26 March 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 26, 2008
Virtual CAC Conference set for Thursday
The first virtual conference for the gaming industry is being held on Thursday, March 27th. The Virtual Casino Affiliate Convention will be online at VirtualAffiliateConvention.com from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. The GPWA, as an exhibitor at the Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam next week, will also be participating in this virtual conference. We will post details of the conference, and our participation, in this thread as the virtual conference unfolds.

Industry News
Casino Rewards adds six new casinos
CasinoRewards.com has taken six new casinos under its wing. The casinos opened this week and player account balances will be transferred to the Casino Rewards network.

Antigua threatens piracy if settlement is ignored
The government of Antigua says it will abolish intellectual property treaties with the U.S. by the end of March if a settlement involving a trade dispute between the two countries over Internet gambling is not resolved. In December, the WTO ruled that Antigua was entitled to $21 million and granted permission to lift IP protections to collect the damages.

GamCare, eCOGRA train online casino managers
Nearly 40 online casino managers were schooled on the principles of responsible gambling and how to identify and handle problem gamblers in London last week at a two-day training course, which featured lectures, case history studies and interactive training exercises.

Sweden halts prosecutions of gambling advertising
The nation's Prosecution Authority announced last week that it will not indict two prominent newspapers that accepted advertising from online gambling providers. The decision follows an appeal by the newspapers after they had been found guilty of violating Sweden's lottery laws last year.

Moniker.com to auction off domain names
Moniker.com reports premium domain names will be available for purchase via a live and online domain name auction at the Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam on Friday, April 4.

Sportingbet opens up shop in Canada
The U.K.-based company hopes to add to its client base of 4 million registered users by expanding to the Canadian sports-betting market.

Mansion Poker awarding WSOP packages
Two guaranteed World Series of Poker packages will be handed out at Mansion Poker through regular satellites on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 15.

Psychologist: Studies reveal poker is a game of skill
Two recently completed studies could have implications for the gaming industry and legal cases that challenge whether or not poker is a game of skill.

PPA launches Litigation Support Network
Program will provide legal advice and attorney referrals for members of the Poker Players Alliance.

Upcoming Conference

BetMarketsMarch 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.

CanAffco Affiliate Boot Camp April 3
CanAffco Affiliate Boot Camp
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?
A bill proposing the licensing of online gambling in South Africa is set to be put before the National Assembly for approval.

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