8 August 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 8, 2012
GPWA Approved Portal Seals hits major milestone
More than 2,500 sites have earned the right to display the "GPWA Approved Portal" seal. The seal signifies the operator of the site is a GPWA member in good standing who has agreed to abide by the highest ethical standards. You can see a complete list of all of the sites and learn how to get a seal by following links in this thread.

Meet The Affiliate
Andy EdwardsAndy Edwards (aka Madabout Media) tells us how important liquidity is in online bingo and what he's done to Panda-proof his site. And don't get in a fight with him; he's just shy of earning a black belt in tae kwon do. Read the interview

Industry News
New Facebook app offers real-money bingo
The application is run by Gamesys, which owns and operates Jackpotjoy, and is restricted to players in the U.K.

Perspectives Weekly: PokerStars/FTP/DOJ settlement
J Todd muses about PokerStars' deal with the U.S. Department of Justice and its purchase of Full Tilt Poker, and notes that William Hill has something to say about the new "consumption tax" pending in the U.K.

Social gaming expands for slot machine maker IGT
Slot machine giant International Game Technology now offers social gamers the ability to enter a free play casino through the websites of several small casino companies.

EiG announces fifth EiG LaunchPad and judging panel
The LaunchPad platform puts startups in the spotlight to pitch their ideas before top gaming industry executives.

Top-10 questions about PokerStars' acquisition of FTP
The recent acquisition of Full Tilt Poker by PokerStars has the poker world buzzing, but there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered.

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?
According to recent Facebook financial filings, 83 million accounts on the social network are fake.

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The perfect occupation is one where you love what you do and are happy with the money you are able to make doing it. But it is possible to do something mostly because you love it, even though you are not really happy with the money you are making. And it is also possible to do something mostly because it provides a living, even though there is nothing that special to you about what you are doing. How does the gambling industry fit on those fronts for you? View poll
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From The Forums
New MessageRestructuring sites with page specific penalties
baldidiot writes:
One of my sites took a bit of a hit in Penguin, mainly due to some over ambitious link building. Fixing it hasn't been a priority until now. Tons of pages have penalties, which I'm guessing is related to the links. I'm restructuring the site and I'm going to get rid of the old pages. Assuming the pages do have a penalty, is it better to return a 404 to Google or 301 it to a page that informs the user that the site has recently been restructured and have some links to popular pages on the site? read more
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