|February 27, 2008 - Macau: Mahjong Time, the premium online mahjong platform provider, has been selected by the prestigious World Mahjong Limited, founder of the prevailing World Series of Mahjong (WSOM) tournament, to bring a new era of Mahjong tournament to the gaming world.|
At its sponsored luncheon during the Asian i-Gaming Congress today, Mr. John Hardyment, CEO of World Mahjong Limited ('WML'), announced its new exciting and exclusive collaboration with Mahjong Time as the official online mahjong software and platform provider for the second-annual World Series of Mahjong.
Licensees of Mahjong Time will exclusively provide the WSOM rule set and scoring system online, and run qualifying tournaments offering the winners guaranteed seats at the championship finals plus many other unique benefits.
'We are extremely excited to partner with the leading provider of live, professional Mahjong tournaments featuring the highest prize money in the history of Mahjong', said William Sutjiadi, CEO of Mahjong Time. 'We believe we provide the most comprehensive solution for ambitious gaming operators who aim to explore the enormous potential of Mahjong and promote their products globally.' The said partnership is intended to build a stronger and more dynamic annual global Mahjong event in the years to come.
Following the remarkable success of the first World Series event with nearly 300 Mahjong players from around the world, the intense three-day tournament will return this year at the Wynn Macau from September 19th to 21st, featuring a minimum total prize pool of US$1.0 million.
There are several official satellite tournaments scheduled to take place at prestigious venues in Taiwan, Australia, Canada and the United States. More official, national satellite tournaments will be announced soon for China,
Japan, Europe and other countries and territories.
Last year's event proved so popular that WML has produced 13 one-hour episodes of the 2007 event produced in Cantonese, English and Mandarin with complex and simplified Chinese subtitles. 'The World Series of Mahjong has already been aired on Pay per View in Canada over the Chinese New Year holidays. We are presently determining our broadcasters in the United States, Asia and Europe and will announce the global distribution of the episodes very soon', commented Mr. Richard Young, Executive TV Producer of the World Series event.
Mahjong Time is the most innovative provider of premier Mahjong software and turnkey solutions. Formed in late 2004 and managed by a team with in-depth Mahjong experience and a solid gaming heritage, Mahjong Time's objective is to provide a Mahjong platform that appeals to players worldwide. Mahjong Time has a detailed understanding of all aspects of the game, operational and market requirements and is also the official partner of the European Mahjong Association, North American Mahjong Federation and nine National Mahjong Associations.
The World Series of Mahjong was launched in 2006 by WML, a group of international media veterans and entertainment industry practitioners.
Headquartered in the Greater China Region, WML aims to organize major and high quality international sports and entertainment games. The World Series of Mahjong gathers top Mahjong players from all over the world to vie for the enviable title of 'World Mahjong Champion' and the biggest prize money in the history of Mahjong. Details about the event - enrolment, rules and regulations and grading scheme etc - are available on its official website www.world-series-mahjong.com.
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