2 April 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES April 2, 2008
Issue No. 4 of the GPWA Times magazine is now available!
We're pleased to report that the fourth issue of the GPWA Times magazine is now available and is being distributed at CAC Amsterdam this week. Based on popular demand the issue continues our interview series with GPWA portal webmasters and affiliate program managers. It also features a cover story package on how to harness the power of social networking to increase revenues. We have included some new features as well, including a captionless cartoon contest and a GPWA crossword puzzle. To preview a few pages of the issue, click the link inside this thread.

Recognition for March's most active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 21 most-active members for March. We're giving an extra special thanks to TheCPA, one of our most active posters during the month. His site is being shown on the GPWA home page for the month of April as the featured site.

Recognizing March's most active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in March. We're giving an extra special thanks to thisisvegas from 400 Affiliates, the most active affiliate program representative during the month of March. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of April.

Industry News
A play-by-play of the hearing on UIGEA regulations
Casino City Managing Editor and GPWA forum regular vinism delivered a running blog on Wednesday's U.S. House Finance Committee's hearing on the UIGEA regulations from Washington D.C. See how the hearing unfolded, which side got the best jabs in and even who was wearing the worst tie among all the panelists.

Betfair gets a big boost Down Under
In a unanimous ruling, seven Australian High Court judges overturned the Betting Control Act of 2007 that previously banned Betfair from operating in Western Australia.

Costa Rica and U.S. settle gaming dispute
Costa Rica has reached a compensation settlement in a long-running dispute over legislation that has shut out foreign Internet gaming companies from operating in the U.S. market.

Boom time for U.K. online bingo industry
BingoPort.co.uk reports that since September 2007 the average daily player numbers across all U.K.-focused online bingo operators have increased by nearly 20%.

Pokerari.com offers WSOP qualifiers
Newly launched online poker room is the first to offer qualifier tournaments for World Series of Poker events 49-53. Qualifiers are running every day and will culminate with a $90+$10 Grand Finale on June 1.

Canadian hits Slotland.com jackpot
A video poker player who switched to slots won a nearly $200,000 progressive jackpot last week at Slotland.com.

PartTimePoker acquires NeverBeg.com
Online poker destination announces it has completed the acquisition and integration of the poker staking site formerly named NeverBeg.com.

MansionCasino.com gives away free year of play
Ten lucky members will receive $200 worth of casino chips every month for a year. To enter the contest, members must play in any real-money game during the month of April.

Ladbrokes offers ELC qualifiers
Qualifiers for the European Ladies Championship in May are running on a daily basis in April at Ladbrokespoker.com. Some of the best female poker players in Europe will be in the field at the ELC, which carries a £15,000 first-place prize.

CelebPoker runs freeroll marathon
The new '11-11' promotion gives players a chance to win more than &##8364;20,000 per month through freeroll tournaments starting every hour between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. (GMT).

Bodog pro cashes in at the 2008 Wynn Classic
Team Bodog's Josh Arieh won the $1,000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha event at the Wynn Classic, living up to his reputation as one of the best Pot Limit Omaha players in the world.

All Slots casino to host free $100,000 tournament
Registration is underway at www.allslots.com for a free $100,000 slot machine tournament that will put $50,000 into the grand prize winner's pocket.

Did You Know?
The Upper House of Parliament in the Netherlands rejected a bill on Tuesday that would have led to a state-owned Internet gambling Web site.

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