18 May 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 18, 2011
GPWA Times Magazine released at iGaming Super Show
We are very pleased to report the 16th issue of the GPWA Times Magazine will be available at the iGaming Super Show in Dublin in less than a week. In this issue we try to make some sense out of the U.S. Department of Justice's recent action, take a look at five emerging markets that operators and affiliates need to keep an eye on, and look at eight common mistakes affiliates make.

Meet The Affiliate Manager
Julian Artope outlines the reasons Moneybookers is rebranding as "Skrill," describes what differentiates Moneybookers from other e-wallets, and says despite being a "horrible" poker player, he is an avid gamer and invites you to challenge him on Xbox Live. Read the interview

Industry News
PokerStars returns $100 million to gamblers
PokerStars has returned more than $100 million to U.S. gamblers since it reached an agreement with the Department of Justice that allowed Americans to cash out.

KAX Media acquires Gambling.com
Online gambling publisher KAX Media has acquired the domain Gambling.com for a sum of $2.5m (£1.5m) from Media Corp.

Perspectives Weekly talks Costa Rican raids and AGA
J. Todd discusses raids on online gambling offices in Costa Rica, the American Gaming Association's newfound support for online gambling, and has a conversation with Betfair and TVG Racing's Laurie Itkin.

GuruRevenue, Moneybookers launch joint program
GuruRevenue.com is partnering with Moneybookers to offer affiliates a sizeable share of the revenue from every new Moneybookers player they sign up.

Affactive giving $500 to new affiliates
Affactive is offering new affiliates who bring at least five new players by the end of June $500.

Mansion Affiliates to exhibit at iGaming Super Show
Affiliates can meet with representatives of Mansion Affiliates at Stand H26 and H28 to discuss existing partnerships, close a new deal, or just to say hi and to grab a summer giveaway.

Skrill named payments company of the year
Skrill has been named Payments System of the Year at the EGR B2B Awards for the second year in a row.

Three companies form Global iGaming Advisors
H2 Gambling Capital, Gaming Edge Associates, and Spectrum Gaming Group have combined to form Global iGaming Advisors (GiGA).

ValueChecker Affiliates launch sports on live odds
ValueChecker Affiliates have added motor racing, baseball, UFC, and American football odds to their live odds solution, bringing the total number of sports available to 15.

RASR Entertainment launches Slot MagiX
The new site is home to blackjack, roulette, video poker, slots, scratch cards and new casino games.

Sportingbet wants to buy Centrebet
Sportingbet is said to be in advanced talks to buy Centrebet, an Australian betting operator.

Upcoming Conference

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?
On April 15 (before the "Black Friday" indictments were announced), the CEREUS Poker Network was ranked ninth on PokerScout's ranking of online poker networks. On Wednesday, May 18, the site had plummeted to 29th.

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What percentage of your affiliate payments do you receive through Quicktender?
Over the last several days affiliates have reported issues receiving funds from Quicktender. Earlier today the management of Quicktender confirmed there were issues. What percentage of affiliate revenue do you currently receive through Quicktender? Be sure to share your thoughts about how easily you expect it to shift revenue you receive to other means if that does indeed prove to be necessary. 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 MessagePokerStars pays out $100 million to American account holders
New MessageAbsolute Poker/UB.com still allowing U.S. real-money play?
New MessageKAX Media buys Gambling.com for $2.5 million
New MessageSportingbet looking to buy Centrebet
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