10 November 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 10, 2010
A big improvement to small searches
Yesterday we made a small change to the search indexes used when searching the GPWA forums. Previously, if you wanted to search the GPWA forums for short terms like "G2E" they didn't work because only terms four characters long or longer were indexed. We've now changed the configuration of the database server used by the GPWA Web site so three character long terms are also indexed.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Club Vegas Partners and Crazy Rewards as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Meet The Affiliate Manager
If you've ever wondered what it's like to build an online gaming site from scratch, Michael Gold from 7Red Affiliates shares his experiences about the process. Read the interview

Industry News
London Affiliate Conference sells out
January's London Affiliate Conference has sold out in two weeks, according to iGB Affiliate Events.

Perspectives Weekly talks Kentucky
J. Todd discusses the state of Kentucky going after Microgaming, as well as the U.S. midterm elections and another rogue casino affiliate program.

Red Flush, Casino La Vida welcome LOTR slot
Red Flush and Casino La Vida players now have access to the Microgaming slot game Lord of the Rings.

Player hits major jackpot at Win a Day
A lucky woman won a $158,778 progressive jackpot playing one of the newest games at Win a Day Casino.

Dom Game launches casino and poker room
Dom Game has launched an online casino and poker room for players in central and eastern Europe.

EveryMatrix launches new Spanish brand
Award-winning sports betting and turnkey provider EveryMatrix has announced the launch of new Spanish operator NouBet.com.

Harrah's Entertainment to change name
Harrah's Entertainment plans to raise $610.9 million in an initial public offering this month and will change its corporate name to Caesars Entertainment.

Genting giving players the VIP treatment
Genting Casino is giving away A-list status to up to 500 Internet players in time for Christmas.

Intertops Casino giving away $45,000
Intertops Casino will give away $45,000 in Black Friday Madness bonuses this month.

William Hill launches new bingo site
William Hill's new Ruby Bingo is a fun, community-loving site that will have seven bingo rooms.

Upcoming Conference

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?
62.7 percent of U.S. college students have an Internet-capable handheld device, according to eMarketer.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Places I've Played
Places I've PlayedThe "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends the online and land-based places where they've gambled. And when their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue.
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Join Our Groups
FacebookPlease join the GPWA Facebook group. It's a great place to network with affiliates and affiliate managers and keep up with all the latest news and updates from the GPWA.
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LinkedInThe GPWA group in LinkedIn is a big help in networking with other GPWA members. It also identifies you as a GPWA member to other LinkedIn members.
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TwitterWe invite you to follow us at twitter.com/gpwa where we will be posting interesting tweets on major news of interest to affiliates.
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Do you believe you've ever had players shaved by an affiliate program?
One of the concerns that some affiliates raise are fears that players may have been shaved from their affiliate accounts. In your personal experience, do you think you have been the victim of one or more forms of shaving? If you do, is it a fear you have because of seeing revenue changes that you feel can only be explained by these sorts of activities or is it the case that you have absolute proof? Share with us your experiences, the reasons behind your beliefs and whether you think the risks today are better or worse than they have been in the past. View poll
Last week's poll results: Is it acceptable for affiliate managers to operate their own affiliate sites? 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 MessagePlaytech revenues jump 17 percent
New MessageStudy: 70 percent of Quebecers gamble
New MessageMore Poles take gambling habits online
New MessageOnline poker bill being pushed in NJ
From The Forums
New MessagePoker affiliate laws in the U.K.
AnthonyMSEO writes:
Although I'm an expert at marketing through search, I do need some help. My site is hosted in the U.S. The URL is pokersitespro.com so it's based around a U.S. top level domain but I'm based in the U.K. and will be targeting the world as whole. I have extensive skills with search engine marketing so this is not the issue. Are there any laws I should be aware of as a poker affiliate in the U.K.? read more
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New MessageProblems accessing AFFUTD stats
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