11 November 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 11, 2009
More than 1,000 have joined the GPWA on LinkedIn
We're pleased to announce that we passed a new milestone in terms of the number of members that have joined our LinkedIn group earlier this week. We now have over 1,000 members! That's up from 500 in March. And besides over 1,000 members on LinkedIn, we now have over 1,400 members on Facebook. That's a lot of members who have joined us in the world of social networking!

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Rev Share Partners and Grande Vegas Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Meet The Affiliate
Imre SzucsSzucs may live in Transylvania, but he's not that interested in vampire tales. Instead, this veteran affiliate focuses on making money by promoting sportsbooks. Read the interview

Industry News
Right2Bet launches charity betting challenge
The Right2Bet charity campaign is structured to show how private gambling operators provide more value to their customers than state-run operators.

Best Casino Partner launches new brand
Crazy Slots is the new partner brand of Best Casino and offers an array of games.

Perspectives Weekly talks Kaplan sentence
The APCW has coverage of BetOnSports founder Gary Kaplan being sentenced to four years in federal prison. We also have international news and commemorate a special anniversary with a "guest" appearance.

APCW's Affiliate Focus looks at European regulations
In this week's podcast, Vin and Anthony discuss the different online gambling regulation models in Europe while J Todd is out on assignment.

PartyGaming completes World Poker Tour acquisition
PartyGaming acquired all of the WPT assets for a cash consideration of $12.3 million plus an additional minimum payment of $3 million over the next three years.

JackpotCity Bingo moves to Microgaming
The online bingo room will offer a host of new benefits, including the latest in progressive online bingo jackpot games.

David Coulthard appointed as ambassador to Jetbull
The former racing star will be offering tips and advice to those who wish to bet on various sports.

Bingo Day triples value of guaranteed jackpot
Bingo Day is launching new games and enlarged jackpot prizes throughout November.

Virgin Poker renews contract with GTECH G2's IPN
The British poker site has been a part of the International Poker Network since 2005.

Upcoming Conference

GPWA Meeting at the Global Gaming Expo (Las Vegas)Nov. 18
GPWA Meeting at the Global Gaming Expo (Las Vegas)
All affiliates are welcome to join us for FREE at the top of the Stratosphere where we will meet to discuss how we can work better together to address affiliate concerns. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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?
At the end of this year, Forrester expects mobile Internet penetration to reach 17% in Western Europe — the same adoption rate for the PC Internet a decade ago.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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
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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 gaming sites do you identify as rogued or blacklisted on your portal?
Many webmasters focus exclusively on sites they promote. But many webmasters also identify online gaming sites they consider to be rogue to warn players. For this week's poll, let us know if you publish a list of sites you consider to be rogue, and if you do, how many such sites you have you included in your list. View poll
Last week's poll results:  How did the third quarter of 2009 compare with the second quarter for you? 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 MessageWSOP Main Event champ Joe Cada talks online poker
New MessagePolish P.M. wants online gambling ban
New MessageCasino City's got all your WSOP coverage
New MessageJackpotCity Bingo switches to Microgaming
From The Forums
New MessageSports betting vs. casinos
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Hello all, I am fairly new to the gambling affiliate scene, and I am curious to know which is more lucrative in your experience: sports betting or casino gaming? In terms of revenue, which one produces more? Thanks for the info, as it is highly appreciated. read more
New MessageDoes hosting location matter?
New MessageAny experience with Rank Tracker?
New MessageBest way to buy an expired domain
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New MessageRakeback controversy?
New MessageGoogle and spam Web sites
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