20 May 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 20, 2009
New iGaming Affiliate Program Directory launched
We're pleased to announce the launch of a new Web site -- iGamingAffiliatePrograms.com. This is the most complete and largest directory of iGaming Affiliate Programs serving the online gaming industry. It includes information on affiliate programs organized by the type of sites they represent. For more information on the new site's launch follow this thread. We look forward to hearing your feedback.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Bingo Beez and Expekt as a new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Meet The Affiliate
Kathy KhamjaniFind out how a near-tragic car accident turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Kathy Khamjani, who ended up leaving the accounting business and falling in love with the world of online affiliate marketing. Read the interview

Industry News
Perspectives Weekly with more UIGEA news
J. Todd reports on a surprising supporter of the Barney Frank Bill, the latest on Minnesota's online gambling ban and a discussion about Joan Rivers' ugly backside.

CryptoLogic appoints new chairman
CryptoLogic selected David Gavagan as its new independent non-executive chairman. The appointment takes effect after the annual shareholders' meeting on June 3.

Intertops affiliate adding new casino to portfolio
The brand new RED Casino is offering customers the biggest progressive jackpots available to players from the U.S.

More reasons to make the WSOP with Everest Poker
The official WSOP sponsor is giving players the chance to invite a friend and enjoy VIP privileges at the 2009 event.

PKR offering affiliates new promotion
New players will get their first deposit matched 100% from as little as $10 up to as much as $800.

32Red celebrates 32nd win by Flat Jockeys leader
Online casino 32Red is celebrating Ryan Moore's 32nd win in the 32Red.com Flat Jockey Championships with a donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Scotty Nguyen joins Expekt as poker ambassador
The Prince of Poker inks a deal with the popular European poker room to become their new poker ambassador.

Facebook players to compete for WSOP seats
The World Series of Poker is partnering with Facebook poker provider Zynga to give players a chance to win seats in this summer's Main Event in Las Vegas.

Virgin Games chooses Virtue Fusion as bingo partner
Virgin Games is re-launching the Virgin Bingo platform on the Virtue Fusion network.

Le Croupier Casino launches flash version
The new version of the Barrière Interactive Gaming casino requires no download.

Titan Poker giving away WSOP seats
Online poker players can earn $13,000 World Series of Poker packages that include travel, seven days of accommodations and the $10,000 buy-in to the 2009 Main Event.

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 in 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?
In 2005, 43% of survey respondents said they didn't mind if companies they "know and trust" sent e-mail more frequently, but that number dropped to 29% in 2008, according to marketing firm Epsilon.

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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Do you want the casinos you promote to phone your players?
GPWA member Daera brought up an interesting question in the forums this week when she asked if you want the online casinos that you promote on your Web site to contact your players by telephone in order to get them to convert into real players. Let us know what you think. View poll
Last week's poll results: How many articles/news do you write every day for your main 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 MessageUkraine faces gambling ban
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From The Forums
New MessageGrammar quandaries
mojo writes:
I thought I was a pretty good speller, but when you write a lot you find out your flaws. So the rule is "a" becomes "an" when preceded by a word that starts with a vowel. But if I say "Looking for a USA casino" it sounds better than "Looking for an USA casino." Or "Looking for a United States casino." I could just move on, you would think, but it bothers me. What do you think?  read more
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