The organisation has also opened a website at http://gamblingaffiliateprograms.org/ which informs visitors:
"Our mission is to ensure the online gaming industry will be managed and networked professionally and effectively going forward and that operators, gaming affiliate programs and the affiliates themselves have a resource in place that best represents our needs and those of our affiliates and business partners.
"Accordingly, the goal is to support an entity that is aligned with our interests and will help cultivate our community in a fair and impartial manner including developing business relationships as well as optimizing networking opportunities.
"In reaching out to the rest of the community, we are actively seeking a solution that will be in the best interest for all parties involved. We are confident that by working collectively we will find a mutually beneficial solution."
This would seem to indicate a more collegiate and collaborative approach that seeks to involve affiliates as well as the eighty programs now involved in the initiative.
The founders of GAP have wisely chosen this year's Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam as the best time and place to hold its first meeting, where it intends to discuss major industry issues and needs.
The meeting will take place at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel on Sunday March 29th, 2009.
The GAP statement informs that in light of recent industry events, operators decided to come together and form Gambling Affiliate Programs.
"This alliance is a group of operators proactively joining forces to discuss ways in which they can create unification within the industry; to foster the development of relationships between operators and affiliates," the statement reads.
"The member programs have agreed upon an agenda for the general meeting, and intend to arrive at a consensus on the major industry issues, which include events and conferences, affiliate communities, certification and the role of GAP itself."
A GAP spokesman said: "The formation of GAP is a proactive step forward for the respected members of the online gaming affiliate industry. The General Meeting will help attending programs to establish industry goals and standards, ensuring professionalism, accountability and transparency in this ever-growing sector. We at are looking forward to the meeting and the great potential it provides."
Programs not yet registered are invited to do so at www.gamblingaffiliateprograms.org. GAP's mission is to ensure that the online gaming industry will be managed and networked professionally and effectively in the future, and that operators, gaming affiliate programs and the affiliates themselves have a resource in place that best represents their needs and those of their business partners.
The list of registered programs for the first GAP General Meeting reads like a who's who of the affiliate program sector, and includes:
Affiliate lounge / Betsson
Betway Partners, GNUF
Buzzluck Affiliate Program
Cake Poker Affiliates
CWC Affiliates (ClubWorldCasinos)
PartyPartners and AffClub
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