23 May 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 23, 2007
New improved portal site directories
The GPWA is pleased to announce that we have made a number of improvements to the portal sites section of the GPWA Web site. Members can now sort the list of approved sites in order by how recently they were approved and their popularity according to Alexa. We've also added the date each individual site was added. To take a look, select the Approved Portals menu item under "Portal Sites."

In addition, we have made a variety of improvements to the directory of member portal sites. You can now search for member sites containing a particular string in either the site name or the site URL. And you can search for sites affiliated with all members or only private members. Plus we've added the ability to sort the list of sites found by either site name or by site popularity. To take a look, select the Member Portals menu item under "Portal Sites."
GPWA Member Portal Site Search

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Red Hot Revenue as a new sponsor. Red Hot Revenue is pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Costa Rica bound...again
Rebecca Liggero, Casino City's legendary senior account manager, is headed back to the online gambling den of sin. Before she leaves, Rebecca wants everyone to know why Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo is not invited, how much Swede boys rock and the truth about her job.

U.S. DOJ freezes Citadel funds
The U.S. Department of Justice seized $9.25 million in funds last week from Citadel Commerce, a third-party payment processor that had previously allowed U.S. financial transactions with Internet gambling companies. Citadel stopped accepting American transactions in January.

Canadian woman wins PokerStars' 10-billionth hand
A 19-year old Canadian woman, trying to get through her first year at Dalhousie University, won the 10-billionth hand dealt at PokerStars Saturday night, earning $100,000 in a $.01/$.02 No-Limit Texas Hold'em cash-game. The PokerStars regular plans to use the money to pay her tuition.

Fossilman eyes Libertarian VP bid
2004 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Greg Raymer has been in contact with Libertarian Party officials and is seriously considering a vice presidential run in 2008. Famed Las Vegas sports-handicapper Wayne Allyn Root has named himself the early frontrunner for the ticket's top spot.

Reporter makes third trade in WSOP quest
Casino City reporter Aaron Todd has made another trade in his quest to turn a sixty-cent check from PKR.com into a $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event seat. He traded a signed ABA basketball for two pieces of a house legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix once called home.

PokerStars pledges $1 million for Dafur
PokerStars has pledged $1 million to the charity Not On Our Watch, whose mission is focusing global attention and resources to prevent mass atrocities. The charity was formed by Ocean's Thirteen stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and producer Jerry Weintraub.

IntertopsPoker.com offers $10,000 match bonus
IntertopsPoker.com is offering a massive 500% match-up bonus to all new poker room customers, up to a maximum bonus of $10,000. The bonus, which begins today, is designed to induce a new wave of players to Intertops' rapidly expanding poker room.

WPT introduces new hostess
World Poker Tour introduced Layla Kayleigh today, the new WPT hostess for Season VI. Layla will make her debut tonight at the Mirage Poker Showdown, kicking off the first Season VI final table. Kayleigh is the fourth WPT hostess, following Shana Hiatt, Courtney Friel and Sabina Gadecki.

Bingoport launches in the UK
European online bingo players can use the new monitoring and ranking portal, BingoPort.co.uk, to find games that match their interests. The Web site runs 24-hours-a day, bringing players closer than ever before to real-time data on the leading bingo sites in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Did You Know?
PokerStars has dealt more than five-billion hands of online poker in the last year.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
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Michael says he has a hard time selecting music for his iPod...and here we thought it would for be selecting women for the 2007 Hollywood Poker calendar. See how he makes these tough decisions at Hollywood Poker.
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Jun 5 - 7, 2007
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