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WPT Mobile Receives Industry Kudos

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The World Poker Tour’s WPT® Texas Hold’Em 2 mobile game recently announced that it has received several accolades by top mobile operators. Since its launch in October of 2007 by Hands-On Mobile, Inc., a leading company specializing in the development of connected games and applications, the game has achieved several milestones.

First, AT&T recognized WPT® Texas Hold’Em 2 was recognized in the company’s “Best of 2007” awards and won two categories – best card/casino game and best multiplayer game.

Second, Gambling Online Magazine recently concluded its 2007 Readers’ Choice Awards and gave the WPT game the silver award for top mobile poker game.

In addition, more than 12 million hands have been dealt to 140,000 unique users who have downloaded the game. The longest continuous game play session lasted thirteen hours. Over 7,000 millionaires and 200 billionaires have been created since its launch, though real money play is not allowed. And WPT® Texas Hold’Em 2 players have sent over seven million chat messages via the mobile game.

WPT Enterprises, Inc. founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Lipscomb said, “Today’s poker enthusiast is constantly looking for new ways to connect with the game, whether they’re at home, on the go, or sitting at the final table in the world’s biggest tournament. Our partnership with Hands-On Mobile has allowed us to extend our brand across multiple platforms and bring together new fans everyday.”

Michael Temkin, Chief Technology Officer and EVP operations at Hands-On Mobile, added, “WPT Texas Hold’em 2 is our number one title of all time because of the innovative community features that bring players together in new and unique ways. The fact that this game has been so successful for both WPT and our carrier partners is even more rewarding as we strive to release games and applications with wide consumer appeal and a community element at the core.”

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