25 May 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 25, 2011
Ladies and gentlemen - we have a winner!
Gambling4Mobiles won a brand new iPad 2 in a special GPWA and APCW drawing, sponsored by Integra Partners. Gambling4Mobiles has been a longtime APCW member, and has now also joined GPWA. Please join us in wishing her congratulations!

Industry News
Best Casino Partner to suspend operations
The Best Casino Partner affiliate program notified affiliates it is suspending full operations this Friday.

QuickTender has been discontinued
QuickTender, a popular electronic wallet for online gaming affiliates, has announced it is halting operations.

DOJ seizes Doylesroom.com, nine others
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted two more online gambling firms and three individuals for money laundering and operating an illegal gambling business and seized 10 domains, including Doylesroom.com.

Bodog.com is now Bodog.eu
All visitors to Bodog.com will be redirected to the new site as part of an "international expansion program."

Perspectives Weekly: "I feel fine" edition
J. Todd discusses how several poker pros became the latest victims of "Black Friday" and is outraged about a Chuck E. Cheese lawsuit and the end of life on this planet.

Top-10 storylines at GiGSE
Everyone at the Global iGaming Summit & Expo agreed that regulated online gambling is coming to the U.S. soon, and 10 key storylines emerged.

Senate committee OKs online poker bill in Nevada
The Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would license Internet poker operations, but only if the U.S. Congress regulates the industry first.

William Hill launches Irish betting site
William Hill spent over a year developing the Irish site and will offer sportsbetting, bingo, poker, casino and more.

LadyLuck to launch iPad2 promotion next month
The affiliate who generates the most net revenue between June 1 and June 30 at LadyLuck will win an Apple iPad2.

888 earns Italian certification
Online gambling provider 888 will be able to offers its gaming products to customers and partners in the Italian market.

AGA: Indictments show need for regulation
The American Gaming Association has reiterated the call for federally sanctioned licensing and regulation of online poker.

Lyceum Media launches iGamingCalendar.com
iGamingCalendar.com lists trade shows, conferences, seminars and social events in the iGaming industry.

WinADayCasino players to name new online slot
WinADayCasino is ready to launch another completely original slot machine and is asking players to name it.

Kong wagering contest underway at Class 1 Casino
Players at Class 1 Casino who accumulate the most bets on Kong will split a prize pool of 6,000 euros.

Intertops Poker's $2,500 points race continues
Intertops Poker has seen a sizeable increase in active players over the last month with a variety of bonuses available.

WinADay's new 'Fruitful 7s' goes back to basics
The traditional pub-style fruit machine with classic fruit symbols offers large payouts and lots of free spins with variable multipliers.

Zukido launch Stan James new in-play experience
Zukido, the sports betting and e-gaming product specialist, has launched Stan James' new in-play application.

Upcoming Conference

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.

CBG Affiliate WeekendJuly 15-18
CBG Affiliate Weekend
The CBG event offers the possibility of meeting globally active and dedicated affiliates in a single event. Affiliates can meet and discuss strategies with some of the best webmasters in the industry in a fun and relaxing environment.

Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)Sept. 8-11
Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)
With two conference streams focused on the latest in affiliate marketing, this event offers a great opportunity to learn how to improve your business, discover what really drives conversions, improve your SEO, analyze whether social media actually gives you ROI and lots more.
Did You Know?
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) starts next week with two events on May 31, including a $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship. There will be 58 WSOP bracelets this year, and the Main Event begins on July 7.

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What percentage of your iGaming affiliate revenue is from U.S. players?
With the recent turmoil in the U.S. iGaming marketplace, it is prudent for affiliates to try to estimate how much of their revenue is dependent on that marketplace. What percentage of your revenue do you believe comes from U.S. players? As a secondary question, it would be interesting for members to post what percent of that revenue they expect to see disappear as the result of recent developments and anticipated developments you envision for the near future. View poll
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From The Forums
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I am focusing part of my current site on U.K. traffic and was wondering if it would help SEO-wise if I opened a U.K. hosting account as well as a new U.K. domain and redirect it to my .com domain? Would this help or not? read more
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