8 August 2007 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES August 8, 2007
Industry News
Invasion of the Swedes
It appears that the Swedes have invaded my life. I can't seem to stay away from these amazing people - they're magnetic I tell you! Several weeks ago we started interviewing for a position here at the GPWA and Online Casino City and there was one candidate that I particularly enjoyed. After the interview, as somewhat of a warning I suppose, I provided this young man with a link to my articles on Casino City Times. One day later, I received a thank you note in the mail, and much to my delight, he signed off with, "P.S. - I'm Swedish." Yep. You're hired.

California man petitions for state-run online poker
Anthony "Tuff Fish" Sandstrom received approval last week from the California Secretary of State's Office to circulate a petition that would create a state-run online poker room working in conjunction with the state's lottery system.

AOL enters online sports betting market
A few months after Yahoo U.K. & Ireland entered the real money online poker market, AOL U.K. has announced that it's entering online gambling as well, offering real-money sports betting in conjunction with U.K. Internet bookmaker JAXX.

IMEGA's chances of success remote
A legal expert explains that although there is a lot of buzz around IMEGA's suit to obtain a temporary restraining order to stop the U.S. from implementing regulations to enforce the UIGEA, the organization's chances of success are remote.

$4.8 million online jackpot awarded
Heinrich S. won a $4,801,527 progressive jackpot late last month after making a $10 bet at African Palace Casino. The Playtech-designed WinaJackpot.com is the first progressive jackpot network to combine land-based and online slots.

Sealand launches online casino
The Principality of Sealand announced last week the opening of Sealandcasino.com, its first online casino. The site is offering either a 100% match bonus for all first deposits or a £100 sign-up bonus to commemorate the opening.

Doyle launches site in Europe
The "Godfather of Poker" Doyle Brunson will be in London in September to help launch his new-look poker room DoylesRoom across the U.K. and Europe. His promotional visit will coincide with the first World Series of Poker Europe. The new DoylesRoom will not accept U.S. players.

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CAC - Montreal
The Casino Affiliate Convention Montreal will primarily focus on marketing and advertising.
Did You Know?
The principality of Sealand, now home to an online gaming casino, is a 550 square meter steel platform perched on two concrete towers 11 kilometers off the coast of Harwich, England.

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