(PRWEB) April 2, 2007
Chanpoker.com, a new online poker venture affiliated with poker legend and three times world champion Johnny Chan, has signed with Ongame Network - one of the world's largest online poker networks and a premium supplier of poker and casino software. The Chanpoker.com site is scheduled to launch on 30 March: once it is live, players will be able to greet, meet and face one of poker's most celebrated superstars represented by a specially customized avatar.
"It's a great honour for us to have been chosen by Johnny Chan and the team behind Chanpoker.com, and we loved the idea of creating an avatar exclusively for Mr. Chan," enthuses Martin Lerby, head of Ongame Network. "We look forward to seeing him play on chanpoker.com and fulfilling many poker players' dreams of being able to play against him - and possibly even beat him!"
Players will not only be able to play against Johnny Chan, but will even be able to take lessons and tutoring from him at the Chanpoker school of poker. Special live tournaments, freerolls and opportunities to meet the legend face-to-face are just some of the other attractions that will make Chanpoker unique.
"Joining Ongame Network will ensure that Chanpoker's players will have an enjoyable and consistent experience on one of the most tried, tested and trusted platforms online," concludes Xander Oxman, Chanpoker's Marketing Director.
Please visit http://www.ongamenetwork.com for further information and other recent press releases issued by Ongame Network.
For further information please contact:
Martin Lerby, Head of Ongame Network
Phone: +46 8 789 12 40
About Ongame Network:
Ongame Network is a leading provider of business-to-business online and mobile gaming solutions, with a focus on poker. The company provides Windows, Java and mobile poker and casino games to global partners who differentiate their own brands, technologies and promotional strategies. The network consists of 25 operators, and more than 30,000 players can be found playing concurrently at peak times during the day. This makes Ongame Network one of the world's largest poker networks, offering both operators and their players a wide variety of exciting ring games and tournaments to choose from every hour of every day. Ongame Network is a division of bwin, a leading provider of online gaming entertainment. Further information about Ongame Network can be found on the Internet at http://www.ongamenetwork.com.
The bwin Group has over 10 million registered customers (including 7 million "play money" customers) in over 20 core target markets. Operating under international and regional licenses in countries like Gibraltar, Kahnawake (Canada), Belize and Germany, Italy, Mexico, Austria and the United Kingdom, the Group has set itself the goal of becoming the number one address for sports betting, games and entertainment via digital distribution channels. The Group offers sports betting, poker, casino games, soft and skill games, as well as audio and video streams on top sporting events such as the German Bundesliga. The parent company bwin Interactive Entertainment AG has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since March 2000 (ID code "BWIN", Reuters ID code "BWIN.VI"). Further information about the bwin Group can be found on its investor relations website at http://www.bwin.ag.