29 April 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 29, 2009
Casinomeister joins the Affiliate Forum Alliance
We're pleased to announce that Casinomeister, a well-known and respected forum, has joined the Affiliate Forum Alliance, which is dedicated to ensuring the forums that serve affiliates operate in a transparent and ethical fashion. For more information on the Affiliate Forum Alliance follow this thread or visit the alliance Web site at AffiliateForumAlliance.com.

Industry News
Minnesota orders block of online gambling sites
The state's Department of Public Safety announced today that it has instructed 11 ISPs to prohibit access to nearly 200 online gambling sites.

Draft of California online poker bill leaked
No word on who will sponsor the legislation that favors existing gambling establishments in California.

Frank to introduce online gambling bill next week
Rep. Barney Frank said Tuesday that he expects to introduce legislation designed to overturn the UIGEA next week.

PartnerLogic offering record commission to affiliates
The affiliate program for InterCasino, InterPoker, VIPCasino and Parbet is offering affiliates up to 50% commission for three months between May 1 and July 31.

Perspectives Weekly calls out Washington state
J. Todd wonders why the Washington State Gambling Commission ordered PRWeb to stop publishing online gambling press releases. He also reports on Bodog reclaiming its original domain name.

French regulations offer new opportunities
Earn United's Affiliate Program Director said at CAC Amsterdam that French regulations are a "solid step forward."

NY Times says online gambling has a chance in U.S.
A story in the New York Times says that the wheels are in motion to legalize online gambling in the U.S.

Income Access ads Google PPC tracking for Ireland
With Google re-opening Adwords in Ireland and Austria, Income Access is offering operators and affiliates fast tracking of campaigns.

CryptoLogic reaches agreement with BetFair
The world's largest online betting community will offer CryptoLogic slot games to more than two million customers.

32Red launches financial spread-betting partnership
The online gaming operator is launching 32Red Spreadbet, which offers customers access to a multitude of financial markets around the globe.

Full Tilt unveils new-look site
The popular online poker room launched its redesigned Web site this week with an emphasis on Team Full Tilt members.

ESPN only airing two WSOP bracelet events
ESPN will televise just two World Series of Poker bracelet events in 2009, a marked departure from previous years.

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Will California be the first state to legalize online poker?
California has many of the right ingredients for online poker to be legalized within the state, including the fact that the UIGEA makes it clear that regulating online poker within a state for its residents does not require federal approval. And as you can read in the above industry news, draft legislation has been prepared for consideration by the California legislature. So, what do you think? Will California be the first state to legalize online poker? And will it happen this year? View poll
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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 MessageJoan Rivers calls poker players "beyond white trash"
New MessageCalifornia inches towards legalizing online poker
New MessageU.S. online gambling bill coming next week
New MessageSwitzerland considering online gambling regulation
From The Forums
New MessageCartoon Caption Contest for April Issue of GPWA Times
garyt writes:
The April issue of the GPWA Times magazine includes the cartoon shown in this thread. It depicts an unnamed member of the GPWA staff doing what gambling affiliates do best and partying late into the night during an industry conference. But just a few hours later this same unnamed person is at the GPWA booth, severely hung over. What's going through his mind? We're leaving that up to you. Submit your witty caption for this cartoon and the GPWA staff will pick the one that made us laugh the hardest. The winner receives a free copy of the iGaming Business Directory. Good luck!  read more
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