22 August 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 22, 2012
Meet The Affiliate
DanielDaniel (betapuestas) lives in Spain and loves the movie Pulp Fiction. But his favorite meal isn't "le Big Mac." It's pasta. Find out more about Daniel, including the different countries his sites target in this special interview. Read the interview

Industry News
A judge thinks poker is a skill game. Does it matter?
The GPWA's Vin Narayanan assesses the impact of a federal judge ruling this week that poker is more a game of skill than a game of chance.

Perspectives Weekly: Will Full Tilt pay their affiliates?
An ailing J Todd looks at the still unresolved situation between Full Tilt Poker and Full Tilt Poker affiliates. He also discusses industry news from Ongame, Zynga and California.

William Hill launches sports betting apps in Nevada
The apps for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms are an upgrade from the original ones produced by Leroy's Horse and Sports Place. William Hill bought Leroy's parent company in 2011.

Big Fish Casino launches on iOS
The mobile casino app features real-money play in the U.K., and social gaming everywhere else.

Tottenham selects Fun88 as Asian betting partner
The popular football team will work with Fun88 to engage with Asian sports fans.

Nokia and Zynga partner up
Draw Something and Zynga Poker are coming to over 100 million Nokia consumers this fall on Nokia Series 40 devices, including the Nokia Asha Touch range.

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.

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?
Zynga hopes to offer real-money online gambling to select markets (outside of the U.S.) by the first half of next year.

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How does social media help affiliates?
This week's poll was posed by GPWA member grem, who asked how social media helps affiliates -- if at all. In particular, grem wants to know if social media impacts SEO, traffic, SEO and traffic, or if it's just a waste of time. Please let grem (and the rest of the GPWA) know what you think by responding to the poll and adding your thoughts and comments to the thread. View poll
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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 MessageAmerican judge rules poker is sort of a game of skill
New MessageBig Fish Casino launches on the iPhone
New MessageCan online gambling really save Zynga?
New MessageZynga pumping money into lobbying efforts
From The Forums
New MessageProgram marketing updates -- How often is TOO often?
Louis - Income Access writes:
Following on the heels of this thread, I thought I should ask how often programs should e-mail marketing updates. Is twice a week too much e-mail to receive from an affiliate program with updates about new player offers, new games, etc..? What is the ideal frequency? read more
New MessageYour better half!
New MessageWhat's legal in Australia?
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New MessageAnother htaccess question
New MessageFeeds and widgets
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