22 September 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 22, 2010
Spearmaster passes away
We are sad to report that Ted Loh, aka Spearmaster, passed away earlier this week after a battle with cancer. He was a well-loved and well-respected webmaster in our industry and he will be missed. Many have already posted their thoughts and memories of Ted in this thread, and we encourage you to do the same. Unfortunately, Ted's nine-month fight with cancer has taken a severe financial toll on his family and a relief fund to help his wife and three children has been created. For details on how to donate, please click here.

New Affiliate Programs
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Industry News
Everest Affiliates sending GPWA member to LAC
New and existing Everest Affiliates members in the GPWA community can win a trip to the London Affiliate Conference in January.

SportingBet to forfeit $33 million to feds
British Internet gambling company SportingBet has agreed to forfeit $33 million to the U.S. government.

William Hill enters Austrian market
William Hill continued their international expansion by launching a new Austrian betting site.

Jadestone signs three-year deal with bwin
Jadestone Networks has signed a three-year games partnership with bwin.

Income Access upgrades software
Income Access has successfully released the latest version of its affiliate marketing software.

A 'special' guest highlights Perspectives Weekly
J. Todd has news from Nevada and Austria plus an update on the fundraiser for the Fabiano family. Also, a "special guest" makes an appearance.

Player wins $56k in PokerStars 50 billionth hand
A microstakes player won the online poker room's 50 billionth hand and claimed $56,140 in prize money.

SpadeClub closes its doors
Subscription-based poker room SpadeClub has shut down and players from the site will be migrated to the Zen Entertainment Network.

Chartwell to launch casino product with Globet
Chartwell Technology has launched its online casino product with Globet International Sports Betting.

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Budapest Affiliate ConferenceOctober 7 - 10
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European iGaming Congress & Expo (Copenhagen)October 19 - 21
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EiG attracts attendees in all areas of iGaming, from the most senior management to specialists in areas as diverse as law, regulation, finance, marketing, business development, fraud, payments and IT.

G2E (Las Vegas)November 15 - 18
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This year's largest gaming show features a special all-new iGaming Congress, a one and a half day conference that will address the potential impact of Internet gambling regulations in the U.S., and advise the gaming market on how to react to the changing face of the industry and take advantage of new opportunities.
Did You Know?
Analysts expect the value of Betfair's IPO to be about £1.5 billion, which would put it in the FTSE 250 index.

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Do you pay attention to W3C compliance of your Web site pages?
GPWA private member UltimatePokerBonus started a thread asking about the importance of W3C validation. As that thread shows, member feelings about the importance of W3C compliance varies quite a bit. What role does testing for compliance play in your development process? Do you use it always, sometimes, never? View poll
Last week's poll results: Would you host a key U.S. facing casino affiliate site in the U.S.? 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 MessageVinism on ESPN's Inside Deal round III
New MessageFrank not optimistic on online gambling bill
New MessageBetfair to go public on London Stock Exchange
New MessageCalifornia poker proponent indicted on fraud, perjury charges
From The Forums
New MessageHow important is W3C validation?
UltimatePokerBonus writes:
How important does everyone see W3C validation? I've noticed some of my pages pass and some do not. I've narrowed it down to the banners I place on my Web site as the reason the pages do not pass (some banners pass, some do not). I like banners, so I hate to remove all the ones that do not pass. Why don't affiliate programs create banners that do pass? read more
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