6 February 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 6, 2008
Ice photo A salute to ICEi and the parties
The 2008 ICEi exhibition was the largest yet, with more than 60 iGaming exhibitors. Among the highlights were the Breaking the ICE and Fire and ICE parties. Click on this thread to see pictures from these great events and the conference itself.

Honoring January's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 21 most-active members for January. We're giving an extra special thanks to Paolino, one of our most active posters during the month. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of February as the featured site.

Recognizing January's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in January. We're giving an extra special thanks to Marvyn from Fortune Affiliates, the most active affiliate program representative during the month of January. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of February.

Industry News
Everest's Bob Land and Becky with Martyn at Fire and Ice PartyRebecca returns: A recap of the CAP Euro Conference in London
Even though Rebecca Liggero has left Casino City, she hasn't given up her duties as the diva of gossip for the online gaming industry. Rebecca attended her first conference as a representative of Everest Affiliates last month and it appears her new position hasn't changed her routine.

Unibet welcomes EU investigation
One of Sweden's largest privately-owned gambling operators is backing a European Union investigation into Sweden's online poker monopoly.

PricewaterhouseCooper study predicts online gambling would generate billions if regulated
A new tax revenue analysis announced by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) estimates that regulating Internet gambling would generate at least $8.7 billion in federal revenues over the first 10 years.

Affiliate Series of Poker draws a crowd
Hungarian poker affiliate Gabor Vidak prevailed at the 4th ASOP at CAP Euro London. More than 500 affiliates fought it out online for the tournament's 42 final spots in the weeks leading up to the event.

Everest Casino player claims $50K jackpot
Online video poker player from Italy hits for $50,000 after getting a royal flush on a Tens or Better video poker machine.

Belle Rock Entertainment launches new games
Gaming giant introduces four new video slots and a classic three-reel slot game to all of its online casinos to celebrate both the Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras.

Upcoming Conference

6th Annual Asian i-Gaming Congress & ExpoFeb. 26-29
6th Annual Asian i-Gaming Congress & Expo
AiG (formerly PCiG) is the only gambling conference in Asia that focuses on all aspects of i-gaming and is the longest-running gaming event of its kind.

CAC AmsterdamApril 3-5
CAC Amsterdam
The Casino Affiliate Convention Amsterdam 2008 will focus on marketing and advertising the online gaming industry to Europe.
Did You Know?
The National Basketball Association paid McGuireWoods Consulting $330,000 in 2007 to lobby the U.S. Congress to strengthen the UIGEA.

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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 MessagePoker Players to boycott Coca-Cola over Super Bowl Ad?
New MessageGlobal Poker Thinking Society has been busy
New MessageAdvertising debate in South Africa
New MessageEU moves against German, Swedish Internet gambling monopolies
From The Forums
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One of the most common questions I get from players is: "Does this casino give birthday bonuses?" It used to be a very common thing, but lately I have noticed that many casinos don't do this anymore. It's a very nice gesture on the part of the casino and would make a player feel special. Even if it's 10 free spins or something, anything would do. Any thoughts?  read more
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