Zynga Poker Review:
Most people might remember Zynga as the company that took a gamble on farming with their smash hit Farmville, but did you know that before that they took an even bigger gamble on gambling? Zynga Poker (aka Texas Hold’em Poker) was the company’s first real success, and we’re not bluffing when we tell you that it still holds up wonderfully. In the face of fresh competition from games like Poker Rivals and Poker Palace, Zynga Poker is still the hand to beat.
Before you start asking “but isn’t online gambling illegal?” let me be the first to assure you that no real world money is involved. Unless of course you want to buy more chips. This is Facebook gaming after all – you’ve got to assume they’re trying to sell you something to enhance your play experience, don’t you?
Don’t worry though – just like every other worthwhile Facebook game you can enjoy Zynga Poker without spending a penny. What’s great about Zynga Poker is that it provides the thrill of online poker without any of the risk. If you’ve ever thought about dabbling in some virtual card turning but don’t like the idea of gambling away your life savings, Zynga Poker provides a safe alternative that everyone can enjoy.
Unlike most social games on Facebook, Zynga Poker matches you up with real live players who are sitting in front of their computers too. For most poker experiences on Facebook this is the beginning and the end of your social interaction, save for the possible chat window or the buying of virtual drinks for your friends. Zynga Poker, though, takes it a bit further and blends the offline social interaction of other Zynga games with the online interactions of virtual poker.