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Sorry everyone! I took this page down because Zynga complained about this page.

Anyway, I suggest you try Star Wars Angry Birds instead. It’s a lot more fun and there are no funny business going on.

complaint below… Thanks Zynga…

On September 4, 2013, CloudFlare received a DMCA copyright infringement complaint regarding:


Below is the complaint we received:

Reporter’s Name: Brand Protection
Copyright Holder’s Name: Zynga
Reporter’s Email Address: [email protected]
Reporter’s Address: 444 De Haro Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 US

Reported URLs:   http://retireby40.org/2011/12/cheat-zynga-poker/

Original Work: www.zynga.com

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  • Shaun @ Money Cactus December 9, 2011, 12:26 am

    I’m the worst gambler ever! Virtual poker for free could be my cup of tea, but I don’t think I’ll be looking too closely at that IPO.

    • retirebyforty December 9, 2011, 9:41 am

      That IPO is way over valued. Zynga should be valuated like other game companies, not social media powerhouses.

  • Roshawn @ Watson Inc December 9, 2011, 3:27 am

    I don’t have any experience with online gambling. A 5-10 minute time sink doesn’t sound too bad though. I had assumed you were going to say a few hours a week or something. Anyway, I have lately stayed away from any electronic games. It’s way too easy for me to waste a lot of time if I am not careful.

    • retirebyforty December 9, 2011, 9:40 am

      I spend a few hours a week on the XBOX. Usually Friday & Saturday night at 11pm after everyone went to bed. 🙁
      I know it’s not a productive use of my time, but I need to decompress once in a while.

  • MoneyCone December 9, 2011, 6:52 am

    I can very accurately predict the outcome of me gambling! 🙂

    • retirebyforty December 9, 2011, 9:38 am

      That’s why I don’t gamble with real money. I work too hard to lose it. 🙂

  • Jeff @ Sustainable life blog December 9, 2011, 8:40 am

    Interesting take joe – if you want to double down, you can also open a google incognito window and long in to another account that way

    • retirebyforty December 9, 2011, 9:38 am

      Ahh… another way to get more seats on the table. It’s not fun when you’re cheating though. 🙂

  • Shuvo December 9, 2011, 10:54 am

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    I am a fan of your post. i like this a lot.
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  • Invest It Wisely December 9, 2011, 6:46 pm
    • retirebyforty December 10, 2011, 8:06 pm

      No kidding. I smell lawsuits. The software developers work crazy hours in start up companies for the hope of a big pay off like this. I hope the company doesn’t win, it would set a terrible precedence.

  • PKamp3 December 10, 2011, 10:04 am

    And the house always wins! What’s the rake on Zynga poker?

    • retirebyforty December 10, 2011, 8:04 pm

      They just sell the chips, no rake.

  • Andy Hough December 10, 2011, 2:22 pm

    I’ve played Zynga poker a few times. It might be easy to cheat but there isn’t much point to it since the chips aren’t worth anything. I know some people do pay for chips but it doesn’t make any sense to me.

    • retirebyforty December 10, 2011, 8:07 pm

      Right, I don’t understand why people pay for these virtual items. They must have a lot of extra money. 😉

  • UltimateSmartMoney December 10, 2011, 6:27 pm

    I thought US government banned all poker sites for US players. Is Zynga poker exception?

    • retirebyforty December 10, 2011, 8:07 pm

      I guess Zynga doesn’t count because they are not playing for real money….

  • Aloysa December 11, 2011, 4:55 pm

    I used to play this game on my iPhone. Sometimes I would win just by bluffing like crazy and scaring people into folding. 😉

    • PatTheRat July 8, 2012, 3:09 pm

      Bluffing doesn’t really work anymore. Too many people who just go all-in every hand. Strategy goes out the window when everybody just goes all-in no matter what they are holding. And agreed with OP – I’ve seen 4 consecutive hands where different people were holding 4 of a kind. The odds on that are unreal. I’d rather pay a few bucks and go online poker where it’s more realistic of a true poker game than have Zynga try to stoke the pot by giving such crazy cards.

  • Untemplater December 11, 2011, 10:59 pm

    I don’t think I’ve played a single zynga game before but I know lots of people who are hooked. I didn’t realize they had a poker game! Makes sense though as poker is still super popular. -Sydney

    • retirebyforty December 12, 2011, 12:07 pm

      I played some games when they first came out, but they were too much work to keep track of. These days I just play poker once in a while. 🙂

  • Car Negotiation Coach December 12, 2011, 7:46 am

    Hey Joe, I’m a bit of a poker nut myself and used to play quite a bit online before it was banned. I don’t have experience with Zynga, but I have played on several other real money sites. I think they are play money in the US, but have real money sites overseas (waiting for U.S. legislation to change).

    There’s definitely some cheating that transpires but I think the operators are pretty good at detecting it. Sure you could create dummy accounts, but they check for shared IP addresses. There are ways around that of course, but as you mention they also look for patterns and the same players sitting together often.

    As for the sites themselves being rigged, aside from the occasional issue (see the UltimateBet scandal), the sites have way too much too lose to cheat. Online poker makes billions with a relatively simply model and a scandal can easily wipe that out. I also think more and more regulation and auditing will come into play as the U.S. market legalizes it once again and safety will not be an issue.

    And lastly, even if there was some cheating by operator and players, it’s still an easy way to make money if you play smart! 🙂

    p.s. Can you tell I’m a little passionate about poker?

    • retirebyforty December 12, 2011, 12:12 pm

      Great information, thank you! I agree that a real poker site do not cheat, but Zynga is just a game. ( Do they really play for real money oversea????)
      I think they try to pump up the players and my feeling is the game is a bit rigged. 😀

      • Mike May 16, 2012, 11:25 am

        Yes they play for cash, There were several sites here in the u.s. that were cash sites. In fact, there still are due to loop holes. its set as long as you do not spend cash directly on the table then it is not illegal. you can invest money into your account and play with fake chips but not real moneythese web sites …are still active today

  • Blaize Ovi January 5, 2012, 2:21 am

    i just want a chips but i don’t know how to get free chips………………….
    I have only 3128 chips now
    I want to be a millionre

  • dhanie May 24, 2012, 5:58 pm

    where I have to ask or what application can I use to play poker and win in poker games that exist in my country ..??
    please give me a hint ..
    not for me to play in poker zynga. but the poker game in my country Indonesia ..
    please help me ….

    thank you

  • Chuck Norris July 10, 2012, 7:23 pm

    Zynga poker has the worst customer support service. They ban without reason. They don’t entertain questions they only reply you with computer generated emails. I got ban and lost a total of 1b zynga chips.

  • dennis Hazelton July 14, 2012, 9:24 am

    Is this a free game because it does not cost money? In my opinion, YES, YES, YES! After you lose your initial bonus installing the app Zynga, you have to pay real money to purchase more chips… and then once hooked playing zynga poker you’ll slowly lose more and more as you continue playing. Why do I BELIEVE this? Play for awhile and just notice the large numbers of players who win with poor two holding cards and then begin anyway! Next, notice the beginner players who play with poor starting cards and yet win. Notice how many poor players go with very large bets, far more than good players with smart stat bets properly yet lose. And, notice the LARGE numbers of high hands… how could their SO many hands, get so many, stastically, straights, flushes, full houses, four of a kind? I believe is still even more with beginners with small banks. In any event, I love playing poker and until find a similar ALMOST free game, will continue. By the way, when you have to buy more chips to continue, wait for the Zynga discounts, such as, when they allow you to purchase 180,000,999 for $99.90′ instead their typically cost of 112,ooo,ooo for the same price. One more point, why not so many blogs suggesting the same. Fear of law suits? Perhaps… Oh, one more thing, the banks for two platforms, Mac and iPads, do not sync. I have discussed this three times with their tech supports… The first time suggested take the two apps delete and then reinstall them suggesting updates might fix it. When this did not work… Then suggested change my password, that Mine be hacked by others, still resulted with the same. Reinstalled, changing a better more difficult password to more for hackers? , stayed the same. The last time contacted support, I got a ‘very short’ response… Its my fault, that they had reported it on their My questions… And then, Do Not Contact them again… That any more questions from me, they would NOt respond to me again… And again, one thing, I Promise… ALL my three questions were cordial and polite. And Ihave saved these comments to them and their ‘s. Regards, DH.

  • Whatevva February 24, 2013, 10:53 pm

    Just like anything on the internets… there is SERIOUS cheating going on.

    I can sit there & play 50 hands and will get: 3,5… 2,7…J4 and NEVER get a single hand with 2 face cards like K,J… AQ… KK etc.

    Meanwhile, there are players who just roll on in and take everything, EVERYHAND with 4 of a kinds, full houses, AA, KK… etc. They’ll even win with stuff like 2,4 or 3,7 etc.

    I know luck has a lot to do with poker but it evens out one way or another. A rat is a rat and cheating is cheating. It’s all about mathematical odds. What are the odds of winning 10 in a row for hours on end… or having to fold every hand and then seeing that it was IMPOSSIBLE to win on anything you had for the last hour.

    The real losers are the sad little people who spend their time cheating at a game that doesn’t pay anything. Now THAT’S SAD.

  • Guy March 29, 2013, 9:50 am

    You don’t need to be an ex Zynga employee to know this game is 100% rigged.

    Evidence, you want evidence. Here is the evidence.

    1) The CEO of Zynga, Mark Pincus, has already admitted he built Zynga games from scams, spyware and trickery. The video is available all over the internet.

    2) The game does NOT use any mathematical probability based on “random” deals. The same patterns repeat over and over to an extent where if you’ve been playing long enough, you can actually predict with great accuracy what is about to happen.

    3) New players win more, even though poker is a game of skill, regardless of what cards you have new players always have a higher win rate.

    4) 52 cards in a deck, 4 suits, 13 individual cards, 9 players. BUT almost every single hand drops a flush draw, a straight draw, a fullhouse and ROYAL FLUSHES been thrown around like they’re the norm. It doesn’t take a mathematician to work out this game isn’t random.

    Poker is a game of skill, if you’re good at poker you can make a lot of money. Poker is not based on luck it’s based on probability and Zynga poker takes away all probability by making predetermined hands.

    Is Zynga poker rigged? Of course, Mark Pincus already admitted it was.

  • Michael January 26, 2014, 4:15 am

    Been playing religiously every day. Whether it’s zynga or live. Eventually statistics would prevail. But. My experience is that their software figures out who’s bought chips before and screws them Over. Hell I know, poker happens. But so then should the occasional best hand hold up. 90% of the time. If I have a legit have. Like 3 of a kind. Two DBs will call a large bet. ( like 10 times blind or more) with total crap. And they suck out. It plain doesn’t make sense unless there is not randomness in the software. I hope these bastards get regulated and penalized. Hate cheaters.

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