Tag Archives: don mattrick
- Don Mattrick exits Zynga, founder Mark Pincus returns as CEO
April 8, 2015
Don Mattrick is stepping down as CEO of social gamers Zynga, with founder Mark Pincus (pictured) set to resume his former role as CEO. Mattrick, who replaced Pincus as CEO nearly two years ago, announced on Wednesday that he was leaving. Mattrick told GamaSutra that he believed “the timing is...
- Zynga admits it botched Poker revamp and NFL Showdown launch
February 15, 2015
Social gaming outfit Zynga saw its shares tumble nearly 16% on Friday – its biggest one-day drop in two-and-a-half-years – after the company turned in underwhelming Q4 and FY 2014 numbers. Bookings, the sale of virtual good and credits, rose 4% to $182.4m in Q4, well below market expectations of...
- Maytal Olsha leaves Zynga to launch own social casino startup
September 14, 2014
If anyone still believed social game developers Zynga harbored any serious real-money online gambling aspirations, the announcement that Maytal Olsha (pictured) left the company in August should help convince them otherwise. Olsha was hired with great fanfare two years ago, having been lured away from UK-listed online gambling firm 888...
- Bally buys social gamers Dragonplay; Zynga Poker undergoes “cultural change”
June 5, 2014
Gaming device maker Bally Technologies has agreed to acquire Israeli social gaming firm Dragonplay, the developers behind popular social casino games like Live Hold’em Pro. The deal will cost Bally $51m up front, plus a maximum of $49m over the next 18 months to retain certain key employees, with the...
- Investing The Hard Way: Where Zynga Stands Now
October 14, 2013
The stock market can be a funny place sometimes. If you were familiar with the social gaming business, and/or followed our coverage of the industry on this site, you probably wouldn't think too highly of Zynga (ZNGA) right now. You'd know that the company abandoned its real-money gambling plans this...
- Social Gambling Not Gaming
October 4, 2013
I am loathed to start an article with such a hackneyed statement, but I really can’t help but smile when I consider that the average American can purchase enough firepower to down a mighty beast (and even act that fantasy out), and yet they find it so difficult to gamble...
European Poker Tour London Day 3: Martin Kozlov Leads The Final 45
October 10, 2013
Fedor Holz On Why His Future Will be Away From Poker
July 18, 2016