4 August 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 4, 2010
Recognition for July's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for July. We're giving an extra special thanks to Nandakishore, one of the most active posters during the month of July. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of August as the featured site.

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

Meet The Affiliate
Redbush54Janet Brockert spent 20 years managing a bowling center before finally deciding two years ago that 70- to 80-hour work weeks weren't for her. She is a self-confessed compulsive perfectionist who is preparing to sell everything and travel the U.S. in a motor home with her husband. Read the interview

Industry News
PartyGaming and bwin announce merger
After months of speculation, bwin and PartyGaming have announced that they will merge to form the world's largest publicly traded online gambling company.

What's next for Frank's Internet gambling bill?
Now that Rep. Barney Frank's bill to license and regulate online gambling in the U.S. has passed committee, Vin Narayanan sorts out what's actually in it, and what the future holds for the bill.

Top-10 hurdles facing U.S. legislation
Much was made of Barney Frank's bill to license and regulate online gambling in the U.S. passing committee, but this legislation still faces long odds this year.

Rialto Affiliates adds new account manager
Melina Reys will be managing new accounts for Rialto Affiliates and its newly relaunched Rialto Casino.

Betfair expands games area
The Betfair Arcade now has 129 games, including "Deal or No Deal," and bettors can take advantage of promotions like "Feel Good Fridays."

DublinBet reaches deal to redesign site
DublinBet has awarded Manchester-based Code Computerlove with a contract to redesign its site.

Fortune Affiliates announces iPad winners
The affiliate program has announced the lucky winners of its iBring, iGet, iPad promotion that ended earlier this month.

Affactive adds Casino Titan to list of brands
Casino Titan joins Affactive's lineup of RTG sites including WinPalace Casino and the brand new Slots Jungle Casino.

PokerStars combining golf and poker in Portugal
The EPT Vilamoura "Fairways and Felts Challenge" will see players battle on the golf course and then on the felt.

Betsoft Gaming reaches deal with Party Casino
Party Casino will release Betsoft's popular "Heist" slot machine on both its instant and download casinos.

Playdom, Harrah's Interactive launches WSOP game
Playdom and Harrah's Interactive Entertainment have launched the official World Series of Poker game on Facebook and other social networks.

It's hot and cold at Platinum Play
Platinum Play has just released an updated list of its "Hot and Cold" online casino games.

Class 1 Casino launches revamped Web site
The new site includes a "play for fun" mode, where players can try out any of the 260 games before deciding to start winning for real.

New poker site ready to be Unleashed
Unleashed Poker, the latest member of the Cake Network, has opened its tables to players around the world.

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?
In 2006, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) voted for the Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act, a precursor to the UIGEA. Pelosi, now Speaker of the House, will determine if and when Barney Frank's Internet gambling licensing and regulation bill sees a full House vote.

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Have you ever made a contribution as part of an iGaming fundraising drive?
The iGaming industry has a history of helping folks in need. Many affiliates have reached out over the years to help fellow webmasters. This week there is a call to help support the Captain's family. Have you ever supported a fellow webmaster with a contribution or supported a cause under the iGaming banner? View poll
Last week's poll results: Will Barney Frank's Internet gambling bill pass in the House of Representatives in 2010? 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 MessageAffiliate sites sued over copyright infringement
New MessageU.S. gambling bill has 70 co-sponsors
New MessageTakeover fever gripping online gambling sector
New MessageTrump supports online gambling legislation
From The Forums
New MessageProblems with Data Co and UK football fixtures
JW Aces writes:
A friend of mine has a sports betting portal and recently received an e-mail from a company called Data Co. Data Co is run by the Premier League and I think the SPL are also involved. They want five percent of my friend's profit which seems ridiculous. I know other people who have other European hosting and have never been pursued by Data Co. I'd appreciate some advice. read more
New MessageThe Allan and Patricia Leonard Fund
New MessageWhat's next for the Frank bill?
New MessageMichael Jackson Casino
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New MessageWagering Sports Review
New MessageSafari security hole!
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