Announcing: Zynga Poker Adds More Tables!

We've read your suggestions in the Zynga Poker Forums to add more fast tables!  Spend less time searching and more time playing! 

We're happy to announce that we've more than doubled the number of Fast tables and 5-Player tables for you to choose from!

 

How to find a fast table

Click the 'Fast' button in the top right corner of the Texas Hold'Em Table Selector. 

To find the 5-person tables by sorting, click the 'Players' title on the right side, underneath the fast button. 

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Click here to find the perfect table now!

 

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Announcing Zynga Poker Power Tournaments!

Announcing: Power Tournaments!

Finish first in a Power Tournament and win our biggest tournament prize ever!

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Power Tournaments are single round, winner-take-all tourmaments with 9 players.

Enter Power Tournaments with Casino Gold and get paid in Chips. 

*Please note that no casino gold will be charged permanently until all 9 people are seated at the table.  

 

 

Find Power Tournaments in the table selector in the lobby. Select your buy-in price depending on how many chips you want to win. Once the table fills up with all 9 players, the tournament will start. Good luck!

For 10 gold you can win 3.5 million chips
For 25 gold you can win 9.25 million chips
For 100 gold you can win 40 million chips  

 

Other uses for Casino Gold:

Premium Gifts - Visit the Gift Shop and buy a premium gift for yourself or a friend. These gifts don't expire. Check back often for limited edition items!

Shootouts - Skip to Round 2 for 5 gold or Round 3 for 50 gold. You could win up to $500,000 chips!

Slots - Get a 2X power up that will double the jackpot if you win! You could win up to $2400x your bet amount!

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Zynga Poker: VIP Club

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Zynga Poker offers a VIP membership that allows players to exclusive access to member-only high stakes tables.  By becoming a VIP, you will gain access to special features for club members.

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As a VIP member, you will get the following benefits:  

  1. Access to our VIP only tables
  2. Get free limited edition items in the Zynga Poker gift shop
  3. Twice the XP (experience points)
  4. VIP Badge on the table profile

Click on the VIP Club tab or your experience meter to take advantage of this perks filled membership.  You will be given the option to get a 30 day Zynga Poker VIP Club pass for 10 million chips or $5. 

Join the VIP Club and play some poker!

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How-To Get More Chips From the Daily Lotto in Zynga Poker

Want more Zynga Poker chips?

Get some FREE every day, just for logging in!

The first time you load the Poker application on Facebook each day, you'll get a Daily Lottery popup telling you how much you've won.

You can win up to $1 Million chips; or if you've installed the game bar, up to $10 Million chips!

Use this screen to send free chips to your Zynga Poker friends and maybe they'll send you some back.

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How-To Use the Zynga Poker Gift Shop

Visit the Gift Shop in Zynga Poker to get great items that will be displayed next to your picture while you play poker!

You can choose gits from the Entertainment, Drinks and Snacks, Smokes, or Flags tabs. 

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Permanent gifts cost gold to purchase. They are often animated and you can use them as many times as you want. Some of these gifts can be acquired through sponsorship from friends. Click 'ask for item' and ask your friends to sponsor that gift. As your friends respond to the request, the meter under the item will fill up. 

You can see your Permanent gifts and switch them out by clicking on the Profile button to the left side of the table selector in the lobby, then clicking the Items tab. Select the item you wish to use and click save. These gifts also tell you the name of the person who bought you the gift under each image!

Check the gift shop for limited edition items and visit the fan page for chances to get them for free!

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Chip Gifts can be purchased for chips. These gifts are consumed after each use or play session. 

You can also buy Chip Gifts or Premium gifts for other people while you're at the table. Click on the icon next to their picture then select the gift you wish to send and choose if you'd like to buy it for just that one person, for the whole table, or for the table and all your buddies. 

Chips used to purchase Gifts at the table will come from your overall chipstack instead of just the chips you have at the table.

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Buy some gifts for yourself and friends and play poker now!

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How-To Send Zynga Poker Chips

There are many ways to send your friends free Zynga Poker chips!

Places you can select friends to send free chips:

Daily lottery popup

Friend ladder

At the table

Zynga Message Center

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Daily lottery popup

  • Select from friends who have played Zynga Poker recently.

 

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  • -   If you've already accepted your bonus and closed this screen you can send chip gifts by clicking the chip in the lower left corner of your game. 
  • -    Please note: Unlike the first popup, this one will shows ALL your Facebook friends.

 

 

 

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  • Choose your friend from the row underneath your game and click the green button to send free chips to them one at a time.  



At the table

Missing Buddies! To-Do icon to the right of the table:

  • Share up to $10 Million Chips with friends who haven't played recently. 

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Return to Lobby pop-up

  • Occasionally you will get a popup allowing you to send free Zynga Poker chips to friends who have played recently and are looking for chips!

 

Zynga Message Center

  • Click the red Z in the top right corner of the game to see free Zynga Poker chip gifts sent to you by your friends. Accept up to 10 gifts each day and send them back!
  • Learn more about how to use the ZMC (Zynga Message Center) and the daily limits HERE.

 

You can also send your own chips to a friends or buddies

* These are not free

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When sending chips, please note that you can not resell Zynga Poker chips! Transferring chips in exchange for any monetary device (aka cash) is a violation of the Terms of Service and is punishable by banishment from Zynga Poker or legal prosecution, or both.

You can also send chips to your buddies by either clicking on their image, selecting profile then the 'Buddies' button at the top, OR by going to your own profile and clicking 'Show Buddies'.

 

 

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How-To Buy Zynga Poker Chips and Gold

Running low on Zynga Poker chips?

 

Buy In-Game:

You can buy more Zynga Poker chips within the game without even leaving your chair!

Click the Screen shot 2010-11-09 at 2.06.34 PM button above your game or the Screen shot 2010-11-09 at 2.06.19 PM  icon on the left side to open the buy menu. 

 

Step 1: Select the type of currency you wish to use.

Step 2: Select the chip or Casino Gold package you'd like to buy.

Step 3: Click 'Continue' to pay with Facebook credits through PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, etc.  

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Game Cards:

You can buy a Combo Card at popular retailers like Walmart, Walgreens and GameStop which you can then redeem for Chips or Gold in the game.

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Combo game cards can also be used for FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, PetVille, YoVille, Cafe World, and Treasure Isle. Combo Cards make great gifts for birthdays and holidays!


Tips:

  • First time buyers get a 50% off discount on select packages! Make sure you take advantage of this and buy a lot.
  • You can also click on 'Buy with Mobile' to get chips using your cell phone using Paymo, Spare Change, Zong, DaoPay, PayByCash, or Rixty Coinstar. 

 

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Zynga Poker Tutorial: Poker Tournaments

Zynga Poker offers three different tournament options.  This tutorial will give you an overview of each tournament structure. 

  1. Shootouts
  2. Sit N Gos
  3. Weekly Tournaments

Shootout Tournaments

Shootout tournaments are in three rounds and are 9 max single table tournaments.  The buy-in is 2,000 chips and you can play as many as you would like and at anytime.  You must win first place to move on to the next round.  If you do not get first, you can start over again immediately in the shootout.  Click on the Play button to start the rounds.

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Here is the tournament format: 

  1. Win Round 1 to play in Round 2.
  2. Win Round 2 to play in Round 3.
  3. Win Round 3 and win 500,000 chips.

Prizes

Prize Table

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

1st Place

$2,000 & Entry to Round 2

$15,000 & Entry to Round 3

$500,000

2nd Place

$1,000

$10,000

$200,000

3rd Place

$500

$5,000

$100,000

4th Place

$0

$0

$50,000

5th Place

$0

$0

$25,000

 Sit N Go Tournaments

These are 5 Max or 9 Max single table tournaments that have no official start time.  After enough players join the tournament, it will begin. You buy in for a set tournament fee and receive 1,000 chips.  There are a wide range of buy-in levels, ranging from low stakes to high stakes.

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Prize Structure

The payout structure is the top 3 places.

  1. 50% to 1st place
  2. 30% to 2nd place
  3. 20% to 3rd place. 

You can filter Sit N Go tournament options from the lobby window:

  1. Room: Sort alphabetically to find a specific table name.
  2. Stake levels:  Sort by the levels of the small blinds and big blinds.
  3. Min/Max Buy-In:  Sort by the minimum and maximum buy-in for the table.
  4. Players:  Sort by players at the table and the maximum players at a table.
  5. You can refresh the tables, since they are cached, to get the current lobby information.
  6. Join tables by clicking on the Join Table button or double clicking on the table in the lobby.

Filter to hide empty or running Sit N Go tournaments:

  1. Hide Empty Tables: This will hide all tournament tables that have no players currently registered.
  2. Running Tables: This will hide all tournament tables that are currently in progress.
  3. Normal/Fast:  Sort by normal or fast tables.  Fast tables required action quicker than the normal tables.

Weekly Tournaments

These tournaments are free! You start out with 1,000 chips to play with for free.  You can play this tournament anytime during the week. 

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Once you lose your chips, you have two options to buy back in:

  1. Buy back in. 
  2. Wait until the following week to play again for free.

You can filter the chip leaders by selecting All (All players competing in the weekly tournament) or Friends (Your Zynga poker friends).

Prize Structure

The top 20% of the players, that have the highest chip stacks, split the prize purse of chips on Sunday, at the end of the week.

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Zynga Poker Tutorial: How to select a table in the poker lobby

Zynga Poker offers three options for players.  This tutorial will show you how to find a table to play,  depending on which game type you prefer.  Zynga Poker offers 5 Max (short) or 9 Max tables (full).

1. Texas Hold’em game tables: These tables are games that you can sit down and play poker anytime.  You can stand up and leave the table when you choose.

2. Texas Hold’em tournaments: These tables are tournaments that you can play anytime.   Once a table has filled with players, the tournament begins.

 3. VIP Club Texas Hold’em tables: These are member only, exclusive tables.  The VIP membership offers special benefits to players, like double XP, special items and more!

Options to select Hold’em Tables

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Filter & game options from the lobby window:

  1. Table Stakes: Click on the drop down menu to set a preference for your stake levels.  This will only show the table stakes you set.
  2. Room: Sort alphabetically to find a specific table name.
  3. Stake levels:  Sort by the levels of the small blinds and big blinds.
  4. Min/Max Buy-In:  Sort by the minimum and maximum buy-in for the table.
  5. Players:  Sort by players at the table and the maximum players at a table.
  6. You can refresh the tables, since they are cached, to get the current lobby information.
  7. Join tables by clicking on the Join Table button or double clicking on the table in the lobby.

Filter to hide empty or full tables:

  1. Hide Empty Tables: This will hide all tables that have no players currently sitting at the table.
  2. Hide Full Tables: This will hide all tables that have the maximum amount of players seated that the table allows.
  3. Normal/Fast:  Sort by normal or fast tables.  Fast tables required action quicker than the normal tables.

Options to select Tournament Tables

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Tournament options:

1.     Shootouts: Shootout tournaments are in three rounds and are 9 max single table tournaments.  The winner of the Round 1 table moves to Round 2.  The winner of Round 2 moves to Round 3.  Each round pays the top 3 places.

2.     Sit N Go: These are 5 Max or 9 Max single table tournaments.  These tournaments start when the table is full.  The payout structure is the top 3 places. 50% to 1st place, 30% to 2nd place, and 20% to 3rd place.

3.     Weekly Tournament: This is a weekly tournament that you start with 1,000 chips and compete against other players.  The top 20% of the players split the weekly prize pool of chips. 

Filter & Sit N Go tournament options from the lobby window:

  1. Room: Sort alphabetically to find a specific table name.
  2. Stake levels:  Sort by the levels of the small blinds and big blinds.
  3. Min/Max Buy-In:  Sort by the minimum and maximum buy-in for the table.
  4. Players:  Sort by players at the table and the maximum players at a table.
  5. You can refresh the tables, since they are cached, to get the current lobby information.
  6. Join tables by clicking on the Join Table button or double clicking on the table in the lobby.

 Filter to hide empty or running Sit N Go tournaments:

  1. Hide Empty Tables: This will hide all tournament tables that have no players currently registered.
  2. Running Tables: This will hide all tournament tables that are currently in progress.
  3. Normal/Fast:  Sort by normal or fast tables.  Fast tables required action quicker than the normal tables.

Now that you know all about the different tables and tournaments you can play at, let's play some poker!

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Zynga Poker Account Safety Tips – Phishing

Here are some IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS to protect you while playing Zynga games.

Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to trick users into revealing information.  An attack usually begins with a spoofed email or malicious website(s) that pretends to be from Zynga or another trusted company.

Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming the victim of a phishing scam:

  1. Don’t trust requests for your personal information claiming to be from Zynga
  2. Don’t trust threatening emails claiming to be from Zynga
  3. Check the website address - if you’re ever asked to click a web site link in an email, think before you click
  4. Check the sender of the email – real emails from Zynga will originate from either a zyngamail.com or zynga.com email address.
  5. Don’t believe overblown claims of free coins, chips, or gifts
  6. Don’t trust unsolicited “password reset” emails. We won’t reset your password unless you ask us to
  7. Think twice before opening emails with attachments or claiming to be from affiliates

Now that you have the basics, make sure you learn how to safeguard yourself against hackers, phishers, bots and cheats. Please visit the Zynga Security page for more information!

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