30 June 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 30, 2010
GPWA Web site server upgrade planned
We will be migrating the GPWA Web site to new servers in the near future. As part of the migration we are upgrading from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2 and from IIS 6 to IIS 7.5. The move should not result in any downtime when it is made. We expect that the upgrade will be performed within the next week if everything goes smoothly.

Meet The Affiliate
Matija Vorgic - (buyonaut)Matija Vorgic (buyonaut) says quitting his job to work on his sites full time was the best decision he ever made. But one of the best things he's ever done was to bring attention to a factory that was polluting the environment, impacting the health of nearby families. Read the full interview to find out what happened. Read the interview

Industry News
Vote on California online poker bill delayed
State Sen. Roderick Wright postponed a committee vote to improve a bill that would create a licensing and regulatory structure for online poker in California.

PokerStars granted French operating license
The online poker giant was given a gambling license to operate PokerStars.fr in France.

PPA holding fundraising "money bomb" on July 1
The Poker Players Alliance is hoping to raise $50,000 in one day to help fight for the regulation of online poker.

Perspectives Weekly talks California poker
J. Todd discusses the online poker debate in California, new industry partnerships involving the Kahnawake and Antigua, and Euro Partners and Mansion Poker.

Monopolies have no place to hide
Right2bet says millions of Europeans are being ripped off during the World Cup by betting monopolies.

Fortune Lounge Group offering VIP events
The Fortune Lounge Group is offering huge perks for its top players that include once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities.

Former Expekt exec joins Bodog Europe
A.J. Thompson was named Bodog Europe's new Chief Technology Officer just in time for the launch of the Bodog Poker Network.

Titan Poker launches ECPokerTour Vienna satellites
Titan Poker is giving players the chance to qualify for the ECPokerTour Vienna tournament this November.

Dragonfish extends contract with Moon Bingo
Dragonfish will power a standalone network for Moon Bingo and has also launched Polo Bingo.

Carbon Poker signs Shannon Elizabeth
The "American Pie" actress will represent the site and be involved in the brand's marketing campaigns.

Cake Poker heating up in July
The online poker site is launching a new Gold Card promotion as well as satellites for the English Poker Open.

"Maniac" moniker appropriate for UB winner
Two poker players put a lot on the line to compete for a WSOP bracelet after winning a UB.com contest.

U.S. interest in World Cup still high at Intertops
Despite the U.S. team's exit from the World Cup, Intertops Sportsbook has a wide range of World Cup betting options.

Vegas Palms Casino undergoes makeover
Vegas Palms Casino has relaunched with a revamped look and feel that provides a user-friendly approach.

WagerWorks named "Slot Provider of the Year"
The online software company was crowned "Slot Provider of the Year" at the EGR b2b Supplier Awards in London.

Upcoming Conference

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?
The World Series of Poker is on pace to shatter last year's participation levels. Through 48 events, this year's WSOP has seen a 21-percent increase in total field sizes.

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Do you have a legal notice footer on the pages of your Web sites?
Earlier this week GPWA Executive Director Michael Corfman made a post about a change he made to the legal notice on some of his sites. Do you have a legal notice of any sort on your Web pages? What information do you include in the notice? Be sure to post the factors that led to your decisions about what to include, and share the advice of any attorneys you have spoken with. 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:
New MessageN.H. interactive lottery games delayed
New MessagePokerStars granted French gambling license
New MessagePartyGaming, bwin talks not dead
New MessageArgentina soccer star now a PokerStars ambassador
New MessageVote on California bill delayed
From The Forums
New MessageAny tools to locate your site in Google?
Casinorep writes:
I have a site that's not yet in the top 100 on Google. Until a few days ago, I have been able to locate it. But now, poof - it's gone. I know it's still indexed because I can find it by typing in the URL, but I can't locate it anywhere. Does anyone know of a tool that helps you find it? read more
New MessageGoogle PR (Page Rank) discussion
New MessageLegal disclaimers
New MessageRoyal Apollo Affiliates closing down
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New MessageWin7 install v. upgrade
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