25 July 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 25, 2012
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce WBX as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a member of the GPWA.
Industry News
Reports of deal on Web poker met with caution
Lobbyists said they don't expect anything to happen with Internet poker until the elections play out, which could change the leadership of the Senate from Democratic to Republican.

LOCOG backs down on Paddy Power poster campaign
London 2012 organizers, LOCOG, have dropped their demand that Paddy Power remove its latest advertising campaign posters from the Olympic city.

Absolute Poker owner receives 14-month sentence
Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley was sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of bank fraud and wire fraud.

Perspectives Weekly: Heart attack edition
Rumor has it that J Todd is recovering from a heart attack. Maybe it was one too many bacon sandwiches. He also reports on the horse racing industry, rumors about poker legislation, and another sentence in a Black Friday case.

bet365 offers free bingo bonus, 25k pounds in prizes
There's an extra 25,000 pounds in bingo prizes at bet365 from July 27 until Aug. 12, with daily games including the popular Roll On Bingo feature.

Winner players awarded 1.2 million pounds
Two lucky players from the U.K. hit huge progressive jackpots, one for 692,000 pounds on Spamalot and the other for 558,000 pounds on Iron Man.

"Carnival" features free spins and bet multipliers
Reminiscent of country fairs of days gone by, Slotland's new Carnival no-download slot is cheerful and bright, decorated with bumper cars, carousels, candy, donuts and balloons.

"World's most interesting dog" loves new slot
"Triple 7," Bulldog777's high-rolling canine playboy mascot, says he's crazy about Microgaming's new video slot, The Dark Knight.

Player scores more than 100,000-pound casino win
There were plenty of smiles at Red Flush Casino last week – some as big as 100,000 pounds

PokerStars Sunday Million seat available for affiliates
PokerStars is offering automatic entry into a freeroll for attendees of the Barcelona Affiliate Conference, with the winner earning a seat in the Sunday Million.

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?
Nearly 110 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones between March and May, 2012, according to comScore.

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From The Forums
New MessageToo many links?
joert writes:
Our site has had maybe 500 unique visitors, we post on forums in our niche, and have a signature at the bottom of posts. One forum is showing in both Google and Bing as giving us 500 links. We have also done about 5 or 6 link exchanges with genuine sites that have good related content. We haven't paid for any links at all. One of these genuine sites is showing as giving us 2,500 links on Google webmaster tools, and over 1,000 on Bing. All of the links are just our site name, without the.com, in the anchor text. Is this bad? There's definitely nothing awry here; no one is trying to make it look like we're buying links. read more
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