11 July 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES July 11, 2007
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Industry News
Rebecca and Kate do Vegas ... and get lap dances
There are very few people in this world that I love as much as Kate G., affiliate director of Wager Profits. Thank god for that, considering we spent 96 consecutive hours together in glorious Las Vegas. Oh what fun we had, even though the midgets were nowhere to be seen, there was no time for a trip to the wolf sanctuary, and my cell phone screen decided to break on the first day.

Spammer's revenues turned into charitable donation
What started out as a complaint about an affiliate using spamming techniques ended up as a $600 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as Euro Partners donated the revenue earned by the rogue affiliate to the charity.

Second NETeller co-founder pleads guilty
NETeller co-founder John Lefebvre pleaded guilty Tuesday to a conspiracy charge related to the processing of millions of dollars in gambling transactions, according to Reuters. The plea comes less than two weeks after Stephen Lawrence, NETeller's other co-founder, pled guilty to the same charges.

Antigua gets Caricom support on Internet gambling
Antigua & Barbuda said it has gained the full support of fellow Caricom member states in its ongoing Internet gambling dispute with the United States.

Ongame, Redbet sign deal
Ongame Network has disclosed a new agreement with the British gaming house Redbet, which will result in several poker sites within the Redbet sphere switching to Ongame Network poker software.

WPT Enterprises launches online poker site
WPT Enterprises announced last week the official launch of its new online real money and "play for fun" gaming site, WorldPokerTour.com.

PacGames awarded Philippines license
PacificNet subsidiary PacGames Limited has been granted an Internet gaming license by the First Cagayan and Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) of the Philippines.

CelebBlackjack game launched
CelebPoker announced this week that it is ready to unveil its new blackjack game, CelebBlackjack.

Blackjack Ballroom offers new slot game
The stars light the way to fortune in Blackjack Ballroom's latest video slot offering appropriately titled Lucky Stars.

Did You Know?
If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel (1 to 36), the total is 666, a number often associated with the Devil.

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The BuzzBuzzy has been hard at work this week chasing down the latest industry rumors and gossip. Here's a quick look at Buzzy's top finds:
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