30 March 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES March 30, 2011
What icon should be the GPWA favicon?
The GPWA has opened up voting for the its new favicon, and we'd like to thank everyone who proposed icons. Details on the vote can be found by following this thread, or by going to the question-of-the-week section at the bottom of the newsletter. Yes, that's right. This announcement is so big, we're running it twice.

Upgraded GPWA mobile phone support
This past week we upgraded to the newest version of Tapatalk, the mobile phone software used to interact with our forum over the web. Tapatalk supports the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia platforms. You can still access the GPWA forums using a standard web brower on your mobile phone. But Tapatalk is specifically designed for a phone's smaller screen size.

Industry News
PokerStars, Wynn Resorts reach partnership
Should legislation regulating online poker be passed, the two companies would seek a gaming license to jointly operate a regulated, U.S. online poker site called PokerStarsWynn.com.

10 observations on Wynn/PokerStars deal
When news broke late last week that Wynn Resorts and PokerStars reached a partnership, GPWA Managing Editor Vin Narayanan's response was "hmmmm."

Online poker debate heats up
Supporters of a bill that would regulate online poker in Nevada claim licensing would have a $1.8 billion economic impact. However, the state's largest casino operators want Nevada to wait for the federal government to act on Internet poker.

A twin-sized dose of Perspectives Weekly
J. Todd introduces us to the two newest additions to his family in this week's Perspectives Weekly! He also discusses news from the European Union and Iowa.

eCOGRA undergoes change in ownership
The London-based player protection and standards body has been bought out by its management team.

Cake Network partners with PokerListings
As a part of the deal, PokerListings will drive a minimum of 2,000 new depositing players per month to the Cake Network.

CryptoLogic to run strategic review
The software company has asked Deloitte Corporate Finance to assist it with the review of the company. Among the topics being looked at are whether Cryptologic should sell itself or sell part of its business.

Genting Casino giving away diamond
The online casino is giving away a one carat diamond in celebration of the newly launched Pink Panther slot game.

William Hill wins Betview Award
William Hill Online was named the "2011 Online Company of the Year" at the Betview Awards Tuesday night in London.

Pinnacle Sports launches affiliate program
Pinnacle Sports has launched its new affiliate program on the Income Access platform.

Grand Duke Casino to launch on Playtech platform
Grand Duke will include more than 150 Playtech casino games that are available in downloadable and Flash formats.

Commission approves Caesars, 888 relationship
It's the first time the Nevada Gaming Commission has approved a business relationship between a land-based casino and an offshore Internet gaming operator.

RGA welcomes Green Paper on Internet gaming
The Remote Gambling Association says it will provide comment on the European Commission Green Paper that looks at trade issues surrounding the growth of online gambling.

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What icon should be the GPWA favicon?
We want to thank everyone who proposed icons for consideration as the GPWA favicon over the past week. Because we have so many possibilities to consider, the voting will be done a little differently than usual. vBulletin polls simply do not support as many choices as we have to consider. And, with so many choices, it makes sense to ask folks for their first, second, third and additional choices. You can vote for as many as you want. Just be sure to list them in the order of your preference. Happy voting! 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:
New MessageRumors swirl over possible Victory Poker move
New MessageL.A. Times runs piece on online poker
New MessageeCOGRA undergoes change in ownership
New MessageCryptoLogic to run strategic review
From The Forums
New MessageAffiliates traveling to the States
freebee writes:
I'm booking a trip to N.Y. and then onto Tennessee... I don't really keep track of the U.S. laws regarding gaming. Is it safe for affiliates to travel in the U.S. now? read more
New MessageCPA, hybrid or revshare?
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