CAP Newsletter - (July 23rd 2008)
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 Letter From the Professor - July 23, 2008

Congressman Frank’s Fight to Overturn UIGEA
As we’ve been reporting on CAP in recent weeks, Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank has emerged as the leader in the fight to overturn (or at least reform) UIGEA, the U.S. Congress’ unfortunate 2006 bill that effectively bans all U.S.-based online gaming.


Rep. Frank has emerged as a sort of cult hero to the gaming interests who are working so hard to get UIGEA repealed, as we reported Tuesday. Because of his dedication to the principle that the government has no business regulating what Americans do in the comfort of their own homes (“If it affects me, mind your own business”), his name comes up in virtually every news story about the status of UIGEA and the fight to repeal it.


If you haven’t been following the stories, it’s worthwhile to check them out. (And if you live in Massachusetts, please show Frank some support!) We recently posted a poll asking your thoughts about these articles; you can vote at

Casinomeister turns Lovemeister: Online gamblers play it for keeps
Using an Internet online gambling message board, trans-continental phone calls, email and IP messaging, two people living thousands of miles apart but with a common pastime and interests played for keeps this week when their marriage was announced.

Both were active members on the Internet gambling information portal and forum when they first came into contact with one another in June last year, and romance blossomed as they shared knowledge, opinions but above all a great sense of humor on both their pastime of choice and life in general.

Message board exchanges grew into private messages, emails and phone calls between Sweden and the United States on a daily basis,
with Christmas and New Year 2008 jointly celebrated via the Internet.

"Swede" revealed this week that he and his new bride "Cynthial," who runs a construction products company in the States, finally met face-to-face on neutral ground in London, spending a week together visiting shows and restaurants and generally getting to know one another. "By far the best week of my life up until then," 'Swede' commented.

When the couple parted at London's Heathrow airport to return to their respective countries, "Swede" had already made up his mind to join "Cynthial" on a more permanent basis, and in short order closed his antiques auctioneering business and started planning for the big move to the United States. He landed in the States in April, the couple married and have not looked back since.

Now the couple have a joint venture in mind, planning to open a restaurant on the historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico later this year.

"Swede's" new life partner said this week: "You never know what this world has in store for you. I was instantly attracted to the humor which was apparent in his (Swede's) posts and letters and we have not stopped laughing yet. We are just suited to one another. Truly marvelous."

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Paddy Power’s Spectacular Summer Giveaway

To celebrate the start of summer, Paddy Power Casino, Ireland's largest bookmaker, is launching a giveaway for all casino affiliates. Affiliates who sign up to Paddy Partners and bring in casino players throughout the summer (up until August 31st, 2008) are eligible to be rewarded from a prize pool of €5,000. Terms and Conditions apply; for more details click here.


Celebrate’s Birthday with a Trip to New York! is hosting a huge birthday bash in New York to celebrate their birthday, and they want to fly you there to join them! Just bring in 10 players a month for three consecutive months, and you’ll be entered into the prize draw for a trip to New York in November. The promotion runs from August through the end of Octobe; email to enter. One spot is reserved for CAP affiliates, so make sure you mention that you’re a CAP member when signing up!


ENDING SOON: Christmas in July from Fortune Affiliates!


As we reported last month, Fortune Affiliates has started an exciting new promotion called “Christmas in July!” The company is awarding Gift Cards (with values ranging from $20 to $10,000) to affiliates who bring in new active casino players between July 1st and August 31st, 2008. For more info, click here. To register, go to


Income Access Prepaid-Card Chat Today

Income Access is launching a new feature that allows affiliates to access revenues through a MasterCard-prepaid card (read more here). To help kick things off, the company is hosting a chat today, Wednesday, July 23. The chat starts at 15.30 Greenwich Mean Time (8:30 am U.S. Pacific Time; 11:30 am U.S. Eastern Time).


 Program Spotlight


With a wide variety of online gaming to offer affiliates, PaddyPower is proud to be “more than just a bookie!” As Ireland’s largest bookmaker, PaddyPower is proud to offer its affiliates on-time payment, competitive commissions, generous sign-up offers, regular promotions and cash giveaways, program flexibility, and complete support from a professional affiliate team.


Having just launched a special summer promotion (ending August 31st!), there’s no better time to check out PaddyPower. Click here for more details.


 In The News

Stay on top of what’s important! Don’t forget to check out all the hottest industry news every day in the CAP newsroom. Here are some of this week’s biggest stories:  


Online Casino Launches Members-Only Club

UK-based sportsbetting and virtual casino firm Totesport has launched the exclusive members-only Emerald Club at its online casino.

Read More.


WSOP 2009 Seats From Online Casino

Antigua-based became the first online casino to award seats to next year's World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event last week through its Mini Series.

Read More.


Online Casino To Launch Live Dealer Blackjack

Costa Rica-based online casino operator GPS Global has announced that it is currently beta testing its new Live Dealer Elimination Blackjack.

Read More.


Online Poker Player Wins Almost $210,000 has announced that a player from Switzerland won its Sunday Million tournament and took home nearly $210,000.

Read More.


U.S. Congress Set to Legalize Online Gaming?

Recent Moves by the United States Congress Show Progress, Support in Reforming UIGEA.  

Read More.



 Community Forum

This Week's Polls:
This week's featured polls are: "Using Sex to Sell Casino" by AmCan and "Online Vs. Internet" by nodepositneeded. Check 'em out!

 Manager's Corner



Rochie moved from Australia to Dublin to work with "cool kids" at Paddy Power. She specializes in working on the Sportsbook side of the business and "dabbles" in the Casino product as well. Congratulations, Rochie! 


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