4 June 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 4, 2008
GPWA adds new site features
We've just completed a major upgrade of the GPWA Web site that includes social networking features like uploading photo albums and establishing groups, project management tools to help with our upcoming Facebook application and improved navigation that includes links to both the GPWA Times magazine and newsletter. We've also extended the concept of being logged into the GPWA site so the whole site is covered, and not just the forum pages.

Recognition for May's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 21 most-active members for May. We're giving an extra special thanks to pokertramp, our most active poster during the month of May. Her site is being shown on the home page for the month of June as the featured site.

Recognizing May's most active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in May. We're giving an extra special thanks to Renee of Rewards Affiliates, the most active affiliate program representative during the month of May. She will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of June.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Lotto Elite as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as new members of the GPWA community!

Industry News
The Adventures of Rebecca in Cyprus and Monaco - Part I
Rebecca Liggero is back from Cyprus and Monaco and -- judging from the juicy details in her article this week -- there was a lot more than just GPWA business that took place during her trip. Find out why Rebecca's love affair with the Swedes got even hotter, how she and her group resolved an early-morning visit to a stripper-less strip bar and why The Boat Chief and his AffiliateClub team are always a welcome addition to any gaming conference.

European Commission launches investigation on U.S.
The European Commission has launched a formal investigation over U.S. actions by submitting a list of questions to U.S. officials related to a possible trade violation for discriminatory practices against European online gambling companies.

Turkey arrests two Sportingbet employees
The detentions appear to be part of a larger crackdown on Suberbahis, Sportingbet's Turkish-facing business. Several people from Sportingbet's former marketing partner Maslin Properties have also been arrested.

UltimateBet admits cheating occurred
UltimateBet's owners admitted Thursday that security had been breached by former employees and accounts with access to opponents' hole cards were used to cheat in high-stakes games.

888.com slot jackpot reaches $2 million
888.com players now have a chance to win $2 million after the Millionaire Genie slots game reached an unprecedented high this week. Players can win the jackpot with just a $3 bet.

Spaniard wins Everest Poker Avalanche
Ismael Arribas Munoz from Madrid became the 2008 Everest Poker Avalanche Champion after winning the $1 million Everest Poker tournament held aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruises luxury liner in the Mediterranean Sea.

All Slots releases new games
The Jackpot Factory Group online slot casino has launched three new video slot games: Bomber Girls, Days of the Tsar and Lucky Shot.

Europa Casino adds new slot game
Europa Casino added a new online slot machine called 'Farmer's Market' to its highly acclaimed repertoire.

Titan Poker awards billionth hand player
Titan Poker dealt its Billionth Hand last week and the player using the screen name "wootrigged" from Finland went home with a prize of $55,000.

Did You Know?
Bwin has signed an agreement with ICU Intelligence that will see them implement a BotGuard fraud system, helping them detect and find poker robots on Internet poker sites.

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