|World Gaming plc (OTC BB: WGMGY) solidified plans to enter Pacific-Asia with the release of 16 instant play Java casino games in the three most widely used Asian languages. The company's introduction of Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Japanese languages extends its reach into what analysts describe as one of the fastest-growing I-gaming marketplaces. 'Multi-language and multi-currency offerings remain high priorities as we endeavor to meet the needs of our licensees who wish to pursue growth opportunities in international markets,'said Mike Aymong, CEO of World Gaming. 'The Asian market remains a diverse, high-growth market with a positive outlook for the I-gaming industry.'|
According to a recent Bear Stearns report, the Asian population has the highest propensity and frequency of wagering of any demographic in the world. Furthermore, Merrill Lynch reports that Asian Internet users currently account for 8.6 per cent of the world's online consumer spending. That figure is expected to climb to more than 25 per cent by 2005. The River City Group estimates that the Asian I-gaming market will see similar growth over the same period.
'This release not only reflects our efforts to grow the number of players on the World Gaming platform, but it is also a concrete step toward the further diversification of that player base,' said Rodney Davis, interim COO and CFO of World Gaming. 'The Asian market is currently underserved and we intend to provide our licensees with culturally specific online products to be successful in the region.'
World Gaming, a global pioneer in I-gaming technologies, offers sportsbook betting, pari-mutuel wagering and casino games available in instant-play Java and downloadable Windows formats. The company's new Asian language games can be found at: www.eCasino365.com.
About World Gaming plc
World Gaming plc is a pioneer and leader in I-gaming software and
e-commerce technologies. World Gaming is an international
developer, licensor and provider of the industry's most
comprehensive offering of online gaming products, including
casino, sportsbook and pari-mutuel betting. The Company powers
more than 750 Web sites with over 250,000 active accounts
worldwide. For more information about World Gaming, visit the
company's Web site at www.worldgaming.com
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