16 September 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 16, 2009
GPWA member Rok Milanovic wins ASOP in Budapest
We're very pleased to announce that GPWA member Rok Milanovic -- who uses the screen name "poker-business" in the forums -- captured the Affiliate Series of Poker (ASOP) title at the Budapest Affiliate Conference last week. In the final hand, Rok had As-4d in the hole and hit trip aces on the turn to win the tournament. For more details and some great pictures of the tournament, follow this thread.

Industry News
Hamilton and 31 accomplices fingered in UB scandal
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission confirmed last week that former WSOP Main Event champion Russ Hamilton "bears the responsibility" for the cheating that occurred at UltimateBet. They also announced that he was aided by 31 accomplices.

Harrah's reaches deal with 888 Holdings
888 will help the casino giant enter the U.K. online gambling market by providing online poker and casino services, including payments and customer service

Perspectives Weekly -- The Safari Edition
With some wild life creatures serving as a backdrop, J. Todd reports on a plethora of industry news and wonders what the U.S. government is doing with the $752 million it has fined various online gaming entities.

Sloto'Cash Casino continues worldwide expansion
Sloto'Cash now offers landing pages in Italian, German, Spanish, French, Turkish, Dutch, Greek and Japanese.

Income Access releases iGaming white paper
The white paper looks at how affiliates choose programs to work with and is available on its BetweenDrinks.com social-networking site.

Starlight Bingo changes networks
Starlight Bingo made the move to the Interactive Play Network last week and is now offers Flash games.

Full Tilt reaches deal with Aster Data
Aster Data will provide the popular online poker room with customer service and fraud protection.

NEOVIA Financial attending EiG Copenhagen
NEOVIA will be meeting with partners and merchants to promote its NEOVIA Payment Suite.

Bingo Gala upgrades software
Bingo Gala now offers no-download casino and slot games as a complement to its three bingo halls.

Slotland celebrating 11th anniversary
The slot machine and video poker site is celebrating its 11th anniversary next week by giving new and existing players bonus offers.

Internet gambling group runs ad campaign
The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative is placing ads on the Web sites of the Washington Post, The Hill and Politico as part of a movement to overturn the UIGEA.

BetSoftGaming and GoldBet reach an agreement
BetSoftGaming's entire 3D Slots3 game library will be made available on the Web site of European bookmaker GoldBet.

Parlay now an Income Access white label partner
Income Access will provide Parlay with a white label software solution for its new affiliate network.

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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:
New MessageThe plot thickens in the UB cheating scandal
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From The Forums
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I have decided to remove the forum side of my site and will do so in the next few weeks. To me it seems that the only purpose of a forum is to promote free chips to people who (90%) have no intention of depositing. I find visitors love free stuff but very rarely do I see banners and links from the forum showing deposits. However the Web site side shows income. How do other webmasters feel about the traffic their forum receives? Do you also find it is not worth the time to maintain? Do you find forums lead to free chip bonus hunters? Does it take valuable time away from your job that could be used to work on other aspects of your Web site? read more
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