13 July 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 13, 2011
Join the GPWA at the Barcelona Affiliate Conference
After two years in Budapest, iGB is moving their autumn conference back to Barcelona. The conference is also a month earlier than it was last year, running from September 8-11. It is anticipated that the event will be the largest autumn conference to date with over 100 affiliate programs and 1,600 delegates expected to be in attendance. Be sure to stop by the GPWA booth if you are there!

GPWA affiliates attend EiG in Milan FREE
The European iGaming Congress and Expo will take place in Milan from September 19-22. We have been able to arrange with Clarion Gaming FREE admittance to EiG for GPWA verified affiliate members! The passes normally sell for 1,799 euros on the EiG website. If you would like to attend, you must register online before the September 9 deadline!

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Affiliate4You as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of the GPWA.
Industry News
Alderney to hold hearing on Full Tilt
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has announced that it will hold a public hearing regarding the future of Full Tilt Poker on July 26 in London.

bet365 Betting Editorial now available as RSS feed
bet365's new Betting Editorial, which gives affiliate partners access to betting-related sports content, is now available as an RSS feed in several languages.

Global Gaming Events launches GGE Partners
GGE Partners has launched to help affiliates with recruiting, reactivating and retaining their players.

Perspectives Weekly: Full Tilt meltdown
J Todd reviews the troubles for Full Tilt Poker, including their loss of licenses in Alderney and France and a class action lawsuit. He also provides an update on the launch of regulated online gambling in Washington, D.C.

Black Friday effects worn by players at WSOP
The effects of Black Friday are readily seen at the World Series of Poker, but they have nothing to do with the number of players in the field.

U.K. slots player wins £52k at King Solomons Casino
One week after winning nearly £43,500 on the Great Blue Slots at King Solomons Casino, the lucky player has hit an even bigger score, winning £52,270 on the same game.

IPN Bad Beat Jackpot tops $1.5 million mark
The International Poker Network's Bad Beat Jackpot is the biggest in its history and can be won by a player who loses with four tens or better.

Poker players find reason to unite
Poker players, long known as a group not normally politically active, have taken an interest in the elective process in hopes of online poker regulation.

Malta protests Greek gambling law
Brussels holds off on the approval of Greece's online gambling law as Malta registers objections to the EU.

Titan Poker increases first deposit bonuses
The online poker room has increased its first deposit bonus to 200 percent up to $2,000.

Victor Chandler Poker offering new freerolls
The online poker site is offering entry into new player freerolls comprising up to €20,000 in prizes.

Global Gaming Events launches EuroPoker event
Global Gaming Events has teamed up with EuroPoker to launch an “Automatic Win” $2,000 cash added event.

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.

European iGaming Congress & Expo (EiG)Sept. 20-22
European iGaming Congress & Expo (EiG)
Plugging you into the heart of Italy, Europe's fastest growing market, EiG celebrates its 10th birthday by moving to Milan and offering an even more exciting experience.
Did You Know?
With 6,865 players, this year's World Series of Poker's Main Event is the third-largest live poker tournament in history. The only time a larger field has been assembled was for the same event in 2006 (8,773) and 2010 (7,319).

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