23 January 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 23, 2008
GPWA Times coverIssue No. 3 of the GPWA Times magazine is available now!
We're very pleased to report the third edition of the GPWA Times Magazine is now available at the ICEi and CAP Euro conferences in London this week. The new issue includes interviews with three GPWA members as well as a profile of European Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, whose advocacy for online gaming made him our 2007 Newsmaker of the Year. You can preview the issue by clicking the link in this thread.

New GPWA Member Benefits brochure
We have put together a brand new brochure about the benefits of joining the GPWA. The 12-page booklet includes a few new announcements about benefits we will be rolling out over the next month. The brochure will be used in our outreach efforts to increase the number of GPWA members. You can read the booklet by clicking the link in this thread.

Recognition for 2007's Most Active Members
For more than a year we have been recognizing members monthly for their participation in the GPWA forums. Now, as we enter 2008, we have decided to expand our tradition and recognize the 22 most-active forum members of 2007, led by aksana. Her site will be shown on the GPWA home page for the next month as the featured member site of the year.

2007's Most Active Affiliate Program Representatives
We're also acknowledging this month the most-active affiliate program representatives from 2007. Renee from Rewards Affiliates/Casino Rewards leads the list of our 10 most-active affiliate program representatives in 2007. She will be listed as the featured affiliate program representative of the year on the GPWA home page for the next month.

Industry News
Peter Dicks returns to Sportingbet
Dicks reappointed to the non-executive chairman post he held before being arrested in the U.S. more than a year ago for violating online gaming laws in Louisiana.

Finnish online players could recoup losses
Finland's Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is planning to introduce an amendment that would allow Internet gamblers to claim back their losses from online poker services, credit card companies or the player that took their money.

Jackpot Factory, BrightShare win awards
Both sites earn honors from casino watchdog Casinomeister, which recently released its Top Online Casino Awards.

32Red joins Ethoca network
U.K. gaming company is the latest to become part of the global network intent on recovering a piece of the more than £15 billion in previously foregone annual revenues.

Win $10,000 and an evening with Carrie Stroup
PlayersOnly.com is asking contestants to submit video clips demonstrating what it takes to be a "player." The winner receives a $10,000 deposit into their account and an evening out with Playboy/FHM model Carrie Stroup.

Paddypowerpoker.com releases Irish Open schedule
Europe's largest and longest-running poker tournament begins March 19, with the 1,000-player, €3 Million Guaranteed Main Event set to start March 20.

Did You Know?
EU regulators have ruled that IP addresses should be regarded as personal information, which means they are entitled to privacy protections.

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