Posts Tagged ‘mobile poker apps’

February 9, 2013

Time Is of the (Gaming) Essence

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

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.

Zynga-WSOP-phone

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December 5, 2012

Cheating on Zynga (with the WSOP)

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

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.

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