19 December 2012 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 19, 2012
GPWA portal directory adds Linkscape data
We're pleased to announce that we have rolled out a number of improvements to our GPWA portal site directory. We now use the Mozscape API to obtain Linkscape information about portal sites. The new information includes the number of links to a site, the Domain Authority of the site and the Page Authority of the site's home page.

Meet The Affiliate
rod.collinsA native of California now living in Mexico, rod.collins has nearly 20 years of experience working in SEO. And if he's having a dinner party, we hope to be on the guest list along with Steve Jobs, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Ford, Isaac Newton and Hedy Lamarr. Read the interview

Industry News
Lederer forfeits millions to settle civil lawsuit
Howard Lederer agreed to a two-part settlement with the U.S. government, which includes civil money-laundering penalties of $1.25 million and $168,000, for his role in operating Full Tilt Poker.

Reid ends push for Internet poker bill this year
Sen. Harry Reid has pulled the plug on Congressional efforts to regulate Internet poker at the federal level this year.

Perspectives Weekly: 888 hits Facebook
J Todd reports on 888's deal to bring real money gaming to Facebook in the U.K. and industry news from Massachusetts and British Columbia.

Get a share of 1 million pounds at bet365 Bingo
There's 1 million pounds up for grabs in 12 days of festive bingo madness, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1.

Holidays are happier than ever at EuroGrand Casino
With Christmas and New Year's Day raffles and giveaways, players are sure to find something they like.

Win a Porsche Cayman R at bet365
The more Comp Points you earn, the better the prize you can claim with bet365 Casino's 12 Levels Of Christmas.

Fire & ICE 2013 to be held at Troxy Theatre
The iconic art-deco theater can hold more than 2,000 guests.

Paddy Power expands Irish Poker Open
The poker festival features 10 side events including a 560 euro six-handed pot-limit Omaha tournament.

Participate in the $100,000 Xmas Giveaway at bet365
Players get a prize draw ticket for every 15 Merit Points they earn from now until Dec. 27.

Paddy Power to purchase IGT mobile games
The online casino will add titles such as Da Vinci Diamonds, Cats, Cleopatra, Wolf Run, Kitty Glitter and Elvis A Little More Action to its suite of games.

bet365 Games offers festive slots
Play games like Santa Surprise and get an extra half of your first deposit/transfer up to $100 this Saturday or Sunday.

Win A Day Casino beckons adventurous players
Wild Alaska, the online casino's new five-reel, 20-payline video slot, is tied to a site-wide progressive jackpot that's approaching a record-breaking quarter-million dollars.

Jackpot Party launches Buffalo Spirit online slot
Buffalo Spirit is a 30-payline game with two feature rounds.

Colossal prizes at stake at Revenue Giants properties
Revenue Giants online casinos will award 100 prizes and gifts worth a total of $250,000 in their Christmas Tournament.

Upcoming Conference

Legal Gaming in EuropeFebruary 4-5, 2013
Legal Gaming in Europe
The Legal Gaming in Europe conference will offer attendees the chance to listen to and network with European Regulators and worldwide legal experts. Gain insights into regulatory changes and understand how changes in laws will affect player protection, payment security, advertising and marketing.

ICE Totally Gaming 2013February 5-7, 2013
ICE Totally Gaming 2013
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming brings together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)February 7-10, 2013
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC conference sessions provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and insights from expert speakers. With 2,500 attendees expected, you will have the chance to network with affiliates, AMs and operators.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Justice Department was originally seeking $42.5 million in its civil suit against Howard Lederer.

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Do you believe the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012?
There are people who believe the Mayan calendar ends on Dec. 21, 2012, and that with the end of the Mayan calendar comes the end of the world. How about you? Do you believe the world will end this Friday? Besides answering the poll question, please share your thoughts on whether it is possible to predict the future or sense more than what can be gleaned from our senses. View poll
Last week's poll results: Do you have a lucky number? View poll
From The Forums
New MessageIndex follow on menu links
Puma writes:
Using Firefox SEO I see that many sites have no index no follow for their websites' menu items. I'm a bit confused as it was my understanding that webmasters would want Google to follow the menu links to other pages on the site. Could someone shed some light on this for me? read more
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