In a move that will appeal to the growing number of followers of Mahjong, the Vegas Partner Lounge group will soon be offering its newly licensed Mahjong Mania software from Microgaming at 28Mahjong.com. Already popular with approximately one billion players worldwide, it is predicted that Mahjong will be one of the fastest growing market segments over the next five years.
The timing of the Vegas Partner group’s announcement coincides with the increasing attention online gambling companies are paying to the huge potential of the Asia Pacific region.
The Mahjong Mania software, developed in partnership with Dynasty Gaming subsidiary Mahjong Mania, offers big winnings and is even more sophisticated and intense in its new on-screen version. Also, with Mahjong Mania software, players get to truly experience the real thrill and complexity of the game.
Mahjong is a 136 to 152-tile game that some believe was developed around 500 BC by the great Chinese philosopher, Confucius. It is the most ancient game so far to be updated by the ever-expanding online gambling industry, yet it still offers all the fun and excitement seen with other Internet games.
In addition to Mahjong Mania, Microgaming will continue to offer operators an unparalleled line of new games scheduled for rollout at four new games per month.
Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever, remarked: “Localization is vital if one is to secure long-term success in new markets. Key to that is cutting edge software that offers a dependable, rich gaming experience for experienced and novice payers alike. Microgaming has an unparalleled ability to explore new boundaries for our operators in global online gaming. We are confident that it will provide the estimated 1 billion Mahjong players worldwide with the first aggregate online version of the most widely played game in the world. This is just the beginning.”
Mahjong Mania President, Adriaan Brink, also commented saying that: “Our agreement with Microgaming enables us to efficiently and credibly create relationships with a large number of well established and successful casino operators, Vegas Partners and 28Mahjong being the first. We recognize the importance of moving quickly in this market and we believe our continuing link with Microgaming will be critical in achieving early and broad market penetration.”
Posted on: October 4, 2006