21 January 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 21, 2009
Industry News
GPWA Conference in Las Vegas offers intimate setting
Attendees to the GPWA Conference in Las Vegas last week were treated to a day full of informative sessions and a chance to network while taking in stunning vistas of the Las Vegas Strip.

Photos from the GPWA Conference in Las Vegas
If you weren't able to attend the GPWA Conference in Las Vegas last week, here's your chance to see what you missed as we present a photo scrapbook of both the conference and the after-hours cocktail party atop the Stratosphere Tower.

Kentucky appeals court blocks seizure of domains
In a 2-1 decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the state could not seize 141 online gambling domains because they are not considered gambling devices.

APCW Perspectives Tuesday, Jan. 20
This week's Perspectives Tuesday reports that UIGEA regulations have gone into effect, and reveals shocking confessions from both the APCW and the GPWA about their CardSpike investigation.

Judge rules that poker is a game of skill
A Pennsylvania judge said last week that Texas Hold'em is a game of skill and therefore is not gambling under state law, a ruling that the PPA thinks will set an "excellent bar."

eCOGRA expands its services
With its expansion into bingo, sports betting and live gambling, the player protection and standards organization now covers all major sectors of the online gaming industry.

Doyle's Room might leave Microgaming
Rumors are swirling that Doyle's Room will leave the Microgaming Network and move to the Cake Poker Network, which accepts U.S. players.

PartyGaming director to step down
John O'Malia will step down as the company's Group Managing Director at the end of next month.

Devilfish Poker gets major software upgrade
New features include streamlined tournament info access, a view folded-cards option, and a show hand-strength option.

Spin3 launches casino games on Blackberry devices
Spin3's mobile casino games, which are provided through its GameWire platform, can now be played on Blackberry devices including the Blackberry Storm.

Purple Lounge unveils new Web site
The online poker room and casino has launched a new site that offers more functions, promotions and products.

Upcoming Conference

International Gaming Expo (London)Jan. 27-29, 2009
International Gaming Expo (London)
This new show brings together the ICE and ICEi exhibitions to offer a world-class gaming show all under one roof.

Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Macau)Feb 24-26, 2009
Asian iGaming Congress & Expo (Macau)
Asia's largest iGaming conference returns to the Venetian Macao for three days of keynote speakers, sessions and networking opportunities.

CAC Amsterdam March 30-31, 2009
CAC Amsterdam
The Casino Affiliate Convention Amsterdam 2009 will focus on marketing and advertising the online gaming industry to Europe.
Did You Know?
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