30 May 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 30, 2012
Meet The Affiliate Manager
A Toronto native living in Malta, Yachting Poker's Nick Vlachos compares working in the video game industry to working in online gambling, his impressions of his new home, and his love for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Read the interview

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Industry News
Gaming companies place bets on social gaming sites
Numerous social gaming casinos will soon be coming to fruition, easily eclipsing the traditional land-based casinos scheduled to open in the U.S. this year.

Non-gambling businesses launching free-play casinos
Some of the new free-play casinos are not connected with any land-based casino or a gaming licensee.

APCW Perspectives Weekly: Here comes Delaware
In this week's Perspective's Weekly, J Todd interviews the head of acquisitions for the bringit affiliate program and looks at Delaware's attempt to pass online gaming legislation.

Senyard to speak at Canadian Gaming Summit
Income Access CEO Nicky Senyard will be speaking at the Canadian Gaming Summit, set to take place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls from June 11-13.

Everest Poker crowns new King of the Ring
A Dutch player won the five-week leaderboard promotion in which Everest Poker players squared off for their share of $3,000 a week and became the Everest Poker champion.

B3W Group adds French roulette
French roulette is the latest addition to B3W's casino family and is available via instant play.

William Hill puts £1 million in England's football future
Entitled "Back your Pride and Joy," customers can get a free £5 bet ticket that will pay 1,000/1 if their sons or daughters play for England's men's or women's senior team.

World Series of Poker returns with 61 bracelet events
If the World Series of Poker holds true to form, the winner of this year's Main Event will be a previously unknown player.

Kerching launches Euro 2012 affiliate sweepstakes
All new and existing Kerching Casino affiliates have a chance at winning an all-expenses-paid trip for two to a Barcelona home game next season, as well as some big cash prizes.

Robin Hood Bingo launches TV ad, 'KACHINGA!' game
The new advertisement promotes the online bingo room's welcome bonus of £25 free play with a £10 first deposit, and the new game gives players a chance to win up to 1 million coins on just a one-coin wager.

GR88 Poker $100K 'Race to Riches' starts Friday
This month, four week-long rake races will award $25,000 to the players at the top of the leaderboard that week.

Upcoming Conference

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?
Forty-seven percent of California residents favor legalization of online poker if it would raise $200 million a year for public safety and other government services according to a recent poll by the Los Angeles Times.

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What percentage of your affiliate earnings do you collect within 30 days?
In an ideal world, we would have 100 percent of the money due to us paid before the end of the following month. But we know that the world is not ideal. For this week's poll we thought we would ask how well members do getting what they have earned a month later. Be sure to share the reasons that contribute, from your perspective, to delays in payments. Is it deferral due to minimums or to waiting longer to minimize payment processing fees? Is it administrative delays on your end or on the part of affiliate programs? Is it problems with payment processors? View poll
Last week's poll results: What gaming-related verticals do you promote? View poll
From The Forums
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