7 February 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 7, 2007
"GPWA Approved Portal" seal awarded to 100 sites
We've reached the important milestone of 100 approved sites in the two short months since the GPWA approved portal seal program was officially launched to establish credibility for deserving websites. We've also updated the GPWA website to feature the seal program more prominently and to identify sites that have been awarded the seal. If you operate a portal website and have not yet applied for the seal, we encourage you to join the program.
GPWA Approved Portal

New GPWA program assistant hired
We're pleased to announce that Michelle Newton joined the GPWA earlier this week as a full-time program assistant. This new position will enable us to respond more rapidly to membership and seal applications, and properly support new programs as they are launched. Please welcome Michelle to the GPWA!

GPWA Forum Contributors Recognized
Participation in the GPWA forums is an important way of contributing to the portal webmaster community. We recognize 20 members who were the most active during the month of January with links on the GPWA home page to their portal sites. This month special recognition goes to chalkoutline - thanks Chaz! His website, www.CasinoToday.net, is being featured as February's site of the month. Become a top contributor and we will link to your site too.

New iGaming Business Directory published
Casino City Press announces the release of the new 700 page 2007 edition of the iGaming Business Directory. The directory covers over 2,500 gaming sites, 3,500 gaming portals, affiliate programs, site owners, industry suppliers, payment processors, software providers, licensing jurisdictions and more. A CD version is also available that includes annual reports of iGaming businesses.

Hanging out at the GPWA Booth
Lots of members dropped by the GPWA booth while at CAP Euro. Some have familiar avatars -- but now here's your chance to put a face to a screenname! Visit the thread to view the photos and post others you took at the show.

Industry News
Lengthy wait-times for new ePassporte customers
ePassporte, one of the few remaining e-wallets choices for U.S. online gamblers, is experiencing longer-than-usual waits times due to the volume of new customer sign-ups. New customers can expect to wait more than three weeks for their new accounts to be active.

Report: FBI freezes U.S. NETeller funds
FBI officials have frozen an undisclosed amount U.S. NETeller customer funds to be used as evidence, according to a USA TODAY report. The U.S. Attorney's office which is prosecuting the NETeller cases would not confirm or deny the USA TODAY report.

PlayboyGaming.com launches new site
PlayboyGaming.com has launched its new online gaming site, offering online players the opportunity to win both money and Playboy experiences. Players will earn Bunny Money via their game play, which can be traded in for exclusive VIP trips to the Playboy Club in Las Vegas, lunch with Playmates and exclusive invites to Hugh Hefner's famous Playboy Mansion parties. The site does not accept U.S. players.

CryptoLogic wins top award
For the second consecutive year, CryptoLogic has captured Gambling Online Magazine's Top Casino Software Award. The award, based on the votes of readers, players and website visitors recognized CryptoLogic for its "state-of-the-art" casino gaming software and outstanding player security.

Online gambling in the news
From the women of poker to efforts to link online gambling to terrorism, we scour the Net for the top news of the day.

Meet The Affiliate Manager
When Atoinette isn't thinking about what life would be like living in Antigua or Trinidad and Tobago, she's busy trying to introudce affilates to the European market as an affiliate manager for Vegas Partner.
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Did You Know?
More women (55%) play at online casinos than men. More men (74%) play poker. Source: eCOGRA survey of Internet gamblers

Affiliate Program Sponsors
How does your January 2007 Revenue Compare with Your September 2006 Revenue?
In an effort to track the impact of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, we've been asking this question each month since the law has been passed. This question is especially pertinent this month with all the uncertainty surrounding payment processors. View poll
Last week's poll results: What countries do you bank in? View poll
From The Forums
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