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    I had a great time at the GPWA events, and at CAC. It was great to put some faces to names.

    To me the CAC is ridiculously expensive for the affiliates. The cost of a trip to Vegas plus $700 for the CAC is at least $2,000. Many affiliates don't make that in a month. Make the casinos pay more, and let the affiliates in for $50 or so. Most of the casino people I spoke to agreed with me. Well they have the power! Set up your own event. We will come. The GPWA events proved that.

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    I was told by a friend that there was hardly anyone at the event but a handful of members at the GPWA

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    I spoke with people from Sunny Diamonds, Fortune Lounge, Money Mechanic, Brightshare, Blasters, Roxy Palace, VIP Profits, Referback, 888, plus met John, Mongoose, and some others. It wasn't everyone there for sure, but it was well worth attending.

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    Maybe my friend got there too early i am glad to hear you got to meet so many . next time I will be able to come myself .Would have loved to have gone this time but could not make it

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    I heard the Casino Rewards/CAP Party was quite excellent too.
    Unfortunately, I had no pants, and couldn't talk my way in!

    Against my will, I guess I'll bring shoes, and pants next year!

    While perhaps not a popular comment, perhaps the GPWA and CAP could put together something together with the proograms next year.
    In other words, combine the efforts of everyone, and put on one really good showing of the affiliates.
    I think the programs would also like to see something like versus being spread out.

    All and all, I had a fantastic time, and met many of the program managers I had never met before.
    Many, many thanks to everyone who sponsored, and everyone who came out.
    It was the best time, and most informative for me personally than any I've been to in the past.
    Next year will be even better. Especially if we all work together!

    Thanks Again to everyone!

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    Although I wasn't unable to attend the GPWA, I did get to meet several members at the CAC as well as many companies that supports GPWA which was cool. Even signed up with a few that support this forum.

    As a "newbie" it was neat to meet the affiliate managers as well. This was my first time and I look forward to hopefully being able to attend in the future.

    Also, like the idea of a "joint venture." I know it is controversial, but could build bridges that could be quite lasting. But then again, I did not fight the battles in the past that many of you successfully won...

    Thanks,

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    I am also just back from Vegas and am looking forward to putting some plans into place that I discussed with Affiliate Managers as well as fellow Webmasters.

    I had a great time meeting with managers that I had not not met in person before as well as talking with some that I had. I found that the GPWA Events were very successful both in networking and fun as well as a great starting point for building realtionships for both business and friendships for the long term.

    Having had the opportunity to also attend the CAP/Rewards Affiliate Party, I can also concur that it was a nice event that was also productive. It was nice to be able to finally meet a few people that I used to talk to on a very regular basis, and hope that over time the extension of the olive branch will be looked upon as a natural part of the process that has come to fruition.

    For all those who I met with, I thank you for taking the time to talk with me even if only briefly. I can always be contacted through one of my regular email addresses, by telephone or by a pm (Private Message) here and I stand ready to talk to you all.

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    One thought on CAC - they can't make the vendors pay more so affiliates pay less. The vendors paid $10,000 and up for their tiny space on the floor. The talks were essentially useless, imho - if you are going to do an SEO talk, bring someone in who is an expert - dont just have a couple webmasters put together talks on their opinions.

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    Default There was alot people at cac

    Didnt know homeboy was charging the casinos 10k a pop. I forget sometimes, some people on a different income level. They should drop it down to at least 400.

    Dean should teach the class for new people

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    Hi All,

    Just wanted to add that I personally had a great time meeting all of you!

    It was great after being in touch for so long to finally put some faces to names and some beer to conversations!

    I thouroughly enjoyed spending time with everyone and look forward to a rewarding future together!

    Regards,

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    Hi everyone!

    I must agree it was great to meet and spend time with all of you!

    To John, Marlene and everyone else who was involved in making the conference possible and to everyone who attended the event...thank-you!

    Looking forward to chatting to all of you again soon...

    Thanks again,

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