14 May 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 14, 2008
Industry News
Look out, Cyprus! Here comes Rebecca and the GPWA!
Rebecca Liggero's return to the GPWA and Casino City became official a few weeks ago. But her first "live" appearance at a conference since coming back home isn't until next week when she and the rest of the GPWA crew land in Cyprus -- with the new GPWA Times magazine in tow -- for CAP Spring Break and the Poker Conference.

Billionairio joins Income Access Network
Unique raffle-style gaming experience offers players the chance to win one billion euros each year as well as 1,200 intermediate cash prizes.

CryptoLogic, OPoker.com sign deal
Under the agreement, CryptoLogic will be OPoker.com's sole provider of gaming software designed for the Scandinavian market. It will also provide customer support services, e-cash management and business service support.

888 agrees to partner up with with GTS
Gaming Technology Solutions and 888 have created a new gaming integration standard, built around the open GTS EdGE gaming platform and 888's Integration Platform.

LoveBingo.co.uk launched
Britain's newest online bingo site features daily promotions, daily jackpots and a wide variety of the slots, scratch cards and chat games.

Mega Moolah jackpot on the rise again
The mammoth $2.9 million progressive jackpot on the jungle-themed Mega Moolah slot machine continues to grow, even after seeing a player hit for $5.5 million last week.

Casino Tropez awards slot jackpot
Yves G of France won more than a half million euros on the popular 8-line progressive slot machine Gold Rally last week, just 30 minutes after logging into the online casino.

Titan Poker holds first land-based tournament
The largest poker room on the iPoker Network held its first land-based tournament in Madrid last week as it sent 66 players to the inaugural event of the Eurocity Poker Tour.

German player wins PartyPoker.com Million
A 25-year-old mathematics student from Berlin became the first German to win the PartyPoker.com Million after taking down the $358,280 first prize last week. Alexander Jung beat fellow German Dominik Stopka heads-up to take the prestigious title.

Ten reasons why we don't like the new WSOP format
Earlier this month, the WSOP announced it was "pausing" the Main Event for 117 days after the final table is determined to generate publicity. Here are 10 reasons why we don't like the idea -- and a link inside to 10 reasons why we do.

Upcoming Conference

2008 Poker Affiliate Conference and ExpoMay 19 - 21
2008 Poker Affiliate Conference and Expo
The 1st annual Poker Affiliate Conference will be an interactive event that focuses completely on the poker affiliate side of the business.

CAP Spring Break 2008May 21 - 24
CAP Spring Break 2008
CAP Spring Break brings the most influential people in the industry to a luxurious locale for some fun and exciting networking events.

CAC MoscowJune 7 - 8
CAC Moscow
The Casino Affiliate Convention (Moscow 2008) event will focus on marketing and advertising for Eastern European and Russian-based affiliates in the iGaming industry.
Did You Know?
GigaMedia announced that its first-quarter profits from online gaming and service sales totaled $12.9 million, compared to $5.5 million from a year ago.

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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:
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