EA & World Series of Poker Team Up and Launch Authentic Poker Game for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
World Series of Poker Presented by EA Available Now in the App Store
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Poker players, prepare for some serious action. EA Mobile™, a division
of Electronic Arts, Inc. (Nasdaq:EA) and the world's leading mobile
games publisher, along with Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
(CIE), one of the largest online, mobile and social gaming company
focused on casino-style entertainment, today announced the launch of World
Series of Poker® Presented by EA. The new, true-to-life,
play-for-fun poker app brings one of the most trusted names in poker to
iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices worldwide.
With features and functions pulled straight from live action, World
Series of Poker deals fans the thrill of playing in the World
Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament, all from their iPhone, iPad or iPod
Touch. The app is designed to appeal to novices and pro players alike
with the challenge of going after virtual bracelets and rings, VIP rooms
and Pro status levels that can only be earned with skill.
"EA and Caesars have teamed up to bring the most authentic poker game to
the App Store," said Bernard Kim, Senior Vice President of Social and
Mobile Publishing at EA. "We've taken the adrenaline rush of playing at
the table and combined it with stats to help you anticipate your
opponents' moves for a truly fun and competitive game that fans can play
anytime. No other app captures the true poker experience like World
Series of Poker."
World Series of Poker is packed with features that give
fans the ability to:
Enjoy multiple game modes including two different styles of poker with
Texas Hold'em and Omaha Poker.
Play with friends and people around the world at any time via Facebook
with anonymous login options coming soon.
Participate in tournaments to collect virtual WSOP rings and bracelets
just like the pros.
Become a VIP player to track and analyze over 25 statistics including
the frequency of raises and the percentage of folds pre-flop.
Chat in real time with other players and send virtual gifts like
energy drinks, sunglasses or even pets like pandas and cobras to
Earn Pro status to play in exclusive high-stakes tables with other
gamers that play like the pros. Higher bets mean a better return on
investment for the hardcore player.
Purchase additional chip stacks and gold in game in addition to
winning at tables and through tournaments
"We are excited to partner with EA and bring a fun and authentic poker
experience to your phone or tablet," said CIE Chief Financial Officer
Craig Abrahams. "The WSOP defines the ultimate poker experience and now
EA is helping bring the virtual Vegas experience to our customers across
multiple mobile devices worldwide."
EA and CIE, the interactive arm of Caesars Entertainment Corporation
joined forces on game design and concept to develop World Series
of Poker to appeal to both the casual and experienced gaming and
poker enthusiast. World Series of Poker is now available
for free worldwide on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch on the iTunes
App Store and coming this month to Google Play. For more information
on the game, please visit www.WSOPMobile.com
To view the launch trailer for World Series of Poker please
visit this link
About Electronic Arts, Inc.
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
About Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Caesars Interactive Entertainment is one of the largest online, mobile
and social gaming company focused on casino-style entertainment (a
subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world's most
diversified gaming company). CIE owns the World Series of Poker,
Playtika, a social games developer of popular titles including
Slotomania and Caesars Casino, and also licenses its brands in legal
real money gaming jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, France and
Italy. CIE is actively pursuing further expansion and acquisitions to
build upon its capabilities and product portfolio.
About the World Series of Poker (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 2011, the event
attracted 75,672 entrants from 105 different countries to the Rio in Las
Vegas and awarded over $192 million in prize money. 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,
join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldSeriesofPoker
or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WSOP.
EA, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.
Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing)
Ltd. Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. John
Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and
used with permission. World Series of Poker ®, WSOP® and related designs
are trademarks of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. iPhone, iPod
touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark
of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.
Alexis McDowel, 650-628-7703
Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Seth Palansky, 702-407-6344
Source: Electronic Arts, Inc.
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