Zynga PokerCon to welcome Annie Duke, Doyle Brunson and more poker stars

Palms Casino Resort
Palms Casino Resort

Zynga's first major convention ever, Zynga PokerCon, is right around the corner--next weekend, to be exact. The company announced today that several poker superstars will be joining the festivities at the Palm Resort Casino in Las Vegas. Famous professional card shark Annie Duke will be teaching attendees tips from the pros in Zynga Poker University. Other professional poker players who will grace con-goers with their presence include Doyle Brunson, Scotty Nguyen, Gavin Smith, Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Rousso and Mike Sexton.

Yet, apparently a squad of famous poker players wasn't enough as Zynga also announced that hip hop artist B.o.B. will perform an exclusive show at the first ever PokerCon. The game's 38 million fans should be ecstatic, yet there are still tickets available for $125.

"The goal of our first live poker event and tournament is to bring Zynga Poker fans from Facebook to the felt," said Zynga Poker GM Laurence Toney. "The two-day event encourages community members to turn their online connections into offline friendships, and enjoy playing the game that brings people across the world together. We're really upping the ante with powerful poker pros and musical entertainment from B.o.B."

If a $100 thousand prize pool wasn't enough for you to put in the money, Zynga seems to hope that these guests will. Hey, you could always try your hand at the Shoot Outs tournaments for a set--just don't do what Jimmy Kimmel's relatives did.

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