Cooperation Between Playdom and WSOP

Besides Zynga, another Facebook game provider, Disney-owned Playdom, has its own poker application on the social network, Poker Palace. Only it is called World Series of Poker now.

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According to the Blog, in a world of brands developing their promotional games, re-branding an existing application is far from usual. Nevertheless, with Facebook being crammed with poker-related games, it seems to be a wise decision not to introduce yet another one into the market, not to mention the difficulty of building up a community around a new game. The merge provides a solid base instead and also helps Playdom popularise their application with the venerable brand. reported that players will be provided a number of game types, e.g. single-table play money, virtual cash games, single-table tournaments, etc. However, all variations are “»play money« only, but players can win WSOP branded virtual goods and receive chances to enter contests awarding prizes that include trips to Las Vegas and seats at WSOP events.”

“We are very excited to bring the thrill and excitement of the World Series of Poker to the social gaming space with Playdom. We will immediately start to work on enhancing the game, bringing unique WSOP promotions and sweepstakes into the offering and ensuring that the battle for WSOP virtual championship bracelets can become a Facebook-friendly endeavour,” WSOP Vice President Craig Abrahams commented.