LOS ANGELES - May 10, 2006 - Today at the
12th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los
Angeles Convention Center, Glu Mobile, a leading creator and
global publisher of mobile entertainment, announced it has
signed poker legend Chris "Jesus" Ferguson to play key roles
in both the World Series of Poker® Texas Hold'em game and the
World Series of Poker® Player Advisor application. These are
the first two products in the World Series of Poker mobile
portfolio based on a multi-year, worldwide alliance between
Glu and Harrah's License Company, LLC, an affiliate of
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., (NYSE: HET).
"World Series of Poker is known for its champions, and Chris Ferguson is the most iconic champion in poker," said Robert Nashak, chief creative officer, Glu Mobile. "Based on Chris' tournament success, worldwide popularity and expert poker skills we're thrilled to incorporate him into our mobile products."
Known in the poker world as "Jesus", Chris Ferguson is identifiable by his signature black hat, duster and long hair. He has notched nine first place tournament finishes, including the 2000 World Series of Poker, has five World Series of Poker bracelets and is one of the most recognizable faces in poker.
"The team at Glu is doing a fabulous job of creating an authentic poker experience, and I'm honored to be a part of these cutting-edge mobile products," commented Chris Ferguson.
The World Series of Poker mobile products will feature:
- World Series of Poker® Texas Hold'em: This single and multi-player game will feature Chris Ferguson as the in-game advisor. Players of all levels will be able to improve their skills by soliciting advice on how to play their hand.
- World Series of Poker® Player Advisor: The ultimate poker toolkit for players looking to improve their game, the World Series of Poker® Player Advisor will include insider strategies, tips and advice from Chris Ferguson to help players master Texas Hold'em.
World Series of Poker® Texas Hold'em and World Series of Poker® Player Advisor will be available to consumers on major wireless carriers around the world this fall.
For more information, visit www.glu.com.
About Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile is a leading developer and global publisher of mobile entertainment. Glu's portfolio of games, ringtones, wallpapers and information applications include both original titles and entertainment based on major brands from Atari, Cartoon Network, Celador International, FOX Sports Interactive, Harrah's, Hasbro, Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, Sega and Twentieth Century Fox. Based in San Mateo, California with offices in Hong Kong, London and Manchester, Glu is funded by top venture firms NEA, BA Venture Partners, Granite Global Ventures, Sienna Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners, and by Time Warner Investments. Recently Glu acquired the UK-based mobile entertainment company iFone, adding SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, MONOPOLY, and ATARI Classics to its portfolio. Consumers can find fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.
About Harrah's Entertainment
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. ® (NYSE:HET) is the world's largest provider of branded casino entertainment. Since it's beginning in Reno, Nevada, 68 years ago, Harrah's has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions. Harrah's Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. More information is available at www.harrahs.com and www.worldseriesofpoker.com.
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