8 June 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 8, 2011
Attend a free affiliate conference in Niagara Falls!
The fourth annual CBG Affiliate Weekend will take place in Niagara Falls on July 15-18. The event is free for affiliates. Special conference room rates have a cut off date of June 30, so if you want to attend, book your room now and save! For information on speakers, including a great SEO expert, and the conference website, follow this thread.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Castle Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
MyBet offering 1,000-euro bonus
In a special offer for GPWA members, MyBet Partners is offering affiliate bonuses of up to 1,000 euros for new players on top of a 50 percent commission.

bet365 appoints new head of security
Former Ericsson executive Neil Selby is the new head of networks and security at bet365.

GTECH G2 making major investment into IPN
GTECH G2 has announced it will make a two million euro investment into the International Poker Network.

GTECH G2 says relationship secure with Sportingbet
GTECH G2 has denied reports that Sportingbet is leaving IPN to join Ongame.

Slotland introduces new slot machine
Slotland is offering players a a free $15 chip to take a spin on Tikal Treasure, a five-reel, 25-payline slot machine.

Perspectives Weekly: News for the birds
J. Todd reports on stories from Canada, Australia, and the World Series of Poker. He also interviews gaming law expert Professor I. Nelson Rose about his opinions on Black Friday.

Europa Casino offering 20-euro bonus to players
Europa Casino is celebrating summer with a Summer Surprise bonus promotion of up to 20 euros free.

EYE Affiliates giving away a Nintendo 3DS
Affiliates can qualify by referring one depositing player to each of the EYE Affiliates brands.

Sterling Silver getting the 3D treatment
Sterling Silver 3D utilizes the same graphics as the original 2009 slot and is available at Platinum Play Casino.

Fortune Lounge releases three new casino games
Sterling Silver 3D, Riviera Riches and Reel Play Poker - Jacks or Better are now available at Fortune Lounge casinos.

Guru Play offering 300-pound welcome bonus
The online casino offers a variety of live dealer games, including roulette, blackjack and baccarat.

Titan Poker staging June Sit 'N' Gos
Titan Poker is offering more than $105,000 in prize money during June's Sit 'N' Go Heat promotion.

Playtech to develop mobile games for Buongiorno
Playtech will launch mobile casino games in fun mode for Buongiorno in the Italian market.

It's game, set and match at Class 1 Casino
Class 1 Casino has launched "Tennis Stars," a 20-reel, 40-payline slot machine developed by Playtech.

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?
Despite the major online poker indictments, player participation in the first 11 events at the World Series of Poker is up 2.5 percent over last year.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Places I've Played
Places I've PlayedThe "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends the online and land-based places where they've gambled. And when their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue.
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How much of your SEO success do you attribute to newer social media SEO techniques?
The evolution of social networks and social networking features has changed the way webmasters can build links. Tweets, Facebook shares and the new Google +1 features are all examples of new ways to influence the way Google looks at your site. How much do you use social media to promote your websites as compared with older and more traditional approaches? How much of your SEO success do you attribute to newer techniques? View poll
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From The Forums
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