Zynga Poker Looking into Real Money Gambling
24 January 2012
Zynga games, yes, the company responsible for all those popular Facebook games, wants to turn Zynga Poker into a real money gambling game. Zynga Poker is one of their most popular games and a spokesman told AllThingsDigital:
“We build games and experiences that our players want and love. Zynga Poker is the world’s largest online poker game with more than 7 million people playing every day and over 30 million each month.”
“We know from listening to our players that there’s an interest in the real money gambling market. We’re in active conversations with potential partners to better understand and explore this new opportunity.”
There overall plan is to combine their Zynga Poker and Zynga Bingo into Zynga Casino. Zynga will not be able to get into the online gambling market alone however and will have to partner with an operator able to get an online gambling license.
Some of the names being talked about as possible partners with Zynga is Bwin, which operates PartyGaming.com, Betfair, Bodog, Bet365 and 888.com.
Currently Zynga Poker says 7 million people play every day and 30 million play every month on their current “play” money site. There are hopes that on the business side, Zynga entering the online business may save their shrinking stock price sense there IPO.
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