21 July 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 21, 2010
Free Niagara Falls conference in August
Niagara Falls will be the place to be on August 27-30. That is when this year's CBG (Casino Bonus Guy) Affiliate Weekend event is taking place! Room rates increase after August 13th, so if you want to attend, book your room now. SEO guru Leslie Carruthers will be leading sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Follow this thread for more details.

Meet The Affiliate
casino2kTeo is an Italian affiliate who joined the industry after a roulette strategy he found online didn't deliver the "easy money" it promised. Read the interview

Industry News
Online gambling legislation debated in House
Barney Frank chaired a hearing Wednesday with the House Financial Services Committee on legalizing online gambling.

Annie Duke testifies in front of House
Annie Duke testified on behalf of the PPA during a hearing by the House Financial Services Committee on online gambling regulation.

Everest Poker to sponsor French soccer team
Everest Poker will sponsor Olympique Lyonnais next season and will have its logo on the team's away jerseys.

Bodog to sponsor dome at Poker in the Park
Bodog Poker will sponsor a poker dome at the major London poker festival in September.

Euro Partners releases 15 new games
These include slots and casino games and are available at Europa Casino, Casino Tropez and Titan Casino.

CAI Games announces winner of latest promotion
A lucky winner will spend a luxury long weekend for two in Brussels after winning a promotion from CAI Games and VIAGE Entertainment Center.

Perspectives Weekly closes in on episode 200
J. Todd is back for his 199th show with online gambling news from Sweden, Las Vegas and New Zealand.

Bingo Anywhere ready for launch
Bingo Anywhere is offering new customers a £20 free sign-up bonus as well as the chance to win a 200 percent deposit bonus on the first three deposits.

mFortune Mobile Casino adds mobile slots game
mFortune has launched Vegas Vegas, a mobile slots game that features an incremental jackpot and free spins.

Partners Only to use Income Access
Partners Only has partnered with Income Access to power its Latin American affiliate marketing program.

Italian soccer league now Serie bwin
The Italian league formally known as Serie B will now be known as Serie bwin after a sponsorship agreement.

Bwin reports successful World Cup
The online sportsbook processed 30 million bets from 900,000 active customers during the major soccer event.

Bodog Europe looking for IT help
Bodog Europe is searching for the best research and development talent to join its team.

888 appoints new managing director of Dragonfish
The online gambling company has appointed David Zerah as Managing Director of Dragonfish, the award-winning independent B2B division.

Maple Casino announces slots freeroll
The tournament has a €25,000 prize pool and will be played on the Thunderstruck video slot.

Virgin Bingo teams up with Neteller
Virgin Bingo and Neteller are offering an exclusive bingo tournament starting on July 30.

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?
Facebook pulled in 630 billion page views in May, according to Google's AdPlanner. That figure dwarfs Yahoo's 70 billion, MSN's 11 billion and Wikipedia's 7.8 billion.

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What types of changes have you made to your sites based on input?
Today we put up an announcement about the CBG Affiliate Weekend, and in doing so we pointed out that this year the event will feature talks by SEO guru Leslie Carruthers. One of the major benefits of listening to experts and what they have to say is the possibility that they will make a suggestion that resonates with you, and that you will change something you are doing because of what they said. So, for this week's poll question we though we would ask about what types of changes webmasters have made to their sites as a result of suggestions by others. View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you engage in link exchanges for your sites? 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 MessagePaddy Power pays out Hayward bets
New MessageBritish Columbia site shut down after breach
New MessageFull Tilt to enter French market
New MessageHearing to be held Wednesday on U.S. online gambling
From The Forums
New MessageJust wondering about something
topboss writes:
I would be interested to see other affiliates views about this, and maybe even some casino managers. Let's say a new player signed up, deposited $50.00 and won $1000.00. The affiliate stats would obviously show a negative commission amount due to the player winning. Lets then say that for whatever reason the casino does not pay the player his winnings - i.e bonus abuser, identification issues or whatever. Does the casino then reverse the winnings from the affiliates account...and put the account back into the positive? read more
New MessageBarney Frank bill hearing live blog
New MessageProof Google is stupid
New MessageHow can this be possible?
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