28 January 2009 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES January 28, 2009
New issue of the GPWA Times magazine is now available!
We're pleased to report the seventh issue of the GPWA Times magazine is now available and is currently being distributed at the International Gaming Expo in London. Our cover story takes an entertaining look at the brilliant method behind the off-the-wall madness at Paddy Power. We also have a 2008 Year in Review by Rebecca Liggero that's loaded with photos as well as another series of interviews with affiliate managers. For information on how you can receive your copy or to see a few sample pages of the new issue, follow this thread.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce CanAffco as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Obama brings hope, but UIGEA is here to stay for now
Casino City's Vin Narayanan warns that while momentum is building toward halting the UIGEA, the Obama administration has bigger problems to deal with and any movement on the regulations will likely have to wait another year.

Perspectives Tuesday -- January 27, 2009
This week's Perspectives Tuesday reports on the great news for online gambling in the U.S. after a Colorado jury determined poker is a skill game. Also, J. Todd looks at the chances of the UIGEA being repealed in 2009.

Dutch minister to act on illegal gambling sites
Justice Minster Ernst Hirsch Ballin says that he will go after Internet gambling sites that target Dutch consumers.

Betfair entering the U.S. market
The European giant has acquired the TV Games Network -- the official TV and interactive wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Jury in Colorado rules poker is a game of skill
The Poker Players Alliance is applauding a jury in Colorado for finding the organizer of a poker league not guilty of illegal gambling. University of Denver Professor Robert Hannum provided the testimony that showed poker is a skill game.

32Red wins best casino award
The U.K. online casino has won the Casinomeister Best Casino (Global) Award for the sixth year running.

Doyle's Room officially joins Cake Network
Doyle's Room has left the Microgaming Network and moved to the Cake Poker Network, which accepts U.S. players.

Bet24 now offering tax-free poker
The online poker room has announced it has obtained a European Union license after being accredited in Gibraltar.

CelebPoker accepting the UKash voucher
The European-licensed poker site is now allowing players to play with UKash, which has outlets across the globe.

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?
Credit card companies began blocking online state lottery sales in New Hampshire last week because the merchant code was changed to "betting, casino and gaming" as a result of the UIGEA.

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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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New MessageIt's official: Doyle's Room joins Cake Network
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New MessageWill Obama do it?
wagerjunction writes:
As I was watching Obama's inauguration, I couldn't help think about what his attitude will be towards online gaming. The fact that he is a poker player doesn't mean much. McCain is a craps player, but he definitely wasn't going to lift the ban...So what do you think? Should we keep our expectations high?  read more
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New MessageRival not accepting Canadians
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