31 March 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 31, 2010
Join the GPWA at the iGaming Super Show in Prague
Prague is the place to be this spring for anyone involved in the iGaming industry. In late May, affiliates, affiliate programs, operators and regulators will gather together at the iGaming Super Show in the PVA Letany Exhibition Centre. More than 2,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors are expected. And the GPWA and APCW will be there in full force. Follow this thread for more details about the conference.

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

Recognizing March's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in the forums during the month of March. 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 April.

Industry News
Club World Group buys All Star Slots
The Club World Group has purchased All Star Slots, an online casino powered by Real Time Gaming.

iMEGA identifies member in Kentucky motion
The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association filed a motion last week identifying the owner TruePoker.com as an iMEGA member and an affected party in Kentucky's seizure of 141 online gambling domain names. The move allows the Kentucky Supreme Court to reconsider the case.

New online gambling bill lauded
The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative has praised Rep. Jim McDermott's introduction of an updated version of the Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act.

AGA says Internet gambling can be regulated
The American Gaming Association says it is open to the concept of legalized Internet gaming, as long as a regulatory structure is in place to protect consumers.

Perspectives Weekly: The AGA jumps on board
J.Todd discusses the American Gaming Association's statement that it is open to the idea of legal, regulated online gambling in the U.S.

World Refer announces exclusive GPWA offer
The affiliate program is offering 40% revenue share for two months after sign-up for new GPWA affiliate partners.

Slots.com domain name up for sale
The auction for the slots.com domain comes on the heels of the sale of poker.org for $1 million.

CalvinAyre.com hosting party at iGaming Super Show
The "tablog" started by Bodog founder Calvin Ayre will be hosting an exclusive launch party before the iGaming Super Show in Prague in late May.

InterCasino handing out big cash bonuses
InterCasino is holding a "£200 No Deposit Required Welcome Bonus" promotion for players registering in April and May.

Sloto' Cash Casino ready for World Cup
The online casino will release a new soccer-themed slot game called "Global Cup" on April 1.

Everyone cashes at the WSOP with Everest Poker
All Everest WSOP qualifiers will share in a special prize pool created by an Everest match of their combined winnings.

Upcoming Conference

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.

Global iGaming Summit & Expo (Montreal)May 12-13
Global iGaming Summit & Expo (Montreal)
GiGSE is returning after a two-year hiatus with the goal of giving you a leg up in the North American iGaming market.

iGaming SuperShow (Prague)May 25 - 28
iGaming SuperShow (Prague)
The iGaming Super Show is designed to provide a meeting place for the entire industry, including affiliates, vendors, operators and regulators.
Did You Know?
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How did you do this quarter?
With the first quarter of 2010 drawing to a close, we thought it would be interesting to ask how the affiliate revenue you earned in this quarter compared to what you earned in the fourth quarter of 2009. How did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse for you? View poll
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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:
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What do I need to change on my sites to get more European traffic? I'd like to get some more traffic from Europe, I'm pretty sure just listing European casinos isn't enough. How can I find out the terms and best methods of attracting a European market? read more
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