2 November 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 2, 2011
Honoring October's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for October. We're giving an extra special thanks to mojo, one of the the most active posters during the month of October. Her site is being shown on the GPWA home page during the month of November as the featured site.

Recognizing October's active affiliate managers
We're tipping our hats to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in October. We're giving an extra special thanks to David of Castle 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 November.

Vote for your favorite portal webmaster
Voting for the iGB affiliate awards begin this week. A number of GPWA webmasters have been nominated in the various best affiliate categories for the iGB Affiliate Awards. To view a list of all the webmasters from the GPWA community that have been nominated, follow this thread.

Vote for your favorite affiliate program/manager
The iGB Affiliate Awards also has affilate program and affiliate program manager categories. We thought it would be helpful to identify the sponsor affiliate programs and affiliate program managers of sponsor programs that participate here that have been nominated. To view how well the GPWA community was represented, follow this thread.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Big Time Revenue as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a member of the GPWA.
Industry News
Report: Groupe Bernard Tapie reaches deal with DOJ
SubjectPoker.com is reporting that Groupe Bernard Tapie has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow the French company's purchase of Full Tilt Poker to continue.

MGM, Boyd Gaming to form company with bwin.Party
MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming are forming a new company with European online gambling giant bwin.party to offer online poker in the United States when it is regulated by the government.

Absolute Poker, UB.com headed for liquidation
Absolute Poker and UB.com are preparing to liquidate their assets so they can pay players who have been unable to withdraw money from their sites.

Trump pushing for Internet poker regulation
Donald Trump has partnered with a New York hedge fund to launch a gambling website bearing his name once Congress votes to regulate the activity.

Global Gaming Events partners with PokerIreland.ie
Global Gaming Events has teamed up with Pokerireland.ie to host the Super Poker Event of Europe 2012, which will have an estimated 1.2 million-euro prize pool.

Fertitta Interactive acquires Cyberarts
Fertitta Interactive has purchased the assets of CyberArts, an online gaming solutions company based in California.

Europa Casino offering players a Halloween treat
The online casino is awarding new players a five-euro bonus if their first deposit is made before Nov. 9.

RGA disappointed by German law proposals
The Remote Gambling Association has expressed disappointment at the absence of a properly regulated and competitive German gambling market.

Upcoming Conference

US Online Gaming LawNov. 10-11, 2011
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, 2011
iGB Espana
iGB Espana is dedicated to the Spanish speaking sector of the online gambling industry. iGB Espana sessions will be in Spanish with a live English translation available, ensuring all delegates can take advantage of the Spanish-speaking marketplace and leave with practical relevant strategies.

ICE Totally GamingJan. 24-26, 2012
ICE Totally Gaming
ICE Totally Gaming is the most comprehensive and international B2B gaming exhibition on the world stage. Featuring more than 400 exhibiting companies active in the online, mobile, betting, bingo, casino, lottery and street gaming sectors, ICE attracts operators and gaming professionals from 100-plus nations to London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Jan. 26-29, 2012
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC conference sessions provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and insights from expert speakers. With 2,500 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.
Did You Know?
Online poker traffic rose 2.2 percent last week, thanks mainly to a sharp increase at PokerStars, according to PokerScout. PokerStars traffic climbed nearly 6 percent for the week as its 70 billionth-hand promotion kicked off.

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Do you like donating through charity events?
The Betfred Affiliates team (well, seven of them) are raising money to fight various cancers that affect men by taking part in Movember. Movember is a mustache growing charity event that men all over the world are participating in. Are you more likely to donate to charity through people participating in events like this, or through people running marathons or other tasks people complete? Or do prefer to just write checks to the causes you care about? Please let us know what you think about these charity events, and any cause that you like to support. View poll
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