28 February 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 28, 2007
GPWA Upgrades Forum Software
The GPWA upgraded to the newest version of vBulletin earlier this week. The new version will enable us to add a number of features over the coming weeks including RSS feeds, the ability to easily quote multiple posts, and the ability to thank other members for their posts. Email notification of a private message now also includes the text of the private message.

New Affiliate Programs
GPWA is excited to announce two new sponsors. Each sponsor is pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!
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Industry News
Giftcards.com cancels virtual Visa option
Online gamblers will no longer be able to buy virtual gift cards at www.giftcards.com to fund their accounts. Giftcards.com officials removed the virtual gift card choice from their purchasing menu this weekend.

WSOP officials ban ".net" advertising
Logos and banners advertising of some dot.NET sites will no longer be allowed at the World Series of Poker. Harrah's is banning ads for dot.net sites affiliated with real-money online poker rooms that accept U.S. players - like Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars.

Absolute Poker launches European FreeRoll
Absolute Poker will host the European FreeRoll Showdown in March. The free Europe-only online tournament aims to find out which country is home to Europe's best poker players. The winner will walk away with bragging rights for their country plus a piece of the $1,000 prize pool.

Former online exec summoned by French officials
Ex-888.com CEO John Anderson has been asked to "attend an interview" with French authorities, according to a statement released by 888.com. It is not clear whether Anderson is facing criminal charges.

iBingo.com offers instant credit
Quadcard Entertainment is now offering Instant Credit on its flagship bingo Web site, iBingo.com. With this option, bingo players can apply for online casino credit at rates and terms more favorable than the major credit cards.
Did You Know?
46% of UltimateBet Poker players chose Britney Spears as the celebrity they would most like to play in a must-win Texas Hold'em tournament.
-- UltimateBet survey

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Affiliate Manager Interview

CostaDelPoker's Martin talks about life in the Spanish countryside, shooting pool at a high level and where he thinks the CostadelPoker and the industry will be in 2008.
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