World Poker Tour: Texas Hold 'Em 2 Riding High
Fancy a hand or twelve million?
Hands-On Mobile announced recently that their flagship title, World Poker Tour: Texas Hold 'Em 2, has reached some considerable milestones and has been recognized for several awards by top mobile operators. These include:
-AT&T "Best of 2007" awards: "Best Card/Casino Game" and "Best Multiplayer Game."
-Top Mobile Poker game in the 2007 Readers' Choice Awards by Gambling Online Magazine.
-Over twelve million hands dealt to 140,000 unique users since launch
-Over 7,000 millionaires and over 200 billionaires created since launch
-A continuous gameplay session lasting 13 hours
-Over seven million chat messages sent
"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," said Steve Lipscomb, founder, president and chief executive officer, WPT Enterprises, Inc. "Our partnership with Hands-On Mobile has allowed us to extend our brand across multiple platforms and bring together new fans everyday."
Perhaps the success of the game isn't too surprising when you consider that Texas Hold 'Em is most popular variation of poker in the western hemisphere thanks to constant television exposure.
"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," said Michael Temkin, chief technology officer and EVP operations at Hands-On Mobile. "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 their core."