2 September 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 2, 2009
It's PAL vs. GPWA in a Last Man Standing contest
PAL has challenged the GPWA to an NFL Survivior Tournament and the game is on! Affiliates enter the tournament for FREE. And the winner of the tournament, which is being hosted by Sportsbook.com, will take home $3,000 courtesy of our friends at Commission Account. The GPWA is pleased to be working with PAL to bring affiliates this event. If you have never competed in a Survivor tournament, you're in for a treat. Follow this thread for details.

Recognition for August's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for August. We're giving an extra special thanks to giggles7p, one of the most-active posters during the month of August. Her site is being shown on the home page for the month of September as the featured site.

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

Registration deadline for free EiG admission is Sept. 9
As we announced a few weeks back, the GPWA has made special arrangements for affiliate webmasters to attend the European iGaming Conference & Expo (EiG) in Copenhagen on September 15-19 for free. Admission includes a full conference pass and access to six conference tracks, 90 speakers and the exhibit hall. The registration deadline has been extended to Sept. 9. Follow this thread for details.

Visit the GPWA at the Budapest Affiliate Conference
The Budapest Affiliate Conference (BAC), which begins Sept. 10, is just around the corner. With solid affiliate marketing sessions, 70 exhibitors, and parties second to none, this will be an event to remember. The APCW and the GPWA will be there, so please be sure to stop by our stand and say hello!

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce BetOnline Affiliates and EGO as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Industry News
Case against UIGEA shot down by appeals court
A U.S. appeals court upheld the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Tuesday, rejecting iMEGA's argument that it was too vague and violated privacy rights.

APCW exclusive -- Chilling with Calvin Ayre
J.Todd travels to Calvin Ayre's luxurious Vancouver condo to talk about his ongoing plan to globalize the Bodog brand.

Perspectives Weekly reacts to news from Delaware
The verdict is in for the Delaware sports betting case and J. Todd -- as usual -- put his own unique spin on the situation. He also takes a look at other current issues facing both players and webmasters.

Income Access to attend EiG Copenhagen
The software and marketing solution provider will be attending the European iGaming Congress and Expo in Copenhagen from September 15-17.

BAC announces evening networking parties
Bingo Base, Expekt and ChanceRoom.com will all sponsor partites during next week's Budapest Affiliate Conference.

Calvin Ayre to be BAC keynote speaker
The founder of media giant Bodog will be sharing life lessons and experiences (and maybe some breaking news) with affiliates at the Budapest Affiliate Conference.

Delaware sports betting will be limited to NFL parlays
An appeals court decided Monday that the only legal sports wagering option in Delaware this fall will be NFL parlays.

Malaga CF and William Hill reach agreement
Spanish La Liga team Malaga CF has announced that William Hill is its new official club sponsor.

Bodog Europe reaches partnership with Fulham FC
Bodog Europe will be the Premier League team's official betting and gaming partner.

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.
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Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Christopher Vaughan - Share The Chili

Christopher Vaughn takes us through exactly how he went from being a poker agent, manager and player to working in his dream job as an affiliate executive at Share The Chili.
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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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Are you right-brained or left-brained?
GPWA member casinojack recently thought it would be interesting to see whether people were left-brained or right-brained. So he posted a couple of tests. One involves a picture of a dancing girl and the other is a multiple choice test. Take the tests and let us know the results. Are you left-brained or right-brained? View poll
Last week's poll results: What is your worst season for revenue? View poll
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