1 June 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 1, 2011
Recognition for May's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for May. We're giving an extra special thanks to GFPC, the most active poster during the month of May. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of June as the featured site.

Recognizing May's active affiliate managers
We're tipping our hats to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in May. We're giving an extra special thanks to Rakesh of Mojo 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 June.

Industry News
PartnerLogic rebrands as InterPartners
PartnerLogic will now be known as InterPartners and is relaunching its affiliate program with Income Access.

Victory Poker closes, becomes affiliate site
Victory Poker CEO Dan Fleyshman has decided to turn his player base over to Cake Poker and convert his online poker room to an affiliate site.

Ivey suing Full Tilt, says he will sit out WSOP
Poker superstar Phil Ivey says that he is "embarrassed" Full Tilt Poker hasn't paid Americans and that he won't play in this year's WSOP until they do.

Perspectives Weekly: More shoes drop
J. Todd delivers more bad news this week as the U.S. seizes more domains, a major payment processor shuts down and an affiliate program leaves the market.

Bodog Europe expands with two hires
Keith Putley and Abid Riaz join Bodog Europe after previously working for PartyGaming and Ladbrokes.

IGT to showcase new online slots at G2E Asia
International Game Technology will display both its online and mobile slot machines at the Global Gaming Expo Asia.

IGT adds Wild Wolf to online game portfolio
Wild Wolf is the successor to the player-favorite Wolf Run, a popular theme in land-based casinos.

Intertops Casino pays out $100,000 in bonuses
Intertops Casino is rewarding players in its "Nothing but Net" points race with big cash bonuses and prizes.

Italian scoops $24,000 jackpot at Windows Casino
An Italian woman won nearly $24,000 on the Incredible Hulk slot machine at Windows Casino.

GTECH G2 nominated for two bingo awards
GTECH G2 is nominated in the Best Online Bingo Innovation and Best Online Bingo Software categories at the Online Bingo Industry Awards.

mFortune Mobile Casino launches new website
mFortune Mobile Casino's new website features streamlined registration and links to individual game pages.

Crackdown on Internet sites could hurt WSOP
World Series of Poker officials acknowledge that some players won't be able to retrieve funds from closed online poker sites, and therefore might be forced to stay home.

Class 1 Casino now available in Dutch
Class 1 Casino now has a Dutch language version and is working on delivering a Russian and Spanish version.

Online Games Lounge ready for debut
Online Games Lounge has been recently launched by RASR Entertainment in the EYE Affiliates network.

Golden Hat Bingo offering multiple bonuses
The online bingo site is offering a 200 percent welcome bonus, a 25 percent reload bonus and a 10 percent weekly cash back offer.

Upcoming Conference

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?
Casino Gran Madrid received Spain's first online gaming license last month.

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Do you have bank accounts in more than one country?
Because of recent payment processing issues, having a bank account in more than one country to facilitate receiving payments is being suggested with greater frequency as a solution for affiliates. This is particularly true for U.S. affiliates given that affiliate programs are becoming increasingly challenged trying to find ways to pay Americans. Do you have a bank account in more than one country? Have you tried to open an account in a country besides the one where you live? 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 MessageColumnist criticizes Canada's online gambling stance
New MessageAussie politician wants bigger crackdown on online gambling
New MessageVictory Poker moving all players to Cake Poker
New MessageFull Tilt news: There is no news
From The Forums
New MessageWhat ranks best for mobile searches?
Alain writes:
What's better to invest in when looking at the searches via mobiles: .mobi sites or other regular TLDs? From the short personal research I did comparing results between my computer and iPhone I couldn't find any significant differences or a bias toward .mobi sites results on my iPhone (as well as the other way around on my laptop). I would like to hear more opinions. read more
New MessageAffiliate sites vs. U.S. craziness
New MessageWhat's your favorite beer?
New MessageHow many of you still care about page rank?
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New MessageSo who is left and how to get paid?
New MessageUSA poker - who's left?
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