13 January 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 13, 2010
Welcome Sheriff 'Quickfire' Anthony to the GPWA!
There's a new sheriff in town. As the GPWA has grown, it has become more challenging for our staff members to pay close attention to everything going on in the forums. In that context, Sheriff "Quickfire" Anthony, previously known as just Anthony, has volunteered to step up as a moderator and let the rest of us know when he thinks our involvement will be helpful. Please welcome Anthony to his new role.

Recognition for 2009's Most Active Members
For more than three years we have been recognizing members monthly for their participation in the GPWA forums. Now, as we enter 2010, we are honoring our 35 most-active forum members of 2009, led by universal4. His site will be shown on the GPWA home page for the next month as the featured member site of the year.

2009's Most Active Affiliate Program Representatives
We're also acknowledging this month the most-active affiliate program representatives from 2009. For the third straight year, Renee from Rewards Affiliates leads the list of our 10 most-active affiliate program representatives. She will be listed as the featured affiliate program representative of the year on the GPWA home page for the next month.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Casino Titan Affiliates, Offsidebet Affiliates and Tropica Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Industry News
David Carruthers sentenced to 33 months in prison
The former BetOnSports CEO was sentenced last week to 33 months in prison on one count of racketeering conspiracy.

APCW Perspectives Weekly kicks off the new year
Perspectives Weekly is back for the New Year after two weeks away with news from Europe and California. Also, J Todd takes a moment to share something more personal.

Brunson to attend London Affiliate Conference
The legendary Doyle Brunson has confirmed his attendance at the London Affiliate Conference at the end of January.

Casino Rewards rejects Microgaming upgrade
Negative feedback from players prompted Rewards Affiliates brands to stay with the current version of Microgaming software instead of the upgrade.

Titan Bet joins Euro Partners portfolio
The Titan Bet sportsbook platform recently launched, opening a whole new market for the Euro Partners affiliate program.

GTECH G2 upgrades U.K. bingo network
Fourteen sites on the International Bingo Network have moved to a newly expanded network that allows them pooled liquidity across all major European markets.

Income Access to attend IGE in London
Income Access will be at the International Gaming Expo to present its affiliate marketing software solution.

32Red Online Casino summons Hellboy
The Hellboy slot is based on the hit comic book of the same name and launched at the online casino this month.

bet365 adds a range of slot games
The online casino has added slots based on popular Marvel characters, including X-Men, Fantastic Four, Blade, Daredevil and Elektra.

Euro Partners adds scratch games brand
Euro Partners has added Jackpot Scratch to its growing range of online gaming verticals.

William Hill launches Spanish online bingo
William Hill Bingo launched the product this week with Spanish-speaking callers and chat moderators.

Upcoming Conference

Affiliate Summit West (Las Vegas)Jan. 17-19
Affiliate Summit West (Las Vegas)
This three-day conference at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

ICEi 2010 (London)Jan. 26-28
ICEi 2010 (London)
The International Gaming Expo is the premier showcase for the world's most innovative and advanced land-based and remote gaming, betting and amusement products.

London Affiliate ConferenceJan. 28-31
London Affiliate Conference
This two-day conference will offer informative panels and presentations that will focus on industry updates and best practices as well as the Affiliate Series of Poker. Admission is free for all affiliates.
Did You Know?
More than 33% of the U.S. population uses Facebook. Turkey (24%) has the second-highest percentage of its population using Facebook, followed by Italy (22.6%), Argentina (18.9%) and Malaysia (15.3%).

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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How did 2009 revenue compare with 2008 revenue for you?
Now that 2009 has drawn to a close, we thought it would be interesting to ask how the affiliate revenue you earned in 2009 compared to what you earned in 2008. How did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse for you? View poll
Last week's poll results: Would you buy a domain or use a Web site from a "rogue" country? 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 MessageLadbrokes CEO to step down
New Message19-year-old wins PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
New MessageEstonia legalizes online gambling
New MessageTime.com posts study about online poker
From The Forums
New MessageQuantity or quality?
szury writes:
Should you have a few (e.g. 3) big sites that you are working on constantly or should you build more mini-sites (10+)? read more
New MessageIs it time to remove Firefox and try Opera?
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