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    Thumbs up GPWA Acquires Bodog

    I'm very pleased and excited to announce that earlier today the GPWA established a controlling interest in Bodog.

    Bodog has an active fanbase on facebook and Calvin Ayre, the CEO of Bodog, has been a friend of mine on facebook for some time. Earlier today that friendship was taken to a new level when I acquired Calvin as a "pet" of mine using the popular "Friends for Sale!" facebook application. The application has well over a half million users on a daily basis.

    Planning for the acquision began some time ago. Any acquisition takes capital, and the first order of business was to raise the capital necessary to purchase Calvin. This was a group exercise at a management level within the GPWA since we felt it was necessary to raise the "Friends for Sale!" funds required for the initial acquisition as well as the funds that might be necessary to fight off any subsequent hostile takeover attempts. We want our controlling interest to survive over the longer term - not just for an afternoon. And I'm trying to make sure Calvin is treated in a first class fashion. One of my first actions as his new owner was to have another pet of mine, Rebecca Liggero, smile at him and then dance with him.

    Over the longer term, I expect facebook to play an increasingly important role in the GPWA. We are devoting a substantial effort to building facebook applications that we think will change the face of the iGaming industry. We invite you to join us for an exciting ride. You can start by using this link to join the GPWA group on facebook.

    Our "acquisition" of Bodog might be just for fun, but the applications we are developing on facebook will change the way you think of affiliate marketing. We'll be making the first in a series of major announcements at CAC Amsterdam. I hope to see you there!

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    Michael, you know you've made it when Calvin Ayre is your pet!!!

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    Michael, how did you know I only smile at and dance with billionaires?! Impressive!

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    Wonderful acquisition Michael, let's grow your pets collection now!
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    Great stuff, I would be very interestede in an affiliate deal for my sites...let me know if you are interested

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    I read the newsletter bit and when I seen the title and little intro I just couldnt believe it. I actually thought you guys may have bought out the company...nice touch

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    <lol> I've been trying to save up enough to buy Michael... but his value goes up faster than my account!
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    Incredible and what an eye popping headline in the newsletter! Congrats and wow all at the same time! Great to be a member of such a super (and deep pocket) group of people.
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    OMG... I totally did bite on the headline.. thats too funny

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    Taken from my facebook profile:

    Michael A. Corfman bought you for $571.

    WOW my price was cheap! LOL I'm going to have to find out how to up my value. hehe

    Congrats on buying Calvin! Hopefully you won't have to worry about hostile takeovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bets@betsfreebets.co View Post
    Great stuff, I would be very interestede in an affiliate deal for my sites...let me know if you are interested
    We'll definitely be interested. And we think everyone in the GPWA will be interested when we announce the infrastructure we're developing and how it can be used at CAC Amsterdam.

    Quote Originally Posted by matted View Post
    <lol> I've been trying to save up enough to buy Michael... but his value goes up faster than my account!
    Every time someone buys you they have to pay about 10% more than the last person. That means that the price you have to pay doubles after around seven sales. In my case I've been bought around 40 times, oftentimes by employees that think "owning" me might provide some benefits.

    Quote Originally Posted by GamTrak View Post
    Taken from my facebook profile:

    Michael A. Corfman bought you for $571.

    WOW my price was cheap! LOL I'm going to have to find out how to up my value. hehe

    Congrats on buying Calvin! Hopefully you won't have to worry about hostile takeovers.
    That price is the starting price for someone that has not been bought before in the "Friends for sale!" application. I'm your first owner, and (so far) no one has decided to spend the price to buy you away from me. Anyone want to buy Gamgrak? If you do, I get half the profit and Gamtrack gets the other half.

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    Any sportsbook make a odd on this?

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    For a minute I thought you did, I didn't even know about Friends For Sale! Well I just added Friends For Sale! to my profile.

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    You had me in the newsletter, was just about to tell everyone in the office before I clicked through to this post... saved me looking a bit stupid!

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    LOL - a brilliant headline and a funny article!

    Nice one!

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    See what you did there...nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Anyone want to buy Gamgrak? If you do, I get half the profit and Gamtrack gets the other half.

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    Gamtrack, your price becomes higher. I bought you for$716

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    Quote Originally Posted by aksana View Post
    Gamtrack, your price becomes higher. I bought you for$716
    Even higher now - I bought GamTrak back so her value is now $786.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Even higher now - I bought GamTrak back so her value is now $786.

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    hehe, Gamtrack is my pet - $898!

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