Japan gets mobile casino - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Japanese punters are now able to play casino games on the move because of a new alliance between owners of BeTheDealer and cellular programmers TBR Entertainment. The launch of ArkCasino?s cellular games package marks the first time in history that an Asian Casino has offered secure, real money wagering via cell phones. 7.2 Million owners of Domoco mobile phones have been playing the slot game launched in February via real money casino accounts from www.arkcasino.com.

?The technological advances in our cellular product will lead the way into a new realm of gaming and casino entertainment,? said Shmuel Ephron, CEO of BeTheDealer Casino. ?While other software companies are developing and promising a dynamic cellular future, we have already delivered a higher quality product to an excited and enthusiastic audience.?

?Modern Japanese culture has always been on the cutting edge of technology, which is why we are proud to bring our outstanding product to Japan?s marketplace first,? says Hiroshi Aoyama of TBR Entertainment. ?As global distribution of new cellular technologies advances, so will the world?s ability to enjoy our cellular gaming platform.? Japanese players at www.arkcasino.com, a licensed operator of BeTheDealer Casino, can access both the PC download casino and the new cellular casino with the same, free account.

The download casino offers BTD?s full suite of 23 casino games, replete with the patented ?Dealer? functionalities. The cellular casino currently offers three variations of BTD?s 3-reel multi-line progressive jackpots slots, with video poker and blackjack to be released within the coming weeks

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