In America, the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association (GPWA) has reached an important milestone in its seven-year history with the award of its 600th Seal of Approval.
The Massachusetts-based organisation has over 6,000 members and is dedicated to helping members succeed in the online gaming industry. The only professional organisation of its type, the GPWA was founded in 2001 to provide members with the means to collaborate with other online gaming affiliates around the world to strengthen relationships.
“We’re extremely proud of the fact that we have now awarded 600 Seals,” said Steven Corfman, Program manager for the GPWA.
“It was only a few months ago that we awarded the 500th Seal. To have reached the 600 mark so quickly underscores the increased enthusiasm and single-minded determination of our members all over the world to demonstrate that their sites are trustworthy and honourable and can be visited with complete peace of mind. It’s both exciting and gratifying to see the accelerated pace at which webmasters are joining the Seal of Approval programme.”
The GPWA revealed that its Seal informs visitors that a certified site is managed independently of any domains it provides information about or promotes and that it respects and upholds copyright standards. In addition, certified sites must not send spam e-mail, use unethical search engine optimisation techniques or promote or display pornography.
“Every site that has earned the Seal represents the hard work of a webmaster who has put his or her heart and soul into the creation of a truly outstanding resource,” stated the GPWA.
“One example is the most recent site to be awarded the seal, PokerAffiliateListings.com. The site was recently launched by well-known poker affiliate Jeremy Enke and has already set records as the most active poker affiliate forum on the web.”