4 May 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 4, 2011
New GPWA iPad Support with Tapatalk
Earlier today we upgraded to the newest version of tapatalk, version 3.1.0, which supports the iPad with the new XenForo plugin. Tapatalk provides an interface especially designed for the smaller screen size of a mobile phone.

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

Recognizing April's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in April. We're giving an extra special thanks to Simon from the BetOnline Affiliates, who was the most active affiliate program representative this month. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of May.

Industry News
Land-based casinos focus on federal legislation
Despite the recent crackdown on online poker, the casino industry still seeks federal legislation that would allow Las Vegas companies to operate legally online.

Mfuse named "Mobile Supplier of the Year"
Mfuse won the Mobile Supplier of the Year award at Tuesday night's EGR Awards in London.

Deal or No Deal Bingo joins Income Access network
New players at the bingo room can get a 25 pound bonus when they deposit 10 pounds or more.

Titan Poker discounts entries into tournaments
Discounts range from 50 percent to 80 percent off the regular tournament buy-in prices at the online poker room.

Intertops Poker offering bonuses, freerolls
Intertops Poker is holding a $1,000 freeroll tournament as well as offering a $2,000 reload bonus this month.

GTECH G2 honored at EGR B2B Awards
The company received the award for Lottery Software Supplier Of The Year for the second year in a row.

William Hill makes another sportsbook acquisition
William Hill has acquired three U.S. sportsbooks in a month after agreeing to purchase the company that operates Lucky's race and sports books for $15.7 million.

Perspectives Weekly on "Black Friday" and Germany
J. Todd recaps the fallout from "Black Friday," including remarks from Caesars CEO Gary Loveman, and tells us not to get too excited about legalized online betting in Germany.

Intertops Red Casino continues $100,000 contest
Hundreds of players will receive weekly bonuses up to $250 with three players winning $1,000.

Top-10 responses to Black Friday
Reactions to "Black Friday" have ranged from analysis to calls for action to humor. Here are the top-10 reactions to "Black Friday," as decided by the GPWA editorial staff.

All Slots launches iPad giveaway
The online casino is running an exclusive Twitter campaign in which one lucky player will win an Apple iPad.

Fairway Casino adds seven new languages
The live dealer casino has added Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Greek, Korean and Chinese to its live games.

Steve Wynn discusses online poker
Despite online poker being "a business that cries for regulation," Steve Wynn doesn't think Republicans in Congress will support efforts to legalize the industry.

Moody's says states will legalize online poker first
Analysts believe there is a chance online poker will be legalized federally in the U.S., but it will take several years.

Cake Poker extending popular promotions
Cake Poker will extend its Match & Win and Turbo Gold Card promotions through May and continue WSOP qualifiers.

Income Access named best affiliate network
Income Access won the Affiliate Network of the Year award at the 2011 EGR B2B Awards for the second year in a row.

Upcoming Conference

Global iGaming Summit & Expo (San Francisco)May 17-19
Global iGaming Summit & Expo (San Francisco)
GIGSE will bring together senior executives and decision-makers to discuss how to take advantage of the emerging North American iGaming market.

iGaming Super Show (Dublin)May 24-26
iGaming Super Show (Dublin)
The aim of the iGaming Super Show is to provide a meeting place for the whole industry, whether you are a vendor, media, affiliate, operator or regulator.

6th Annual Online Bingo Summit & Awards (London)June 1-2
6th Annual Online Bingo Summit & Awards (London)
This year's Online Bingo Summit will feature world class speakers, high profile delegates and superb networking opportunities.
Did You Know?
According to the American Gaming Association's 2011 "State of the States" report, Americans lost $34.6 billion in commercial casinos in 2010, almost $60 billion less than they spent on cable television.

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Meet The Affiliate

Joueraupoker gives us the inside scoop on what it's like to operate as an affiliate in France, and says affiliates should focus on growing traffic rather than checking affiliate stats and Google rankings every day.
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Do you own a tablet computer?
The GPWA is running a free contest to win an iPad, and it made me wonder how many folks currently own a tablet computer. If you own one, what do you like best about it? How much do you use it, and what for? And if you don't own one, do you think you will take the plunge and buy one anytime soon? Why or why not? View poll
Last week's poll results: How much more revenue would you have if all cross-marketing tracked back?  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 MessageLawyer: April 15th indictments not anti-online gambling
New MessageFlorida newspaper goes in depth on Absolute Poker
New MessageWilliam Hill acquires another Nevada bookmaker
New MessageKyl softening stance on online poker?
From The Forums
New MessageIs it time to move away from .com?
eaton2003 writes:
With the recent indictments of Poker Stars, AP, etc., is it time that offshore gaming companies and affiliates who cater to the U.S. move away from the .com extension? Should large gaming companies go after small nation domain names? For example should Costa Rican sportsbooks use .cr etc, and should affiliates consider using different extensions? read more
New MessageCashing this check
New MessageThe Royal Wedding
New MessageMy cats bother me at work thread
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New MessageTracking multiple clicks in Google Analytics
New MessageFull Tilt warning for USA affiliates
New MessagePartners that offer free Flash game code?
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