5 May 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 5, 2010
Deadline extended for free GIGSE registration
As we announced a few weeks back, the GPWA has made special arrangements for affiliate webmasters to attend the Global iGaming Summit & Expo in Montreal on May 11-13 for free. The registration deadline has been extended to May 6. Follow this thread for details.

Trade show participation shown in sponsor profiles
We're pleased to announce the first of a number of enhancements we have planned to provide additional information about trade show participation by sponsor programs. We've added a new section to sponsor program pages to let folks know what trade shows the affiliate program has signed up for as an exhibitor or sponsor.

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

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

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

Burstin Marketing Group
Burstin Group is introducing a customized video review service for your casino, poker, or bingo Web site. Professional videos on your site make it more appealing and interactive for users and can help increase traffic. E-mail info@burstingroup.com for samples and May specials. Follow this thread for more details.

Industry News
Slots.com auction kicks off
Moniker and SnapNames are managing the auction for the Slots.com domain, which is underway.

Intertops Poker moves to Cake Network
The online poker room will be holding freerolls and special tournaments all throughout May in celebration of the move.

APCW Interviews: Euro Partners, Amsterdam 2010
J. Todd talks with Euro Partners VP of Marketing Marc Kenigsberg at the Casino Affiliate Convention.

Perspectives Weekly goes fishing
J. Todd is back in the U.S. with a whale of a show, including rumors of legalized online gambling in the U.S.

Casino Club expands suite with three games
The online casino has added slots Crazy Wizard and TwentySeven and video poker game Cash Climb.

Mediaplexa partnering with AffEurope
Mediaplexa will provide AffEurope with market-leading affiliate tools to power their brands.

TopGame releases slot with Gangster appeal
"Reel Gangsters," which is based on a 1920's style “Cops vs. Gangsters” theme, has joined TopGame's game suite.

Unibet acquires stake in Bingo.com
Unibet has acquired 25.9 percent of Bingo.com for $2.25 million in a private placement of 15 million common shares.

Danes offer EU bettors glimmer of hope
Right2Bet's Ari Last discusses a new bill proposed in Denmark's parliament that would make online gambling licenses available to foreign operators.

U.S. regulation to be topic at iGaming Super Show
The iGaming Super Show will look at the progress of state vs. federal legislation and which will come first.

Upcoming Conference

Global iGaming Summit & Expo (Montreal)May 11 - 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.

Online Bingo Summit & Awards (London)June 8 - 9
Online Bingo Summit & Awards (London)
The 5th Annual Online Bingo Summit & Awards is Europe's top online bingo event. The conference includes sessions on overcoming player saturation and differentiating brands.
Did You Know?
Apple announced it has sold one million iPads in the 28 days since the tablet computer was released.

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How much do you think the domain slots.com is worth?
Earlier today an auction was started for slots.com by GPWA forum member ChristinaSlots. The auction is scheduled to end next Wednesday afternoon, and there is a reserve price of $5 million. For most affiliates, these prices are just a bit beyond reach. What do you think? How much do you feel this domain could be worth to the right operator? View poll
Last week's poll results: What is the longest you've ever been delayed in your travels?  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 Message$5.16 million spent lobbying on U.S. online gambling in first quarter
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New MessageSupreme Court rejects Delaware sports betting expansion
From The Forums
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I am just trying to find out what the average webmaster converts in terms of downloads to real players. How many downloads does it take before you will receive a player? read more
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