Zynga Poker Hosts Its First “Real Cash” Event

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Zynga Poker Las Vegas Tournament

The powerful Facebook poker application, Zynga, is hosting its very first “real cash” poker tournament.  Until now, 5.6 million registrants have only been able to play a free version of the Texas Hold’em game.

Zynga is hosting PokerCon on March 18-19 in Las Vegas!
For a $125 ticket, you'll get:

* Entry to a $100K freeroll tournament at the Palms Casino
* Meet Doyle Brunson, Antonio Esfandiari & other poker celebrities
* Access to top secret live entertainment
* Breakfast and lunch on March 18-19th

There's only a few hundred seats left so you better act quick if you want in. The prizes for the freeroll will be awarded as follows:
Place Prize Place Prize
1st $26,000 6th $3,800
2nd $14,000 7th $2,850
3rd $9,850 8th $2,100
4th $6,700 9th $1,500
5th $4,850 10th $1,200

It has now been announced that Scotty Nguyen, Gavin Smith, Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Rousso, David Williams, Mike Sexton, and the Godfather of Poker himself Doyle Brunson among others will be joining in on the festivities.

Zynga Poker Stats:

  • Zynga Texas Poker is a part of the global network of 215 million connected friends that play Zynga games monthly.
  • Zynga Poker players represent more than 100 countries.
  • Every day, Zynga Poker players spend 685 years worth of time bluffing, going all in, and winning. (360 million minutes of play time daily)
  • Every minute - 90,000 players within Zynga Poker goes "all in."
  • 28 million people globally play Zynga Poker monthly.
  • 5.6 million people globally play Zynga Poker daily (54 times the number of people that visit Las Vegas daily).
  • After only 3 years, Zynga Poker is one of Zynga's most popular games and is the #3 most popular application on Facebook globally.
  • On an average day 375,000 Zynga Poker players are simultaneously playing together live.
  • 44 billion chips are won in Zynga Poker ShootOut tournaments daily.

Poker News

Red Dead Online Poker Review - Access Issues

If any company is going to make a run at competing with the big name real money online poker sites like PokerStars, Americas Cardroom or 888, it would be an established gaming site the likes of Rock Star Games.  They recently incorporated poker into their Red Dead Online title, but - SURPRISE - most people can't play for real money.

Poker's Royal Wedding

Poker's Royal Wedding

Daniel Negreanu tied the knot with long time girlfriend Amanda Leatherman and the poker community celebrated along side them.

Daniel Negreanu Amanda Leatherman Marry

Daniel Negreanu Amanda Leatherman Marry

If there is such a thing as a poker royal wedding, this would be it.  Daniel Negrean and long time girlfriend Amanda Leatherman have tied the knot.

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

(Originally Published 9/15/15) With the death of Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr.

Where Can I Play Online Poker From California?

There just a few online poker sites accessible to those living in the state of California.