5 October 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES October 5, 2011
Recognition for September's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for September. We're giving an extra special thanks to xecutable as one of the most active posters during the month of September. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of October as the featured site.

Recognizing September's active affiliate managers
We're tipping our hats to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in September. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee of Rewards Affiliates, who was the most active affiliate program representative this month. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of October.

Industry News
French company to purchase Full Tilt Poker
Groupe Bernard Tapie agreed to purchase the online poker room and its assets only one day after its gambling license was revoked by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Full Tilt Poker's gaming license revoked by Alderney
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) revoked the formerly formidable online poker company's license for "serious breaches of AGCC regulations including false reporting, unauthorized provision of credit, and failure to report material events."

Top-10 moments in Full Tilt Poker history
It's been a pretty tumultuous year for Full Tilt Poker. Once the second-largest online poker site in the world, Full Tilt has suffered a historic fall from grace.

Perspectives Weekly is deep in the heart of Texas
J. Todd has landed in Houston after his time in Barcelona and reports on the wildfires in Texas, the smoldering remains of Full Tilt Poker and how their players are getting burned!

William Hill to sponsor ESPN European soccer
William Hill is the exclusive sponsor of ESPN's televised U.K. coverage of Italy's Serie A, the Russian Premier League and the Dutch Eredivisie.

All Slots launches three new games
All Slots Casino has launched three five-reel slot games this month, including Lucky Witch and Irish Eyes.

Online gambling fears overblown
A gaming expert say that there will always be people who want the live experience of gambling in a casino, regardless of whether online gaming is legalized.

KPMG to host iGaming conference
The second KPMG eGaming Summit on the Isle of Man will be held on Nov. 22 at the Mount Murray Hotel.

Intertops Casino celebrating Halloween
Intertops Casino has just launched its $60,000 Trick or Treat Halloween Scoreboard promotion.

William Hill Bingo giving away 31 cars
The online bingo site is giving away a car every day during the month of October.

ONEworks achieves TST certification
The Asian sportsbook provider has been certified by TST for fairness and transparency.

GGE to hold $50,000 slots freeroll
Global Gaming Events has partnered with RaginBet Casino to hold a massive $50,000 slots freeroll this month.

Shuffle Master turns focus to the Internet
Shuffle Interactive is creating Internet versions of Shuffle Master's proprietary table games such as Ultimate Texas Hold'em and Three Card Poker.

Rival releases three new scratch cards
The online gambling software provider has launched Cast for Cash, Beach Bums and Pirates Pillage.

IGT to showcase online slot offerings at G2E
International Game Technology will debut its online and mobile gaming offerings at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

Paddy Power seeking Nevada gaming license
The Irish gambling company is seeking a license as a manufacturer and operator of mobile gaming devices.

Upcoming Conference

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)Oct. 3-6
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest gaming event where gaming executives, buyers and industry professionals meet each fall in Las Vegas to conduct serious business.

US Online Gaming LawNov. 10-11
US Online Gaming Law
US Online Gaming Law 2011 is the first event focusing 100 percent on the legal and regulatory aspects of online gaming in the U.S. This event will uncover and examine the important questions through panel discussions with industry CEO's, presidents, and general counsel.

iGB EspanaNov. 18-19
iGB Espana
iGB Espana is a niche event dedicated to one of the most lucrative markets available in the online gambling industry, the Spanish speaking sector. An international event with a local focus, iGB Espana sessions will be in Spanish with a live English translation available, ensuring all delegates can take advantage of the Hispanic marketplace and leave with practical relevant strategies.
Did You Know?
Online poker traffic has decreased 32 percent in the last year, according to PokerScout, but not all of that decline is due to Black Friday. The typical "post-summer boom" period has traditionally produced increases in traffic of 3-10 percent, but this year, traffic has dropped 7 percent in the early fall.

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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:
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CPA fraud is seriously degrading the CPA model. In the last few years 2-of-3 of our CPA affiliates have brought in fraudulent traffic and in the best case scenario dubious traffic. A recent affiliate offered players 50 euros to sign up under his affiliate ID. His CPA threshold is 50 euros, which triggers a payout of 150 euros. This is against our terms and unethical. As an affiliate I appreciate the revenue share model. The CPA model is fine when the affiliates are honest and bringing in legitimate traffic. I'm interested in what other casino affiliates feel about CPA vs. revenue share. read more
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