2 May 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 2, 2012
Recognition for April's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most-active members for April. We're giving an extra special thanks to thepogg, the most active poster during the month of April. His site is the featured site on the GPWA home page for the month of May.

Recognizing April's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in April. We're giving extra special thanks to Michelle from the LunchBox Affiliate Program, who was our most active affiliate program representative. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in May.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce Firebrand Affiliates as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a member of the GPWA.
Meet The Affiliate
joshacJosh, aka joshac at the GPWA, operates a number of sites that keep gamblers informed about the latest bonuses. With more than 20 employees, it's a pretty big operation. But what this Aussie really loves about affiliate marketing is that he can travel the world and still do work "whether it's an hour poolside in Fiji or at a European cafe." Read the interview

Industry News
BMM verifies GeoComply's location accuracy
BMM's field research, conducted in Nevada, verified that the end user was correctly geolocated within an average accuracy of 260 ft. of their actual location.

Aristocrat launches first online casino solution
Aristocrat's play-for-fun site is linked to Maryland Live! Casino to attract players well in advance of the brick-and-mortar property's June 6 opening.

Antigua-U.S. WTO dispute flares up again
Antigua took its online gambling dispute with the United States to yet another WTO meeting last week.

Circle Line Poker partners with Global Gaming Events
Prize pools of over 10,000 euros will be offered in a three-month series of tournaments.

mFortune mobile applications win honors
mFortune Mobile Phone Casino won the Best Mobile Bingo Operator and Best Mobile Poker Operator awards at the mGaming Summit.

WSOP announces Australian poker series for 2013
The World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) will take place April 4-15, 2013, at Crown Melbourne and feature five WSOP gold bracelet events.

Upcoming Conference

iGaming Super ShowMay 22-25, 2012
iGaming Super Show
The aim of the iGaming Super Show is to provide a meeting place for the whole industry whether you are a vendor, media, affiliate, operator or regulator. This was the first event which brought the whole industry under one roof.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)October 2-4, 2012
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest and premier gaming event where gaming executives, buyers, and industry professionals meet each fall in Las Vegas to conduct serious business. G2E showcases 600+ exhibitors, 100+ conference sessions, exciting special events and F&B at G2E, the only F&B event for the gaming industry.

Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)October 11-14, 2012
Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC)
BAC conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. With an expected 70+ exhibitors this will be the biggest exhibition in the industry, offering more stands and a larger space for meetings in one huge hall.
Did You Know?
According to a story in The Daily Mail, Ladbrokes and William Hill both made about £1 billion in revenue last year, while bet365 made £501 million without the benefit of a single brick-and-mortar betting shop.

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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Do you evaluate the change to your traffic when a Google update is announced?
There have been many discussions about changes in Google's algorithms and the impact those changes have had on traffic to members' sites. The most recent discussion was about the "Penguin" or "webspam" update. When you learn there has been an update, do you monitor whether it has had an effect on your site? Do you carefully monitor the traffic to your site completely independently of whether you know there has been a Google update? And do you take any specific actions based on what you see? View poll
Last week's poll results: When (or will) online poker revenues grow beyond their calendar year 2010 highs? View poll
From The Forums
New MessageBest content management system?
GPWA Aaron writes:
GPWA member SportsBettingGuide is launching a sports betting portal and wants to know which content management system (WordPress, Joomla, etc.) is best for SEO purposes. read more
New MessageWhat converts better for you, download or instant play?
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Featured Affiliate Program
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