Gambling software provider CYOP Systems announced that its backend licensed CrediPlay financial systems and mango live games have been localized. This localization has been done into traditional, easy Chinese, so that on line poker software can be used globally. The percentage of gamers in the South Asian countries is growing rapidly. Hence Chinese Portals that target markets in China and Taiwan are being prioritized. Mitch White, CEO of CYOP Systems said that the company planned to aggressively license the games to major portals and gaming companies in Asia. A strong internet growth and easily available disposable income had contributed to a steady increase in gambling in Asian countries. The markets estimate 7.4 m Chinese online players by next year. Newest market to be cashed in is the densly populated, economically upbeat South Asian sector.

The region has seen its numbers grow and gambling and entertainment research firm Christiansen Capital Advisors estimates the number of Asian online gamblers will grow from 4 million in 2003 to 7.4 million by 2006. Asia’s fondness for gaming and a large population, which is inclined to spend its disposable income on leisure goods and services, makes it a natural objective for our growth.”

Meet Poker Pro and Host of “Live At The Bike” – Shirley Rosario

Her face may be familiar to many viewers if have been watching “Live At the Bike” on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They must surely be wondering who the host of the program really was. The lady in question is Shirley Rosario who is more than just a pretty face in the poker community. Shirley is a successful poker player from LA. She has an excellent record in tournaments at casinos in California. Shirley has the distinction of finishing at a final table on the LIPS Tour at the World Series of Poker Circuit stop in San Diego. She has taken part in many World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker events. She can be seen playing the online version of the game or working as a proposition player at the Bicycle

She is one of the women who, while many may not know it, is truly immersed in the game of poker and is working to improve the sport in many ways. Be sure to take a look at the Los Angeles poker scene (and Shirley) during “Live At The Bike” from 6-10PM (Pacific Time) Wednesdays through Saturdays at thebike.com

WPT Enterprizes Launches New Series Showcasing the Top 250 Pros in the Game

WPT Enterprises Inc. is the well-known and extremely successful creator of the World Poker Tour. The company will be marketing its worldwide popular series to broadcasters around the globe. More importantly, it is about to start off its newest venture. This one showcases the top 250 poker players. It is aptly titled “All pros…all of the time.” WPT Enterprises is capitalizing on the phenomenal poker mania and by bringing the favorites and the pros on to the screen – it is assured of a ready-made audience. Players must qualify first for their PPT Card, that will be decided by a point system. This will  be taking into account, previous performances. Big names like Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, Doyle Brunson, Annie Duke and Daniel Negreanu are some of the pros, audience can expect to see.

The game remains the same but the television shows will be distinctly different from the WPT. The PPT has a different commentating crew, including Mark Seif, who recently won two gold bracelets at the 2005 World Series of Poker.