Zynga Hires PokerTableRatings.com Team

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Zynga has announced the 11th acquisition in the last 11 months. They have hired the team working at MarketZero, which is best known for creating the website PokerTableRatings.com. That website is the largest portal for tracking the stats of online poker players. The acquisition details are unknown. Zynga has a poker game on Facebook, but it does not cost real money to play. Zynga will not be operating MarketZero’s existing business, but they will be spinning it off to a separate entity. Zynga wanted to acquire the Austin-based team for their expertise. The founders of MarketZero include Gustavo Abdala, Amir Elaguizy, Nir Leibovich, Timothy Sullivan and Jason Wang. [VentureBeat]