Inside Asian Gaming

INSIDE ASIAN GAMING | Dec 2007 36 Online Gaming “G rowing up in a Vietnamese household [in the US], I thought everybody celebrated Christmas by gambling,” Tila Tequila told Inside Asian Gaming during a recent visit to Macau. Ms Tequila—dubbed “the Queen of MySpace”after accumulating more than two million friends on the social networking site and featured as a Time magazine Person of the Year for 2006—parlayed her celebrity status and business savvy to enter the world of online gaming with her site www.TilaCa-, which offers a full range of casino games and poker. The site recently received a revamp and now offers a slicker look and enhanced navigation, faster loading time, sexier playing features and a direct link to Tila’s News and Blogs. The games on Tila’s site are live and so are the dealers—they hand out chips and cards through live streaming video. The ca- sino hosts tournaments with large jackpots and poker players can compete at whatever level they prefer. Tila teamed up with Emphasis Services Limited (ESL), a leading Asian online gaming management, marketing and consultancy groups, to launch According to ESL Marketing Director Jeff Mann, “Tila has been totally hands on with the site’s new design and we all think it looks pretty damn good as well: It has Tila’s magic touch—she really is quite the business woman and cer- Tequila’s Shot Tila Tequila, “the Queen of MySpace” and star of hit MTV reality show “A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila”, continues her bid for online domination with