6 June 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 6, 2007
May's most active affiliate program representatives
The GPWA is recognizing the affiliate program representatives who were the most active in the forums during the month of May. A special thanks to Tomas Eliasson of Poker Host, last month's most active representative. We are recognizing all of our top May representatives by featuring them on the GPWA home page with a link to their GPWA affiliate program pages. If you are an affiliate program representative who missed this list, it is easy to make the next one: just be an active participant in June.

Recognition for May's most active members
The GPWA is recognizing its most active members during the month of May. We're giving an extra special thanks to AussieDave, one of our most active posters. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page as our featured site for the month of June. As was the case in previous months, we are going to show our appreciation by placing links to all the most active members' sites on the GPWA home page and other pages. If you missed the boat this time, it's easy to fix: just be an active participant in June.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Wager Profits as a new sponsor. Wager Profits is pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Rebecca goes back to Costa Rica
Casino City's celebrity Senior Account Manager Rebecca Liggero gives an accounting of her recent trip to Costa Rica. Unlike most people, she enjoys "working" during her off hours. Come find out why Rebecca is sticking to her mantra of "What happens in Costa Rica, stays in Costa Rica."

Group files suit against U.S. Attorney General
The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) filed a lawsuit yesterday, seeking to stop the U.S. from enforcing the UIGEA. The suit names U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve System as defendants.

Hearing scheduled on U.S. Internet gambling regs.
The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled "Can Internet Gambling Be Effectively Regulated to Protect Consumers and the Payments System?" on Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Chairman Barney Frank's IGREA will likely be a main topic of discussion.

NETeller agrees to U.S. customer distribution plan
NETeller has agreed to a distribution plan for returning seized monies to U.S. customers and hopes to implement the plan no later than mid-July, according to a press release issued Monday. U.S. authorities seized up to $55 million from U.S. NETeller accounts earlier this spring.

PartyGaming in U.S. gambling crackdown talks
PartyGaming has been in talks with U.S. authorities as it attempts to find out whether it could face prosecution for taking bets in the United States before last year's effective ban on Internet gambling.

BingoScotland.com dismisses smoking ban impact
BingoScotland.com has dismissed claims that the forthcoming smoking ban in England will see a rush of players move online. A spokesperson for Bingo Scotland said there was a small increase in May, but added that many bingo-hall smokers are older, making the online transition difficult.

Celebrity photo shoot open to Absolute Poker players
News surrounding the 2007 Aruba Poker Classic just got hotter. Absolute Poker players who win their way to the tournament through Absolute will receive exclusive access to Serinda Swan's private bikini photo shoot.

Did You Know?
Last weekend's WSOP Event #3 was the third-largest live tournament in history. The tournament drew 2,998 participants.

Affiliate Program Sponsors

Affiliate Manager Interview
Alyssa Jacobs

This former New Kids on the Block fan may be ashamed to admit she loves the teeny boppers, but she's not too embarrassed to share the secrets that make her successful over at Big Win Partners.
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Upcoming Conference
Jun 8 - 11, 2007
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CAP Spring Break
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Is it OK to promote casinos that mix adult entertainment and gambling?
The GPWA has long taken a firm stand against displaying or promoting pornography on gambling portal sites. But what about when a portal site does not mix them together, yet promotes a casino that has a brand and identity that mixes the soft side of adult entertainment together with gambling like www.playboycasino.com? View poll
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From The Forums
New Message Which casino game?
Manila writes:
If you were starting a new portal dedicated to only one casino game, which game would you choose and why (in terms of making money)? It can be new domain or just a new section of your current Web site. Bear in mind these factors: games with a high casino edge, games that are popular enough where large number of players will enjoy it and games where a lot of content can be made which will possibly increase hits from search engines for a wider range of terms. read more
New Message U.S. anti-spyware bill passes through House
New Message U.S. Internet gambling regulation hearing next Friday
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