7 May 2014 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 7, 2014
Recognition for April's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our most active members for April. We're giving extra special thanks to universal4, one of the most active posters for the month. His site will be featured on the GPWA home page in May.

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

Meet The Affiliate
ThodorisWhile relatively new to the online gambling affiliate world, Thodoris (aka betarades) has been able to build a business marketing sports betting to a Greek audience. He attributes his team's success to "filotimo," a Greek word which translates roughly to having a "keen sense of decency and social virtue." Read the interview

Industry News
Top-10 ways poker sites can improve their "ecology"
The GPWA's Aaron Todd is thrilled that Party Poker followed his advice to create tables for players that only want to play one game at a time. Now he's back with even more advice on how to improve the poker ecology.

Perspectives Weekly: Trouble in France and Belgium
J Todd discusses online gaming news from Playtech, William Hill and France. Plus, another U.S. state considers online gaming regulation.

bet365 offering bonus for the Players Championship
Players can earn a 100 percent initial deposit bonus prior to the golf tournament, which begins May 8.

Firebrand Affiliates launches new loyalty program
The program features a new points system, new awards, Bahamas and golf getaways, a loyalty page in the cashier and an in-game loyalty widget.

Betfair signs with Ukash
Betfair customers will be able to make cash deposits into their accounts through Ukash vouchers, which are available from over 50,000 sale points in the U.K.

Sporting Index partners with Income Access
The move comes as the online sportsbook gets set to launch its affiliate program.

Golden Riviera releases two new slots
Football Star and Cool Wolf will be available to Golden Riviera players on May 8.

BestPay Partners takes over two affiliate programs
BestPay Partners will now manage the Eurobenchmark Affiliate program and the AFFcoins Affiliate program.

Enjoy the May promotions at 7Spins
Players can win a Louis Vuitton suitcase packed with $100 bills by entering the Goodfellas raffle.

Upcoming Conference

Online Bingo SummitMay 15-16, 2014
Online Bingo Summit
With the chance to meet privately with real bingo players and a focus on managing new taxes and technology, the Online Bingo Summit is an essential date in your diary.

Amsterdam Affiliate ConferenceJune 24-27, 2014
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference is part of the iGaming Super Show and is expected to be a huge success. Expect four days of conferences, exhibition and networking events with the elite in iGaming in a city that is like no other.

Global iGaming Summit & ExpoJuly 14-16, 2014
Global iGaming Summit & Expo
Established as the leading event focused on the future of iGaming in North America, GiGse attracts over 700 delegates to examine the legislative progress, commercial strategies and partnership opportunities in the U.S. iGaming market.
Did You Know?
The Borgata and its partner sites recorded a $3.2 million operating loss in the first quarter of 2014 despite holding the largest share of the New Jersey online gaming market.

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