Millions of players enjoy some time using play money each day at the online tables via mobile phones or tablet devices. This form of online poker may actually serve as an introduction to the game for many.
The popularity of free online poker may be best exemplified by the popularity of Zynga Poker. The mobile game is owned by Take-Two Interactive, which terms Zynga Poker as “the world’s largest free-to-play mobile poker game.”
This month the game is also celebrating its 15th anniversary with a 21 days of promotions running through Sept. 28.
“Zynga Poker brings players an authentic casino experience and we’re thrilled to celebrate 15 years with our community,” Zynga Executive Vice President of Mobile Games Yaron Leyvand said in a news release.
“As one of the largest mobile poker games, Zynga Poker brings together millions of players from around the world to connect over a mutual love of the game, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the tables to celebrate this monumental birthday.”
A look at card playing at Zynga Poker
Free-to-play poker is nothing new, with platforms like PokerStars and Global Poker offering players a chance to play for virtual chips with no value. Zynga may be unique in that it’s geared more toward casual mobile gamers who may not have even played live poker.
These players may also be more interested in free gaming than real money gaming. Zynga seems to have capitalized on that interest in free gaming with a poker twist.
Since launching in 2007, Zynga has amassed a global community of poker fans of over 236 million lifetime players. Like many traditional players, this group is drawn to plenty of No Limit Hold’em poker action.
As one of the most popular poker games in the world, Zynga has numerous options for players to check out. Players using the mobile app will find features such as:
- Spin and Win tournament mode for those looking at playing larger fields.
- Cash game play mode for up to nine players.
- A VIP program, allowing players to earn benefits by reaching higher tiers with exclusive chip package offerings and special game modes.
The game made some news in the world of traditional poker in recent years as well. Zynga has served as a World Poker Tour partner at times. The company has even sent some of its top players to compete in live events in Las Vegas.
— @zyngapoker (@zyngapoker) September 9, 2022
15th anniversary celebration & promotions
As part of the 15th anniversary celebration, Zynga is promising some extras for players. Game users will find daily surprises and rewards.
Some of those will range from free chips to Lucky Bonus Spins and unique table gifts. New birthday-themed tables are also part of the run. Additionally, players can collect limited watches as they win their way through new challenges.
Zynga Poker will also give away 15 billion chips to 15 winners on the game’s social media channels.
This is the largest chip giveaway in the game’s history. Zynga is available in multiple mobile gaming formats as well as for play on the web.