Posts Tagged ‘mobile poker apps’

Time Is of the (Gaming) Essence

Is that the future in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

by , Feb 9, 2013 | 7:05 pm

Here’s a quick little slice-of-life glimpse that, imho, is quite revealing … as two free-play online poker ops compete for my mobile attention. Zynga, whose marketing seems to be more and more about side-cleavage these days, is apparently hoping to entice me to their tables with an FYI that the ever lovely (and presumably unpaid) Danielle Ford is playing … while the WSOP, by comparison, relies on a semi-anonymous player-friend, a machismo-based poker challenge, and virtual trinkets to keep me from a pleasant walk in the park with two living beings I love. But notice the clock … you can see how if I worked a normal job in an office the decision of how to spend my time would actually be that much easier.


Cheating on Zynga (with the WSOP)

What's really at stake with online poker free play?

by , Dec 5, 2012 | 10:00 am

It’s a fascinating tale, I swear, how the WSOP and their new mobile online poker app won over my free-time play … and actually got me to pony up cash for playable chips — a conversion the game-greats at Zynga Texas Hold’em could never achieve with me. (Though Scramble with Friends did get a few of my bucks once.)

Zynga Poker, apparently recognizing a decrease in my “Texas Hold’em” play, buzzes me mid-Omaha in a failed effort to win me back to their handheld digital tables.

The story gets even better when you look into the lawsuit between Zynga and WSOP app-maker Electronic Arts … particularly as Zynga gets ready to do battle on Facebook for real-money gambling in partnership with BwinParty.