10 February 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 10, 2010
Over 1,500 strong on Facebook!
We are pleased to announce that we now have more than 1,500 members in our Facebook group! Because Facebook now offers better features for fan pages than are provided for groups, we have started a fan page for the GPWA on Facebook and we will be using this new channel for most of our new activity there. For more information, or to find out how you can join us on Facebook, follow this thread.

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

Industry News
California online poker faces many obstacles
An informational hearing regarding online poker in California Tuesday revealed that while regulation may be in the cards, it won't happen without a fight from Native American tribes.

Round 2 in London for Perspectives Weekly
J. Todd tears up England as he tours the London Affiliate Conference and interviews Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak and managers from your favorite online gambling programs.

PPA testifies before California committee
The Poker Players Alliance testified before the California Senate Governmental Organization Committee about online poker regulation.

Fortune Affiliates introduces new offer
Fortune Affiliates is offering to pay $50 of revenue share upfront for Giggle Bingo players.

Rewards Affiliates wins best affiliate manager award
GPWA member Renee Mate of Rewards Affiliates was named the Best Affiliate Manager at the 2010 iGaming Affiliate Awards in London.

Mazooma secures contract with Betfair
"Snakes & Ladders" and "Cops N Robbers" slots will now go live in the Arcade section of the Betfair Web site.

Merge Gaming signs Sportsbook.com to network
Merge Gaming has announced that Jazette Enterprises, which controls Sportsbook.com, will join its growing poker network by mid-April.

Offsidebet Affiliates February promotions underway
Ongoing promotions at Offsidebet include daily freerolls and a "super tournament" with a guaranteed prize of $1 million.

Jackpot City launches Facebook program
The online casino has launched "Friends with Benefits" on Facebook, which offers members exclusive access to private, freeroll slots tournaments.

Umbrella brand VistaGaming ready for launch
The new umbrella brand, specifically for affiliates, will bring in line all of VistaGaming's Web sites.

Plus-Five Gaming launches
Plus-Five Gaming will offer casino, slots, bingo, sports betting, skill, live dealer and mobile phone games from one platform.

Upcoming Conference

Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Philippines)March 9-11
Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Philippines)
Now in its eighth year, AiG helps the iGaming industry in Asia connect and improve business with constructive debate, keynote speakers, practical workshops, facilitated meetings and exceptional networking.

IGB Down Under (Australia)March 24-25
IGB Down Under (Australia)
iGB Down Under guarantees informative content about the Asian and Australian iGaming market, a new-look expo, the Affiliate Series of Poker and some of the best networking parties on the affiliate calendar.

CAC AmsterdamApril 15-16
CAC Amsterdam
CAC Amsterdam is one of the largest events in the iGaming industry. The show, which is in its eighth year, focuses on affiliate marketing and advertising for the online gambling industry.
Did You Know?
Mobile betting will rise from $1 billion worldwide in 2007 to an estimated $8.9 billion this year, according to U.K.-based firm Juniper.

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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Are you promoting more or fewer online gaming sites now than six months ago?
Most affiliates monitor the performance of the properties they promote on a regular basis. Based on how a program performs, decisions are made to promote new or different online gaming sites. For this week's poll we thought it would be interesting to ask folks whether they are promoting more or fewer properties than they were six months ago. Be sure to share what influenced your decisions to add or drop particular online gaming sites.  View poll
Last week's poll results: What do you think of toilet promotions? 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 MessageChina to crack down on Internet gambling
New MessageBritish payment processor establishes U.S. office
New MessageWashington Post discusses online gambling push
New MessagePartyGaming sees 32% rise in fourth quarter sales
From The Forums
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pumacat writes:
I'm curious as to what the affiliates here believe is better for SEO -- one site with 100 good quality pages or 10 sites with 10 pages of good quality content? read more
New MessageBenefits of playing at and promoting live dealer casinos
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