Gambling Software Takes on Asia

Published June 11, 2005 by OCR Editor

Gambling Software Takes on Asia

Two online casino software providers have decided to join forces earlier this week. Gambling Federation and Mahjong Mania reached an agreement according to which Gambling Federation will be able to include Mahjong Mania software as part of their games sui

The first Gambling Federation powered online casino to offer Mahjong Mania software will be Video Poker Classic.

Mahjong Mania specializes in developing an online casino version for the 4,000 years-old Chinese game called Mahjong. The game of Mahjong is played by 4 players, using cards or tiles. Much like in Rummy, a winning hand is made out of runs and 3 or 4 of a kind plus special hands. Currently, Mahjong Mania is the only software provider that offers a multi-player version of Mahjong, where you can play for real money.

Mahjong is one of the most popular games around the world, particularly in Asia. In a recent survey held in China, 45 percent of the people asked said that they frequently play Mahjong for money.

The industry has long been trying to penetrate the Asian market, but to no avail. Today, 95 million (and counting) people have access to the Internet in Chine alone! When you take into account the popularity of Mahjong in other Asian countries such as Japan, Taiwan and Korea, you realize that this game has the biggest marketing potential out of all games put together.

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