The Zynga Social Poker App: So what’s the Big Deal?
Last updated: November 06, 2018
Last updated: November 06, 2018
The game of poker is nothing new and has been played in one form or another for centuries across different countries, continents and cultures. The game of poker as we know it today, however, has been a social cornerstone for many, who play the game casually once a week, or more seriously at tournaments, casinos or online.
Poker is a great social game and offers its exponents the chance to apply all sorts of strategies and tactics to winning hands. It’s true that fans of the game will spend hours playing hands, often against computer simulations, as a way of honing their skills and their craft. This is one of the reasons why online poker began to gain in popularity around a decade ago. Instead of having to wait for the weekly backroom game or the start of the next official poker tournament on the calendar, guys and girls could simply go online and play electronic poker instantly. Online games could be played against other real players, each assuming a cool avatar, or against AI (artificial intelligence) poker software at online casinos and poker rooms all over the web.
Another significant reason for the dramatic increase in the popularity of online poker over the last few years has to do with how most fans and players now view online poker. For many years, poker has been considered a game, played either for fun or real money, between friends or (in many cases) strangers. However, modern poker has evolved from this state and is now considered by the vast majority to be a sport, and not just a game or hobby. This can easily be seen through mass media coverage (ESPN, Fox Sports etc.) of major high stakes tournaments such as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) events. Dedicated online poker sites like Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker, Intertops Poker and others, give hardcore poker fans the chance to play amongst the best in the world online, often for serious pots (prize money) and prestige.
However, what if you love playing online poker but don’t want to play for real money? What if you can’t afford to play for real money but still want to experience the rush and excitement of winning a hand of Texas Hold’em? What options are out there for guys and girls just starting out, or who are curious about learning the game without a whole lot of risk?
As you may have guessed by now, the world of online poker is massive, with plenty of room and plenty of scope to accommodate all sorts of players as well as all kinds of interests. For those of you looking to get into some serious online poker without risking real money, one of the best options is something called social poker. Social poker is one form of the tidal wave of social media-based online ‘gambling’ that is sweeping the globe.
Almost everyone that has ever had, or currently has a Facebook account, has also more than likely already experience social media-based gaming or gambling. Facebook is full of fun social games that can be played for free, requiring no real money input while still allowing players the chance to earn some form or another of in-game currency. Remember Farmville? Mafia Wars? Zoo World? Candy Crush Saga? Those are all hugely popular (viral-level) social media-based games which millions of people have, or still do, play on Facebook every day.
These games are fun and can be highly addictive as players complete all sorts of tasks or involve their friends as a way to earn points or coins (in-game currency) to progress to the next level. The majority of these fun games were created and developed by a company called Zynga, who also happens to have created the most played poker app on the web. It’s called Zynga Poker and is considered to be one of the best ways to play online poker without ever having to worry about losing your shirt or your house over a lousy hand. The Zynga poker app is available through social media giant Facebook or can be installed as an app via Googles Play Store for Android users, or via the Apple App Store for iOS users. The platform uses Texas Hold’em Poker, the most popular and most played variation of modern poker and, according to ESPN, is “The Largest Poker Site in the World”. Let’s take a closer look at how Zynga Poker apps work.
One of the most attractive features of the Zynga app, right of the bat, is just how easy it is to access. Downloading it from either the Google Play store or the Apple store takes just a few seconds to complete (depending on your connection). After downloading to your device, the app will install, also in just a few seconds, and you are almost ready to start playing in real poker tournaments against other real players from all over the world. In fact, the latest version of the Zynga App has increased the level of available tables and tournaments and has become more accessible to more people in more countries than ever before.
The Zynga Poker app is based on Texas Hold’em poker, the most played and most popular of all modern poker games. Texas Hold’em poker is fast, exciting and very easy to learn. Most people learning how to play poker for the very first time find that Texas Hold’em poker gets them into real games faster than any other version. So, it makes perfect sense why the biggest social poker app in the world would choose to go with Texas Hold’em. The following breaks down the main features and characteristics of the Zynga Poker app so that you can see what it’s all about and what you could look forward to in the latest version of the app.
When you sign up for Zynga Poker, either via your Zynga Poker app or through your Facebook account, you can become a Zynga Poker VIP. The Zynga Poker VIP Program lets you earn all sorts of benefits and enjoy a range of additional features, simply by playing and moving up through various tiers. Benefits include exclusive chip packages and special game modes.
When you join Zynga Poker for the first time, you can get a welcome bonus package consisting of 60,000 free playing chips. The welcome bonus package of 60,000 free chips is rewarded to you just for downloading and installing the app to your device. You can also win daily bonuses of up to $45,000,000 worth of in-game money.
Zynga Poker uses real Texas Hold’em poker formats which are available in different modes. If you are merely looking for a comfortable and relaxing game of Texas Hold’em to pass the time, then you can try Zynga Poker’s Classic Texas Hold’em Cash game for a fun, relaxing, and casual poker experience. On the other hand, if you want to amp up your online poker experience, there are High Stakes Texas Hold’em Cash games available too. The best part is that you can download an app to suit your device and your operating system. For mobile phone and tablet users, just download the right app for your device by visiting the Apple app store, Google Play store, or Windows Phone store. The app can also be downloaded from your desktop and can also be accessed via Facebook.
Zynga Poker is an officially certified site that uses real Texas Hold’em table poker, just like you would find if you were visiting a brick and mortar casino. The games use the same rules and gameplay as well as the same sort of table variety. You can choose the kind of Zynga Poker game to suit your needs, from casual games to Sit n Go tables, five players or nine players, fast high-intensity games or slow and casual are all available. Joining a table is straightforward, and the chance to win huge pots is always there.
If you enjoy healthy competition, then getting into some league action is the perfect option for you. Zynga Poker leagues allow you to compete with millions of other Zynga Poker players from around the world, all competing for huge prize money in Season Competition. The player with the most chips at the end of league battles wins!
One of the best features of the Zynga Poker app is that it allows you to play your favourite poker game anywhere you like. The Zynga Poker platform is multiplatform which means that it works flawlessly across mobile versions and desktop-based web versions. Never lose your progress and play at home or on the go, any time and any place. Zynga Poker is social media-based, giving you the opportunity to meet new people from around the world and make friends while playing great Texas Hold’em poker online.