3 March 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 3, 2010
Recognition for February's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for February. We're giving an extra special thanks to Caruso, one of the most active posters during the month of February. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of March as the featured site.

Recognizing February's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in the forums during the month of February. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee from Rewards Affiliates, who was the most-active affiliate program representative. She will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of March.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Slotland Affiliates and 777 Dealer Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!

Industry News
Euro Partners answers questions in special podcast
Marc from Euro Partners joins Vin, Anthony and J. Todd in a special APCW Affiliate Focus podcast to answer questions about webmaster issues related to the program.

CWC launches Manhattan Slots
The virtual New York skyline has a distinctive new online casino for players to visit. Manhattan Slots looks like a department store on a busy New York street. But it's really a casino that features a variety of slots and table games.

Victory Poker launches site in style
Victory Poker officialy launched with a charity poker tournament at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

A crazy edition of Perspectives Weekly
J. Todd offers more Microgaming musings and examines whether management at the Jackpots Heaven casino has finally slipped over the mental edge.

Royal Apollo running free slots tournaments
Royal Apollo is running free monthly $1,000 slots tournaments for all new players in addition to a $1,200 welcome bonus.

Sloto'Cash promoting new deposit methods
Sloto'Cash is offering a 15% extra bonus on every deposit made using an "alternative" deposit method.

Casino Club flying off to outer space
New players at Casino Club will receive 50 free spins on the slot game Space Tale until March 31.

Income Access launches redesigned blog
Income Access has redesigned its blog site with a new look, feel, improved navigation and fresh, relevant content.

Italian legend Totti signs with PartyPoker
Soccer legend Francesco Totti has signed a deal with PartyPoker to be an ambassador and play exclusively online at its virtual poker tables.

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?
Bookmakers Ladbrokes (28%), Paddy Power (10%) and William Hill (7%) saw 2009 profits slide.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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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 MessageFlorida exploring online gambling?
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From The Forums
New MessageIt's caption contest time again!
vinism writes:
It's that time again: Cartoon Caption Contest! The January issue of the GPWA Times magazine features a cartoon of an affiliate webmaster sitting down having coffee with his significant other, reading the newspaper about the world coming to an end in 2012. What's going through the mind of our favorite GPWA affiliate? We're leaving that up to you. Submit a witty caption for this cartoon and next week we will pick the one that made us laugh the hardest. The winner will receive a free copy of the iGaming Business Directory. Good luck! read more
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