Casino City, the world’s largest provider of casino and gaming information, announced its acquisition of the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association, the largest webmaster forum of its kind on the Internet.

Casino City CEO Michael Corfman upon announcing the acquisition described the GPWA as a significant resource for online gaming portal site owners. He also added that these portal owners could only continue to thrive and grow under Casino City’s leadership.

“I look forward to working together with the GPWA membership, and with my colleagues at Casino City, to create an association that is vibrant and that has the relationships and resources necessary to make a difference,” Corfman said. Casino City has been working with the GPWA for four years. Likewise, Corfman himself has been a member for two years.

“I think of the gaming industry as a public garden,” Corfman said. “If we want people to visit so we can be successful, we have to get rid of the weeds. I believe communities like the GPWA can support the good industry players and expose the bad industry players if they have the right infrastructure in place. We will direct our energy, passion, and resources to build tools that will be of the greatest benefit to the GPWA community.”

The GPWA was established May 2001 by Cynthia Carley. Carley envisioned an organization that would strengthen ties between affiliate program managers and portal webmasters. Three years later, Carley sold the GPWA to husband and wife team John and Marlene Derosset, under whom the organization’s membership increased by 50 percent, now having over 3,300 members. The site’s sponsor base likewise doubled in size, benefitting all players only poker.

Carley is still an active GPWA member and has expressed her approval of Corfman’s acquisition, stating that his “ethics and values are sound, and his business expertise and acumen far surpass mine. I will be there to help in any way I can.”

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