23 June 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 23, 2010
Top GPWA Posters of All Time and Much More!
Last week, after we announced the GPWA had passed the 300,000 posts and 10,000 members marks, Renee from Rewards Affiliates said she would be curious to know who the top posters of all time were. There are 36 individuals who have made over 2,000 posts in the GPWA forums. We've listed all 36, and we've also identified who the "biggest windbags" (those whose posts have been the longest) are. Did you make either list?

Meet The Affiliate
szuryA tireless student and affiliate, "szury" often works until 3 a.m. Most of his sites are in English, though he speaks six languages. Find out why the GPWA Approved Portal Seal means so much to him. Read the interview

Industry News
YouTube to allow gambling advertisements
YouTube will allow "licensed entities located in England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France or Spain" to run online gambling advertisements on the popular video sharing site.

Kahnawake and Antigua form relationship
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has established an innovative regulatory relationship with the Financial Services Regulatory Commission for Antigua and Barbuda.

California tribe rejects online gaming legislation
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which had been pushing for regulated online poker, rejected a proposal that would regulate the game in California.

Perspectives Weekly covers both sides of Atlantic
J. Todd is busy with industry news filled with complaints, discord and bickering from New Jersey to Malta.

InterCasino slot approaches major milestone
The progressive slots game "Millionaires Club" is nearing the £1 million mark at InterCasino.

Wager Junction offering hot summer promotion
The program is offering 50 percent rev share to affiliates who place a banner on the top spot on their home page.

Net Entertainment wins award for innovation
The online casino software company won an award for innovation at the EGR B2B Awards dinner in London.

Bet 3000 launches affiliate program
The affiliate program uses Income Access software and affiliates can earn a 35 percent revenue share.

Real Deal Poker partners with Income Access
The online poker room, which uses a physical deck of cards to generate player hands and community cards, has partnered with Income Access.

The Rush is back at Party Poker
The Card Rush promotion begins on June 28 at Party Poker with 1.8 million prize cards up for grabs.

World Refer ready to tailgate
The affiliate program is teaming up with Bet Horizon to launch the "money-making tailgate party" before the start of the NFL season.

NeoGames wins honor at EGR B2B Awards
Neogames won the "One to Watch" award in the "Rising Star of the Year" category at the EGR B2B awards.

Bucky Bingo charity drive enjoying support
Bucky Bingo pledges to donate £1 to Breakthrough Breast Cancer for every fan who "likes" the room on Facebook.

Class 1 Casino hosts own football tournament
Players bet on five different football themed games in the online tournament, which has a $20,000 prize pool.

RealDealPoker offering seat in WSOP Main Event
The winner of RealDealPoker.com's "Main Event Final" will claim a $10,000 prize and head to Vegas to try their luck in poker's biggest tournament.

Upcoming Conference

PAL 2010 Vegas MeetupJune 25 - 27
PAL 2010 Vegas Meetup
The largest poker affiliate forum in the world encourages you to get away from your computer and partake in a weekend of extreme fun.

Affiliate Summit EastAugust 15 - 17
Affiliate Summit East
This three-day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

CBG Affiliate WeekendAugust 27 - 30
CBG Affiliate Weekend
This weekend has been created with one goal in mind: Give active webmasters and affiliate programs around the world the opportunity to gather in gambling-friendly Canada.
Did You Know?
MarketWatch estimates that in the U.K. alone, between £1 billion and £3 billion pounds will be wagered on the World Cup.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Aaron O'Sullivan - Jackpot Games Affiliates

Aaron O'Sullivan says Jackpot Games lives up to its tagline as "The Home of Grown Up Gambling" by taking a serious approach to the gaming industry. But he's not all business all the time; find out why he was running around a hotel pool in his underwear in the wee hours of the morning.
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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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Are you an early adopter of new technology?
Today, less than three months after its launch, Apple announced it has sold three million iPads. There is always a tough trade-off being an early adopter. There is glamour in being on the edge of technology. But it is also called the bleeding edge because first generation products frequently have rough edges, so the "safe" path is to wait and see. Where do you fall on the spectrum? Are you an early adopter? Or do you wait until you can get older technology more cheaply? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you ever lookup the search volume on keywords? 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 MessageAussie government rejects proposed online gambling liberalization
New MessageCalifornia tribe rejects gaming legislation
New MessageYouTube allowing U.K. gambling ads
New MessageChina cracking down on World Cup betting
From The Forums
New MessageWhat is considered relevant?
baldidiot writes:
I was thinking about this today: It's widely accepted that relevant links are better than non-relevant links, but what defines a relevant link? 1. Does the entire site have to be relevant -- like a site about blackjack linking to another site about blackjack -- or; 2. Do just the page and/or section that the link is on have to be relevant -- like a page about blackjack on an encyclopedia-style site? Any SEO experts in the house with some knowledge? read more
New MessageDomain name change -- advantages and disadvantages
New MessageSite Structure, location of content
New MessageFrance and poker -- the impact and opportunities
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New MessageBad script?
New MessageFTP client for MAC needed
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