25 August 2010 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 25, 2010
The "Professor" has passed away
Lou Fabiano, known as the "Professor," passed away earlier this week. Lou was a major force in the industry. He fought hard to make our industry better for webmasters -- big and small. He helped many affiliates get their start in the business. And here at the GPWA -- and at Casino Affiliate Programs, which he founded -- he will be missed. Many have already posted their memories of Lou, and condolences for his family in this thread. We encourage you to do the same. Information on services for Lou can be found in the featured public threads section in this newsletter.

Industry News
PokerStars refunds $2 million
The discovery of a Chinese collusion ring on PokerStars has resulted in a decision to refund players affected by the cheaters to the tune of $2 million.

EverestPoker.fr has Micro Stakes Madness
EverestPoker.fr is running its Micro Stakes Madness promotion until Sept. 15, offering plenty of options for those on a tight budget.

Two countries take different approaches
While the Netherlands has decided to license and regulate online poker -- and online poker only -- South Africa's courts have banned online gambling completely.

RGA criticizes Dutch online gambling plan
The Remote Gambling Association says a gaming proposal in the Netherlands that only legalizes and regulates online poker is a "missed opportunity."

Perspectives Weekly on France and forfeitures
J. Todd discusses France blocking unlicensed gambling sites and payment processors forfeiting $13 million.

PokerStars receives Estonian activity license
The world's largest poker site is now working on obtaining an operational license in Estonia.

Betway player celebrates birthday in style
A woman who had just celebrated her birthday won 296,969 SEK playing an instant play game at Betway.

Euro Partners bingo sites heating up
Titan Bingo and Bingo Day are offering a number of special games and promotions throughout September.

InterCasino launches new Hollywood slots
InterCasino has launched its latest additions to the Hollywood Jackpot series of online slots.

DublinBet ready to release official rebrand
DublinBet is releasing a new logo as well unveiling its new site at the Budapest Affiliate Exhibition in October.

UB.com to sponsor Montreal tournament
UB.com will be the headline sponsor of the Four Aces Open at the Four Aces Poker Club in Montreal.

Guru Revenue launches affiliate program
To celebrate the launch, affiliates are invited to enjoy a 50 percent flat commission rate until September.

Boylepoker offering VIP freeroll tournament
Every player who registers for the Boylepoker.com International Poker Open by Sept. 20 will be entered into an online freeroll.

NeoGames adds two titles to gaming portfolio
NeoGames has launched multi-scratch slot game "Outer Space" and multi-slot game "Triple Carnival" this month.

Win A Day pays out second major jackpot
A player had the luck of the Irish after winning over $96,000 on the new Leprechaun Luck slot.

Virgin Poker offering a Freeroll Flurry
The online poker room is holding a "Survivor Freeroll" on Wednesday and a "Bounty Freeroll" on Thursday.

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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 MessageGaming board says online gambling illegal in South Africa
New MessageNightline to run feature on online gambling
New MessageRGA: Dutch gambling report a "missed opportunity"
New MessageCBC writes piece on online gambling
From The Forums
New MessageIn the event of passing?
Simmo writes:
I am putting together a plan of action should I no longer be able to run my affiliate business... Affiliate managers: What is the procedure for when an affiliate is no longer able to run their accounts and passes control to a spouse/friend? Is there a standard procedure; can they just access the program, notify you and change payment info? What do you require and how does it work? read more
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