1 August 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 1, 2007
Honoring July's active members
MojoThe GPWA is happy to announce our 21-most-active members for the month of July. As was the case in previous months, we are showing our appreciation to these members by linking to their sites from our home page. An extra special thanks goes to Mojo, July's most-active member. Her site will be the featured site on the home page for the month of August. We'd also like to recognize Katsmeownvista and WagerX for making their first appearances on the monthly list.

Recognizing July's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most active affiliate managers in July. Special thanks to Shane Addinall of Referback for being the most active. He will be the featured affiliate manager on the GPWA home page for August. As usual, we are going to recognize all of our most-active managers by featuring them on the GPWA home page with links to their affiliate program pages.

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

Industry News
Rebecca and Katie do Costa Rica
Rebecca's Boston-based doldrums are over. Casino City's star manager and Wager Profits' lovely Katie Garber headed back to Costa Rica last week, officially declaring their love for all-nighters, tequila shots, vicious water-gun fights and of course, new slang words that must be uttered with a French-Canadian accent.

NETeller smoothly processing U.S. withdrawals
NETeller unlocked its U.S. accounts Monday and has begun processing withdrawal requests. American customers have until Jan. 26, 2008 to withdraw their funds, and only complete withdrawal requests are being honored.

Online gambling activists fighting back
The state of Washington has become a focal point in the fight against criminalizing online gambling. One online player is suing the state for making Internet gambling a felony. Another is arguing that his betting exchange is legal.

EcoCard to drop U.S. market
EcoCard will stop processing U.S. online gambling transactions on Aug. 24, according to a letter e-mailed by the company to customers Monday. The financial processor cited recent industry developments as the main reason.

Micon sounds off on Neverwinpoker sale
They come for the breasts. At least that's what Neverwinpoker.com co-owner Bryan Micon claims about the thousands of registered forum members at his oft-controversial Web site. But the future of its famous uncensored content is now uncertain with new ownership.

Expert says U.S. could face repercussions
Sally James, a leading trade-policy expert, recently called for the U.S. to resolve its trade agreement violation with the WTO. She claims the dispute could damage the WTO's credibility and force billions in compensation payments.

A surge in the 'war of intimidation'
Online gambling legal expert I. Nelson Rose examines the "war of intimidation" being run by the U.S. Department of Justice against online gaming and concludes that Prohibition 2.0 will merely be a blip in the industry's progression.

eCOGRA expands services
The independent player and standards protection body has expanded its services to include specialist reviews and advisory services at the request of online casino operators.

Did You Know?
Gibraltar is home to 16 online gambling firms and levies a tax of 1% on profits up to 425,000 pounds (minimum 85,000 pounds).

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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 U.K. gambling commission finds remote gambling on the rise
New Message Internet poker petition launched in California
New Message Neverwin poker sold to PokerNews/Tony G
New Message Second Life bans online gambling
From The Forums
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