21 October 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 21, 2009
Meet The Affiliate
Dimitrios Asithianakis -- casinoinfogrFind out how Greece native Dimitrios -- aka casinoinfogr -- used his love for photography and online marketing to become a gambling affiliate with more than 100 Web sites. Read the interview

Industry News
Lottery Affiliates offering a 'Grand in the Hand'
Lottery Affiliates, the official affiliate program for Oz Lotteries, is giving all GPWA affiliate members the chance to win a $1,000 giveaway.

Commission Warehouse rewarding affiliates
The AdVantage program gives affiliates the opportunity to cash in points for items like iPods, golf clubs, espresso machines and much more.

APCW music video: Can't Lift a Finger
The APCW's first music video is a tribute to Microgaming's apathetic approach to the behavior of some of its licensees.

Horsing around with Perspectives Weekly
J. Todd reports on the state of Illinois legalizing online betting on horse racing and the French National Assembly approving a bill that will regulate online gambling -- with stipulations.

Google removes 'penalty' on gambling site
Google lifted alleged search engine penalties on the online betting group Media Corp that could be worth millions of pounds to the business.

Everest Affiliates hosting exclusive freeroll
Everest Affiliates is hosting an exclusive freeroll with a prize package worth more than $2,000 for affiliates attending iGB Espana next week.

Income Access receives Google accreditation
Four employees received Google Analytics accreditation, which means Income Access can now set up Google Analytics for client Web sites and offer analysis of statistics.

PartyGaming founder selling company shares
Anurag Dikshit, who paid $300 million in fines last year as part of a plea bargain with the U.S. Department of Justice, will sell up to 75 million shares in the company.

Sky Poker counts down to 200-millionth hand
The winner of Sky Poker's 200-millionth hand will either win 200 times the big blind as a cash bonus or 200 times a tournament entry fee.

7Spins Casino wins approval for fair gaming
7Spins Casino has announced it has received a new fair gaming certification from Technical Systems Testing.

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?
Facebook landed its 300-millionth user in September and turned a profit for the first time in its six-year history.

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How many pages on your sites do you devote to game content?
Webmasters use content of all sorts to produce sites that will attract players. Background information on gaming sites and site reviews are common, as are bonus listings, game-focused information, strategy, news and probably a thousand other niches. For today's poll we'd like to ask how many pages on your sites are focused on providing information specifically about games. And we invite you to post what you view as the important content areas of your site. View poll
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From The Forums
New MessageIt's caption contest time again!
garyt writes:
The September issue of the GPWA Times magazine includes a cartoon showing a gambling affiliate with a glazed look in his eyes, sitting down with a fortune teller. What is being said in the cartoon? We're leaving that up to you. Within this thread, submit a witty caption for the cartoon. The GPWA staff will pick the one that made us laugh the hardest and the winner will receive a free copy of the iGaming Business Directory. Good luck! read more
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