30 May 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 30, 2007
GPWA Approved Portal Seal now multi-lingual
The GPWA Approved Portal seal is now available in a variety of languages. And we have completely revised the GPWA seal infrastructure around support for multiple languages. When someone visits a site displaying the seal of approval, the seal will automatically be displayed in the language set as the visitor's browser default language. In addition to English, the initial languages supported include Italian, German, Russian, and Spanish versions of the seal. We expect to add support for a wide variety of languages over time.
Russian Portal Seal   Italian Port Seal

Last chance to enter GPWA Freeroll II
The latest GPWA freeroll, sponsored by Poker Host, is ready to begin this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET and we want you! In addition to the opportunity to network and have some fun, Poker Host has kindly offered a free entry into their Caveman Qualifier for the top three finishers and free entry into their weekly $200,000 Guaranteed tournament for fourth and fifth place. Time is running out to enter this exciting event, so if you haven't, open an account with Poker Host, then post your screen name in the GPWA Freeroll forum and we will send you the password. Good luck GPWA members!

Industry News
Four Microgaming sites to pull out of U.S.
Four Microgaming-powered casinos will stop accepting U.S. bets effective June 1, according to letters emailed to affiliates. Roxy Palace, Casino Splendido, Roxy Poker and Dream Poker announced their decisions this week and plan to focus on the growing international market.

BetonSports cops plea, agrees to testify
BetonSports, an Internet sportsbook that stopped taking wagers in July 2006 after its former CEO David Carruthers was arrested in Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges. BetonSports executives have agreed to provide witnesses and evidence against Carruthers and company founder Gary Kaplan.

Guarding affiliate program terms and conditions
Last year, GPWA member kwblue got sick of seeing the terms and conditions for the affiliate programs he was working with constantly change. He now uses software to monitor terms and conditions and posts any changes and his analysis on www.affiliateguarddog.com.

Antigua & Barbuda call on WTO members to fight U.S.
Antigua & Barbuda has called on the 150 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to file claims for compensation against the United States. This latest move is a response to the U.S. decision to change its GATS commitments to remove online gaming.

All Jackpots Casino launches multi-language software
All Jackpots Casino has announced this week the launch of multi-language Viper software that allows French, German, Italian and Spanish speakers to play casino games in a localized language environment. The new Viper software is powered by Microgaming and can be downloaded for free.

PPA hires full-time D.C. staffer
The Poker Players Alliance, which eclipsed the 500,000-member mark earlier this month, recently hired the first full-time staff member for its Washington, D.C. office. John Pappas, who has worked with the PPA since its inception as a consultant for D.C.-based Dittus Communications, has been named the vice president of government relations.

CelebPoker looking for team members
CelebPoker is searching for eight players to sponsor in the European Poker Tour 2007-08 Season. CelebPoker is going to send two different teams of players to each event. Players must qualify via satellites and freerolls, which will begin in June and run through September.

Did You Know?
GIGSE attendees set a record last year when 1,821 people from 42 countries participated.

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Affiliate Manager Interview
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Upcoming Conference
Jun 5 - 7, 2007
GIGSE 2007 - Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo
GIGSE 2007 - Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo
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Jun 8 - 11, 2007
CAP Spring Break
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Get ready for the most anticipated event of the year! Affiliates will gather for work and fun on Paradise Island.
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From The Forums
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