Tri-lingual, Hong Kong resident, Jay Tan, has signed up to keep Tatjana Pasalic company in the hottest poker team in the world as the Bodog Recreational Poker Model launches in Asia.
Jay’s signing coincides with the launch of a Chinese speaking client on the Bodog Poker Network and her fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese coupled with her poker prowess made her an irresistibly strong candidate. To date no other poker room has so specifically targeted itself directly to Chinese speakers and Bodog88 believe they can forge a new market for online poker.
Jay who confesses to regularly dreaming about getting leathered up, straddling a Ducati Monster and heading out on to the race track is the latest stunner to join Bodog’spoker team.
Jay is also pretty useful at the felts and recently came second in the Red Dragon event at the Macau Poker Cup.
The adrenalin junkie is also a keen Mahjong player too — due in part to her aunt’s critically acclaimed book The Joy Luck Club in which bonding around the mahjong regularly features. Online mahjong is now the fastest growing game in Asia with an estimated 10 million playing at any one time. Jay is a keen player of both online poker and mahjong and explains her decision to join Team Bodog:
“The Bodog brand is all about having a good time and they are never afraid to take on the establishment and I like to think that’s me too. Bodog88 also seems to really understand the Asian market…poker is relatively new to Asia where Mahjong is still king and I hear Bodog88 will have that online very soon. I’ve never seen anybody else have Super 6 Bacarat online before either – this is huge in the Macau casinos right now. It shows a real understanding of the region.”
She continues: “Bodog Network’s poker product is really wild and the anonymous tables have caused a lot of controversy but Asians will love it. They are new to the game and don’t want to be beaten by players who are unfairly using their own playing data against them.”
Jonas Odman, VP of the Bodog Poker Network, commented: “We have only just launched poker on the site and believe that while still a niche product in the region the Bodog Poker Network version we have will be more popular than conventional European poker rooms. In the same way Asian players prefer live dealer online casinos to the more normal RNG ones in Europe we believe Asians will prefer the protection from sharks that the anonymous tables offer them.”
“With Jay as the face of the brand we can take things a step further as she is a trusted and likeable ambassador for us – she can also play a mean game of poker!”