The glitzy DrHo.com Web site uses a James Bond-style theme of girls and glamour, selling 78-year-old billionaire Stanley Ho as a pirate-battling folk hero. A naked woman in silhouette stands beside an anonymous man on the welcome page, then another in a bikini invites punters into a world of 'excitement, international adventure, luxury, thrills and power'. The site says: 'These are the worlds of Dr Ho', and promises to make 'your wildest dreams reality'. A red-and-black cartoon image of Mr Ho, dressed in dinner jacket and bow tie, holds a giant playing card, the ace of hearts. 'If you've never heard of Dr Ho, you haven't spent enough time in the top Asian casinos,' the site says, calling him by the Chinese name Wong Tai Sin, which means 'the god who fulfils wishes'. 'His dramatic rise to fame is charted in popular movies and books. He has been honoured by the British monarchy and his holiness Pope John Paul II. He has survived a pirate attack and numerous threats on his life. 'Dr Ho is respected in Asia as a man of extraordinary power, talent and philanthropy. He never misses a day without a half-hour swim, and excels at hunting, tennis and performing. He is a highly-skilled ballroom dancer and collector of limousines. He is Dr Ho, casino tycoon.' The site curiously fails to mention that Mr Ho is a sworn non-gambler. It describes his road to wealth as a fairytale rags-to-riches story which began when his father lost his fortune and abandoned the family when Mr Ho was 13. 'Falling from charmed heir to castaway overnight, Stanley Ho had to work hard to make his way in the world,' it says. In his online biography, the self-made mogul becomes an action hero. 'Dr Ho's greatness comes from an almost mythical ability to survive and prosper in the face of incredible risk,' the site says. 'The first display of his remarkable wits came in the 1940s, when he ran a cargo boat that ran through the mouth of the Pearl River, a dangerous area infested with Japanese troops and pirates. Dr Ho's boat was ambushed and several of his shipmates were killed. Remaining calm, Dr Ho masterminded a plan to overthrow the pirates, eventually returning the cargo safely home.' The Web site says that when it starts taking bets gamblers will see a real-life croupier - working from a casino somewhere in Asia and filmed with a video camera - dealing cards in the corner of their screens. She will pass the cards through a scanning device and the result will show up in animated form in the main display. In roulette, the wheel will have devices to detect the outcome of each spin and translate it to animation for online players. For anyone still undecided about the glamorous world of 'Dr Ho', whose title arises from an honorary doctorate, there is the following reassurance: 'In light of his many brilliant accomplishments, one can be sure that Dr Ho knows the future of the entertainment is online.'