15 September 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 15, 2010
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New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Always Partner, Play65 Partners and iGameFriends as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA!
Industry News
Perspectives Weekly has two announcements
J. Todd broadcasts from Seattle with news from Germany, Malta and the U.S. Plus, he makes a major announcement (or two).

NordicBet unveils revamped Web site
The Scandinavian online betting company has revamped its Web site to improve usability and speed.

Woman scoops major jackpot at William Hill
An English woman won more than £420,000 on the Leprechaun's Luck slot machine at William Hill Vegas.

PPA rates members of Congress
The Poker Players Alliance rated members of Congress on their attitudes toward the legalization of online poker.

Income Access nominated for two awards
CEO Nicky Senyard and Director of Affiliate Marketing Sarafina Wolde Gabriel have been nominated as finalists in the Women in Gaming Awards.

Mazooma to focus on digital content
Mazooma Interactive Games will focus on delivering digital content and has established partnerships with SkyVegas, Betfair and Paddy Power.

First annual British Poker Awards crown winners
Over 3,000 people gathered at London's Kensington Close Hotel Monday night for the British Poker Awards.

BingoBeez player wins Caribbean cruise
The player won the Caribbean cruise after taking part in a sixth-month promotion run by Bingo Entertainment.

Jolt Online Gaming launch beta poker game
Jolt Poker is an online poker room based on Enterra Poker and offers a high level of interactivity as well as tournaments and private games.

NeoGames partners with Pinehurst Entertainment
NeoGames will partner with Pinehurst Entertainment to launch their newest white label, Lyckoskrapet.com.

UBOC5 wraps up with $4.2 million in guarantees
UB.com's successful inaugural summer online championship tournament series saw thousands of poker players compete for 12 days.

Boylepoker extends registration for tournament
Boylepoker has extended its Boylepoker.com International Poker Open early registration promotions.

UB.com pays out massive bad beat jackpot
Online poker player KAPPIT banked over $218,000 with her losing hand at UB's Bad Beat Jackpot tables.

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Did You Know?
The European smartphone market grew 41 percent in past year, according to comScore.

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Would you host a key U.S. facing casino affiliate site in the U.S.?
GPWA member casinogod is currently considering moving hosting companies for one of his sites. The site is currently hosted in Canada, but he is struggling to find a high quality reliable Canadian hosting company that has live support. He has found some very good hosting companies in the U.S. However, he suspects hosting a site in certain states might be a mistake. Do you host any of you key U.S. facing affiliate sites in the U.S.? If so, are there any states you avoid? 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 MessagePPA grades Congress on online poker stances
New MessageFormer Full Tilt employee subpoenaed by feds
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From The Forums
New MessageAttacks on affiliate programs
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I have noticed a pattern developing on the GPWA in the way some affiliates deal with affiliate programs when they have issues... The way some affiliates are acting is a disgrace. Using foul language, making accusations without any form of proof and just being allowed to get away with it is simply wrong... I am not putting this thread up to start a war of words with anyone, I seriously do not want that. The reason for this post is to highlight what I see as a destructive pattern developing on these boards that is no good to no one... read more
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