5 March 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 5, 2008
Egg on our face
Practical jokes can be funny when everyone realizes that is what they are right away. But when the punch line isn't so obvious, they're not so funny. The GPWA definitely did not acquire CAP or Lyceum Media, as was reported in last week's newsletter, even though we did "acquire" members of their management teams using the Facebook "Friends For Sale!" application. What we had hoped to accomplish with that announcement was to create a greater awareness of social networking sites. Please accept our sincere apologies.

GPWA party at CAC Amsterdam on April 3rd
Please join the GPWA at the Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam on April 3rd for a party that we'll be hosting with the support of AffiliateClub.com and Wager Junction. The event will provide a great place to relax and network with members while enjoying an open bar and hors d'oeuvres.

Honoring February's active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 23 most-active members for February. We're giving an extra special thanks to ntaus, one of our most active posters during the month. Her site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of March as the featured site.

Recognizing February's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in February. We're giving an extra special thanks to ironman2000 from Red Hot Revenue, the most active affiliate program representative during the month of February. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of March.

Industry News
Everest Poker nabs WSOP felt rights
Everest Poker will be the sole poker-related table sponsor of the World Series of Poker and will enjoy a prominent logo position on the felt on every table in the competition – as well as exclusive brand positioning on the coveted “inner-rung” of the championship table.

Expert: Canada not likely to ban online gaming
Toronto-based lawyer Michael Lipton says the UIGEA-like restrictions the Canadian government is considering face tough sledding and regulation could be in the cards for Internet gaming in Canada.

Banks balking at proposed UIGEA regulations
The U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve are still struggling to create and implement regulations to enforce the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act more than 16 months after the law's adoption.

EU tells Greeks, Dutch to open betting markets
Regulators have given Greece and the Netherlands two months to end restrictions that discriminate against betting companies from other EU nations.

'Bringing Down the House' goes Hollywood
With the global film debut of "21" just weeks away, "Bringing Down The House" author Ben Mezrich and protagonist Jeff Ma tell us how they met, how Kevin Spacey ended up making their movie and how their lives have changed in the days and years since the MIT blackjack team busted Vegas.

PokerStars begins WSOP satellites
Players can qualify for this year's World Series of Poker through cash satellites, sit-n-go qualifiers and frequent player points satellites. Winners will receive an eight-day stay in Las Vegas, $2,000 in cash and a seat in the Main Event.

PartyGaming boss quits after two years
The hunt is on for a new chief executive after Mitch Garber revealed plans to take his family back to North America at the start of next year.

Titan Poker launches new freeroll series
The largest poker room on the iPoker Network is featuring a First Deposit New Depositors Freeroll series, awarding all first-time depositors with a free tournament entry. The winner of each tournament receives a prize worth up to $600.

TimelessPoker joins Everleaf Gaming Network
The new brand is offering a lifetime 50% revenue share and also features three daily freeroll tournaments with a Sunday freeroll worth $1,500.

Bingo.com calls 2007 'considerably better' than 2006
CEO Tarrnie Williams announces increased revenue and reduced losses for the site that dubs itself the "World's Largest Bingo Hall."

Paddypowerpoker giving away $20 million in March
In addition to its usual $12.5 million in monthly guarantees, the popular poker site is hosting two tournaments that will push its prize pool package to more than $20 million this month.

Gambling Awareness Week scheduled for this month
The National Council on Problem Gambling and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania have set March 9-15 as National Problem Gambling Awareness Week in order to help educate the public and health care providers about problem gambling warning signs and where to call for help.

Galaxy Entertainment moves towards online gambling
Francis Lui, deputy chairman of the Macau-based Galaxy, said at the Asian I-Gaming conference that his company was making moves to capture part of the online gaming market through an agreement with an Internet cafe operator in China.

JamPoker Poker Room opens for business
New site joins the Merge Gaming Network and features all the classic poker games as well as blackjack, backgammon and video poker. New players receive a 100% sign up bonus and can take part in more than $140,000 in monthly freerolls.

Did You Know?
San Francisco-based Emotiv has developed a headset that can pick up 30 different expressions, actions and emotions -- including excitement and frustration -- and display them on avatars in virtual games and worlds.

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