18 July 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 18, 2007
Industry News
Menage a trios?Leaving Las Vegas: The aftermath
I am in withdrawal. Maybe you think it's sad. Maybe you think it's pathetic. Perhaps I need to reevaluate my personal life. But it's the truth. Here I am in Boston, my home, stuck in between amazing trips. Vegas has come and gone, and now Costa Rica is seven days away. Do you webmasters ever feel this type of withdrawal?

NETeller strikes deal; will return U.S. money
NETeller will pay $136 million to the U.S. government and admit criminal wrongdoing in the processing of American gambling transactions as part of deal reached with U.S. prosecutors, the company announced today.

Magnus and the Main Event
Magnus Karlsson, the general manager of GPWA sponsor PokerHost, was one of the 6,358 players who bought a seat in the WSOP Main Event this month to vie for the second largest prize in poker history. The veteran player beat thousands of players to make it to Day Two.

Online gaming in the shadows
The speedy passage last fall of legislation making it more difficult for Americans to gamble online has led to three bills that take aim at the restrictions. They are finding robust support from Internet gambling enthusiasts, but garnering little attention from politicians.

Yang wins 2007 WSOP Main Event
Amateur Jerry Yang, a 39-year old former Laos refugee who came to America in search of a dream, had all his prayers answered early Wednesday morning when he won the World Series of Poker Main Event and $8.5 million.

UltimateBet launches Heads-Up Smackdown
UltimateBet this week announced the launch of Heads-Up Smackdown, a 64-player one-on-one tournament that's turning the poker site into a true heads-up headquarters.

Texas man wins massive bad-beat jackpot
A player on Absolute Poker this week won $464,000 when his quad Aces lost to another player's Royal Flush. "Calvinhobbes," an online player from Texas, was able to turn his worst loss into some serious cash.

Upcoming Conference

CAC - MontrealAugust 27-28
CAC - Montreal
The fifth annual Casino Affiliate Convention Montreal will primarily focus on marketing and advertising for the online gaming industry.
Did You Know?
The final nine players in the 2007 WSOP Main Event hailed from eight different countries: the United States, Canada, Russia, England, South Africa, Laos, Vietnam and Denmark.

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Buzzy's World
The BuzzBuzzy has been hard at work this week chasing down the latest industry rumors and gossip. Here's a quick look at Buzzy's top finds:
New Message Mark Mendel, attorney for Antigua, interviewed by The Register
New Message French court overturns Internet gambling monopoly
New Message Women better sports bettors than men?
New Message More calls for U.S. to resolve WTO dispute
From The Forums
New Message What happens to affiliates if the U.S. regulates?
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If the U.S., in the next year or two, open it's doors to regulated online gaming, how will it effect the affiliates? If the big guns like Harrahs get into online gaming, with their huge client base and even larger advertising budgets, will they need or even want affiliates to work with them? read more
New Message NETeller case is over
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