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    Thumbs up GPWA Times magazine issue 13 released at the iGaming Super Show in Prague

    I'm very pleased to report the thirteenth issue of the GPWA Times Magazine is available at the iGaming Super Show now taking place in Prague. This is one of our biggest issues ever with in-depth coverage and expert commentary on a broad spectrum of industry-related developments.


    GPWA Times Magazine - Thirteenth Issue Cover

    In our cover story, Dan Fleyshman of Victory Poker speaks candidly with Aaron Todd about their new site. He tells Aaron that he's not expecting Victory Poker to become the next Full Tilt or PokerStars, but it's hard to believe that he'll rest until he actually makes that happen. By the way, whatever you do when you are in Las Vegas, make sure you never accept an invitation from Blitz Bilzerian to drop by his condo for a visit.

    Speaking of Poker, Jeremy Enke has a thing or two to share with us about the importance of not taking shortcuts when creating a poker forum. Players, he tells us, are quite adept at distinguishing between a forum with useful, original content and one that looks like a run-of-the-mill banner farm. Do it right and your patience and hard work will pay off.

    Other stories you'll want to read include Gary Trask's look at the current state of online bingo and his discussion with Matija Vorgic and Dean Leyland on how to promote the world cup, Adam van Vlaardingen's suggestions for building player trust and brand recognition through social networking, and Vin Narayanan's report on changes in gaming regulation in France and the U.K.

    This issue also features the eye-opening prognostications of four industry heavyweights including Ari Last of Right2bet, Gavin Kelleher of H2 Gambling Capital, Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gambling Association and Murry Marshall of the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.

    Rounding out this issue are some terrific interviews with affiliates and affiliate managers. There are affiliate interviews with GPWA members casino2k.com in Milan, KasinoKing in Hastings, Madnesz in Amsterdam and Redbush54 in Kansas. And there are affiliate manager interviews with Aaron O'Sullivan of Jackpot Games, Sarah Psaila of Betsafe and Steve Rubin of AffiliateWIDE.

    Of course, if you are not able to pick up a copy in person at the iGaming Super Show, we would be more than happy to mail you a copy. If you are already registered on the GPWA site, then to subscribe to the GPWA Times Magazine just click on the "Edit My Details" option under the "My Account" menu bar navigation item (you need to be logged in for this option to be available). If you fill in your mailing address information in your profile, we will mail a copy of the magazine to you and we'll also include some prior issues if we have not already sent you them. If you are not already registered on the GPWA website, then just click the "Join GPWA" link above the navigation bar, and follow the "Register Now" link on that page, being sure to provide your mailing address when you register.

    Once you enter your mailing address you will automatically receive future issues.

    UPDATE: All past issues of the GPWA Times Magazine are now available online. Just click on the following link to see the thirteenth issue:

    www.gpwatimes.org/magazine/issue-13/


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    Hi Michael can you tell me where to send my change of address?We moved locations last month and after June 17 we will no longer have the old mailbox keys.

    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinobonusguy View Post
    Hi Michael can you tell me where to send my change of address?We moved locations last month and after June 17 we will no longer have the old mailbox keys.

    Judy
    Hi Judy,

    Michael is at the conference right now so he may not see your post right away. You can update your subscription address by going to https://www.gpwa.org/forum/profile.php?do=editprofile and changing the address details there (about half-way down the page).

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    How much was GPWA paid to put Victory on the front cover? It's a known fact they bought their way on 2+2 for $120,000 and have bought their way everywhere else.

    What was GPWA's price?

    Feel free to deny, delete or spin it, but everyone but the fish and donks knows what Victory is doing.

    I guess the saying everyone can be bought is so very true even at GPWA.

    Because let's face it, there's no reason to put a small network in Everleaf on the cover.

    Spin it how you want it, but you got paid and nothing more.

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    We're strict about not selling editorial space in the magazine.

    They didn't even do an ad in it. They are a GPWA and APCW sponsor (both of which are paid placements) and I understand that could raise questions about whether the article is tied in with that for those who do not know how we operate. The magazine article was not suggested by them nor was it ever suggested by us to them before they became a sponsor. And every sponsor program is offered the same rates based on the established pricing, so Victory paid no more and no less than other groups that are doing the same sponsorship levels.

    We're incredibly strict about not selling editorial space in the magazine, and every issue I turn down attempts to purchase "editorial" space. It's not a line we're willing to cross, and it is really hard to hear that commitment being assumed to be absent. I don't believe there is a single person in the company who could stomach operating that way.

    The magazine article idea came from the editorial team. Our Managing Editor (Vin Narayanan, "Vinism") is at the iGaming Super Show in Prague right now so he may not see this right away. If you're curious about why the editorial team thought there was a compelling case study to be found in that poker room, you may find your answer in reading through the story -- or once Vin is back from the conference I'll point him to your question so he can comment about what seemed noteworthy about this case vs. other recent site launches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerald View Post
    How much was GPWA paid to put Victory on the front cover? It's a known fact they bought their way on 2+2 for $120,000 and have bought their way everywhere else.
    Everyone buys their way onto 2p2. You think those rakeback operators are getting a free ride?
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    Hey City:

    Love the blonde model u got there for the cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinobonusguy View Post
    Hi Michael can you tell me where to send my change of address?We moved locations last month and after June 17 we will no longer have the old mailbox keys.
    just click on the "Edit My Details" option under the "My Account" menu bar navigation item (you need to be logged in for this option to be available). You can then just updated the mailing address information in your profile to your new mailing address.

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    unfortunately, still haven't got any issue of the magazine.
    the address was updated long ago about several months

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    There are affiliate interviews with GPWA members casino2k.com in Milan, KasinoKing in Hastings, Madnesz in Amsterdam and Redbush54 in Kansas.
    I can't wait to read the Janet/Redbush54 interview!

    I'm sure that there has got to be a question or two about me so I don't know if I'm excited or nervous! hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneK View Post
    still haven't got any issue of the magazine.
    I'll check on this with our shipping administrator and let you know the status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamtrak View Post
    i can't want to read the janet/redbush54 interview!

    I'm sure that there has got to be a question or two about me so i don't know if i'm excited or nervous! Hehe

    n e r v o u s ! ! ! !

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    My copy arrived yesterday along with my new T-shirt. Haven't had a chance to read it yet. Hopefully, I'll get into it this morning with a cup of coffee.
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    The magazine was a huge hit in Prague.

    We distributed all we brought, I almost didn't get one for myself. I just happened to get the last one off the rack.
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    I just wanted to reiterate what CityGuard said earlier in this thread: We do not sell editorial space. But for those wondering how the magazine is put together, here's a peek behind the curtain.

    At the beginning of each publication cycle, the GPWA Times editorial team sits down and brainstorms story ideas for the magazine. We're looking for ideas that can turn into stories that are informative, interesting, compelling and entertaining. We usually walk out of that first meeting with as many possible story ideas as we can, knowing that when we start reporting on them, some will work, and some won't pan out. And we'll need enough to put the magazine together!! But at that early stage, we don't know what the cover will be.

    Over the next few weeks, we start reporting on the stories and writing the articles that appear in the magazine. We also ask contributors outside of our team to write articles in their area of expertise for the magazine as well. When we've reached a point where we've done a good chunk of the reporting and writing, and we have a good idea about the types of photos we'll have to accompany each story, we start talking about the cover. The reason we wait until this point in the process to discuss what will be on the cover is sometimes what sounds great in an idea meeting doesn't turn into a story that's worthy of the cover. And sometimes a story that we weren't high on in the brainstorming session becomes the most interesting story we produce. It's hard to make that judgement until the reporting has been done.

    The discussions about what will be on the cover are held by the editorial team, and the editorial team only. The discussions are long, spirited and intense. We take the process of choosing the cover for the GPWA Times magazine seriously. Ultimately, we want a story that will be informative, interesting and entertaining. We also want a cover story that will convince readers to actually open the magazine and read it. Whether we're successful at this is up to you to judge.

    Once we make the decision, and we sometimes make this decision very late in the process, we let everyone outside of the editorial team know. And I'm proud to say that no one at the GPWA has ever tried to reverse or change our decision. At every magazine, editorial teams zealously guard their independence. And we've never had a problem with that here.

    As for the Victory Poker story, it started out by wondering why were all of these Las Vegas pros, including Antonio Esfandiari, jumping into a mature online poker market. And, we were asking the same question many of you were -- why did they choose Everleaf. As we reported the story, we found what we thought was an interesting story on the people behind the launch. They didn't dodge the questions about Everleaf. And we weren't shy about bringing them up either. We found the people and personalities behind the story to be quite interesting. And we hope you'll do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneK View Post
    unfortunately, still haven't got any issue of the magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CityGuard View Post
    I'll check on this with our shipping administrator and let you know the status.
    Hi Eugene,

    I've checked with our shipping administrator and can confirm that you've been on the subscriber list since January 2010. This means you should have received issues 11 and 12, and that issue 13 should be arriving shortly. For some regions we send the subscriptions through a mailing house rather than directly from our office, and you are in one of these regions. We'll follow up with the mailing house to identify the issue they are having, but in the meantime we've re-sent the mailing directly from our office. We've included several back-issues in the mailing so you won't miss any that you would have received previously.

    Thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

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    Wow, very impressive
    Thanks a lot!

    I am receiving former CAP magazine, but there are a lot of strange articles about nothing especially that concern promotion. In my opinion real successful practices won't be covered in any mass media. And that is right approach. But to right about SEO or webmarketing for newbies in each issue is very strange. I should admit there are interesting articles about successful affiliates, law analysis and some industry trends overview.

    I am looking forward to compare these 2 magazines. Thanks a lot for such opportunity


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    Hi Eugene,

    I've checked with our shipping administrator and can confirm that you've been on the subscriber list since January 2010. This means you should have received issues 11 and 12, and that issue 13 should be arriving shortly. For some regions we send the subscriptions through a mailing house rather than directly from our office, and you are in one of these regions. We'll follow up with the mailing house to identify the issue they are having, but in the meantime we've re-sent the mailing directly from our office. We've included several back-issues in the mailing so you won't miss any that you would have received previously.

    Thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

    Yours,
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    Don't take my comments on Victory personal. But it's getting old with them buying their way on to sites. Sure other sites do it as one said earlier but I don't think Poker Stars did that and they are the respected leader.

    Again I saw it today in an article from your very own Aaron Todd. No one ran to everleaf to test it out. Come on are you kidding? This is a network that barely has 150 players playing on it at 9PM Eastern time. While you guys keep plugging Victory in various methods it's not helping and the money they are spending isn't helping either. They would've been better off going it solo or join Merge at the very least.

    All you need to do is look at pokerscout or visit any of the everleaf rooms to see things aren't going great there except in the early morning to mid afternoon when it is night time for the Europeans. So again whatever victory thinks they are adding, their not.

    Just my thoughts and observations and it doesn't mean I am right or wrong, everyone's entitled to their own thoughts.

    Take no offense

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