28 December 2011 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES December 28, 2011
Industry News
DOJ says intrastate online gambling is legal
The Department of Justice gave American online gamblers a Christmas present Friday when it said individual states had the authority to license and regulate non-sports related intrastate online gambling.

DOJ says Wire Act only applies to sports betting
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday revealed that it has changed its long-held position and found that the federal Wire Act of 1961 only applies to sports betting.

Gambling and the Law: A present from the DOJ
Professor I. Nelson Rose said he believes last week's DOJ announcement is a major incentive for states to look at legalizing intrastate poker and other games.

A way back into the game?
Aaron Todd was pleasantly surprised when he saw that the Department of Justice released an advisory memo admitting that the UIGEA does in fact give states the right to regulate intrastate online gambling.

PPA applauds DOJ's stance on Wire Act
The Poker Players Alliance welcomed the statement by the DOJ that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting.

AGA praises DOJ's Wire Act clarification
The American Gaming Association says there is now an "urgent need" for federal online poker legislation.

Top-10 gambling industry stories of 2011
There are times when the editorial team really has to scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with enough items to fill a top-10 list. Putting together the top-10 gambling industry stories of 2011, however, was not one of those times.

Nevada adopts rules for online poker licenses
The Nevada Gaming Commission has adopted rules that would let companies apply for licenses to operate poker websites in the state.

Victor Chander celebrating Victor Chandler Chase
The poker site is holding a series of online freerolls to give away 200 tickets to Victor Chandler Day at Ascot on Jan. 21.

Income Access nominated for iGB Affiliate awards
Income Access is in the running for Best iGaming Affiliate Network and Best Affiliate Manager.

Bingo Palace holding New Year's Eve bash
Bingo Palace is giving away prizes including a Kindle Fire and $2,012 guaranteed jackpot in a New Year's promotion.

ONEworks to sponsor Fire & ICE 2012
The Asian sportsbook software services provider will be the headline sponsor of the Fire & ICE party in London.

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Shares in European online gambling companies, including 888 Holdings and Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, rose on Wednesday following the Department of Justice's statement that the Wire Act only applied to sports betting.

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The idea for this week's poll question came from a forum thread titiled "When was the last time you have been to church?" That thread linked to an article about a scuffle that broke out between rival groups of Greek Orthodox and Armenian clerics in a turf war at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. It got us thinking about the extent to which GPWA members attend religious ceremonies during the holidays, and how that differs from the rest of the year. 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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