5 February 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 5, 2014
GPWA Times Magazine now available at ICE, LAC and online
The 27th issue of the GPWA Times Magazine is now available online. It is currently being was distributed at ICE in London and will be distributed at LAC later this week. In this issue's two-part cover story, Paul Reilly discusses some of the mistakes affiliates have made in the past preparing for the World Cup and Aaron Todd shares his thoughts about what sportsbook affiliates should be doing to ensure that this year's quadrennial event is a success.

Recognition for January's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for January. We're giving extra special thanks to justbookies, one of the most active posters for the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page for the month of February.

Recognizing January's most active AMs
Hats off to the affiliate program representatives who were most active in January. We're giving special thanks to Renee from Rewards Affiliates, who was our most active representative. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page in February.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is pleased to welcome both Long Harbour Affiliates and NetoPartners as new sponsors of the GPWA. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as members of our community.
Industry News
Wynn gets OK for N.J., but puts efforts on hold
New Jersey gaming regulators have given Wynn Resorts approval to offer Internet gambling within the state's borders, but the company doesn't yet view online gaming as "a good entrepreneurial opportunity."

Top-10 Sochi prop bets
The GPWA's Aaron Todd is a huge Winter Olympics buff. In anticipation of the 2014 games, Aaron makes picks on his top-10 prop bets.

Paddy Power Poker launches Iron Man VII
The month-long promotion runs from Feb. 1-March 2, and players can win cash prizes up to $4,000 and an Irish Open package worth $6,000.

Intertops introduces Naughty or Nice: Spring Break
The site is offering a 50 percent deposit bonus up to $100 to promote the new slot.

Join bet365's Slots Club and earn points
Players who opt in and collect comp points are eligible for a prize of up to 1,000 pounds every month.

7Red launches Good Girl Bad Girl
The new game is a five-reel, 30-payline slot that allows players to choose one of three risk/reward strategies.

7Spins to reward players all month
The top three prizes in the month-long Golden Raffle are a bar of gold weighing one kilogram, a Mercedes S Class and a one-week trip to Macau with flight and hotel included.

Income Access coming to ICE 2014 in full force
Company CEO Nicky Senyard and a team of senior marketing and technology managers will showcase Income Access' recently launched developments.

Bingo Hall offering Daub the Car promotion
One lucky player will win a Nissan Versa Sedan.

ICE announces "Game to Watch" finalists
Big Time Gaming, Acespire and Tedbets have been selected as finalists in the inaugural Game to Watch competition, part of the Game Design & Development conference at ICE 2014.

Upcoming Conference

ICE Totally GamingFeb. 4-6, 2014
ICE Totally Gaming
Showcasing compelling innovation and expertise, ICE Totally Gaming is proud to be the largest and most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibition in the world. Bringing together international operators and suppliers from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street gaming sectors over three days, ICE Totally Gaming offers unrivaled opportunities to visitors and exhibitors alike.

London Affiliate Conference (LAC)Feb. 6-9, 2014
London Affiliate Conference (LAC)
LAC's conference sessions aim to provide a wealth of information with panels, presentations and exclusive insights from expert speakers. The relaxed atmosphere of these events encourages the open exchange of ideas and experiences. With 3,000 attendees expected, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with affiliates, affiliate managers, operators and speakers.

Virtual Gaming ShowMarch 10-11, 2014
Virtual Gaming Show
The Virtual Gaming Show is an online meetup of gaming professionals from all over the world. It takes place in a conference setting, where people like you network and do business together.

iGaming North AmericaMarch 19-21, 2014
iGaming North America
This year's conference will feature expert panels, lectures and workshops providing a thorough, comprehensive program covering opportunities, challenges, strategies and expectations related to the North American gaming industry's ongoing transition into the digital space.
Did You Know?
A new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind finds that more New Jersey residents support legalized marijuana than legal online gambling.

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What do you like best about your work situation?
With a number of GPWA staff members at the ICE conference in London, GPWA Executive Director Michael Corfman says there have been numerous logistical challenges with the tube being closed due to a strike. So he was curious what folks like best about their work environment, particularly those that have the most freedom and can work when and where they want. What do you value the most, and why? View poll
Last week's poll results: When do you expect to begin preparing for the World Cup? View poll
From The Forums
New MessageKeeping affiliates up to date
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One of the things I've struggled with the most in my eight years as an affiliate manager is finding an optimum way to keep affiliates up to date. E-mail is obviously the most used and easiest way to keep affiliates informed of the things they need to know (offers, promos, product changes, etc.). However, I appreciate that affiliates get bombarded with e-mails every day. We have a policy of only sending e-mails to all affiliates if we have a major announcement, like a welcome bonus change. Otherwise, we have an opt-in list for affiliates. So, what do you think is the best way for an affiliate manager to keep his affiliates up to date? Are there any programs that successfully use other methods? read more
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