1 September 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 1, 2010
Recognition for August's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for August. We're giving an extra special thanks to FictionNet, the most active poster during the month of August. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of September as the featured site.

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

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce TB3M and youwin.com Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!
Industry News
Online gambling legislation gaining traction
The push to create a regulatory framework for online gambling in the U.S. is picking up steam on Capitol Hill.

Victory Poker to move to Cake Network
Victory Poker will move from the Everleaf Network to the Cake Network on September 1st.

Blanca Games acquires Cereus Poker Network
Blanca's acquisition includes the network's operations, software, and the Absolute Poker and UB.com brands.

Perspectives Weekly says goodbye to a legend
Tragedy strikes twice for the online gaming industry, as J. Todd says farewell to industry pioneer Lou Fabiano.

PPA takes stand against Commerce Casino
The Poker Players Alliance has issued an open letter to the Commerce Casino, asking the California poker room to revise its stance regarding online poker regulation.

Commerce Casino voices opposition to Frank bill
Two board members oppose Rep. Barney Frank's legislation to legalize and regulate online gambling.

AffiliateClub.com offering rewards this month
Three affiliates will receive the latest gadgets as part of a promotion aimed at bringing in new players this month.

Bodog takes first offline bets
Bodog took cash bets for the first time for a Manchester United/Fulham soccer match in London on Sunday.

iGaming Business releases U.S. report
iGaming Business has released a comprehensive legal and political report on the U.S. online gambling market.

Gaming portal helping Pakistan flood victims
Real-Casino-Reviews.com is helping those devastated by the floods in Pakistan by donating $5 for each of the first 100 reviews submitted to the site to relief efforts.

Hurricane Earl knocks out service for Intertops
The Category 3 hurricane knocked out services for the online casino and sportsbook Intertops on Monday.

William Hill Poker revamps software
William Hill Poker has introduced a number of upgrades, including chat features and statistics.

FanDuel to send 10 to Las Vegas
FanDuel's Fantasy Football Championship will send 10 people to Las Vegas to vie for a top prize of $25,000.

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I am curious as to how affiliates compensate employees. Starting out, I was helping a forum owner and he told me to get new brands and post them up, set up promotions, and I would keep all earnings from the players I signed. Some larger affiliate portals/networks have true employees and pay them a percentage of profits or a salary. How do you handle it with your business? 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:
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New MessageHow much do affiliates really get?
kaskader writes:
Most casinos pay 25-50 percent of players' net revenue, but they also owe commission to the software operator (Microgaming, Playtech, etc.). If your affiliate program pays you 50 percent of players' losses, you really get 25 percent or less. Am I right? read more
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