3 November 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 3, 2010
Support the GPWA in the iGB Affiliate Awards!
Voting for the annual iGB awards is now open. Categories include Best Affiliate Manager, Best Affiliate Program, Best Affiliate Network, Best iGaming [Affiliate] Community, Best New Operator, Best New Affiliate and Best Payment System. This year the GPWA is included in the Best iGaming Affiliate Community category, and we hope members here will cast a vote. Follow this thread for more details.

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

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

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Poker Affiliate Solutions as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
APCW Presents: If You Got the Money
The APCW returns to the music studio to celebrate its fourth anniversary, presenting a Cajun-style tune describing how the UIGEA was passed in 2006.

Perspectives Weekly celebrates four years
J. Todd and the APCW celebrate four years of "Perspectives Weekly" with outtakes, bloopers and some of their finest moments from the past year.

Goodson Gaming, Foxwoods form online venture
Goodson Gaming and Foxwoods Development Company have formed Velocity Gaming, which will focus on pursuing regulated online gaming worldwide.

iGaming Business partners with Best Bet
iGaming Business has announced a 12-month deal with specialized B2B consulting group Best Bet Consulting.

Jackpot building at Euro Partners casinos
The Marvel Slots jackpot has cracked $700,000 and is available on a number of Euro Partners casinos.

Income Access nominated for iGB Awards
The Income Access Network has been nominated for an iGB Affiliate Award and two employees have been nominated in the Best Affiliate Manager category.

Winner Poker holding Facebook freeroll
Winner Poker is offering players a chance to compete for free cash in a brand new Facebook freeroll.

GR88 Poker offering students free tuition
The winner of the University Poker Championship receives a trip to Los Angeles to party with Playboy Playmate Hope Dworaczyk and a year of free tuition.

Genting offering land-based deposit options
Genting Poker players in the U.K. can now deposit or withdraw cash from their online poker accounts at one of the Group's casinos.

Wizard Gaming to sell company assets
The directors of Wizard Gaming have decided to hold a public auction for its assets.

BetSoft Gaming releases 15th Slots3 title
BetSoft Gaming has released "Gold Diggers," the 15th title in their successful Slots3 library.

Upcoming Conference

iGB EspanaNovember 5-6
iGB Espana
iGB Espana is a niche event dedicated to the lucrative Spanish-speaking market. The goal is to have an international event with a local focus.

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?
Friend of online gambling Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) won his bid for re-election in the U.S. House of Representatives with 54 percent of the vote in Massachuesetts' 4th Congressional District.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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Is it acceptable for affiliate managers to operate their own affiliate sites?
Last week GPWA member cass started a thread about whether is was a conflict of interest for an affiliate manager to operate an affiliate site of their own. A few posts in, GPWA member GFPC suggested it would be interesting to have a poll on this topic. So, we decided to make the question this week's poll. View poll
Last week's poll results: How often you check your affiliate stats? 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 MessageGenting offering offline option for online deposits
New MessageBetfair moving customer service operations to Dublin
New MessageFoxwoods makes move into online arena
New MessagePartyGaming shares drop due to regulation fears
From The Forums
New MessageOpinions on the U.S. dollar by 2012
GFPC writes:
I am getting sick of an exchange rate that means while I get paid in U.S. dollars, I am losing money with the drop of the U.S. dollar. Would it be wise to change all my accounts and payments into euros? Or do you think the U.S. dollar will rise again to its once solid state by 2012? read more
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New MessageWhat to do with Rivals?
New MessageStarting a new horse betting site
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