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Caesars acquires poker app

In a move to push deeper into social networks and online gaming, Caesars Entertainment (CZR) has bought the World Series of Poker app from game maker Electronic Arts (EA). The app is available for both Apple's (AAPL) iOS and Google (GOOG) Android devices. Caesars shares soared 27% on April 23 after the company, backed by $500 mil in funds from private equity firms Apollo Global Management (APO) and TPG Capital, announced plans to split into 2 companies. Caesars shares fell 0.9% to 13.53.