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MATTRICK RESIGNS AS C.E.O. OF ZYNGA
2015-04-09

San Francisco-based social gaming giant Zynga has announced the resignation of CEO Don Mattrick after just short of two years in the CEO hot seat; he will be replaced by Zynga founder Mark Pincus at the helm of the troubled company.

The publications Verge and GamaSutra reported Wednesday that Mattrick felt it was time to leave and make way for Pincus's vision for the company.

In a company statement Pincus praised Mattrick's leadership in getting the company more securely into the mobile sector, and revealed that going forward he intends to concentrate on the Action Strategy category and strengthen the focus on Zynga's core capabilities.

Although analysts have accused him of some serious mistakes along the way, Mattrick probably leaves Zynga in better health than he found it, when players and managers alike were bailing on the company and revenues were in decline.

He is particularly acknowledged for increasing the group's mobile penetration, which has seen contributions to the group rise from 27 percent to 60 percent.

His cost cutting was extensive and ruthless, but necessary, observers say, and included moving the company away from real-money online poker.

Although he was unable to restore Zynga to its peak he arrested its decline in large measure and strengthened its position in the international social casino vertical.

It is not known where Mattrick, a Microsoft and Electronics Arts alumni, is headed for next.




MORE PLAYER SEGREGATION AT MERGE POKER NETWORK
2013-05-16

Although there has been no NFL Odds official statement from the operator, reliable reports indicate that the PlayersOnly and SportsBook poker rooms on the Merge poker network have segregated their players from the main Merge pool, presumably in an attempt to improve the "poker ecology" by encouraging more recreational player action and less "shark" activity.

Initial reports indicate that the segregation is being applied across all cash and sit 'n go tables, although it appears that MTT action is still open.

There is speculation that Jazette, which owns the PlayersOnly and Sportsbook brands, along with a slew of sports betting sites that also offer online poker, is extending the segregation to its new private poker network.



2015 Kentucky Derby Odds
2015-04-15

Kentucky Derby week is one of the most thrilling times of the year. This race is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length.



Check 2015 KY Derby Schedule May 1 and 24 at Sportsbook.com



Odds to Win 2015 Kentucky Derby


MORE NEVADA ONLINE POKER LICENCE APPLICANTS TO BE HEARD (Update)
2013-03-01

The next applications for online poker licenses in Nevada will be initially be scrutinised March 6 and 7 by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and will involve well-established land and internet companies Treasure Island Casino and 888 Holdings.
Treasure Island wants to offer intrastate online poker on the 888 poker platform, and hopes that following initial approval by the NGCB it will be awarded a licence by the Nevada Gaming Commission at its meeting on March 21.
888's other US online poker partner, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, already has a Nevada online poker licence and is well advanced in preparing a WSOP-branded site for the advent of internet poker in the Silver State (see previous InfoPowa reports).