CONNECT2MEDIA LAUNCH OFFICIAL PHIL HELLMUTH POKER GAME LIVE IN NORTH AMERICA

Manchester, UK, 25th November 2010, independent mobile entertainment publisher, Connect2Media ( www.connect2media.com), have announced that they are now distributing the official cell phone game of one of the world’s top poker superstars, Phil Hellmuth. 

‘Phil Hellmuth’s High Stakes Hold’Em’ is published by Oasys Mobile and distributed by Connect2Media globally, launching first in the US. Phil Hellmuth became the youngest person ever to win the World Series of Poker at 24 and is the number one player in the history of the WSOP with 11 wins!

In the game players are coached by Phil Hellmuth himself and can take him on in head-to-head battles. Live multi-player games and chat are included as well as the chance to play your way around the world in a series of career defining tournaments. Phil will even be dropping in at random to take players on in real time when the game launches later this year.

“The game is awesome,” said Phil Hellmuth.“You can play on-line, off-line, take tips from me– even take me on if you are brave enough. There’s only one Phil Hellmuth and there is only one poker game worth having on your cell phone and it’s Phil Hellmuth’s High Stakes Hold’Em.”

The game will initially be available in the USA. Connect2Media’s VP of Sales&Marketing Greg Graham said,“Poker is massively popular on cell phones and, with the endorsement of the‘Poker Brat’ himself Phil Hellmuth, we think that this game will fly off the deck. And, if the chance to play a‘virtual’ Phil Hellmuth in-game wasn’t enough Phil will be dropping into games at random to play people for real”, he continued.

“With‘Phil Hellmuth’s High Stakes Hold’Em’ we are bringing something really new, fresh and unique to the market. No other game boasts the ability to play such a grand master of the art and Phil Hellmuth has been very involved in realizing the authentic consumer experience in the game. And with Connect2Media’s distribution and marketing in place, we feel that we have a winning hand.”

The game is now available in the US but will be going live worldwide at the beginning of 2011.

ENDS

About Connect2Media

Connect2Media ( www.connect2media.com) is a publisher of digital entertainment products across mobile platforms. Our mission is to deliver exceptional, original and licensed, entertainment content on a wide variety of devices, to consumers across the world. Headquartered in Manchester, UK with major offices in Israel, Poland and the US, and with a global distribution footprint, Connect2Media publishes and distributes a portfolio of games that boasts some of the biggest names in entertainment as well as award-winning original IP. Connect2Media believes in creating compelling, fun, entertainment that can be delivered digitally and enjoyed universally. 

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Connect2Media

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About Oasys Mobile

Oasys Mobile, Inc. is an industry leading developer as well as a publisher and aggregator of premium mobile games, mobile media applications, and services. A cutting edge approach to mobile technologies enables Oasys Mobile to provide a unique, high-quality, compelling, and user-friendly mobile entertainment experience.

Oasys Mobile prides itself in working with the very best in the wireless industry by developing top-ranked franchise games and applications based on relationships with the following well-established brands: Mattel®, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: War of Two Cities, Railroad Tycoon, and Pirates!, Phil Hellmuth, AROD™, The Wall Street Journal® and Hooters® Calendar.

With over 30 branded titles representing all major categories, we provide a broad and diverse product line which is distributed through an extensive domestic Carrier network accounting for 97% of all wireless subscribers.    For more information, go to http://www.oasysmobile.com

About Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth, Jr. is the greatest poker player to ever play the game. His 2007 World Series of Poker win was his 11th career WSOP title. In addition to having amassed an unsurpassed record 11 World Series of Poker championships, Hellmuth has set astonishing records for both most World Series cashes (68) and most final tables (41). As expected, Phil Hellmuth's net worth is staggering, due in part to his World Series of Poker wins and extensive list of main event finishes.

In 1989, 24 year-old Phil Hellmuth became the youngest person ever to win the World Series of Poker Main Event by defeating two time defending champion Johnny Chan. His record as the youngest champ stood for 19 years. In 1993, Hellmuth set another record by winning 3 bracelets in a single year and also a 2nd place finish.

Every time poker champion Phil Hellmuth wins a WSOP championship bracelet he gives it away. He has given bracelets to his mom, dad, wife, three sisters and brother, two sons, and close friends. But he's always kept the first one for himself. 

For more information, go to http://www.philhellmuth.com 


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