11 June 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 11, 2008
New GPWA job opening
We have a new job opening at the GPWA for an Online Community Program Coordinator. The program coordinator will actively participate in the GPWA community and increase the organization's advocacy for honest and ethical behavior by both portal webmasters and sponsor affiliate programs. Follow this thread for a complete job description.

Industry News
The Adventures of Rebecca in Cyprus and Monaco - Part II
It's pretty clear that the GPWA's Rebecca Liggero is still recovering from her whirlwind trip overseas to Cyprus and Monaco. Last week she detailed the Cyprus part of her excursion. This week she looks at the Monaco portion where she lived the lifestyle of the rich and famous, partied with six online poker guys and attended the Grand Prix.

France to open up online gaming market
France reached a deal with the European Union to liberalize its online gaming market and will begin authorizing foreign online betting operators in the second half of 2009.

Former Google Scandinavia CEO joins Betsafe.com
Johan Kinnander, a CEO at one of Sweden's leading online social networks, has been appointed a board member for the European Internet gaming company.

UltimateBet signs two new poker pros
Eric "Rizen" Lynch and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy are the newest stars to be added to the UltimateBet roster just one week after the site admitted that cheating occurred in its poker room.

Everest Casino awards Australian trip
H.P. from the Netherlands won the $12,500 Australian Adventure Vacation Giveaway by playing casino games at Casino Elegance, one of the many casino brands found under the Everest Gaming umbrella.

32Red launches new games
Three new mobile casino games have been launched and all are available to download for free, including Pub Fruity, the fruit machine game that is widely acknowledged as one of the most popular games in online casinos.

Titan Poker runs $50,000 VIP Race
The largest online poker room on the iPoker Network is offering a chance for its VIP players to compete for a share of the $50K prize pool as well as for seats at the World Series of Poker in July.

Chilipoker.com adds new stats feature
New stats allow players to track their performance by reviewing the number of Frequent Player Points earned, amount of wins, losses and the number of hands played.

Irish Poker Classic satellites launched
Online satellites will begin in July for the Macau Sporting Club's annual Irish Poker Classic Festival in Cork in August.

Did You Know?
William Hill announced that it expects to increase its Internet sports betting gross revenue by 50 percent by launching a new software platform later this year.

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