Zynga PokerCon Bets Big at The Palms in Vegas
Zynga today announced its poker celebrity lineup at the inaugural Zynga Poker fan event, Zynga PokerCon, taking place March 18 and 19 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Hundreds of Zynga Poker fans in attendance will gain access to the Zynga Poker University led by world-renowned professional poker player Annie Duke. Additional poker legends attending the event include Doyle Brunson, Scotty Nguyen, Gavin Smith, Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Rousso and Mike Sexton.
Zynga Poker fans will also be privy to award-winning rapper, singer and record producer B.o.B.’s exclusive and intimate show for Zynga PokerCon attendees.
“The goal of our first live poker event and tournament is to bring Zynga Poker fans from Facebook to the felt,” said Zynga Poker General Manager Laurence Toney. The two-day event encourages community members to turn their online connections into offline friendships, and enjoy playing the game that brings people across the world together. ”We’re really upping the ante with powerful poker pros and musical entertainment from B.o.B.”
Zynga PokerCon is a forum for Zynga Poker players throughout the world, which includes a live poker tournament for a prize pool of $100,000, professional poker instructions and exclusive parties. Through an online shootout leading up to the event, four Zynga Poker players have hit the jackpot and won seats at PokerCon in addition to travel and accommodations.
“We are thrilled to host the inaugural PokerCon, said Palms owner George Maloof. “To partner with a huge brand such as Zynga, it serves as an incredible opportunity for the Palms as well as our city. We look forward to a successful event and long-term relationship with their team.”
Zynga Poker is the largest online poker game in the world available to play for free on Facebook, Yahoo!, Myspace, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android. 38 million people each month and 7 million players each day aim for aces in Zynga Poker, and 400,000 people play together at any given moment.
A limited number of tickets are still available at www.zyngapokercon.com for $125.