GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 24 - April 2013

“Any action allowing PokerStars to be licensed would send a damaging message to the world of gaming, and to the world beyond gaming, that companies that engage in chronic lawbreaking are welcome in the licensed gaming business. That message would undermine public confidence in gaming regulation and could cripple the industry’s public image for many years.” – New Jersey attorney Brian Molloy, writing for the American Gaming Association in a brief to New Jersey gambling regulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Much has been put on the record in regards to 888. All my concerns have been addressed.” – Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman Peter Bernhard, after the commission approved the online gambling operator for an interactive gaming license . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “To permit the AGA to participate would undermine the licensing process, create administrative inefficiencies, and set a negative precedent for a competitor to dictate and influence whether a casino receives a license.” – Attorneys for PokerStars, who expressed their opposition to the AGA’s involvement in the New Jersey licensing process in a letter to New Jersey gaming regulators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “We feel incredibly honored to have won this award. The fact we’ve managed to achieve so much in a short time and that it’s been recognized by the people we work with and others in our industry, gives us a huge sense of achievement. We will continue to work tirelessly on a great program for our affiliates and partners.” – Adnan Maslo, program director for Affiliate REPUBLIK, on earning the Best Newcomer Affiliate Program award at the London Affiliate Conference WEBMASTER NEWS “We see great opportunities fast approaching and are now well positioned to tackle the emerging U.S. online gaming market. We look forward to developing working relationships with operators across the country.” – Nicky Senyard, CEO of Income Access, on its increased services for the emerging American iGaming market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “We see this launch as an important step in our relationship with Playtech as we continue to offer our players the highest quality online gaming products. iPoker.fr takes us further in delivering the best user experience out there, with its unrivaled liquidity and leading technology.” – Christophe Dahisne, Unibet France Managing Director, on the online gaming company’s partnership with Playtech in France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly. But with the proper regulatory framework and safeguards that I insisted on including in the bill, I am confident that we are offering a responsible yet exciting option that will make Atlantic City more competitive while also bringing financial benefits to New Jersey as a whole.” – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, on his decision to sign online gambling legislation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Antigua has decided to utilize its right under international law to compel treaty compliance by the United States. This decision did not come easily. After countless proposals from our government have been more or less ignored by the Office of the USTR – numerous decisions by the WTO declaring the United States Government’s position illegal – and failure of the United States Government to provide meaningful proposals to end the dispute, the WTO provides this remedy not to encourage illicit behavior by nations, but rather to provide them with a way to secure their legal rights as sovereign nations.” – Colin Murdoch, Trade Ambassador for Antigua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “The new Bad Beat Jackpot structure will see many more players share in the prize pool and because it will hit more often we’ll boost many more bankrolls as a result.” – BetVictor Head of Poker Andy Horne “Quotables” Webmaster News

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