30 January 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 30, 2008
Industry News
Bodog expands Chinese presence
Founder Calvin Ayre vows to make Bodog an online Macau as his company opens a new Chinese Web page to assist its increasing number of Chinese customers.

PKR on target for 1.5 million registered users
After reaching the one million mark five months ago, PKR.com is set to hit another milestone in February.

As the Finnish dice roll
The Ministry of Culture and Sport wants Finland to open a state-run online poker room. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health opposes the idea. And no one is sure why they're talking about it in the first place.

Chipleader sends affiliate to the Super Bowl
Ben Clarke, operator of online poker affiliate Web site Freerollz, is on his way to Arizona after bringing in the highest percentage increase of new depositing players in December.

BingoKnights.com offers new 90-ball room
Online bingo site adds to its more than 165 variations by announcing the launch of a "Blue Saphire" room.

32Red launches new mobile services
Online casino operator joins forces with leading mobile gaming solutions provider Spin3 to offer a new mobile service to complement its expanding list of e-gaming products.

PartyPoker.com offers WSOP seats
World Series of Poker qualifiers offer the chance to win packages for the Main Event in July, including the $10,000 buy-in, accommodations and $1,000 in spending money.

Mansionpoker.com launches VIP program
Loyalty Club will reward players with a point system that leads to great benefits, prizes, exclusive promotions and VIP rewards, including regular freeroll tournaments.

Casino Tropez releases new games
Online casino announces the launch of two new video slot machines - Bonus Bears and What's Cooking - as well as Dollar Ball, a lotto-style, online progressive game.

Boss Media launches new platform
Newly developed Gaming Management System is based on standard technology and integrates and manages all areas of a diverse gaming operation.

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