2 January 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 2, 2008
GPWA wins the Battle of the Forums
Green DragonHurray to the mighty Emerald Dragon who was basking in victory over CAP following the Battle of the Forums slot tournament sponsored by ReferBack in December. More than $5,000 in prize money was awarded and when the dust settled, eight of the 10 knights standing on the battlefield were from the GPWA, led by bpolan99 who took home $700. Congratulations to all of the knights who were victors.

GPWA is heading to CAP Euro in London
The GPWA will be attending the third CAP Euro conference in London on Jan. 24-27, and we encourage all of you to attend. The conference is free for all GPWA portal webmasters who register in advance. The GPWA will also have a stand at the conference, so be sure to stop by and say hello. If you're planning to attend the conference, let other GPWA members know by posting in the conference thread here.

Win a trip to CAP Euro and party like a rock star!
Greg Powell of PAP fame and Jeremy Enke of PAW fame have put their heads together to come up with a promotion that is open to all GPWA affiliates. One lucky affiliate is going to win an all-inclusive trip to CAP Euro in London on Jan. 24-27. Make your entries as creative as possible and you could be heading to London later this month!

Industry News
Germany begins online gambling ban
At least 13 of Germany's 16 states ratified legislation that bans any form of Internet-based gambling with companies outside of Germany starting Jan. 1.

PokerStars continues to set live-player records
The final days of 2007 proved to be a record-setting time for the popular online poker room as it drew more than 20,000 simultaneous real-money players twice in four days.

IGCE '08 focuses on legal issues
The International Gaming Conference & Expo, scheduled to be held in Portugal on April 22-24, will focus on the laws and regulations that govern online gaming.

Mansioncasino.com rings in the New Year
A different promotion will be offered to Mansion players every day in January. The fun began on New Year's Day with the 'Bonus Bang' promotion when $2,008 was awarded to the new player who won the most money on Jan. 1.

Bad Beat Jackpot players claim millions
Absolute Poker announced last week that more than $6.5 million has been awarded in Bad Bead Jackpot winnings since it began offering the game on June 22, 2007.

Titan Poker guarantees $10 million tournament pool
The iPoker Network's largest poker room has seen its prize pools rise on a daily basis since it staged the $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize tournament in December.

Did You Know?
PokerStars is in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for being the first online poker room to simultaneously host 100,000 players.

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Jan. 24-27, 2008
CAP Euro: London
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Do you write articles for other affiliates that link back to your own site?
GPWA member helpyou was wondering if those of you who write articles for other sites include links back to your own portal. We've been wondering the same thing so we thought we'd ask the question to our members in this week's newsletter. Do you write articles for other affiliates that link back to your own site?  View poll
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Buzzy's World
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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