22 July 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 22, 2009
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Industry News
Perspectives Weekly heads back to school
J. Todd goes to the classroom to talk about a payment processor fighting back against the U.S. government. Plus, a British company prepares to bring online gambling to the U.S.

Brunson to attend Budapest Affiliate Conference
Poker legend Doyle Brunson will be holding a special Q&A session for all delegates attending the event.

Betfair establishes Romanian development center
The new office will add approximately 70 new members to the Betfair staff and will be responsible for a quarter of Betfair's development projects.

Howard Stern joins the Poker Players Alliance
The "King of all Media" had PPA Chairman Alfonse D'Amato on his show and joined the poker grassroots advocacy group.

Income Access celebrates Bingo Week
Income Access' Bingo Week will include a series of special how-to articles on promoting bingo. The articles will cover topics that should interest both novice and veteran affiliates.

Ladbrokes to hold Grand Slams of Slots
Special creatives will be made available to help affiliates promote the tournament, which boasts a 1-million euro first prize. The Main Event begins on Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 2, with qualifying events running from July-October.

Play United heads to Rome
The online casino's newest 25-line video slot game is based on the Oscar-awarding winning film Gladiator.

Income Access: Operators looking for depth
A recent micro study by Income Access of new clients indicates that versatility and depth are two vital functions that operators look for in their affiliate marketing software.

Tombola the most visited U.K. bingo Web site
A report from Hitwise shows tombola receives more U.K. traffic than any other bingo site.

APT to star as backdrop in Chinese poker film
The movie is titled "Poker King" and tells the story of two bitter poker rivals competing for world championship glory.

Titan Casino boosts conservation efforts
Three new slot games at Titan Casino offer thrilling bonus rounds and big payouts to raise awareness for wildlife.

PokerStars shatters own world record
The popular poker room hosted an online tournament with a starting field of 65,000 players Sunday, beating its previous world-record field of 35,000 players in a 2008 tournament.

Hunt for jackpots on at PartyPoker
A new PartyPoker promotion is offering three jackpots totaling $80,000 to players who manage to win five consecutive single-table tournaments.

Upcoming Conference

CBG Affiliate Weekend (Niagara Falls)July 24-26, 2009
CBG Affiliate Weekend (Niagara Falls)
The CBGW event offers the chance to meet active North American affiliates. Come and discuss affiliate strategies with some of the best webmasters in the industry in a fun and relaxing environment. The guest speaker will be Gary Beal.

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.
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What's the better prize for afilliate promotions -- cash or gadgets?
This question comes from an affiliate manager planning for an upcoming conference:

Hi, the upcoming Budapest event is coming along and I guess a lot of the operators are planing their promotions. So I am wondering if you affiliates (had a choice) ...

Would you want money in affiliate account as a prize or a gadget like a LCD TV, Wii, MP3 player etc.? View poll
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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:
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From The Forums
New MessageCartoon caption contest
vinism writes:
It's caption contest time again! The June issue of the GPWA Times magazine includes a cartoon that depicts a scenario most of you are familiar with. If you work as an online gambling affiliate, you've heard the question hundreds -- or maybe even thousands -- of times. "What is it exactly that you do for a living?" The answer to this question can be difficult to explain to family members who simply don't get it. Pictured in this thread is a GPWA member who is attending a family reunion when the subject comes up once again. What's being said here? Well, we want to leave that up to you. Within this thread, submit a witty caption for this cartoon. The GPWA staff will pick the one that made us laugh the hardest and print it in the next issue of the magazine. Good luck! read more
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