30 September 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 30, 2009
You're reading the 150th GPWA Times newsletter!
We're very pleased to announce that today's issue of the GPWA Times e-mail newsletter is our 150th! The very first issue of the newsletter was sent out Nov. 9, 2006 and today it is sent out to well over 5,000 people each week. We'd like to thank everyone who has been part of this, especially our affiliate members and sponsor affiliate programs.

Free shirts for GPWA approved portal webmasters
Once again, we are offering free GPWA t-shirts to all webmasters with a GPWA approved portal seal. We had them before, but ran out of the larger sizes. Now that we've ordered more, we can begin shipping them to members again. To see what the shirts look like and to find out how you can get one, follow this thread.

Scandinavian summit set for Nov. 25-27 in Stockholm
The Scandinavian Affiliate Super Summit is scheduled to run from Nov. 25-27 at the Berns Salonger in Stockholm and there is no charge to attend for affiliates. This is the first affiliate conference to be held in Scandinavia, and it will feature an impressive list of guest speakers, including a few GPWA members. Follow this thread for more details.

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

Meet The Affiliate
Lori -- DaeraGPWA member "Daera" tells us how being laid up by a broken leg led her to the online gambling industry where she has been working as an affiliate for the last five years. Read the interview

Industry News
BetOnSports chief Carruthers withdraws guilty plea
British online gambling executive David Carruthers has withdrawn his "guilty" plea just days before he was due to be sentenced by a U.S. court. A "change of plea" hearing has been set for Oct. 14.

Feds seize more bank accounts
Federal authorities in Maryland seized the contents of six Wachovia Bank accounts, saying the accounts hold online gambling proceeds involved in money laundering.

Around the globe with Perspectives Weekly
J. Todd reports on industry news from all over the world, including France, Portugal and the U.S. where a special task force is being created that online players should be wary of.

Brightshare receives eCOGRA Affiliate Trust Seal
The online gambling affiliate program is the third group to receive the eCOGRA Affiliate Trust Seal.

Extrabet.com relaunches affiliate program
The new-look affiliate program is powered by Income Access' affiliate marketing software.

Income Access offers customized reporting API
Operators can now access their affiliate reports without logging onto the Income Access system.

Playtech releases two more Marvelous slots
"Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" are the first games in a new collection of slots based on Marvel movies.

Cryptologic signs deal with Virgin Games
Cryptologic will provide Virgin Games with at least 10 online slots through the multi-year licensing deal.

PKR releases Mac compatible software
The Mac release of the 3D online poker room has all the features of the Windows-based version, including the embedded casino mini-games.

Plenty of developments at Sloto'Cash
The casino and its affiliate program have rolled out various daily promotions and a new slot game.

Upcoming Conference

Affilicon Europe (Germany)Oct. 20-23
Affilicon Europe (Germany)
Affilicon Europe is the premier yearly event for European Affiliates, global vendors, affiliate networks and German vendors who look to extend their business over the Internet.

IGB Espana (Madrid)Oct. 30-31
IGB Espana (Madrid)
IGB Espana is the first event solely focused on the Spanish iGaming market and will explore the potential of this emerging market concentrating on content and networking as opposed to the large-style exhibitions.

Scandinavian Affiliate Super Summit (Stockholm)Nov 25 - 27
Scandinavian Affiliate Super Summit (Stockholm)
The Scandinavian Affiliate Super Summit presents a major networking opportunity for entry levels to top performing affiliates from Scandinavia. The conference will bring you the best of Scandinavian affiliate case studies and tutorials.

EGR Live (London)Nov 30 - Dec 01
EGR Live (London)
EGR Live will bring the online gaming industry together for combining meetings, conference sessions, seminars, workshops, products displays, networking and hospitality.
Did You Know?
Social networking sites took up 17% of all time spent on the Internet in August of 2009, up from just 6% in August of 2008, according to the Nielsen Company.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Renee -- Rewards Affiliates

Renee from Rewards Affiliates calls herself a "sci-fi freak, nerd and tomboy all in one." Find out why those attributes have helped her go from a part-time web developer to a successful affiliate manager.
Read the interview

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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Join Our Groups
FacebookPlease join the GPWA Facebook group. It's a great place to network with affiliates and affiliate managers and keep up with all the latest news and updates from the GPWA.
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LinkedInThe GPWA group in LinkedIn is a big help in networking with other GPWA members. It also identifies you as a GPWA member to other LinkedIn members.
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TwitterWe invite you to follow us at twitter.com/gpwa where we will be posting interesting tweets on major news of interest to affiliates.
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How many desktop applications do you normally have open at once?
GPWA member Chips posted a screen grab of his computer desktop a few weeks ago which showed (by our count) 16 applications open at the same time. Our Managing Editor Vin says that for him, this is quite normal. But he also says everyone makes fun of him for it. GPWA Executive Director Michael Corfman typically has at least 16 windows open. But as the boss no one makes fun of him. What do the rest of you think? How many desktop applications do you normally have open? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you check player terms and conditions before joining a new program? View poll
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 MessageMaryland online accounts seized
New MessagePaddy Power has optimistic view for 2010
New MessagePokerStars shatters own world record
New MessageLawyer pessimistic on Frank bill
From The Forums
New MessageWhat's the perfect bonus for your traffic?
Renee writes:
What sign up bonuses do you see working best for your traffic? I'm not looking to start a flame war about free spins bonuses here btw, I just want to know what the best converting bonus is for YOUR traffic since everyone has a different answer. read more
New MessageClicks, downloads AND sign-ups
New MessageWho is your favorite movie star?
PRIVATE FORUM TOPICS (Not a Private Member, Upgrade Now!)
New MessageSites and forums stealing tournaments passwords
New MessageOpinions on domain names
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