14 October 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 14, 2009
iGB Affiliate Award nominations open
Nominations are open for the 2010 iGB Affiliate Awards, which will be announced at a January ceremony in London. Nominations can be made until the end of October. If you'd like to make yourself a contender for one of the awards, let folks on the GPWA forum know that you'd appreciate their support. For a complete list of the award categories and info on how you can make a nomination, follow this thread.

The GPWA and APCW support the right2bet campaign
It's time to stand up and be counted. If you reside in the EU and support the right to bet online, you should join your peers and sign the right to bet petition at right2bet.net. The petition is part of a campaign to further grass-roots support for the right to bet online in the EU. Visit right2bet.net or follow this thread for more information.

Meet The Affiliate
MartinAt 42 years old, Martin is the father of nine and has three grandchildren. Find out how this Malta-based sports-betting affiliate manages his time in the latest installment of our Affiliate Interview Series. Read the interview

Meet The Affiliate Manager
Paul Art may be 26 years old, but he's already a veteran of the gambling affiliate industry. In this week's interview, Paul tells us how his ability to deal with people of all kinds has helped him succeed in business and in life. Read the interview

Industry News
Horse racing news from Perspectives Weekly
With Illinois on the verge of becoming the next U.S. state to approve online betting for horse races, J. Todd explains the reasoning behind it. He also talks about the APCW's Casino Audit Reports and other upcoming projects.

Illinois approves online betting for horse races
TVG.com received a license from the Illinois Racing Board to begin accepting online wagers from Illinois residents.

Sloto'Cash giving away laptops to end 2009
The Sloto'Cash affiliate program will be giving away 10 mini laptops to affiliates who deliver new customer referrals between Oct. 15 and Dec. 15.

Fortune Lounge launches loyalty program
Royal Vegas, Platinum Play, 7Sultans and Vegas Palms Online Casinos will launch their new loyalty programs this week.

Titan Poker gears up for ECOOP V
Titan Poker's fifth European Championship of Online Poker will take place in November with $4.5 million in guaranteed prizes.

Tombola to sponsor primetime U.K. soap opera
The U.K.-based bingo site will sponsor Emmerdale, a popular TV program in the U.K.

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?
The number of U.S. Internet users who clicked on display ads in March 2009 was 16%, down from 32% in 2007, according comScore.

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Are you participating in the iGB Affiliate Award nominations?
As mentioned in our announcement at the top of this newsletter, nominations are currently open until the end of October for the 2010 the iGB Affiliate awards. So, we thought it would be fitting to ask if you are planning to participate in the nomination process?  View poll
Last week's poll results:  How many icons do you have on your desktop? 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 MessageFrench National Assembly votes on online gambling
New MessageFull Tilt releases statement on bots
New MessageGambling a "silent addiction" on American campuses
New MessageU.K. may offer new lure for online casinos
From The Forums
New MessageTo WordPress or not to WordPress?
chalkie writes:
I've never been a great WordPress fan until this year and I am probably a bit of a novice with it, I guess. I may not be doing it correctly, however, why is it that I can build a site in html from scratch and get a good stable ranking and PR within 6 months yet I can't get a decent ranking, let alone any PR with a WordPress site? read more
New MessageWeb sites -- looks or personality?
New MessageStructuring navigation
New MessageDid Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
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