20 February 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES February 20, 2008
GPWA acquires Bodog
We are very pleased and excited to announce that the GPWA has established a controlling interest in Bodog. Planning for the acquisition began some time ago. The first order of business was to raise the necessary capital. This was a group exercise at the management level within the GPWA since we felt it was necessary to raise enough funds to fight off any subsequent takeover attempts.

GPWA seal400 and counting: Approved portal seals prove popular
We've reached another milestone - 400 sites now have the right to display the "GPWA Approved Portal" seal. Congratulations to the 50 newly approved sites (and their associated webmasters). The international adoption of this symbol of credibility and ethical behavior has been truly amazing. If you're a GPWA private member and would like to be a participant in the seal program, please pm CityGuard with the URLs of the sites that you would like to use the seal on.

Industry News
Online gaming sites attacked by botnets
Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) wreaked havoc at online gaming sites earlier this week. Full Tilt Poker, Titan Poker, Virgin Games and Party Poker were among the sites attacked by a web-based botnet, according to the Shadowserver Foundation.

AffiliateClub offering Caribbean vacation to affiliates
AffiliateClub.com is offering a fantastic holiday to Curacao, Netherlands Antilles in April to affiliates who do the best job in bringing in new depositing players before March 18.

A console gamer's dream
World Gaming announced it will launch WorldGaming.com, an online destination for console gamers to challenge one another for real money. Gamers can sign up for a chance to participate in the site's closed beta as well as an opportunity to win up to $50,000 in prizes.

Betandgame.com accounts sent to JAXX U.K.
U.K. customers of the online company are being transferred to JAXX U.K. in a deal that includes all current deposits and outstanding bets on more than 17,000 individual accounts.

Upcoming Conference

6th Annual Asian i-Gaming Congress & ExpoFeb. 26-29
6th Annual Asian i-Gaming Congress & Expo
AiG (formerly PCiG) is the only gambling conference in Asia that focuses on all aspects of i-gaming and is the longest-running gaming event of its kind.

Canaffco Affiliate Bootcamp April 2
Canaffco Affiliate Bootcamp
The Canadian Affiliate Management Company has organized a one-day series of seminars designed to accelerate the learning process for anyone interested in reaping the rewards of affiliate marketing.

CAC AmsterdamApril 3-5
CAC Amsterdam
The Casino Affiliate Convention Amsterdam 2008 will focus on marketing and advertising the online gaming industry to Europe.
Did You Know?
888 Holdings announced that its fourth-quarter revenues were up 55% from the same period the year before.

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More than four years ago, a poll question asked: "How much do you make a month from your casino sites?" Over the last couple days GPWA members indicated an interest in asking the question again. So we decided to make it this week's poll. View poll
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