GPWA Conference @ Affiliate Summit Las Vegas 2009 Speakers

Michael Corfman
Michael Corfman
CEO, Casino City & Executive Director, GPWA


Presenter, Marrying iGaming Affiliate Marketing & Social Networks
Wednesday, 14th January, 17.15 – 18.00, GPWA Las Vegas 2009

Michael Corfman, president and CEO of Casino City and Executive Director of the GPWA (Gambling Portal Webmasters Association), is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked as a senior database software architect for several companies, including Digital Equipment Corp., before founding Casino City’s parent company in 1990. Michael’s master plan for Casino City is very simple: to be the most trusted, most respected, and most visited source of Gaming information – both in print and online – in the world. In July 2006, Casino City acquired the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association. As Executive Director of the GPWA, Michael has initiated a variety of new programs for members and is currently spearheading the launch of Facebook applications enabling members to earn revenue using social networking.


Victor Pitts
Victor H. Pitts
Vice President of Sales & Client Services, Moniker


Presenter, Driving Traffic Through Smart Domain Strategy
Wednesday, 14th January, 15.15 – 16.15, GPWA Las Vegas 2009

Vice President of Sales and Client Services at Moniker, Victor has a rich I.T. experience working with both large and small businesses in both a sales and engineering capacity. He has held senior sales management positions at Motorola's Information Systems Group, where he managed Fortune 500 accounts like AT&T, Sprint, GTE, Burger King, and KinderCare. Victor ran his own Web site development company for eight years, whereby he developed a comprehensive knowledge of the Internet and its many applications. Since 2004, Victor has lead Moniker's sales force through a period of 800% growth in domain registration and has driven Moniker's industry leadership in domain aftermarket sales. Victor is a subject matter expert on domain asset management and value maximization.


Greg Powell
Greg Powell
Online Poker Industry Expert


Presenter, Building an online community without using a Forum
Wednesday, 14th January, 10.30 – 11.30, GPWA Las Vegas 2009

Over the past 5 years now Greg Powell has established himself as a leading figure in the online poker affiliate industry working as an affiliate, affiliate manager, program manager and business development specialist.

In addition to helping launch the CelebPoker.com affiliate program, he also worked to create press and brand recognition for that company through various trade shows and celebrity events in Hollywood. After a successful run there he moved on to PokerHeaven.com and continued to help that company leverage the Poker Channel brand to build an exciting and profitable program for affiliates to promote. From 2005 to 2007, Greg owned and operated a white label bingo room and ran his own independent bingo affiliate network.

Greg has also run and continues to operate several very well developed poker portals and can be found online daily in industry forums providing information and advice to members. He has presented at over 10 affiliate marketing related trade shows in 6 different countries. Greg is unquestionably the most enthusiastic Boston Celtics fan living outside of Massachusetts.


Marc Powell
Marc Powell
Owner, SuitedPockets.net


Presenter, An Introduction to Online Gaming Affiliate Marketing
Wednesday, 14th January, 13.00 – 14.00, GPWA Las Vegas 2009

Marc is a former celebrity publicist and is a multi award-winning television writer. On a fluke, he took on the poker world as a player and then opened what has become one of the premiere poker forums on the internet... Suited Pockets, in October 2006. Marc is the host of the "Pumped on Poker" radio show on Rounders Radio and currently lives in California. Always on the forefront of online gaming, Marc is preparing to write a book with another Rounder's Radio host, Tony Guerrera.


Anthony Telesca
Anthony Telesca
Auditing Director, APCW


Presenter, Using Video on Your Website
Wednesday, 14th January, 16.15 – 17.15, GPWA Las Vegas 2009

Anthony is the APCW Auditing Director and has been a part of the Association of Players, Casinos & Webmasters since it started in 2003. His audits of online gaming sites promote integrity and transparency in the industry and are a great benefit to players, affiliates and online gaming sites alike. Through his auditing efforts, the APCW has recovered thousands of dollars owed to online gaming affiliates. Anthony also promotes the “Perspectives Weekly” videos through various forums, blogs and social networks. His cutting-edge marketing efforts have helped make APCW videos the most watched online gaming industry videos on the web.


J. Todd
J. Todd
Executive Director, APCW


Presenter, Using Video on Your Website
Wednesday, 14th January, 16.15 – 17.15, GPWA Las Vegas 2009

In 2003, J. Todd started the Association of Players, Casinos & Webmasters, a popular industry watch-dog association with the mission of ensuring fairness for both players and webmasters. In 2006, J. Todd began making videos to educate players and industry personnel on the legal issues facing the online gaming industry. These videos developed into the wildly successful, "Perspectives Weekly" series, which is carried across hundreds of websites and viewed hundreds of thousands of times. For his hard work and dedication, J.Todd was named one of the 300 most influential people in the online gaming industry by the iGaming Business "Industry Aces" Awards, and "Affiliate of the Year" for 2008 at the Casino Affiliate Programs Awards.


James Traynor
James Traynor
Founding Partner, Syntryx Executive Solutions


Presenter, Syntryx Evaluation Tools for Targeting Competitor Traffic Sources
Wednesday, 14th January, 14.00 – 15.00, GPWA Las Vegas 2009

James Traynor has been e-business consulting for 7 years. In 2005 he became a founding partner at Syntryx Solutions delivering competitive intelligence to igaming, network and merchant clients around the world. Traynor combines his experience in Syntryx with the fundamentals of search and affiliate marketing to highlight best practices.


Clarke Walton
Clarke Walton
Attorney at Law


Presenter, Legal Issues for Online Gaming Affiliates
Wednesday, 14th January, 9.30 – 10.30, GPWA Las Vegas 2009

Clarke Douglas Walton is a lawyer focused on Internet law and GPWA Member "WaltonWebLaw". Clarke combines his formal legal training with his experience as a successful Internet entrepreneur to help website owners with cutting edge Internet related legal issues. Clarke has advised hundreds of website owners on Internet law related matters. An Internet geek at heart, Clarke has hands on experience bulding and operating websites in a variety of industries; from online publishing to e-commerce. Today Clarke owns and operates All Vegas Poker, the authority website covering the Las Vegas poker scene. The technical experience gained by operating a high-traffic authority website enables Clarke to take a practical approach to his legal services, and provides him with the context to analyze related technical issues that Internet lawyers without equivalent experience might never even consider.

Before founding Walton Law Firm, Clarke was an executive at one of the original search engine optimization companies. He subsequently paid his living expenses during law school as an Internet affiliate marketer.