GPWA Conference Las Vegas 2008 Speakers

Gary Beal
Gary Beal
Head of Search and Training, Stickyeyes


Presenter, Top 12 SEO Tips for 2009
Thursday, 20th November, 13.45 – 14.30, GPWA Las Vegas 2008

Gary R. Beal has been in the Search Engine Optimization field for 11 years. He attended Ohio State University in the US and holds a Masters Degree in Biometrics and Mathematical Statistics. Working as a Freelancer in the United States, Gary came to Stickyeyes last year to “close the gap” between the US and UK in search engine optimization techniques as Head of Search Training and Product Research & Development. He has been instrumental in the development of many SEO and PPC tools as an analyst and consultant.

Gary has spoken at Search Engine Strategies (SES) conferences, Casino Affiliate Program (CAP & CAC), A4U (Affiliates 4 U), iGaming conferences around Europe, Social Networking and Dating conferences such as iDating, as well as the NMA, Online Marketing show in London and the upcoming SMX London conference, and that was just in 2007 and 2008. Gary has also been on 5 expert SEO panels and has written specialised articles for multiple online marketing publications. Gary specializes in Search, Pay Per Click, Affiliate Management and Email Marketing. He has worked for many years in lead aggregation for highly competitive industries such as Online Gaming, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Travel and Investments.


J. Todd
J. Todd
Executive Director, APCW


Presenter, Using Video on Your Website
Thursday, 20th November, 15.00 – 15.45, GPWA Las Vegas 2008

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.


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


Presenter, Marrying iGaming Affiliate Marketing & Social Networks
Thursday, 20th November, 15.45 – 16.30, GPWA Las Vegas 2008

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.


Martin Owens
Martin D. Owens, Jr.
Attorney at Law


Presenter, Understanding the Legal Landscape for iGaming Affiliate Marketing in the U.S.
Thursday, 20th November, 13.00 – 13.45, GPWA Las Vegas 2008

Martin Owens is an attorney in the United States who has specialized in online and interactive gaming law since 1998. Martin has authored several articles and publications covering the legal landscape for online gaming, including the hard cover publication, "Internet Gaming Law" in 2005 with I. Nelson Rose. Martin has been a featured speaker on online gaming law at conferences and seminars around the world.


Anthony Telesca
Anthony Telesca
Auditing Director, APCW


Presenter, Using Video on Your Website
Thursday, 20th November, 15.00 – 15.45, GPWA Las Vegas 2008

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.