CAP Newsletter - (December 31st 2008)
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This Week: 2008 Year in Review from the Professor! Plus, Will the Obama Administration Really be Better for iGaming?
Louis Fabiano aka The Professor 2008: A Historic Year for CAP -- Thanks to You!!
As you'll hear in today's edition of CAP TV, 2008 was nothing less than a historic, groundbreaking year for From setting new records for member growth, to pulling together as a community to support members in trouble, to traveling to all-new exotic destinations all around the world together, 2008 was CAP's best year ever, by far. Click here to check out my official recap on this week's CAP TV -- and Happy New Year to all of you!


CAP TV: The Professor's 2008 Year-in-Review  
What a year it's been! This week, we invite you to view this special edition of CAP TV, featuring the Professor's official Year in Review. Even if you were right there with us all year, you won't want to miss this review of all the great things the CAP community has accomplished in 2008. Watch it now!

Other Recent Videos:
CAP TV: CAPspose with Randy Ray
CAP TV: iGaming Legal Update
CAP TV Down Under

PokerStars Breaks World Record

A Milestone for Online Poker, Courtesy of  
Further proof that poker -- and Internet poker in particular -- is more popular than ever: Last weekend, PokerStars not only broke but demolished the record for most online poker players, at 35,000. It's already in the Guinness Book of World Records. Click here to read the full story.


Internet Gambling Industry Has Doubts About Obama Administration
It might not be possible for anyone to live up to the historic expectations facing incoming U.S. president elect Barack Obama as he prepares to take office later in January. And the online gambling industry's hopes are pretty high -- after years and years of a repressive, hostile political environment, the consensus seems to be that the next four years have to be better than what we've been experiencing recently. But some aren't so sure that's going to be the case. Read more here.

The "Googlewashing" Controversy

"Googlewashing": What's It Mean?  
A hot topic at the CAP Forums for December was the term Googlewashing, which members used to describe Google's practice of selectively editing its search engine results. What does this mean? Is Google tampering with a formula that's supposed to stand alone? Or is this basic quality control, to be expected from a company of Google's stature? Weigh in at the CAP Forums and let us know what you think. 

CAP Takes Initiative in Settling Grand Prive Dispute
December 31, 2008 (InfoPowa News)
The Grand Prive / U.S. affiliate situation could see a solution soon, according to a progress report this week from ... Read more

Alabama Following Kentucky's Example?
December 31, 2008 (InfoPowa News)
First it was Kentucky's governor leaving his attorney general out of the loop in his online gambling domain hijacking; this week it's Alabama's turn ... Read more

Online Gaming Trends to Watch in 2009
December 31, 2008 (InfoPowa News)
The negative impacts of the world economy dominate the 2009 edition of the Top 21 Trends in Gaming, Spectrum Gaming's annual list. ...  Read more

Poker as an Olympic Sport?
December 30, 2008 (InfoPowa News)
Mansion group online subsidiary Circus has announced a new initiative to have the game of poker recognized as an Olympic sport ... Read more

Betfair's Aussie Cricket Ads Criticized
December 30, 2008 (InfoPowa News)
Two Australian public figures -- a charity campaigner and a politician -- have lashed out at online betting exchange Betfair for Boxing Day ads ... Read more


CAP Money
Congrats to Steve S, this week's CAP Money winner for the Forum thread "Taxes for U.S. Affiliates." Click here to read it.  

Poll Of The Week
Drum roll! The CAP Poll of the Week: "Is your site in CSS or table format?" by GamTrak. Vote, or check out the poll results, here.

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