2 February 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 2, 2011
GPWA Wins iGB Award for Best iGaming Community
We are very pleased to announce that the GPWA won the inaugural Lou Fabiano Award for Best iGaming Community at the iGB Affiliate Awards ceremony this past Thursday in London. According to iGaming Business, the GPWA won the award "because the judges were particularly impressed by their strong reputation and provision of a well-moderated community where members actively contribute to important industry topics."

It is important to note that the judges singled out the GPWA as a "community where members actively contribute," and so this award is truly one which every member should be proud. We earned it together. Thank you for helping to make the GPWA the award-winning community it is today.

Recognition for January's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for January. We're giving an extra special thanks to universal4, the most active poster during January. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of February as the featured site.

Recognizing January's active AMs
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in the forums during January. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee from Rewards Affiliates, who was back on top as the most active affiliate program representative. She will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of February.

Industry News
iGB Affiliate Awards recap
Fourteen awards were handed out last Thursday in London, and GPWA sponsors Bet365, Income Access, GoWild Affiliates and Moneybookers were among the big winners.

Perspectives Weekly is live from London
J. Todd reports from the International Casino Expo, including an interview of iMEGA Chairman, Joe Brennan.

PKR, Sportingbet form new U.S. lobbying group
PKR and Sportingbet are among the founding members of a new trade association that will advocate for the legalization and regulation of online gaming in the United States.

Shareholders approve bwin, PartyGaming merger
Shareholders of online gambling giants bwin and PartyGaming have approved the proposed merger of the two companies.

Nevada reaches deal with Alderney
Nevada's Gaming Control Board has reached an agreement with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

DoylesRoom moves to Yatahay Poker Network
Online poker room DoylesRoom made the move to the Yatahay Poker Network on Friday.

Class 1 Casino ready for Iron Man 2
Class 1 Casino is ready to launch the latest high-tech video slot machine Iron Man 2.

Intertops favors the Packers in Super Bowl
Intertops Sportsbook is offering dozens of betting propositions on Sunday's Super Bowl and a special $100 deposit bonus.

Desert Night Casino officially launches
Desert Nights Casino is a Rival brand and is the sister casino of Sloto' Cash Casino.

NeoGames Partners changes name to Aspireaffiliates
The name change includes a re-branding of the affiliate program by creating a newly designed affiliate Web site.

Cake Poker ready for February
The online poker room has a number of promotions, freerolls and tournaments lined up for February.

EYE Affiliates launches new brand
Online Games Lounge will offer 60 percent revenue share for affiliates and £10,000 free play, 100 percent welcome bonus and a Super Hero Tournament for players.

RASR Entertainment launches online gaming wing
RASR Entertainment has launched a new online gaming wing called Online Games Lounge to their EYE Affiliates Network.

Betsoft Gaming unveils latest slot at ICE
Betsoft Gaming announced at ICE 2011 that its Slots3 library will be expanded by the release of "2 Million B.C."

Upcoming Conference

Caribbean Gaming Show & Conference 2011March 3-4
Caribbean Gaming Show & Conference 2011
Santo Domingo will be the perfect scene for gaming companies and manufacturers to show their products to top executives representing more than 60 casinos.

i-Gaming Forum 2011April 11-13
i-Gaming Forum 2011
The i-Gaming Forum, held annually in Stockholm has developed into a pan-European event where the iGaming industry meets to discuss business critical insights on the European market.
Did You Know?
The Yatahay Poker Network, the new home of DoylesRoom.com, has a seven-day average of 73 real money players, according to PokerScout.com.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
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Fairway Casino's Gian Perroni admits he's a duffer on the links, despite his company's golf branding. He also says the casino has built a following thanks to professional live dealers.
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Places I've Played
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How long is the longest you have ever stayed awake in one stretch?
This past week many folks were at the London Affiliate Conference, and some were also at the ICE conference before that. Transatlantic plane flights and late nights make conference-goers pretty sleep deprived, in many cases. What's the longest you have ever stayed awake in one stretch? And be sure to post why you did it and how bad a price you paid afterwards.  View poll
Last week's poll results: How has traffic to your sites changed in the last year? View poll
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