10 June 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 10, 2009
New program to track affiliate payments launched
In conjunction with Affiliate Guard Dog, the GPWA is rolling out a new program to track when affiliate programs pay affiliates. The application's goal is to let affiliates anonymously share when they are paid by different programs. That will make it easy for affiliates to understand when payments are received by other affiliates for a given program, to see which programs pay promptly, and to know when their payments from a particular affiliate program are late as compared with other affiliates. For more details, follow this thread.

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

Industry News
Rebecca's adventures in Tel Aviv
After two years, Rebecca Liggero made a return visit to Israel last week for Affilicon and was quickly reminded that Tel Aviv is not only the perfect place to hold an affiliate marketing conference, but features enough beautiful women to actually make her wish she "played for the other team."

PPA says it will fight seizure of players' funds
Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas says the PPA will ask for an injunction if a federal prosecutor files charges after seizing about $33 million of online poker players' funds from two payment processors.

Minnesota drops bid to block online gambling sites
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gaming Enforcement Division has dropped its efforts to get ISPs to block online gambling sites from Minnesota residents as part of a settlement agreement with iMEGA.

EU says U.S. gambling laws violate WTO rules
An investigation by the European Commission found that the gambling ban in the U.S. is being enforced mainly against non-U.S. companies.

Take a joy ride with Perspectives Weekly
Get behind the wheel with J.Todd as he explains the most recent battle between iMEGA and Kentucky. He also has industry news from Intertops, Microsoft and Denmark.

Big time rewards at Rewards Affiliates
Rewards Affiliates has been providing an attractive 50% commission in the first month for new members at its new casino, CasinoAction.com.

Income Access pleased with software upgrades
Version 4.0 of the new software offers operators and affiliates enhanced features, including graphical reporting and a completely new interface.

Bodog announces 3 millionth sign-up
Arizona man becomes the landmark sign-up and wins a prize package that includes a buy-in into one of Bodog's $100,000 guaranteed poker tournaments.

Player at Intertops' new Red Casino wins $200K
Just two weeks after the U.S.-friendly casino launched, Christopher T hit a $209,000 jackpot playing the T-Rex slot.

Mats Wilander joins Expekt.com
The former seven-time Grand Slam winner signed on as tennis ambassador for online gaming company Expekt.com.

ParrtyGaming, Channel Five strike deal
The two companies will launch an online bingo and casino service in the next six months that will be branded with the Channel Five name.

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 Convention 2009 (Denver)June 17-20, 2009
Affiliate Convention 2009 (Denver)
This conference, which is free for affiliates, is designed specifically to meet the needs of affiliate marketers. Pulling together an amazing lineup of session panelist and speakers, Affiliate Convention focuses on how to optimally run and improve your affiliate marketing business.
Did You Know?
Facebook had 307 million visitors worldwide in April -- almost triple the number from a year ago -- and 79% of those users were from outside the Unites States, according to comScore.

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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What gambling markets that you are not in today would you consider promoting?
There are a lot of different gambling and related vertical markets. Usually sites specialize in only one or a small number of these vertical markets such as casinos, poker, bingo, sports betting, etc. For this week's poll we thought it would be interesting to ask what verticals you are most likely to expand into in the future. And tell us why you are thinking of expanding into these new verticals. View poll
Last week's poll results: How does renewal of the Bella Vegas eCogra seal influence your opinion of eCogra?  View poll
From The Forums
New MessageThree times a charm - Bing?
Tower - Justin writes:
Has anyone had a chance to check out Microsoft's new search engine (Bing)? I have to say I like it! It's very clean and simplistic, seems to take the same approach as Google - but they are not going directly for Google...I hear they are chasing Yahoo. This is the 3rd time Microsoft has re-branded itself (MSN Search, Live Search, & now Bing) I don't know if I really like the name...but maybe it will grow on me. In the meantime - what's your take......? read more
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