5 September 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES September 5, 2012
Recognition for August's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for August. We're giving extra special thanks to UltimatePokerBonus, one of the most active posters for the month. His site is the featured site on the GPWA home page for the month of September.

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

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to announce anyoption Partners as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a member of the GPWA.
Industry News
Democrats don't address online gambling
A week after Republicans approved a platform that called for a "prohibition" on Internet gaming, the Democrats ignored the issue altogether.

Perspectives Weekly: Obama or Romney edition
The U.S. presidential elections are just around the corner, but which candidate is best for our industry? J Todd reveals his thoughts on the issue and talks about the upcoming launch of regulated real-money online poker in Nevada.

BetCruise changes fee deduction process
The BetCruise Affiliate Program says it will now deduct its 10-percent house fee when players finish a gaming session instead of when players withdraw their money.

Intertops kicks off football season with $70k in prizes
Intertops Casino is giving away $70,000 in prizes in its "Football Team" promotion. The first prizes will be awarded Sept. 11 and the giveaways continue until Oct. 16.

Intertops players hits $85,000 jackpot
The Caribbean Stud player and his wife will go on a holiday before investing their winnings in his business.

Will Hill "official supporter" of Scottish national team
Sportsbook inks a two-year deal with the Scottish FA to become an "official supporter" of the Scotland national football team.

Hard Rock Hotel to offer DoubleDown Casino
DoubleDown Casino will have its application hosted on the Hard Rock Hotel's website.

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 stock has been trading below $3 a share this week.

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Meet The Affiliate

Aidan (thebookiesoffers) explains why he doesn't rely solely on SEO to bring him visitors, why he would invite former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to dinner and his offline marketing efforts.
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CPA or rev share?
GPWA member gaffg provides this week's poll, and it touches on a familiar theme. gaffg wonders in the aftermath of many affiliate programs either closing or retroactively changing their their terms, whether webmasters prefer working with affiliate programs on a rev share basis, CPA or a hybrid. Which commission model do you prefer? And why? View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you give your real phone number when joining a program? 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 MessageZynga launching sportsbook with "virtual bets"
New MessageZynga hires 888 exec
New MessageEA mulling real-money online gaming
New MessageLesniak suffers minor stroke
New MessageDemocratic platform omits references to online gaming
From The Forums
New MessageAre press releases still good for SEO?
lowrisk writes:
We have pushed a fair few press releases in the past, and seen some good results. However, I am just wondering, are they as effective as they used to be? Also, do any of you know of any U.K. press release sites that would be willing to accept gaming-related content? I tried U.K. PR Web recently, yet I was told they couldn't post it as their servers are based in Washington, USA, where gaming is not permitted, so they had to refund me. Any help is as always, very much appreciated. read more
New MessageGambling sites endorsed by celebrities
New MessageGrand Duke loses its license
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