Glu Mobile launches first real-money gambling game

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Glu Mobile logoGlu Mobile today announced the launch of the company’s first real-money gambling game in the U.K. The game was made possible through the company’s partnership with mobile gambling service Probability PLC.

The title is a slots game featuring intellectual property from the mobile game developer and publisher Glu’s Samurai vs. Zombies Defense game. The game, titled Samurai vs. Zombies Slots, is browser-based, and only available on Probability’s network in the U.K. Probability will also distribute the game through its U.K. betting firm partners like Paddy Power, William Hill and Probability’s white label partners.

“We are pleased to expand our mobile portfolio to include real-money gambling,” says Niccolo de Masi, Chief Executive Officer of Glu Mobile, in a statement. “We anticipate that real-money gambling will continue to gain momentum globally and believe that with this offering, Glu is well positioned to capitalize to the extent that additional markets adjust regulations. We plan to leverage Probability’s extensive partner network to further extend Glu’s successful original IP to new demographics.”

The partnership between Glu Mobile and Probability is structured in such a way that Probability provides a comprehensive operational role, accepting all real-money gambling regulatory responsibilities.

Glu’s stock closed today up 16.94 percent to $2.83 a share, following the announcement for the real-money gambling title’s release. Glu’s Q4 2012 earnings showed that the company’s revenues were up 1 percent quarter-over-quarter to $18.5 million, and up 24 percent year-over-year.Glu Mobile stock March 12 2013