27 May 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 27, 2009
New GPWA Times magazine to be released at Affilicon Israel
The June issue of the GPWA Times Magazine will be available next week at the Affilicon Conference in Israel. Bingo moves to center stage in this issue as we discuss the game's enduring popularity and look at where the online game is heading. We also have our Affiliate and Affiliate Manager Interview Series, a look at the difference between marketing to men and women and another pictorial of Rebecca Liggero's never-ending global adventures. For more information on the new issue or to take a peek at a few preview pages, follow this thread.

Join the GPWA next week at Affilicon Israel
This is a reminder that Affilicon Israel is set to begin next week, June 1-2. This will be one of the largest affiliate conferences of the year and it is expected to draw as many as 1,500 attendees. The GPWA will be exhibiting at the conference so if you are planning on attending, please stop by and say hello. We hope to see you there!

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

Meet The Affiliate
Antoine TWhen Antoine T first heard of online casinos, he thought the concept was "insane." Today, the 29-year-old Canadian lives in the Caribbean and operates several casino portals. Follow his journey to affiliate marketing success by reading this week's affiliate interview. Read the interview

Industry News
Microgaming and Intertops end longtime partnership
Intertops' decision to return to the U.S. market led to the end of its near 11-year relationship with software provider Microgaming, which began denying U.S. players last year.

Intertops welcomes U.S. players at new casino
Online casino Intertops is welcoming U.S. players at its new RED casino, which is powered by RealTime Gaming.

Former PartyGaming CEO joins Harrah's
Mitch Garber will run Harrah's Interactive Entertainment -- a subsidiary of Harrah's created to "explore a European interactive strategy" and "manage the global growth of the World Series of Poker."

Perspectives Weekly on the latest online threat
J. Todd has disturbing news that every American needs to hear. Plus, he gives European news updates from Scotland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

PKR scores exclusive WSOP TV deal
The 3D online poker room becomes the sole European broadcaster of 24 bracelet events from this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Betfair offering special May promotion
New affiliates who select the revenue share option will have the opportunity to earn up to 70% revenue share across all Betfair products for three months.

CasinoEuro offering big affiliate commission
In a special promotion, CasinoEuro will award its 500,000th customer with 10,000 euros worth of free spins and the affiliate who acquires the player with 5,000 euros.

Red Flush holding birthday fiesta
Red Flush is celebrating its upcoming birthday by offering players $100,000 worth of prizes and gifts.

Haydock Sports launches Bodog branded Asian site
Haydock Sports' much-anticipated launch of an Asian-facing Bodog Web site took place last week.

Everest Poker guarantees 29 WSOP cashes
Players who qualify for the WSOP Main Event through Everest Poker also qualify for a share of up to $1,000,000.

Upcoming Conference

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?
Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies announced this week that it has invested $200 million in Facebook in return for a 1.96 percent stake.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
Dina Cohen

Dina Cohen moved back to Latvia from Israel last year looking for a new job opportunity. Luck3 Online Casino was searching for a marketing manager and she was hired. Find out how Cohen has used her positive attitude and friendly nature to thrive in the iGaming industry.
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Places I've Played
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TwitterWe invite you to follow us at twitter.com/gpwa where we will be posting interesting tweets on major news of interest to affiliates.
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Do you approve of the 'high roller' term?
GPWA member mojo posted a poll this week that we thought was interesting, so we thought we'd make it this week's question. Mojo is wondering what people think about high roller terms, like the one Microgaming is offering, which in theory is supposed to "fence off" players who have won large sums of money in a given month, but in practice may or may not do just that? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you want the casinos you promote to phone your players? 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 MessageAussie government wants blacklist to be reviewed
New MessageNew York Times reports on Frank bill
New MessageIntertops-Microgaming split
New MessageGarber named CEO of Harrah's new interactive subsidiary
From The Forums
New MessageGetting rank in Google
Melvin writes:
How hard is it to rank in Google nowadays with popular keywords such as "poker rakeback"? How hard would it be for me to get on the front page of Google, or at least generate decent traffic of 1,000 unique visitors daily? read more
New MessageWP-plug-in "Global Translator"
New MessageRobots.txt issue
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