6 October 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 6, 2010
New edition of the GPWA magazine released!
The 14th edition of the GPWA Times Magazine is available at the Budapest Affiliate Conference, which starts on Thursday. The affiliate interview series is our cover story, with special attention on an interview we did with ALEX777 for this issue. We also have pieces on copyright law, a profile of Income Access, SEO strategies that may get you penalized, and of course our ever-popular cartoon caption contest. To preview the new issue, or to make sure you receive your own copy in the mail, follow this thread.

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

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

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Fairway Casino, GoWild Affiliates and Guru Revenue as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
iGaming France, IGB Affiliate unveil conference
iGaming France and IGB Affiliate will partner to launch the first ever iGaming France Conference 2011.

PokerStars cuts off Washington residents
The decision to bar Washington residents from real-money games hurts online pros like Matt Affleck.

Perspectives Weekly talks Barney, Kentucky
J.Todd looks at the prospects for the Barney Frank bill as well as the Sportingbet settlement with the U.S.

William Hill Bingo unleashing new site
William Hill's revamped bingo site offers all the features of the old site plus some sleek changes.

888 repeating massive slot jackpot promotion
888 Casino will give new players eight free spins on the Pirate's Millions Video Slot to win a £8,888,888 jackpot.

Casino Club to hold comps race for Germans
Casino Club is offering German players a chance to win Race of Champions tickets in a roulette promotion.

Affiliate Club celebrating third birthday in style
Affiliate Club is running a promotional draw the next two months where a member will win a weekend at the Hôtel Metropole in Monte Carlo.

Swede wins Irish Poker Festival
Lars Torngren won the 75,000 euro top prize as the Ladbrokes.com Irish Poker Festival champion.

Celtic Casino joins Live Casino Partners
Live Casino Partners has added yet another live dealer casino to its network as Celtic Casino has joined the fold.

Cake Poker ready for busy October
Cake Poker debuts a new promotion and continues Punta Cana Poker Classic and Aussie Millions satellites.

UB.com running a "Perfect Play" promotion
UB.com is holding a month-long series of micro-stakes tournaments with more than $100,000 in prizes available.

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.

European iGaming Congress & Expo (Copenhagen)October 19 - 21
European iGaming Congress & Expo (Copenhagen)
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
G2E (Las Vegas)
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?
According to the online.casinocity.com database, there are 234 Internet poker rooms that accept players from the state of Washington.

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