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Zynga Poker Rakes In $37 Million In Q1 Of 2018

Revenue From Poker Grows 5.7 Percent Year-Over-Year


Zynga Poker had a strong first three months of 2018, according to financial data supplied by the company this week.

The San Francisco-based Zynga Inc. said that poker accounted for 23 percent of its total “online game revenue” of $162 million during the Q1 of 2018. That amounts to $37.2 million. In Q1 of 2017, poker accounted for 23 percent of revenue of $153 million, or $35.2 million. Poker revenue increase 5.7 percent year-over-year.

Zynga Poker, which is free to a limited extent as it does provide in-game purchases to enhance the playing experience, had $144.3 million in revenue in all of 2017.

The company said that Zynga Poker’s revenue from mobile devices was up 13 percent year-over-year in Q1 of this year. The firm continues to make its break from Facebook.

Poker is Zynga’s cash cow game. The next best game for the company in terms of revenue in Q1 of this year was CSR Racing 2, which accounted for 12 percent of the $162 million.

Back in February, Zynga Poker announced an upcoming partnership with the World Poker Tour, a subsidiary of the Chinese gaming company Ourgame.

“We’ll be introducing new competitive features [to Zynga Poker] as we prepare for the introduction of our World Poker Tour tournament experience in the second half of the year,” Zynga said in a press release.