21 May 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES May 21, 2008
Issue No. 5 of the GPWA Times magazine is now available!
We're very pleased to report the fifth edition of the GPWA Times Magazine is now being distributed at the Poker Conference and at CAP Spring Break in Cyprus this week. Once again, based on popular demand, this issue continues our interview series with both GPWA portal webmasters and affiliate program managers. Our cover story looks at security issues facing online gaming sites. And our own Rebecca Liggero gives us an up close and personal introduction to online poker's top-10 characters. To preview a few pages of the issue, click the link inside this thread.

Industry News
Jackpotjoy member hits monster jackpot
Danny F won Deal or No Deal's £903,367 jackpot Tuesday. "I was nervous and shaking towards the end," Danny said. "I haven't had time to really think about it properly yet!"

Everest names Avalanche finalists
Everest Poker has selected the 10 finalists for its $1,000,000 Avalanche high seas poker tournament. Four Germans, two French, two Dutch, a Spaniard and a Swede will battle it out for a $1,000,000 purse aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruises luxury liner, Navigator of the Seas, from May 29th - June 2nd.

Paddypowerpoker Summer Sizzler underway
The popular online poker room is hosting a series of $777 freerolls until May 25. Tournament capacity has been capped at 500 players per freeroll.

PartyPoker introduces The Bankroll Builder
This new series of freerolls is comprised of exclusive entries into $100 freeroll qualifiers for 60 days after the first real money deposit. The top 50 places are paid out and also receive an entry into the weekly $2,500 freeroll.

BackgammonMasters says no to Linden dollars
BackgammonMasters surveyed 500 non-U.S. players to check the potential demand for the use of Second Life's Linden dollars. According to the poll results, only 20 of the 500 players had ever heard of the currency, and only two showed interest in using it to play on BackgammonMasters.

Spin32Poker launches new tournament formats
Spin32 Entertainment's poker site is offering games with a different twist, including Bounty, Bad Beat, Rabbit Hunt and Shootout tournaments.

Upcoming Conference

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?
The population of Cyprus, home of CAP Spring Break 2008, is 792,604.

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Who brings in the money?
Fortune Palace says he has been tracking the competition since he started, and he's noticed that sites that focus on poker seem to be doing better than those focused on casinos. So before he launches another site, he's decided to do some more research and is asking the question: Who brings in the money -- poker players or casino players? View poll
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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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