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World Poker Tour Hold ‘Em Showdown

Show your hand on the iOS.

Latest in a series of WPT mobile products that have been downloaded nearly 20 million times

SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 23, 2011 — Hands-On Entertainment, an award-winning entertainment company that develops and publishes social and mobile games, is upping the ante with World Poker Tour Hold ‘Em Showdown, now available for download on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Joining the award-winning series of popular World Poker Tour branded mobile, handheld and social games, WPT® Hold ‘Em Showdown delivers one of the most robust multiplayer poker experiences ever to hit the mobile platform. 

WPT Hold ‘Em Showdown raises the bar with groundbreaking 3D graphics, enhanced avatar customization, and new casinos and tournament venues. Features include:

-        leaderboards, achievements, stat-tracking

-        single player or multiplayer games

-        tournament play

-        private tables

-        buddy lists and chat with other players

-        offline and online game play modes

-        in-app chip purchasing and Apple Game Center integration

“Poker experts and casual gamers alike continually enjoy playing our top rated WPT games, including WPT Texas Hold ‘Em Poker on Facebook,” said Judy Wade, CEO of Hands-On Entertainment. “ WPT Hold ‘Em Showdown is a great addition to our suite of WPT-branded games and offers our users even more competition and interaction with their friends and poker rivals.”

Whether you are an advanced poker player or just learning the basics, WPT Hold ‘Em Showdown offers tables suited for every level of game play, allowing poker fans to hone their skills on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch anytime, anywhere.

“Our partnership with Hands-On Entertainment has been one of the longest and most successful in mobile gaming history,” said Adam Pliska, President of World Poker Tour. “ WPT Hold ‘Em Showdown is an exciting and innovative new installment in an already incredible interactive game series which has allowed millions of fans to connect to the WPT brand on their mobile devices and on Facebook.”

For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/wptmobilepoker.

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About Hands-On Entertainment

Hands-On Entertainment is an award-winning entertainment company that develops and publishes social and mobile games. The company partners with premium media brands to help them extend their consumer reach on multiple platforms by providing constant connectivity and interaction through gaming. Its portfolio consists of WPT® Texas Hold 'Em games, including WPT Texas Hold 'Em Poker on Facebook and the newly released WPT® Hold ‘Em Showdown for mobile, as well as the critically acclaimed Deadliest Catch®, 90210™, and more. Hands-On offers distribution of the world's best entertainment brands and content across mobile and social networks, from partners including Activision, CBS, Discovery Channel, Fox, NBC Universal, and World Poker Tour. Established in 2001, Hands-On Entertainment is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/handson.

Hands-On is a trademark of Hands-On Entertainment, Inc. All other product or company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is one of the most recognized names in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in over 150 countries and territories and is currently airing its all-new ninth season on FSN in the United States. Season 9 of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site which offers inside access to the WPT as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 37 states across the U.S. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT is a subsidiary of PartyGaming Plc. For more information, go to worldpokertour.com.  Follow us on Twitter: @wptnewsalerts  Become our friend on Facebook: Facebook.com/worldpokertour

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