Feb 7, 2018
Los Angeles, February 7, 2018 – World Poker Tour® today announced a multi-year partnership with Zynga Inc., (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a leading social game developer, to bring the WPT® experience into Zynga Poker, the world’s largest free-to-play poker game. As part of the deal, Zynga will introduce WPT-themed, in-game tournaments in Zynga Poker later this year.
“We’re incredibly proud to bring the World Poker Tour to Zynga Poker,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Zynga has built the largest social poker game, and we are confident their millions of players will enjoy their experience even more with the introduction of WPT-themed tournaments in Zynga Poker.”
“We’re proud to partner with World Poker Tour, a global leader in real-world poker tournaments, to deliver an authentic in-game tournament experience to our Zynga Poker players later this year,” said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing, Zynga. “WPT has innovated in the sport of poker for more than 16 years, and our new free-to-play WPT-themed Zynga Poker tournaments will put the most competitive and genuine poker experience in the palm of players’ hands.”
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 16th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 16 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
About Zynga Inc.
Since its founding in 2007, Zynga’s mission has been to connect the world through games. To-date, more than 1 billion people have played Zynga’s games across Web and mobile, including FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR Racing. Zynga’s games are available on a number of global platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, Facebook and Zynga.com. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., and has additional offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, India, Finland and Turkey. Learn more about Zynga’s culture-shaping creativity at https://companyblogdotzynga.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Zynga Poker is for entertainment purposes only and does not offer gambling or an opportunity to win real money.This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future game development. These statements are based on Zynga’s current expectations, and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Various important factors could cause actual results to differ materially, including the risks identified in Zynga’s SEC filings. Zynga disclaims any obligation to update this information.
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