20 July 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 20, 2011
GPWA offering copies of iGaming Business Directory
We're very pleased to announce that we are offering copies of the brand new 2011-2012 edition of Casino City's iGaming Business Directory to GPWA-approved portal webmasters for just the printing and shipping cost. This impressive 828-page directory is the world's most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date guide to the people, websites, portals, affiliate programs and other businesses that are major components of our industry's explosive growth. GPWA member sites are also showcased in this unique publication! Follow this thread for more details.

Meet The Affiliate
celenaJosy, a French affiliate who got started in the online gambling industry five years ago, stays sane by having patience and playing poker. Read the interview

Industry News
Reid, Kyl seeking answers on online gambling policy
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and minority whip Jon Kyl have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to reiterate its position that federal law prohibits gambling over the Internet.

Gambling and the Law: The Reid-Kyl letter
Professor I. Nelson Rose discusses the letter Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Jon Kyl sent to the U.S. Attorney General that demands that the Justice Department do something about Internet gambling.

Titan Casino goes live with web-based platform
The Titan Casino web version provides players with an integrated system where they can register, log in, deposit at the cashier and start playing without leaving the site.

William Hill launches Italian site
William Hill has received approval to launch its new online casino site www.williamhill.it, which is now live.

A sick edition of Perspectives Weekly
An under-the-weather J. Todd reports on the Barton bill, more Black Friday fallout from across the Atlantic and the latest on regulated online gambling in Washington D.C.

188BET launches affiliate program
The 188BET affiliate program will offer affiliates up to 40 percent revenue share.

Major payout hit at King Solomons Casino
A Greek player won nearly 125,000 euros after a session on the Great Blue slot machine.

Canadian wins $66,000 at Windows Casino
The player, who also won $97,000 back in January, won $66,000 playing the Desert Treasure slot machine.

Playtech continues Italian expansion
Playtech has announced the launch of key licensees in the regulated Italian casino market and the addition of cash tables on the iPoker.it network.

Win a Day Casino adds new slot
Grand Liberty has two bonus games and features symbols such as the Liberty Bell and Statue of Liberty.

Amaya Gaming Group acquires Chartwell Technology
The full acquisition of Chartwell Technology by the Amaya Gaming Group was completed on Thursday.

Class 1 Casino unveils Mr. Cashback
Mr. Cashback is a five-reel, 15-line video slot machine where players can win back money for lines that did not win.

Upcoming Conference

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?
Online gambling software provider Playtech has announced it has signed a long-term contract to provide a technology platform and gaming products to Gala Coral.

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Do you use any link-checking tools on your websites?
It is easy to make mistakes coding web page links. And when you make mistakes the authority of the page you were trying to link to is diminished. And sites are not static, so links that might have been fine at one time become bad links later if a page being linked to moves or is deleted. Do you use any tools to find links that are outdated and need to be updated on your sites? If so, how do you go about finding and updating links on your websites? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you plan to use Google +1 on any of your sites? View poll
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 MessageU.K. plans changes to online gaming laws
New MessagePaddy Power taking bets on Full Tilt return
New MessageGamblers hopeful German rules will be relaxed
New MessageReid, Kyl write letter that seeks answers on online gambling
From The Forums
New MessageThe future of the online gambling affiliate industry
Dean_Leyland writes:
I saw this morning that iGaming Business had posted a link to a Calvin Ayre video, which poses the question, "What does the future hold for the online gambling affiliate industry?" Quite a pertinent question for everyone on these boards. So I wanted to get everyone's views on this. Where do you see our industry in three, five or even 10 years time? read more
New MessageHow accurate is the Google AdWords keyword tool?
New MessageAnother PR update
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New Message'Troll' copyright lawsuits
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