There is an all time boom in the gaming and poker industry. Vying with each other are four slot online video games which which will be released this fall. Stacked, WPT 2K6, World Championship Poker2 and World Series of Poker will be the new entrants in the video game market. All these games seem to have certain common features. For instance, in each of them there are career modes and the player begins by making an avtar, with all the poker gear, a bankroll etc. and climbs up the success ladder – reaching out to become the world champion. Due to similarity of features, it remains to be determained still, as to who will capture the largest market share. Myelin Media’s Stacked stands out due to its unique feature that is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system known as Poki. WPT 2K6, a product of 2K Games is distinctive in that it is endorsed by the World Poker Tour(WPT) name, with Phil “the Unabomer” Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Erick Lindgren, Michael Mizrachi and several others, starring in it. Championship Poker by Crave Entertainment, got a moderate response from players; nevertheless it was successful enough to be followed by a sequel which is named World Championship Poker: Featuring Howard Lederer. The firstĀ  to be released from among the four games mentioned, will be World Series Poker by Activision; which will be out in the market by the 23rd of August. Cardplayer.com reports:

One software manufacturer who is, of yet, absent from the poker game market is EA Sports, famous for its Madden series, and known the world over for making the most comprehensive and realistic sports games. EA recently purchased the exclusive license from ESPN, making its own version of a World Series of Poker or TILT video game a possibility in the future.

Chartwell Technology Announces the Launch of its New Online Poker Network

Chartwell Technology Inc. a premier software provider, for both mobile and online gaming, has announced its new online network of poker sites. The online poker software from Chartwell has been licensed to power the new network. The newly started network of online poker rooms is called PokerNexus. This new network will be operated by Eliteclub Management N.V. and backed by Chartwell’s back end solutions. It already has two European sites as its members and Chartwell is confident that it will be able to add many other sites to it, by the end of the present financial year. The acquisition of online gaming software company, Micropower Corporation has proved to be a major strategic advantage and has greatly aided Chartwell to kickstart the new online Poker network. Chartwell President Darold Parker stated that the launch of this new technologically advanced product would be able to cater to the needs of all the users and would also bring returns to the company owing to the unique business model and the new technology platform on which it was based. Chartwell expects to make a good profit from this new venture that will contribute to the over-all revenue model of the company in the times to come. Poker777.com reports:

“The acquisition of Micropower met two key objectives of our poker strategy” explained Chatwell President and CEO Darold Parken. “By adding advanced poker software and a greatly expanded poker team, we have enabled the Company to launch a feature-rich, scalable product that meets the needs of our clients.”