2 June 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 2, 2010
Recognition for May's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for May. We're giving an extra special thanks to universal4, the most active poster during the month of May. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of June as the featured site.

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

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce 7Red Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA!
Meet The Affiliate Manager
Read how Boris Chaykin got into online gaming by accident 10 years ago, and why the Offsidebet affiliate manager hasn't looked back. Read the interview

Industry News
Few June 1 deposit problems except PokerStars
The June 1 deadline for regulations of the UIGEA to go into effect has arrived, and Aaron Todd could deposit money on every Internet poker room he tried - except for PokerStars.

Commission Warehouse offers exclusive deal
Commission Warehouse is giving all GPWA members who are not yet affiliates $50 if they join the program.

Totesport offers 40 percent revenue share
One of the UK's most widely recognized and oldest online betting shops has launched their affiliate program using the Income Access affiliate marketing solution.

BodogBrand.com purchases Slots.com
Bodogbrand.com bought the domain name for nearly four million pounds, the largest sum of money paid for a domain in 2010 and one of the top 10 of all time.

Moneybookers launches joint affiliate program
Income Access has announced a partnership with Moneybookers to offer a joint affiliate program.

Perspectives Weekly on the UIGEA deadline
J. Todd broadcasts from Texas right before traveling to Prague and wonders what impact the UIGEA regulations will have on the iGaming industry.

Norway gamers despair after transaction blocking
Right2bet discusses Norway blocking financial transactions to prohibit their citizens from using unlicensed foreign gambling operators.

California moves to legalize online poker
State senator Roderick Wright moved to amend Senate Bill 1485, which would authorize the state's Department of Justice to award contracts for intrastate online poker.

CasinoRoom to launch BetSoftGaming casino suite
The agreement will allow CasinoRoom to offer BetSoftGaming's 3D Slots3 Game Library on its site.

Global Live Casino offers unique June promotions
A reload bonus of 75 percent up to 150 euros will be available for affiliates with a World Cup roulette promotion and a blackjack tournament also being offered.

PPA releases statement in Washington case
Poker Players Alliance Chairman Alfonse D'Amato said the PPA is "pleased that the Washington State Supreme Court agreed to hear" the case of Rousso v. State.

Offsidebet reaches deal with RM Royal Media
Offsidebet will promote RM Royal Media's rummy product and will join the company's Rummy Network.

Upcoming Conference

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.

EGR Live (London)June 14 - 15
EGR Live (London)
EGR Live provides world-class content for the online gambling industry with in-depth sessions, a broad array of industry exhibitors, and free entry.
Did You Know?
178 million U.S. Internet users watched some form of video online during April, according to comScore.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Meet The Affiliate

Online gambling veteran Dominique squares off against dodgy T&Cs, slippery slopes and nondescript sites.
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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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Join Our Groups
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Do you have any websites listed in DMOZ?
DMOZ is an open directory of websites that currently lists over 4.5 million sites classified into nearly 600,000 categories. It is not easy to have a gaming websites listed in dmoz. In general, dmoz does not list affiliate operated sites unless they are deemed as being of high quality and are viewed as offering very solid original content. So, for today's poll we thought we would ask about dmoz submissions by GPWA members. Have you submitted a site for inclusion? If you have submitted a site has it been accepted into the directory? View poll
Last week's poll results: How long have you been involved in iGaming affiliate marketing? 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 MessageOnline poker sees decline in traffic
New MessageCEO compares business with poker
New MessageWilliam Hill leaving France
New MessageAn update on California online poker
From The Forums
New MessageReallocating U.S. players with Microgaming brands
GCG writes:
This question also has been posted on AGD but it is too important not to mention. How can you allocate a player to a single U.S. brand as the player has multiple accounts at the same program? The same goes for Starpartner and other programs that have more than one brand. read more
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