13 May 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 13, 2009
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce RockBet Partners as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Meet The Affiliate
Robert MedlRobert Medl is a rare breed, and not because of his passion for pinball machines. What sets Medl apart is that the UIGEA actually helped his site grow. He explains how in the latest GPWA affiliate interview.  Read the interview

Industry News
Harrah's throws support behind online bill
The casino giant spent more than $400,000 in the first quarter of 2009 as a registered lobbyist for the new proposal that was introduced last week.

Perpsectives Weekly highlights the Barney Frank Bill
J. Todd is all pumped up to report on Barney Frank debuting his bill to repeal the UIGEA and goes after gaming industry villains in Minnesota and Illinois.

PPA praises White House Citizen's Briefing Book
The compilation of policy proposals includes the licensing and regulation of online poker as one of its top items.

McCreevy threatens Dutch over 'Betfair bias'
Charlie McCreevy, the internal markets commissioner for the European Commission, criticized the Netherlands over its treatment of foreign Internet gaming companies.

Tombola launches new bingo roulette game
Combining the excitement of roulette with the community spirit of bingo, tombola has launched Bingo Roulette.

All Slots Casino 'super-sizes it' with four new games
All Slots Casino update includes a new version of the Mega Moolah progressive and three new video slots.

Superior Share offering new creative for RockOn!
The new i-Slot at Superior Casino is a 20-line machine with a rock and roll theme designed to attract Guitar Hero players.

Increased benefits for Titan Poker VIPs
Titan poker players will receive double rewards for their online gaming during the month of May.

Devilfish Poker offering freeroll for affiliates
A bounty will be put on the head of Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott during an August freeroll that Devilfish Poker will be holding for its affiliates and the players they refer.

Paddy Power swaps bingo provider for Virtue Fusion
Paddy Power signed a licensing agreement to have Virtue Fusion supply a networked bingo and games package.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Bingo Summit (London)June 16-17, 2009
Bingo Summit (London)
Well-known online operators, affiliates, software technology providers, analysts and legal consultants will be present to provide innovative and vibrant discussion about the bingo market.
Did You Know?
Facebook users between the age of 35 and 49 increased by 27% in March as compared to last year, while the percentage of users aged 18 to 24 dropped 17%.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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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How many articles/news do you write every day for your main Web site?
A question that's asked frequently in the forums is how often do fellow webmasters update content. So, we're featuring a poll question this week from GPWA member "helpyou" who recently asked: "How many articles do you write every day for your main Web site?" View poll
Last week's poll results: Should all iGaming sites operated or managed by Grand Prive be rogued? View poll
From The Forums
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