San Mateo, Calif. – November 3, 2009 – Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced the worldwide availability of its World Series of Poker® Hold’em Legend app on the App Store. The World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend app is an authentic, high stakes poker game for iPhone and iPod touch based on the most popular brand in poker, the World Series of Poker. It’s based on a multi-year, worldwide alliance between Glu and Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET).
“World Series of Poker is the no. 1 brand in poker, and we are thrilled to bring iPhone and iPod touch users the most exciting, prestigious poker app available,” said Alex Galvagni, CTO & SVP Global Product Development, Glu. “By creating a fast-paced and unique World Series of Poker gaming experience and adding new functionality with peer-to-peer multiplayer capability, the World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend App will keep players entertained for hours.”
The incredible depth of career mode in World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend app lets fans play through over 25 events across seven casino venues; five of these venues being actual Harrah’s properties that include introduction videos for each location. This is also the only mobile game where players can play for a virtual bracelet, poker’s most coveted prize. The peer-to-peer functionality, intelligent AI and leaderboard integration on wsop.com up the ante for any player.
App features include:
*Peer-to-Peer Multiplayer - play heads-up poker against a friend via Bluetooth.Hand Replays – players can save their favorite hands so that they can relive monster hands and suck-outs. Multiplayer – play in up to nine player games against players from around the world. Authentic Venues – play through 25 events across seven casino venues; five of which are actual Harrah’s properties including Caesars Palace, the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino and the Casino of the Empire. Cut-scenes – players can watch high-quality videos of featured opponents. Listen to your iPod music - access music from an iTunes library while playing. World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend is available for £3.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. For live updates, follow Glu on Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glu.mobile.
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About Glu Mobile
Glu (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Bonsai Blast, Brain Genius, Glyder, Stranded, Super K.O. Boxing! and titles based on major brands from partners including Activision, Atari, Fox Mobile Entertainment, Harrah's, Hasbro, Konami, Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA, Sony and Warner Bros. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif. and has offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia and Spain. Consumers can find high-quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.
About the WSOP
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world awarding millions of dollars in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport's top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker's longest running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2009, the event attracted 60,875 entrants from 115 different countries to the Rio in Las Vegas and awarded over $174 million in prize money. The creation of the new delayed Main Event final table more than doubled ratings on ESPN year-over-year. In December, 2008 the WSOP was named the 7th most admired sports brand in North America by the Turnkey Team Brand Index trailing only the more established NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and PGA Tour among sports properties. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent in 2007 of the World Series of Poker Europe. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit our website at www.wsop.com
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