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Glu Mobile Partners with Probability PLC for Mobile Gambling
Real-money gambling expands mobile portfolio to reach new international
audiences with Glu original IP-branded casino games
San Francisco, Calif. - Oct. 8, 2012 - Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading
global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet
devices, today announced that the company has entered into a strategic
relationship with Probability PLC for mobile gambling.
Probability, the UK's only pure-play publicly-traded mobile gambling company,
will leverage successful, existing Glu original IP to create a suite of Glu-
branded mobile slot games. Many of Glu's leading brands, such as Contract
Killer, Deer Hunter, and Gun Bros, have millions of
worldwide fans. The slot
games will be distributed to audiences in Probability's regulated markets,
initially the UK and Italy.
"We believe that mobile gambling momentum is beginning to accelerate on a global
basis, and with this deal, Glu becomes an early mover. We anticipate that as
additional markets around the world open up to real-money mobile gaming, we will
expand our investment in the subsector," said Niccolo de Masi, Chief Executive
Officer of Glu Mobile. "We view real-money mobile gaming as an opportunity to
extend the reach of our successful original IP to new demographics, as well as
deepen engagement and rewards for our players."
Glu original IP-branded casino games will be offered as part of the Probability
portfolio and will be made available to a broad range of distribution channels
including, potentially, Probability's partners such as PaddyPower, William Hill,
Ladbrokes, and other network partners.
"We are delighted to be partnering with a pioneer and leader in the freemium
mobile gaming industry," said Charles Cohen, CEO, Probability PLC. "We look
forward to deepening our relationship with Glu as we seek to expand our
regulatory reach to new markets worldwide."
The relationship has been structured so that Probability will provide a
comprehensive operational role, accepting all regulatory responsibilities.
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including that as we
anticipate that additional markets around the world will open up to real-money
mobile gaming, we will expand our investment in the subsector; our expectation
that real-money mobile gaming is an opportunity to extend the reach of our
successful original IP to new demographics, as well as deepen engagement and
rewards for our players; and our expectation that Glu's original IP-branded
casino games will be offered as part of the Probability portfolio and will be
made available to a broad range of distribution channels including, potentially,
PaddyPower, William Hill and Ladbrokes. These forward-looking statements are
subject to material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Investors should
consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that real money mobile
gaming does not grow as significantly as we anticipate or does not expand to
additional markets; the risk that consumer demand for smartphones and tablets
does not grow as significantly as we anticipate or that we will be unable to
capitalize on any such growth; the risk that we do not realize the expected
benefits from our strategic relationship with Probability; and other risks
detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-Q filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2012 and our other SEC filings.
You can locate these reports through our website at
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any obligation, to update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of freemium
games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling
original IP games such as GUN BROS, DEER HUNTER, BLOOD & GLORY, and SAMURAI VS.
ZOMBIES DEFENSE on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android, Windows
Phone, Google Chrome, and MAC OS. Glu's unique technology platform enables its
titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally. Founded in
2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with a major office outside Seattle,
and international locations in Brazil, Canada, China, and Russia. Consumers can
find high-quality entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices
wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com. For live updates,
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Founded in 2004 and headquartered in London, Probability is the largest direct-
to-mobile gambling service in the UK, serving both B2B and B2C audiences. The
company owns an EU gambling license, possesses Tier 1 payment authority, and is
fully certified in regulated territories. The company's gambling operations are
hosted in Gibraltar and its shares trade on the AIM market of the London Stock
Exchange with the symbol PBTY.
GUN BROS, DEER HUNTER, BLOOD & GLORY, SAMURAI VS. ZOMBIES DEFENSE,
GLU, GLU MOBILE and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
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