16 May 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 16, 2007
Six great reasons to attend CAP Spring Break
The first reason...It's free for all GPWA affiliates - a $699.95 value! If that's not enough, our own Rebecca Liggero offers affiliates five more reasons to hit this great event.

GPWA Freeroll Tournament just got sweeter
It's time to sweeten the pot for the GPWA Freeroll Tournament, hosted by Poker Host. So in addition to an opportunity to play in a World Series of Poker Main Event qualifier (potential cash value: $12,000), a fun time, and a great chance to network with GPWA members, the tournament winner will also have their Web site featured on the GPWA home page. Register your screen name with Poker Host and then post it to the tournament thread on GPWA. After you post, we'll send you the password!

Industry News
Three payment processors, BetUS indicted
The processors have been accused of miscoding gaming transactions and funneling that money to casinos, according to grand jury indictments unsealed last week. BetUS has been charged with conspiring with the payment processors.

PokerStars to deal ten-billionth hand
PokerStars is handing out $100,000 to the lucky player who wins hand 10,000,000,000. Casino City staffers offer their ideas on how they plan to win all that free cash.

PPA poised to reach 500,000 members
Membership has been surging at the Poker Player's Alliance since former Senator Alfonse D'Amato was named chairman. But political experts say large membership bases mean nothing without active members. Can the PPA succeed?

Big brands redefining online poker
Casino City reporter Ryan McLane takes a look at the growing trend of big-name brands entering the online gaming market and how it will effect the future of online gambling businesses, new start-up ventures and affiliate programs.

PartyPoker.net renews WSOP contract
Harrah's announced last week that PartyPoker.net has renewed its product-placement agreement for the 38th annual World Series of Poker. The PartyPoker.net logo will appear on all poker tables during the series.

Gibraltar accepts eCOGRA certification
Gibraltar has approved eCOGRA as an independent auditor of online gambling equipment and software. The move allows eCOGRA to review and certify online gaming software and equipment used by companies licensed to operate in Gibraltar.

Sun Vegas Online Casino debuts in South Africa
Vegas Partner Lounge recently launched Sun Vegas Online Casino in South Africa. Sun Vegas Casino plans to provide players from South Africa with the same quality standards "players from around the world have come to expect."

full_tilting responds to bot accusations
Chuck Kuruzovich (aka "full_tilting") understands why people are worried he's running "bot" software on Full Tilt's $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em tables. And he doesn't begrudge "SukitTrebek," who made the issue public on 2+2 forums.

BackgammonMasters.com buys shorts
BackgammonMasters.com has purchased heavyweight boxer Roman Greenberg's shorts for $100,000 and will auction them for charity. The $100K will give the young fighter a shot at the title and auction proceeds will go to various youth groups.

Rent a pro poker player
At RounderAuction.com, professional poker players are offering to "rent" their services for the 2007 World Series of Poker. Rounder Auction is the first website of its kind to link amateurs to poker pros willing to sell pieces of their action.

PKR unveils the Super Series
Timed to coincide with this year's World Series of Poker, the PKR Super Series rolls from July 14 to July 28 with 14 days of events designed to give players a shot at big prize pools with low tournament buy-ins. Events will include age-appropriate tournaments for younger players, ladies and senior citizens.

Did You Know?
The Poker Player's Alliance spent $560,000 lobbying U.S. policymakers in 2006.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
Tomas Eliasson

Tomas, the hard-rock lover from Poker Host, is betting $100 you can't knock him out of the upcoming GPWA Freeroll. Just don't try and call him, he doesn't own a mobile phone - yet.
Read the interview

Upcoming Conference
Jun 5 - 7, 2007
GIGSE 2007 - Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo
GIGSE 2007 - Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo
I-gaming companies from more than 60 countries gather to meet with executives from every region in the industry.

Jun 8 - 11, 2007
CAP Spring Break
CAP Spring Break
Get ready for the most anticipated event of the year! Internet gaming affiliates will gather for work and fun on the luxurious Paradise Island.
Do you use three-way links?
GPWA Nandakishore posed the following poll question: It is generally considered to be not very helpful to Search Engine Optimization to use three-way links because the search engines, especially google, suspect bogus links behind this link-exchange mode. But what is the reality? What is the general practice of us, the webmasters? View poll
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From The Forums
New Message Player-to-player transfer for casinos - why not?
Amateur Amateur writes:
I've been wondering for quite a while why poker rooms allow players to transfer credits, while casinos do not? Why can't casinos allow players to transfer credits to another player? When Neteller was active, I could give away credits when I wanted, but that is no longer an option. So why can't casinos pick up the slack here and work something out the way poker rooms have? read more
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