19 June 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 19, 2013
New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome Revenue Jet as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Meet The Affiliate
Freebetsuk7A former welder who nearly lost his thumb after 27 years on the job, Gary turned to the online gambling industry to start a new career. He admits he lost a fair amount of money gambling as a younger man, but sees his new profession as a way to make up some of those losses. "If you can't beat them, join them!" Read the interview

Industry News
PokerStars CEO agrees to $50 million forfeiture
The settlement ends the DOJ's "Black Friday" case against PokerStars CEO Mark Scheinberg. And as usual, the settlement "contains no admission of wrongdoing, culpability or guilt."

Paddy Power launches Irish Winter Festival satellites
The live tournament series' main event will be a 1,125-euro no-limit Hold'em tournament and a full schedule of side events will also be available.

Lucky247 earns eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal
In order to maintain its accreditation, Lucky247 will be consistently monitored through recurring operational audits and the fairness of the gaming software will be subject to eCOGRA's output-based testing regime.

AffPower releases new banners and conversion tool
The new banners are available in all languages, along with a wide array of other marketing material.

iGaming Partners launches affiliate program
Income Access will track activity across Starfish-powered brands Lucky31, CasinoEstrella and CassinoEstrela.

N.J. sets online gaming permit application deadline
That state's June 30 deadline is being imposed to provide sufficient time to run background checks on companies before launching Internet gambling statewide on Nov. 26.

Bally Technologies signs agreement with iSoftbet
The partnership will help Bally launch its online gaming products in the European market.

Net Entertainment brings disco fever to mobile
Disco Spins Touch is a five-reel, three-row, 20-bet line video slot featuring two free-spin modes and an innovative Dance Floor Wild feature where up to eight wild symbols can appear on the reels.

Upcoming Conference

CBG Affiliate WeekendAug. 16-19
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.

Russian Affiliate Congress & ExpoSept. 11-12
Russian Affiliate Congress & Expo
The Russian Affiliate and Congress Expo will examine how to develop the affiliate industry for online gaming in Russia and CIS countries.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)Sept. 24-26
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
G2E is the world's largest gaming event where gaming executives and industry professionals meet to conduct business. It's the most in-depth source of new gaming products, ideas and information on the planet.
Did You Know?
Through the first 31 events, participation at the World Series of Poker is up 27 percent when compared to the first 31 events of 2012.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Places I've Played
Places I've PlayedThe "Places I've Played" Facebook application lets players you refer share with their friends the online and land-based places where they've gambled. And when their friends visit the online gambling sites they mention, you earn affiliate revenue.
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Have you ever reported copyright infringement or spam to an affiliate program?
For this week's poll question, we'd like to find out how many webmasters have complained to an affiliate program about the actions of other webmasters. If you have complained, did you feel the affiliate program took the complaint seriously? Please share your stories, good and bad, about issues you have had with other webmasters and whether you've ever enlisted the assistance of affiliate programs in resolving them. View poll
Last week's poll results: What kind of computer are you going to buy next? 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 MessageSheldon Adelson comes out strong against online gaming
New MessageSure, blame it on online gaming
New MessageNew Jersey sets June 30 deadline for online gaming partnerships
New MessageAmazon shuts down affiliate program in Minnesota
From The Forums
New MessageIs it bad to edit or rewrite existing pages?
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I was going through my site and noticed that all my country listing pages are too monetized and I want to edit the content so they don't sound too monetized. Can I do this without any problems? read more
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New MessageCreating a mobile website
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Featured Affiliate Program
Paddy PartnersPaddy Partners
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