4 July 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 4, 2012
Recognition for June's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for June. We're giving extra special thanks to thebookiesoffers, one of the most active posters in June. His site is the featured site on the GPWA home page for the month of July.

Recognizing June's active affiliate managers
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in June. We're giving extra special thanks to Maria from Crazy Rewards, who was our most active affiliate program representative. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in July.

Industry News
Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar arrested
Bitar was indicted by the Department of Justice on April 15, 2011, on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). According to the new superseding indictment, the DOJ is seeking the forfeiture of $2.54 billion and all company assets.

Perspectives Weekly: Delaware bill passes!
Online Gambling has been legalized in the state of Delaware, nearly six years after the passage of the UIGEA. Not only that, but Nevada has started to issues online poker licenses to gaming companies in the state!

WMS, 888 ink online poker deal
WMS will market and distribute 888's online poker solution to land-based casino customers in the United States.

Sprint poker comes to bet365
bet365 introduced Sprint poker to their site this week, where players immediately join a new table ready to play after they fold a hand.

Casino Elegance offering additional $50 CPA in July
Active Everest affiliates can earn an additional $50 CPA on top of their rev share commission for every qualifying new depositing player referred to Casino Elegance in July.

Club Gold launches new affiliate program
Club Gold is relaunching its affiliate program with a new name -- Club Gold Partners -- and new tracking software powered by Netrefer.

Will Hill lands top gong at Women in Gaming Awards
Anna Conley was presented with the "Industry Pride of the Year" Award, the overall accolade, with the winner selected from all the finalists.

Upcoming Conference

CBG Affiliate WeekendAugust 17-20, 2012
CBG Affiliate Weekend
The CBG event offers the possibility of meeting globally active and dedicated affiliates in a single event. Come and discuss affiliate strategies with some of the best webmasters in the industry in a fun and relaxing environment.

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.

European iGaming Congress & ExpoOctober 16-18, 2012
European iGaming Congress & Expo
The European iGaming Congress & Expo connects online gaming professionals at the highest level and provides insight into the iGaming community. EiG addresses the issues at the heart of the gaming industry including regulatory fragmentation, regulatory cooperation, expansion into new markets and cross-channel integration.
Did You Know?
Last week, Delaware became the first state in the U.S. to authorize online casino gaming.

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How did the second quarter of 2012 compare with the first quarter of 2012 for you?
The second quarter of 2012 just ended, so it is time to ask our periodic question to members about how the revenue they are earning has changed over the last quarter. If you compare revenue from the second quarter of 2012 (April to June) to revenue from the first quarter of 2012 (January to March), how did it change? Did it get better, stay the same, or get worse for you? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you promote as a sub-affiliate? 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 MessageFeds arrest FTP CEO Ray Bitar
New MessageWMS reaches online poker deal with 888
New MessageDelaware approves online gaming
New MessageZynga looking into buying OnGame
From The Forums
New MessageViewing player activity in NetRefer?
baldidiot writes:
Is there any way to see player-by-player activity for a previous month with programs using NetRefer? Like the stats you get for MTD in the player report, but for a previous month. Only thing I can find are cumulative reports, but I need to dial down on a player by player level. Kind of annoying if you cant... read more
New MessageGross revenue vs. net revenue
New MessageIs it worth trying to be a gambling affiliate anymore?
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