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    Thumbs up GPWA Acquires CAP and Lyceum Media! (Just Joking)

    Sometimes jokes are not funny to everyone involved, and that was the case here. I want to apologize for that since I truly do value a good working relationship between CAP and the GPWA. I think everyone does. So, I've made a couple edits in this thread and have also quoted the contents of this first post below so that it is clearly understood by anyone in the future, before they start reading it, that the beginning of the post is in jest.

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    I'm extremely pleased and excited to announce that earlier today the GPWA established a controlling interest in both CAP and Lyceum Media.

    Since becoming the executive director of the GPWA nearly two years ago I've worked hard to establish a very positive and cooperative relationship with CAP, and they've done the same with us. We actively promote the CAP Euro conferences to our members and they support our participation in a variety of ways - I spoke at the first CAP Euro conference and we have had a stand at all of their conferences. We both agree that a strong cooperative relationship is important to the growth of the industry.

    And we have looked for ways to work even more closely together. In fact, Warren Jolly made a trip to our offices a year ago in the interest trying to work even more closely with us. More recently we have both established groups on facebook, which will be a major focus of the GPWA moving forward. And we've also worked very closely over the years with our friends at Lyceum Media, who together with CAP, put on the CAP Euro conferences.

    Thus it is with great pleasure, and in the spirit of even greater cooperation in the future between the GPWA and CAP and Lyceum Media, that I announce our newest round of acquisition activities on facebook. Our new acquisitions of CAP and Lyceum media make our acquisition of Calvin Ayre, as the CEO of BoDog last week, seem like childsplay (for more details on our Bodog acquisition, see the thread GPWA Acquires Bodog!).

    Once again we've used the popular "Friends for Sale!" facebook application. The application has well over a half million users on a daily basis, and has allowed us to acquire all of the key players in CAP and Lyceum Media as "pets."

    Planning for the acquision began some time ago. Any acquisition takes capital, and the first order of business was to raise the capital necessary. As was the case with Bodog last week, 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 this massive acquisition as well as the funds that might be necessary to fight off any subsequent hostile takeover attempts. We intend for our controlling interest to survive over the longer term - not just for an afternoon.

    Between myself, as the Executive Director of the GPWA, and Steven Corfman, as the Program Manager, we have acquired the following executives and staff at CAP and Lyceum Media and related businesses:

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    CEO
    President
    Product Manager
    General Manager of Online Poker Division
    Marketing Director
    Marketing Coordinator

    Lyceum Media:

    Jodi Thind - Founder and Managing Partner
    Larry Colcy, Senior PR Account Manager
    Melissa Ross, PR Manager
    Michael Caselli - Founder and Partner

    iGaming Business (affiliated with Lyceum Media):

    Michael Caselli - Managing Editor
    Alex Pratt - Publisher

    SportBusiness Group (affiliated with Lyceum Media):

    Sasha Barker - Senior Events Producer


    As I've stated before, over the long 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 "acquisitions" of CAP and Lyceum Media and Bodog might be just for fun, but the applications we are developing on facebook will change the way you think of affiliate marketing. As I stated when we acquired Bodog last week, we'll be making the first in a series of major announcements about our facebook plans at CAC Amsterdam. I hope to see you there!

    Michael
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    1-0 to you Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Our "acquisitions" of CAP and Lyceum Media and Bodog might be just for fun, but the applications we are developing on facebook will change the way you think of affiliate marketing.

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    I am really excited about this facebook application!

    Also, heartiest congratulation to you Michael for the new acquisition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexpratt View Post
    I hope you look after me _ i need a lot of care and attention!
    Of course we'll take care of you Alex! And you know you're well-liked when you were the first of our new acquisition bought away from us. But don't worry, we bought you back right away after we noticed, so you're in good hands once again.

    And in terms of care and attention, I'll see to it that we send you a "welcome" gift of some sort within the next day.

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    Congrats GPWA !

    I havn't been able to look at Facebook in a week or two. I just discovered that Kirsten (gns) purchased me for $1! lol. Aksana now owns me and shelled out $51.

    Please take good care of me Aksana, I'm cheap but I'm not easy!

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    Congrats

    Going to check Facebook now...
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    I just want to publicly praise Alex now that he is officially "owned" by the GPWA for the absolutely fabulous job he has done over the years, and more recently for the job he has done together with Sasha on the various conferences for which he has held responsibility.

    As his new master, and as a gesture of goodwill, I want to make absolutely sure that his contribution is publicly recognized and acknowledged in front of everyone here at the GPWA.

    THANK YOU ALEX.
    THANK YOU ALEX.
    THANK YOU ALEX.
    THANK YOU ALEX.
    THANK YOU ALEX.
    THANK YOU ALEX.

    EVERYTHING (GOOD) YOU DO IS APPRECIATED.
    EVERYTHING (GOOD) YOU DO IS APPRECIATED.
    EVERYTHING (GOOD) YOU DO IS APPRECIATED.
    EVERYTHING (GOOD) YOU DO IS APPRECIATED.
    EVERYTHING (GOOD) YOU DO IS APPRECIATED.
    EVERYTHING (GOOD) YOU DO IS APPRECIATED.





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    Your Facebook application sounds very exciting - I can't wait to see what you are going to bring to the table!

    Good luck with the new pets as well. Remember to train them right and maybe they'll even roll over and beg for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallstreeterww View Post
    Wow you almost had me going there until i saw it was a joke
    Serious jokes live long.

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