12 March 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 12, 2008
New GPWA acquisitions on Facebook
After a brief hiatus, we're at it again! And this time it's our most massive Facebook "Friends for Sale!" coup yet. Last week we announced on Facebook the GPWA Cocktail Party at CAC in Amsterdam. As you might expect, a number of people plan to attend. Well, we like these folks so much we decided they should be known as our GPWA Party Guys and GPWA Party Gals! So we've bought each and every one of them on Facebook! You can see a complete list of everyone we bought and the prices we paid in this thread.

GPWA plans Facebook announcement at CAC
The GPWA will be making a major announcement at the Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam on April 3rd regarding social networking, which we believe is the wave of the future. We've been busy preparing for that future in a way that we think will be a major benefit to every gambling portal webmaster, every affiliate program, every operator, and every player. In addition to our announcement at CAC, we will also have the fourth edition of the GPWA Times fresh off the press for all attendees.

Macau CasinoIt's a long ride to Macau
GPWA Executive Director Michael Corfman traveled across the world two weeks ago for the Asian iGaming Congress and Expo and has a recap of his trip, including his 16-hour plane ride. Michael came away from the conference with the realization that the Asian gaming market is huge, and that there are a lot of folks very excited about the future of online gaming in that part of the world.

BetMarkets Conference special offer
The GPWA is offering a limited number of free passes to the upcoming BetMarkets conference in Vienna, Austria. These are available exclusively to GPWA portal webmasters as part of our expanded relationship with Clarion Gaming. The two-day event begins on March 31 and focuses on the significant issues affecting the remote and land-based sports betting sectors. The conference boasts an impressive slate of speakers and some great networking opportunities.

GPWA is now hacker safe!
We're committed to keeping the GPWA safe from hackers. As part of that commitment the GPWA.org website is now being scanned daily for possible security exploits using McAffe HACKER SAFE technology. The proactive vulnerability analysis and penetration testing performed daily on our site means that all accessible services hosted on our GPWA.org server are free from all vulnerabilities that can be scanned.

Industry News
Analysis: Judge's ruling stacks odds against iMEGA
Judge Mary Cooper ruled on the iMEGA case last week and her decision clearly indicates that the non-profit's bid to overturn the UIGEA faces a substantial uphill battle.

RummyRoyal launches March promotions
A pair of Kalooki events will highlight the month of March at RummyRoyal, beginning with the inaugural St. Patrick's Kalooki $1000 Freeroll on Sunday, March 16, followed by a Kalooki $1500 Guaranteed Tournament on March 30.

BackgammonMasters adds to multilingual platform
With one download players can access the BackgammonMasters Game Lobby in 14 different languages. Bulgarian is the latest addition to the list that includes French, German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Danish, Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Chinese, Italian and Japanese.

All Slots Casino kicks off Tomb Raider 2 festivities
A unique tiered-bonus promotion began this week at All Slots Online Casino in tandem with the release of Tomb Raider - Secret of the Sword video slot game.

CasinoClassic offers new language services
The online casino now offers sites in English, German and French. Spanish, Danish and Italian sites are expected to launch soon.

Titan Poker sponsors land-based tournament
Qualifying satellites are underway for the Eurocity Poker Tour Madrid Open, which will be held in May and represents the first of many land-based events sponsored by Titan this year.

PokerStars launches Latin American tour
The popular online poker site will kick off Latin America's first major poker tour, the LAPT, on May 3-5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The tour will also make stops in Costa Rica on May 22-24 and Uruguay on Aug. 7-9.

Team CardRunners joins Full Tilt Poker
Some of the hottest young players and instructors in online poker are now playing exclusively at Full Tilt Poker. Team CardRunners regularly share their expert insight and advice on all forms of poker with their members through exclusive online video lessons, hand histories, chats and blog posts at CardRunners.com.

Crown Bingo offers Speed Bingo
The new speed bingo room has a game every 2.5 minutes - twice as fast as its nearest competitor - and offers players a chance to win a High Speed Passenger ride for two.

CanAffco introduces Reefer Poker
Reefer Poker, the first poker site to act as a gathering place for marijuana enthusiasts, launched at the beginning of February and runs regular player promotions, including a Progressive Tournament Jackpot.

Did You Know?
PartyGaming announced that its profits dropped 68% in 2007, which the company blamed on its forced withdrawal from the U.S. market due to the UIGEA.

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Upcoming Conference
March 31-April 1
BetMarkets is designed to provide the best possible platform for international sports betting professionals who want to network and learn in a dynamic environment.

April 2
CanAffco Affiliate Bootcamp
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.

April 3-5
CAC Amsterdam
CAC Amsterdam
The Casino Affiliate Convention Amsterdam 2008 will focus on marketing and advertising the online gaming industry to Europe.
How many different forum sites do you use during an average month?
Everyone who receives this newsletter probably uses the forums on the GPWA website. Most of us probably use a number of other forums too. So for this week's question we thought we'd ask how many forum sites you use in a typical month? View poll
Last week's poll results: How much time do you spend on Facebook and other social networking sites? View poll
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:
New MessageWill Clinton/Obama race come down to poker?
New MessageNeteller on the rebound
New MessageGood news, bad news for iMEGA
New MessageBarney Frank ranked 7th most powerful Congressman
New MessageInternet gambling regulation gaining momentum again?
From The Forums
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