3 June 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 3, 2009
Recognition for May's most-active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for May. We're giving an extra special thanks to Mojo, the most-active poster during the month. Her site is being shown on the home page for the month of June as the featured site.

Recognizing May's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in the forums during the month of May. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee of Rewards Affiliates, the most-active representative during the month of May. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of June.

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

Meet The Affiliate Manager
Two years ago, Sami Malka made a seamless transition from electronics to online gambling where he now serves as affiliate supervisor for BestPay Affiliates. Find out why the native Israeli thinks his personality has been a perfect fit for the industry he says has great "energy" and "excitement" in this week's affiliate manager interview. Read the interview

Industry News
Playtech shares soar after Betfair deal
Major betting exchange Betfair reached an agreement with software provider Playtech this week, prompting a 10% rise in shares of the technology provider.

Perspectives Weekly on Intertops, Microgaming
J.Todd explains why the well-respected online casino parted ways with the world's largest online gaming software provider. He also reports on industry news regarding Harrah's Entertainment and the National Football League.

Income Access CEO appearing at Online Bingo Summit
Nicky Senyard will be speaking to senior online bingo executives at the 4th annual Online Bingo Summit in London.

Harrah's Interactive to be based in Montreal
The new subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment established to expand the WSOP online will be based in Montreal.

Casinorip.com offering affiliates 75% rev share
For the month of June, the Casinorip.com affiliate program will be offering affiliates a flat 75% revenue share and special bonuses to new affiliates.

New online casino gearing up for launch
The Betwize Web site has been updated with a new look, new content and an innovative customer service facility.

Red Flush releases four new games
The selection of games includes three new slot machines and a table game called Hi-Lo 13 European Blackjack.

Income Access expanding IT infrastructure
Due to continuing growth and new clients, Income Access is currently expanding its IT infrastructure, including expanded servers and firewalls.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Affiliate Summit East (New York)August 9-11, 2009
Affiliate Summit East (New York)
This three-day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.
Did You Know?
The number of Twitter users in the U.S. is projected to grow to 18.1 million by 2010, which would represent 10.8% of U.S. adult Internet users, according to EMarketer.

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 does renewal of the Bella Vegas eCogra seal influence your opinion of eCogra?
We believe the eCogra initiative to audit online gaming sites over the last several years has been a positive step in terms of self-regulation within the industry. We also believe applying the same principles to the affiliate program side of the industry is a positive development. But we've warned eCogra that the politics of managing affiliate programs and gaming site operations as unrelated matters is very complex because webmasters feel these factors are intertwined. An example of that is the Grand Prive situation. With those factors in mind, how does eCogra's decision to renew certification for Bella Vegas, a casino linked to Grand Prive, affect your opinion of them? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you approve of high roller terms? 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 MessageQuestions surround payment processor
New MessageMontreal to serve as home base for Harrah's Interactive
New MessageDoyle Brunson signs with Poker Royalty
New MessageVitaly Lunkin wins special $40,000 WSOP bracelet
From The Forums
New MessageMy recent experience with PPC on Google
WagerX writes:
Here's a quick update on my recent experience with running a PPC campaign on Google for the U.K. I went through all of the red tape on setting up a portal specifically for white listed sites in the U.K. The requisites required me to spend a lot of time on new properties. When my portal was approved, I set up a campaign. I am familiar with the keywords I was targeting. I set up the main keywords and the long tail keywords I was hoping others would miss... (Follow this thread for more details)  read more
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