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Today, Jon B. Liu, Vice President of Zynga Poker, sent the following email to Zynga Poker players updating them on the overall performance of the game, new game updates being released in the coming weeks to improve the Zynga Poker experience and a reimagined customer service program where players can directly engage with the Zynga Global Player Experience team to provide feedback on their game.
Hi Zynga Poker fan,
As Vice President of Zynga Poker, I wanted to personally give you an update on how we have been taking your feedback on the new Zynga Poker to heart and working to improve the game.
While we have heard from many of you that you like the new Zynga Poker, we’ve also heard that some of you are not having a smooth and seamless experience. I want to assure you that our team is working hard to improve the stability and performance of the game. We recently released a new update to Zynga Poker across iOS and Android platforms that is showing some positive result, and we have more updates planned that will continue to improve your overall Poker experience.
In the meantime, your feedback is incredibly valuable and helps us build a better game! You can get information about Zynga Poker via our Zynga Poker forum, and we have also set up a dedicated email PokerSupport@Zynga.com and toll free number 877-352-0893 to better serve you.
Thank you again for your support and patience as we continue to improve Zynga Poker. It’s a privilege to work on a game that is loved by so many people around the world and I want you to know that the entire team is committed to providing you with the best possible social Poker experience.
Jon B. Liu
Vice President of Games, Zynga Poker
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Welcome to the Zynga Poker League! After a week of preseason play, the Zynga Poker League officially starts today and will be running for 8 weeks. Just by playing you will automatically be entered to compete against millions and have a chance to win awesome prizes like a Chevy Camaro ZL1*! Keep track of your progress as you race up the League tiers!
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The all new Zynga Poker is the biggest update to the game we've ever done. We set out to create the most modern and immersive poker experience for tablet and phone. We've added and improved more features and functionality to make the world's largest poker game even better! When you play this new version, you'll notice the game has more life than ever before. It gives you more control, more fun, and the type of poker experience you want when you want it. Let's take a look at what makes the new Zynga Poker so great.
Modern, sophisticated, and full of life. Rich animations, new effects, and updated sounds make the app and game more fun to play and touch. Tap around and explore. When you're playing, watch key game moments come to life like never before.
Simple and fresh. We refined everything and added all new capabilities so that everything in the app is considered, making it easier for you to move in and around the experience.
Want new action? Now you can change tables and stakes without going back to the lobby. Our "back" menu button gives you the ability to jump to a new table of the same stakes and speed or select new settings.
One tap to get to the action. Get in the game and go...Tapping on each game icon now takes you right to the tables. We also display the buy-in and information below each icon, and built in the ability to tap and edit your settings right from the lobby.
With a fully redesigned table and playing environment, this is our most immersive table experience yet. It has the feel of a high end poker room similar to the best casinos around the world. Sitting front and center to the action with our perspective table view is the next best thing to sitting at a real poker table. Unique colors and icons for betting actions help you follow the action faster. Player pics have a whole new look and level of interactivity. Tip: Want to see someone's name and level? Swipe left or right over their photo. But there's more…
Rich animations and special effects pay off those big wins and big hands. All-in players have a special effect around their photo to show you who's going for it! New sound effects add a whole new level of authenticity.
Specially designed for tablets and phones, you now see the controls you need when they matter. Simple but powerful.
Better with chips. When it's time to raise or go all-in, why not do it with chips? The new raise slider dynamically adjusts to the table action and provides easy points to make quick and common bet amounts.
Bigger and better hole cards! They almost feel like they're in your hand. Our artists have created a Zynga Poker-only card design. Stay tuned for more card excitement. We love cards.
New and improved Jump Poker is coming soon. Jump offers non-stop fast paced poker action as you jump from table to table after each hand.
Last but not least we're bringing Zynga Poker League to the phone and tablet. It takes the competition to a whole new level including the chance to win some major real world prizes and serious bragging rights.
You may have noticed that we've removed some of our mini-games and other features. That's because we have some big features and all new offerings coming your way soon. We think you'll love the new and improved ways that you will be able to play Zynga Poker we have in store for you over the coming months.
Thank you for playing with us. Zynga Poker players are the world's greatest poker playing community, and it's our pleasure and privilege to serve you. The new Zynga Poker is just the beginning. We have many new and exciting things in store for you this year. We can't wait to see you at the tables.
Now let's get in there and win some chips!
The Zynga Poker League is a chance for players to flex their skills and compete against millions! During the eight-week long season, Zynga Poker players keep track of their progress on the leaderboard as they race up the League ranks to become the League’s champion. Players also earn League points that can be redeemed for entries into a sweepstakes with thousands of real-world prizes including flat screen televisions, laptops, hats and even a 2015 Chevy Camaro ZL1!
The Zynga Poker League is now in its third season and available on the Web and mobile devices! Season just started and will end on Monday, November 24 at 6PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
Why can’t I check my League status on my mobile device?
All play on your mobile device counts toward your Zynga Poker League status. Temporarily, status and League Points can only be checked via the leaderboards on the WEB via Facebook.
When will I see my League status on my mobile device?
Leaderboards will be added to mobile devices soon. Stay tuned for an update.
How does the Zynga Poker League work?
Zynga Poker League (ZPL) offers a new way to compete with other players around your skill level, even if you never sit down at a table with them. Players will be grouped with up to 99 people and ranked based on gross chips won. At the end of each week everyone will receive a small virtual prize, but the top performers in each League will get better virtual prizes as well as promotion into a higher larger virtual prize league.
How do I get entered into the Zynga Poker League Season?
Just play a hand and you'll be entered. It's that easy.
What if I don’t want to be in a Zynga Poker League?
If you do not wish to participate, you can always opt out via your game settings.
How long does a Season last?
The current Season will run over the course of 8 weeks.
How many tiers are there and how many divisions per tier?
Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze are the four tiers; each consists of three or five divisions.
How many people am I competing with at any one time?
Once you are placed into a tier you will be competing with up to 99 other players in your division for the remainder of that week.
I want to compete with my friends in the same League. Is that possible?
Unless you're placed in the same tier and division, you will not be able to compete directly with your friends.
Where can I find information about the current season?
You can always access your league info via the 'League' tab or button in the lobby or at a table.
Why is my beginning tier different from my ending tier in last season?
Will other people be able to see what my League rank is?
Your poker buddies will be able to see your current League rank but everyone else will only be able to see your Tier and Division.
How is gameplay for League any different than normal gameplay?
There is no difference in gameplay, however the Zynga Poker League will track your gross winnings and offer virtual prizes based on how well you play.
Do I need to pay in order to be successful in the Zynga Poker League?
You do not have to pay to achieve success in the Zynga Poker League.
Can I play as a member of a team if I play in a League?
There are no Teams in the current Zynga Poker League Season. Every player competes as their own entity and receives 100% of the prizes they earn.
Do chips I buy contribute to my League rank?
Chips purchased in game do not contribute to your league rank. League rank is solely calculated by gross chips won.
How is the sweepstakes related to the Zynga Poker League?
Each League point can be redeemed at the end of the League season for an entry into the sweepstakes. The drawing for prizes will be held at the end of the season.
How will I know if I won a real world prize?
Please be on the lookout for an email from a company named Tenthwave, who are helping us run the sweepstakes.
When does Season Three start?
Season Three starts on Monday, September 29 at 6PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and ends on Monday, November 24 at 6PM and will last for 8 weeks.
What are the prizes? Are the prizes different from Season One and Two?
We have thousands of awesome new prizes for Season 3: 2 flat screen televisions, 10 laptops, 15 Jawbone speakers, 10,000 Zynga Poker hats and a 2015 Chevy Camaro ZL1!
Why is my beginning tier different from my ending tier in last season?
At the start of every new season, your beginning tier is calculated based on your last few weeks of play.
Is the selection process for winners the same as Season One and Two?
Yes, it’ll be nearly identical to Season One in length and distribution of League Points as well as how we select the winners.
Have you announced winners for Season One and Two yet?
Congratulations to John D. from Nevada, the winner of the grand prize! He drove off with a brand new Shelby GT500. Other winners for Season One have been selected and verified; we are now in the process of finalizing the rewards.
It’s time to put the pedal to the metal in Zynga Poker with the upcoming launch of our latest feature Zynga Poker Leagues on June 23. As part of the Zynga Casino franchise’s effort to deliver authentic experiences that mirror live casino experiences, Zynga Poker Leagues will give players a fun new way to compete and win in their favorite game.
Zynga Poker Leagues – one of the most requested features from our players – add a new competitive layer to Zynga Poker, letting players compete in a pool of one hundred players for a chance to win real-world prizes and some serious bragging rights.
Through the eight-week long Zynga Poker League season, Zynga Poker players will earn League Points, moving them up the ranks on the League Leaderboard. Zynga Poker players can play to win real-world prizes by using their League Points to enter a sweepstakes on August 17 when the first eight-week Zynga Poker League comes to an end. There will be thousands of real-world prizes up for grabs like dream vacations and tablets, but the one we’re most excited about is the opportunity for players to unlock a brand new Ford Shelby GT500 as the grand prize.
As a lead up to the June 23 launch of Zynga Poker Leagues, beginning today players can opt-in to collectively work together to help unlock a Ford Shelby GT500 as the grand prize for the first season of the Zynga Poker League. By opting-in, Zynga Poker players can contribute a small portion of their in-game winnings towards the group goal of 250 billion chips contributed, which if reached, will unlock the grand prize.
So, what are you waiting for? Help unlock the Ford Shelby GT500 and maybe you’ll take home the first Zynga Poker League real-world grand prize!
* No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes 6/23/2014 – 8/17/2014, for U.S. residents 18+. Sponsored by Zynga Inc. 699 8th St. San Francisco, CA 94103. Restrictions apply. See rules: https://projects.promotw.com/rules/zyngapoker.html.
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Hey Zynga Poker Players!
The Zynga Poker team always wants our players to feel secure when playing our game. That's why we are going to give you a few tips on how to keep your account and chips safe.
Tip #1: Do not have the same password for your e-mail and Facebook account.
Tip #2: Beware of sites asking for your personal information in exchange for "Free Chips."
Tip #3: Zynga does not solicit or advertise via the Chat function at a table.
Tip #4: Do not share your account information with anyone!
Tip #5: Check your Facebook Security Settings.
Get more tips on how to avoid scams, hacks and phising from this official Zynga Security video:
Follow these tips and your account will be more safe!
Hello Poker Fans!
We're excited to announce that today we released an all new Blackjack mini-game for you all to enjoy and earn yourselves some extra chips.
You should receive a pop-up in game showing off the mini-game.
If you don't, the game can be accessed via the side navigation on the left side of your game.
Once you open it up you'll see something like this:
As shown in the above screenshot, you have three available reward tiers to shoot for ranging from a max of 11m to 34m chips!
Once you make a choice you'll see something like this:
The dealer will deal out the cards, giving you the choice to 'Stand' or 'Hit'
Rules of Blackjack: The object of the blackjack game is to accumulate cards with point totals as close to 21 without going over 21.
Every time you 'Hit' the dealer will put down a new card for each player that adds to the total scores.
Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are worth 10 points.
Aces are worth 1 or 11 - whichever the game chooses is best for your hand. Other cards are represented by their number.
If the player and the dealer tie, it is called a push and no one wins (allowing you to redraw the hand at no additional cost).
Ace and 10 (Blackjack) on the first two cards dealt is an automatic player win, unless the dealer happens to tie.
A player may stand, choose to keep their cards and not ask for more, at any time to hold the point total already accumulated.
The dealer will never hit if its first 2 cards are at 17. In other words, as it says on the table, the dealer stands at 17.
With the rules under our belts, lets go ahead and hit!
Looks like I won the first hand 20 to 17! As you can see at the top of this screenshot, one win puts one notch on the progress bar.
Continue to play to reach the milestones shown on your progress bar.
If you lose, you'll be given the option to either start over or continue the game for a modest gold fee.
When reaching any of the milestones on the progress bar, you'll be given the option to secure what you've won and step out,
or risk it all by pressing on.
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