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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.




INSPIRED PARTNERS WITH FANTASY AUTHOR AND ENTREPRENEUR
2014-08-06

Inspired Gaming Group has entered NFL Lines into a game development partnership with English fantasy author and entrepreneur Ian Livingstone.

Livingstone is the co-founder of the popular series of Fighting Fantasy role-playing gamebooks and the author of numerous books within that series. He is also one of the co-founders of British game production and retailing company Games Workshop. He, along with his partner, is attributed to bringing Dungeons & Dragons to the European market.

I am both personally and professionally excited to be working with Ian Livingstone," said Luke Alverez, founder and chief executive officer of Inspired. "Convergence is a key trend in our industry at the moment. Our partnership will uniquely focus on leveraging the convergence between console gaming, mobile and gambling. We have some great ideas in the pipeline and we look forward to launching these hit games together.

The vision and ambition of Luke and his team at Inspired is impressive," added Livingstone. "This is a new design challenge for me, and Im looking forward to collaborating with Inspired on new projects, applying video game mechanics and gameplay to server-based gaming products.



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

Although there has been no 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

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2015-02-15

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