Tag Archives: Electronic Arts
- Caesars, Coral, Nevada Gold enter the social gaming arena
February 23, 2013
Nowadays, it seems you can’t call yourself a gaming company unless you have your own free-play social game. It’s like a flashback to the days when you were the one kid on the block whose mom still bought him Keds while all the other kids were sporting Air Jordans. Even...
- Zynga hires 888 exec to prep for real-money gambling; will EA follow Zynga lead?
August 31, 2012
Social game developers and online gambling wannabes Zynga have reportedly tapped former 888 Holdings exec Maytal Ginzburg to be its new chief operating officer in charge of new markets. The news was initially reported by Social Casino Intelligence and confirmed by AllThingsD, who spotted the update on Ginzburg’s LinkedIn profile....
- Double Down Casino convergence; Zynga hit with copyright infringement suit
August 6, 2012
Double Down Casino, the social gaming offshoot of gaming device maker and online poker operator International Game Technology (IGT), inked two deals with US land-based casinos last week; the Casino Del Sol Resort in Arizona, and the Golden Acorn Casino in California. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Double Down...
- Facebook bot suspicions; EA exec disses Zynga for “hitting the wall”
August 3, 2012
Shares in social network Facebook dipped as low as $19.83 on Thursday before closing out the day at $20.04, off 4%. At this point, you have to figure Zuckerberg & Co. are just hoping to get through Friday without falling below that psychological $19 barrier, which would represent a 50%...
- First female Main Event winner a real possibility after 2012 WSOP Main Event Day 2a and 2b
July 11, 2012
Day 2a/2b of this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event is in the books and a total of 842 players remain from the 2,044 that began the day. The chances of the first ever WSOP Main Event female champion have improved significantly with Gaelle Baumann sitting out front with...
- EA acquires PopCap Games
July 14, 2011
U.S video games publisher Electronic Arts has acquired PopCap Games, a leading provider of hit casual games like Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, Zuma and Bejeweled in an estimated $750M deal. EA CEO John Riccitiello said in an email sent to all employees that acquiring PopCap would extend the leadership established...