in Denmark when deregulation opens the gambling market to international companies.

Perspectives Weekly ponders online regulation
J. Todd takes a look at all of the recent stories about the online gambling industry and explains why they could mean that regulation is on its way. He also divulges the strategy to further expose the rouge Grand Prive online casino.

Argentine judge seeks to ban 888
A Buenos Aires judge is seeking to block 888.com to residents because it violates local gambling laws.

Rome Partners ready to launch new brand
Diceland Casino will launch later this year and will feature slots, blackjack, craps, roulette, video poker and keno.

PKR II a big success
The second live PKR.com event featured 150 online players battling it out at London's Loose Cannon poker club.

Station Casinos sues Internet company
Station Casinos says a Panama-based Internet company is infringing on the trademarks it owns, including "palacestation."

Royal Vegas launches flash version
The online casino now offers players the option of downloading software or playing directly on the site.

WinADay launches new slot machine
The Vegas Mania slot is a five-reel, 21-payline game that features all of the bells and whistles a Vegas fan is used to.

Mecca Bingo launches new Web site
The award-winning bingo brand is celebrating the new launch by offering a chance to win more than 30,000 euros.

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?
Online bingo sites in the U.K. spent more than $10.3 million on TV advertising in 2008, according to WhichBingo.co.uk.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
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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 use blogs and how do you use them?
We announced today that we have started to support member blogs on the GPWA Web site. So, we thought this would be a good time to ask about the use of blogs by members. Do you currently run a blog on your site or do you plan to start one? Do you blog on another site, and do you think you will blog on the GPWA Web site? And are there particular blogs you read on a regular basis?  View poll
Last week's poll results: How many iGaming and affiliate conferences do you plan to attend in 2009? 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 MessageGambling monopoly in Denmark to be terminated
New MessagePPA to spend $3 million on lobbying
New MessagePRWeb forced to stop taking online gambling clients
New MessageiMEGA case set to see court in July
From The Forums
New MessageHow long do you wait with a new operator?
alexpratt writes:
I see operators coming on the market all the time and of course operators leaving the market as well. So when these new programs start, how long do you leave it before you work with them? I know in their first few months there are often some incredible deals and of course every player is a new player, but is it worth the risk?  read more
New MessageAbsolute Slots changes their name to SlotPower
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New MessageIdentity stolen at Twitter
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