Fans of hit mobile game Zynga Poker can play to win seats at real-life celebrity card game
SAN FRANCISCO - (BUSINESS WIRE) -#ZyngaPoker-TODAY, Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced that Zynga Poker, the world's largest free-to-play mobile poker game, is partnering with three-time Emmy Award winning actor and Everybody Loves Raymond alum, comedian and star of the ABC comedy, Single Parents, Brad Garrett for a special 'Celebrity Home Game' sweepstakes event. By completing challenges daily in the hit mobile game Zynga Poker, two lucky players will win seats at a celebrity card game in Southern California, hosted by semi-pro poker player Mr. Garrett himself.
Starting today, players can earn sweepstakes entries by completing Daily and Hot Streak challenges in Texas Hold 'Em card games in Zynga Poker. Following a two-week contest period, semi-finalists will be asked to submit a one-minute video comedy audition to be judged by the comic himself, Brad Garrett. A couple of friends at a no-stakes poker game. Bringing real-life impact to the game, Zynga will donate up to $ 100,000 to the Maximum Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Garrett that provides financial stability for parents of children diagnosed with life-limiting conditions.
"What I love about Zynga Poker said he said, "it is just about the cards," said Brad Garrett. "I can make a sincere pledge to the winners of this sweepstakes - we are playing by these same rules. Check your poker face at the door, and get ready to have some fun. "
""Poker isn't a game of chance - it's all about showmanship and skill, and that's something Brad Garrett has in spades - no matter what he says," said Bernard Kim, Zynga's President of Publishing. "Night-time poker players, hosted by a legend in comedy and a hero to families in need. Now our players have the opportunity to show off their skills and tests that lady luck plays favorites. "
Robert Baron on Everybody Loves Raymond, Brad Garrett got his start in comedy in 1980 performing standup at improv clubs around Los Angeles before winning the top prize Star Search. Today, Garrett's television career continues on the ABC comedy, Single Parents, which returns for its second season this month. Garrett owns and operates a comedy club in Las Vegas, Brad Garrett's Comedy Club, and has joined the semi-pro poker scene, bringing his irreverent brand of humor to the table on the celebrity circuit.
Zynga Poker is available as a free downloadable game on the App Store and Google Play and via desktop at zyngapoker.com. For more information about Zynga Poker, visit the game's community channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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About Zynga Poker
Zynga Poker is one of the most popular mobile poker games in the world and now has more ways to compete than ever before. Texas Hold 'em Poker game lets players participate in a Sit-N-Go game, Spin and Win tournament mode or a cash table game to win generous payouts with up to nine players in either fast or slow style settings. Zynga Poker has developed a strong community within the game supported by Leagues and a VIP program. It allows players to earn higher profits and special game modes.
About Zynga Inc.
Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga's franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. Zynga's games are available across multiple platforms and mobile devices worldwide. Founded in 150, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with locations in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, India, Turkey and Finland. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or follow Zynga on Twitter and Facebook.
About Maximum Hope Foundation
When a child is diagnosed with life-limiting conditions, parents may lose income or employment two extended stays in the hospital with their little one. This financial threat can threaten your family's home, pay bills and prevent them from getting hospitalized where their child is receiving treatment. To ensure these families know they are not alone, the Maximum Hope Foundation assists with mortgage payments, rent or other living expenses For more on the Maximum Hope Foundation, visit https://www.maximumhopefoundation.org/.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, relating to, among other things, the 'Home Game' sweepstakes prize and a charitable donation to the Maximum Hope Foundation. Forward-looking statements often include words such as "outlook," "projected," "planned," "intends," "will," "anticipated," "believe," "target," expect, "and statements in the future tense are generally forward-looking. The purpose of this report is to provide significant risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Two reports should not be placed on such forward-looking statements, which are based on information available on the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update such statements. More information on these risks, uncertainties, and assumptions will be described in greater detail in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), http://investor.zynga.com or the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
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