2 March 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 2, 2011
Recognition for February's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for February. We're giving an extra special thanks to Chips, the most active poster during February. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of March as the featured site.

Recognizing February's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in February. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee from Rewards Affiliates, our most active affiliate program representative, and Gabriel Rodriguez of Live Casino Partners, who will be the featured affiliate program representative for the month of March on the GPWA home page as part of a new tradition. What's the new tradition? Follow this thread for details.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Casino Creed Affiliates and Victor's Affiliates as new sponsors. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
March 3 deadline on N.J. bill approaching
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has until March 3 to make a decision on a bill that will legalize online gambling in the state.

Iowa legislature pursuing intrastate online poker
The Iowa Senate is on the verge of considering legislation that would license and regulate intrastate online poker.

Perspectives Weekly: The return of Grand Prive
You can bet J. Todd has an opinion on Grand Prive Affiliates returning to the industry in this week's Perspectives Weekly.

William Hill announces strong 2010 results
William Hill delivered a solid performance in 2010, including sportsbook revenue growth of 95 percent.

Intertops going mad with bonuses
To celebrate the culmination of the American college basketball season, Intertops Red Casino is giving away $60,000 in bonuses.

Caribbean gaming conference kicks off this week
The Caribbean Gaming Show begins Thursday in Santo Domingo and more than 100 representatives of major brands are expected to attend.

Slots.com is open for business
Slots.com, which is owned by the BodogBrand.com, has launched and is seeking feedback.

888 Poker launches "pokercam"
The "pokercam" tables will be available from the main lobby and allow players to see their opponents.

Affactive named top affiliate program
Affactive was voted the "Best Converting Casino Affiliate Program" in an industry survey of 200 webmasters.

Win a Day Casino launches new video poker game
The new "Jacks of Better" game features a double or nothing bonus option and has already paid out thousands in bonuses.

PartnerLogic churning out promotions
PartnerLogic brands InterCasino and InterPoker are offering bonuses, new games and tournaments this month.

Casino.com releases new slot games
Pharaoh's Secret and Daredevil are the latest two slots to join Casino.com's suite of games.

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.

iGaming FranceMarch 24-26
iGaming France
This first-of-its-kind event will take place over two days in Paris and will provide a much-needed resource for affiliates, vendors and operators to meet up, network and take stock of a market undergoing major changes.

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 share business critical insights on the European market.
Did You Know?
According to Merkle, 87% of Internet users checked personal e-mail daily in 2010, a number that has changed little since 2007.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

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How long do you typically wait for a Web page to load before giving up?
Nobody likes to wait a long time for a web page to load. And, as has been noted in the forums, over the last year Google has said page speed was going to become a more important factor in search results. So for this week's question we'd like to ask about your surfing habits. How long do you typically wait for a page to load before giving up and heading somewhere else? View poll
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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 MessageWSJ: States making play for legal online gambling
New MessageIowa explores online gambling legislation
New MessagePoker player denies killing parents in trial
New MessageCalifornia online gambling still a hot topic
From The Forums
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