12 August 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 12, 2009
EiG offering SEO help for affiliates
Last week we announced that GPWA approved portal webmasters will receive FREE admittance to EiG Copenhagen next month if they register through us! This week, we're pleased to announce that a special panel of SEO experts will be at EiG reviewing affiliate sites and offering advice on how they might be improved. The panel will include Paul Reilly, head of search at Stickyeyes.com, and Bob Rains, VP of marketing at Affiliate Media, among others. Follow this thread for information on how you can submit your site for review.

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

Industry News
Prosecutors file charges against payment processor
A grand jury in New York indicted a Canadian last week on multiple charges -- including bank fraud and money laundering -- for allegedly processing payments for online casinos.

Perspectives Weekly reacts to indictments
J. Todd reports on last week's news that a grand jury indicted an online gambling payment processor. Plus, a New Jersey Senator rolls out new poker legislation while affiliate programs attempt to alter their Terms & Conditions.

PokerListings founder shot to death
Andreas Oscarsson was found shot to death while sleeping at his father's house in his native Sweden earlier this week.

PPA lauds Senate bill on poker regulation
The legislation introduced by New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez would regulate the online gambling industry, including strict age verification, clarification of the Wire Act and a tax collection mechanism.

888ladies launches free bingo site
888ladies has decided to offer free bingo games with guaranteed jackpots to ensure that money will be awarded every day to at least one player.

Ladbrokes confirms move to Gibraltar
The company confirmed that it will follow the lead of rival bookmaker William Hill and, in turn, cost the U.K. Treasury millions of pounds.

Poker room PKR unveils software update
The new features include "cards up tables" to make multi-tabling easier, the addition of PayPal to its roster of payment options and the launch of a video poker side game.

Income Access to power GoWild affiliate program
GoWild affiliates can earn 10% extra commission on their first month's revenue with up to 50% commission thereafter.

Nordic Gaming Group chooses Income Access
Income Access will power Nordic Gaming Group's soon-to-be-launched affiliate programs.

DominoesStars launches affiliate program
The DominoesStars affiliate program has launched using the Income Access affiliate marketing software, offering online gaming affiliates advanced tools and support.

Victor Chandler launches new affiliate program
The multi-lingual affiliate program features PPC tracking tools, enhanced graphical reports and an advanced advertising banner solution.

Upcoming Conference

Budapest Affiliate ConferenceSept 10-13, 2009
Budapest Affiliate Conference
iGaming Business is moving from Barcelona to a new and exciting destination; Budapest. Come and take advantage of the event's trademark activities including strategic conference programs, networking, the Affiliate Series of Poker and, of course, exclusive parties every night.

EiG CopenhagenSept. 15-17
EiG Copenhagen
This three-day conference will feature fresh, relevant and insightful programs. There will be over a hundred industry specialists and plenty of high impact features to enhance your learning and networking.
Did You Know?
43% of U.S. Internet users visited social networking sites in Q2 2009, up 16% from a year ago, according to a study by the Consumer Internet Barometer.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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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 confident are you about the future of online gaming now versus a year ago?
The past year has been a year of turmoil for the world economy. Turmoil often leads to a loss of overall confidence in the future. If you look back at how confident you were about the future of online gaming now versus a year ago, how has your view changed? Are you more or less confident in the future of our industry than you were a year ago? View poll
Last week's poll results: In the last year what is the longest time you have been offline? View poll
From The Forums
New MessageHuge ranking differences in different countries
harold writes:
Our Web site ranks very well (around 10th position) in Google. However, the rankings seem to differ a lot between countries, even though I use Google.com each time for the test. For example, when looking from most European countries the site is around the 10th position. However, when I check from the U.S. through proxies, I get totally different results. I can imagine the results differing between geographical locations, but I don't understand the huge differences even between different states/cities within the U.S.? What's your opinion on this?  read more
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