20 January 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 20, 2010
New edition of the GPWA magazine available next week!
The 11th issue of the GPWA Times magazine will be available next week at the IGE Conference and the London Affiliate Conference. In addition to a pictorial view of 2009 and a look back at the decade in online gambling, our cover story details the movement in European gambling to a nation-by-nation approach. We also have our regular interviews with affiliates and affiliate managers. To preview the new issue, or to make sure you receive your own copy in the mail, follow this thread.

GPWA forum registrations pass the 9,000 mark!
We're pleased to announce that the GPWA passed the 9,000 registered member mark this week! We have quite a crowd here now with more active members than any other iGaming affiliate site. Our growth has accelerated significantly over the past year. It was less than six months ago that we passed the 8,000 registered member mark, and we have averaged nearly 200 new registered members each month over the past year. Thank you for your continued support.

New Affiliate Program Warning forum section
Historically when we no longer have a sponsor relationship with a program, we have moved forum threads for those programs to a special section and set the forums so no further activity is allowed. However, we have decided programs that are not sponsors, but still have outstanding complaints, should remain open for further communication about the complaints. For more information and a direct link to this new section, follow this thread.

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

Industry News
The real story behind Grand Prive
The APCW presents the past, present and possible future of Grand Prive, which has been the subject of much ridicule in online gambling for over a year now.

Perspectives Weekly on Carruthers, Kyl and Kentucky
J. Todd dishes on the sentencing of former BetOnSports CEO David Carruthers, why U.S. Senator Jon Kyl is acting like a child and what to expect in Kentucky as it prepares for a final online gambling showdown.

LAC announces keynote speakers
PKR founder Jez San and Microsoft's Cedric Chambaz and Adam Goodman will speak at the London Affiliate Conference next week.

Income Access CEO Nicky Senyard to speak at IGE
Senyard will be taking part in the Innovation Showcase at the International Gaming Expo on Jan. 27.

Calvin Ayre makes push for aid to Haiti
The founder of Bodog and CalvinArye.com said he will match any payment to Oxfam by the online gambling industry up to $1 million.

Win Palace Casino launches new comp points system
Win Palace Casino's new comp points system comes as a direct result of feedback from players.

INTRALOT Interactive sponsors Fire & Ice 2010
INTRALOT Interactive and its partner CyberArts will have their first joint presence at the International Gaming Expo and at Fire & Ice on Jan. 27 in London.

PartyPartners receives eCOGRA seal
The affiliate program for several PartyGaming brands has successfully passed eCOGRA's on-site inspection and monitoring requirements.

Betfair announces new casino affiliate team
Betfair has announced the launch of its brand new casino affiliate team to coincide with the launch of its new Playtech casino software.

Betfair launches new download casino
Betfair's new casino is powered by Playtech and offers over 20 card games, 50 multi-line slots and a variety of Marvel branded slots.

Full Tilt introduces high-speed poker format
"Rush Poker" is a format where after a player folds their hand, they'll immediately be moved to another table with different opponents for the next hand.

Income Access reaches partnership with Orbis
Income Access will provide Orbis Technology with an affiliate marketing software solution.

Casino La Vida launches with Microgaming platform
Casino La Vida has launched this week and is powered by Microgaming software and features over 450 games.

Upcoming Conference

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.
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Will 2010 be better than 2009?
In last week's poll we asked how your revenue for calendar year 2009 compared with your revenue for 2008. This week we have decided to ask you to gaze into the future and guess how you think calendar year 2010 will compare with 2009 for you. Will it be better? Will it be worse? By a lot or by a little? And be sure to share the reasons you think it will differ. View poll
Last week's poll results: How did 2009 revenue compare with 2008 revenue 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 MessageFull Tilt introduces "Rush Poker"
New MessageOnline gambling explosion in the cards for Italy
New MessageMore women compulsively gambling online
New MessageNew Jersey senator wants Internet poker
From The Forums
New MessageOffline marketing
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I'm in the process of setting up a number of niche sites and a portal and am curious to know if any of you have had success with traditional offline marketing methods -- such as newspaper/magazine adverts or targeted leafleting?  read more
New MessageThe Great Australian Internet Blackout
New MessageCPA vs. rev share
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New MessageSitemap issue and Google Webmaster Error
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