7 April 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 7, 2010
GPWA affiliates attend GIGSE for free
The GPWA has partnered with Clarion Gaming to offer affiliates free admittance to the Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GIGSE) in Montreal from May 11-13. The first day includes a workshop covering online marketing and SEO for affiliates while the second two days will focus on the North American iGaming marketplace. For more information, follow this thread.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce FanDuel Partners, Vegas Affiliates and Victory Poker Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!
Industry News
Grand Prive leaves Microgaming
The Grand Prive casinos and Villa Fortuna left Microgaming last week and switched to BetOnSoft NV software.

Full Tilt subject of federal probe
The Financial Times is reporting that a federal grand jury in New York is considering money laundering charges against the online poker giant.

PPA seeking poker exemption to UIGEA
The Poker Players Alliance has approached UIGEA architect Sen. Jon Kyl to try to create an exemption for online poker.

Massachusetts bill targets online gaming
Legislation that would allow land-based casinos in Massachusetts includes a provision that may criminalize online gambling.

French remote gambling law fails EU tests
The Remote Gambling Association says the remote gambling law adopted by the lower House of the French Parliament does not adhere to EU rules.

FanDuel reaches partnership with Philly.com
Philly.com has teamed with FanDuel to launch an online fantasy sports game where players use real money.

Victory Poker expanding sponsored player base
Victory Poker will offer everyday players a chance to compete for a sponsorship including becoming an official Team Victory Pro.

Perspective Weekly talks Kentucky
J. Todd discusses iMEGA answering a challenge from Kentucky's Supreme Court, breaking Grand Prive news and industry updates from Estonia and the U.K.

Black Diamond Casino changes platforms
Affiliate Wide has announced that its Black Diamond Casino brand has switched from Topgame to Rival software.

Sloto'Cash announces new affiliate promotion
The affiliate program is offering affiliates a chance to win $1,000 by predicting which country will win the World Cup.

eCOGRA certifies Boss Media
The online software company earned the eCOGRA software certification after passing an on-site review.

Casino Club holding big April promotion
Casino Club is running Easter specials throughout April, including free spins at slots, 24-hour comps races and more.

Extrabet celebrating spread betting in April
Extrabet is giving 20% cash back to spread betting players who sign up in April and 20% extra commission to affiliates who send more than £500 in net revenue.

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?
Over 64% of marketers and publishers are planning to invest in mobile apps this year, according to a December 2009 survey conducted by DM2PRO and Quattro Wireless.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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Have you participated in gaming tournaments?
Our reporting team is covering the PokerStars North American Poker Tour tournament at Mohegan Sun this weekend. So, for this week's question we want to ask if you have ever personally participated in a tournament, and if so, which types (poker, slots, blackjack, etc.)? Have you ever won or placed in one youself? Do you use them as a way to engage players to earn money as an affiliate?  View poll
Last week's poll results: How did you do this quarter? 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 MessageEverest Poker sues WSOP
New MessageBetfair expanding Aussie online betting model
New MessagePPA seeking exemption for poker from UIGEA regulations
New MessageFull Tilt subject of federal probe
From The Forums
New MessageE-mail program
Redbush54 writes:
Could someone recommend an email program that's inexpensive that could be used to send out newsletters, mailings, etc? Thanks in advance. read more
New MessageThank you for blacklisting Grand Prive
New MessageHas anyone bought an iPad?
New MessageGoogle updated today - check your sites
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New MessageNo free bets on Grand National Day
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