8 September 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 8, 2010
GPWA database server upgrade planned
On Friday at approximately 7 a.m. ET the GPWA forums are expected to be unavailable for 30 minutes to an hour. We are migrating the forums to a new version of mySQL and also migrating the database to new hardware. The next step in our upgrade process will be to migrate to vBulletin version 4.0. These changes will pave the way for the new GPWA version 4.0 Web site currently under development.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce AWH Poker Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA!

Burstin Marketing Group
Burstin Group is announcing a special offer for the month of September "Back to Work" promotion covering translations and content-writing services. Affiliates will get a complimentary set of Spanish, French and German gambling keywords. Follow this thread for more details

Industry News
ECJ strikes down German gambling restrictions
The European Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that German gambling restrictions breach EU law.

Court rules against Betcha.com
The Washington Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision that Betcha.com and its founder Nick Jenkins operated as an illegal bookmaker.

Group to supply online poker to Indian casinos
Atlantis Internet Group has signed a licensing agreement with Cake Gaming to allow patrons in tribal casinos in more than 30 states to play poker online legally.

Perspectives Weekly discusses online poker
J. Todd covers all the online poker talk coming out of California and Nevada. Plus, news from South Africa, the Netherlands and Canada.

LadyLucks giving away iPad in affiliate promotion
LadyLucks is rewarding affiliates for player registrations with an iPad, cash prizes and 50 percent revenue share until Oct. 31.

Golden Matrix launches with Income Access
Golden Matrix is offering affiliates 50 percent commission for the first three months.

Class 1 Casino unveils new affiliate Web site
Class 1 Casino's new affiliate Web site features an intuitive user interface, so affiliates have no problem in finding the information they need.

Win A Day Casino introduces VIP Program
The 3D online casino has formalized its priority services benefits by creating an official VIP Program

Jadestone releases new multiplayer dice game
Jadestone Networks announced its new multiplayer game Liar's Dice is now live and open.

Betsoft Gaming launches 3D online poker site
Poker3 is a 3D, heads-up Texas Hold'em online poker game using software developed by Betsoft Gaming.

Players aim to knock out Titan Poker pros
The Titan Poker bounty tournaments give players a chance to compete against Team Titan members.

UB.com launches qualifiers for WSOP Europe
UB.com is ready to make a major splash at the 2010 WSOPE and players have a shot at joining Team UB.

Esfandiari to co-host British Poker Awards
Poker superstar Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari will co-host the British Poker Awards on Monday.

Upcoming Conference

Budapest Affiliate ConferenceOctober 7 - 10
Budapest Affiliate Conference
The Budapest Affiliate Conference is one of the biggest events in the industry, offering affiliates an opportunity to learn how to improve their business, discover what drives conversions, improve SEO and more.
Did You Know?
Leroy's Race and Sports Book, who operates race and sports books inside some 60 casinos and clubs in Nevada, has launched an application for BlackBerry users that turns their smartphones into mobile wagering devices.

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How often do you announce the launch of new sites or new games?
Sometimes established companies launch new gaming sites. For example, CWC just launched the High Noon Casino last Tuesday. And oftentimes casinos offer new slot games. For example, Microgaming launched the new Lord of the Rings slot game last Tuesday as well. So, for the question of the week, we thought it would be interesting to ask how often folks feature brand new online games or online gaming sites. Be sure to share your views about the benefits of publishing such information and whether it would fit with the focus of your site. 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 MessageToronto Star runs feature on PokerStars
New MessageWashington court rules against Betcha.com
New MessageEuropean Court criticizes German gambling restrictions
New MessageVegas sportsbooks accept wagers via Blackberry
From The Forums
New MessageIt's Caption Contest time
digo writes:
One of the nice things about playing blackjack online is when you lose, there isn't an audience. But when you're in a live casino, not only are there people watching you but you also have to watch others win. And that's exactly the situation our affiliate finds himself in here. What's he thinking? What's the other player thinking? That's for you to decide! Submit a witty caption for this cartoon. Feel free to submit more than one. Next week, the GPWA staff will pick the one that made us laugh the hardest and the winner will receive a free copy of the iGaming Business Directory. read more
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