PlayTech Sign Exclusive Deal With TankSoft
By Joe
Playtech has announced it has agreed exclusive terms with Tanksoft Inc, a leading specialist in Mahjong gaming software. It is hoped that the tie-up will help Playtech as they expand into the Asian market.

The deal will allow Playtech to offer country specific versions of TankSoft’s mahjong games, hopefully by the end of 2006.

“We have 11 sites that cater specifically for the Asian market that have been requesting mahjong games from us,” said Playtech CEO, Avira Zmora. “In order to ensure the quality of product that our licensees have come to expect from Playtech we have been careful to find the best partner in this field. In TankSoft we believe we have found that partner. By the end of 2006 we will have added TankSoft’s market leading games and functionality to Playtech’s tried and tested core gaming platform which will help us to further penetrate the Asian market.”

TankSoft has been responsible for Mahjong products dating back to 2000, with its CEO, Dr Tai Up Kim involved in the game for over 30 years.

“We are very excited to be working with the industry leader in gaming software for Asia, if not the world,” said Dr Kim. “Amongst the many companies that approached us, they were the only ones that recognised the importance of the measures taken to completely negate collusion and the other features that make our games truly unique. The combination of our dynamic and reliable games coupled with Playtech’s highly respected platform should result in a world leading mahjong offering.”

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