|Online and land-based gaming company Asian Logic Ltd has announced a deal with Fortune Bid Holdings BVI that will see the launch of two new Asia-facing poker sites.|
The Hong Kong-based firm stated that the first of these new sites would be located at DirtyStackPoker.com and run through its ESL subsidiary. The second and, as yet, unnamed room is scheduled to follow shortly with both sites operating on Playtech’s iPoker platform and launching during the second quarter of the year. The deal will give Fortune Bid two distinct poker sites appealing to different types of players.
'We have been hoping to establish our own rooms for sometime but needed a strong partner already established in the market,' said John Cislowski, President of Fortune Bid.
'We have been in discussions with ESL for some months as they are a major force in online gaming particularly in the Asian region. We are very excited at this agreement and what it brings to the table for us. We have been driving significant poker traffic for many years to third-party sites and have an established and loyal customer base and, with our own poker rooms, we see this as an opportunity to take it to another level.'
'A veteran of the gaming industry for many years, John Cislowski has developed an extensive network of websites that drive players to independent gaming sites,” said Chris Parker, Chief Executive Officer for Asianlogic.
“Now all this player traffic will be directed to proprietary poker rooms and we at AsianLogic are very happy to be his partner in what will undoubtedly be a highly successful venture.'
This announcement follows AsianLogic’s purchase two weeks ago of the Asian Poker Tour and the Korean Professional Poker Tour, a move that will see it manage the running of the events’ online and land- based tournaments along with assuming control over the competitions’ brands and URLs.