Zynga turns its attention to real-money gambling

Ben Parfitt
Zynga turns its attention to real-money gambling

With its latest financial results being labelled as a “disaster” by analysts, Zynga has unveiled plans to enter the real-money gambling market.

CEO Mark Pincus says the company will launch a real-money poker gamer in the first half of next year.

"We have our first [real-money gambling] products in development, and we intend to release them in markets that are regulated and open, subject to our getting licensing," he stated.

The exception to this may well be America, which has very tight laws governing online gambling

"The US is obviously an attractive market, but it's not an open and regulated market today, so we currently don't have plans for the US," Pincus admitted, casting somewhat of a shadow over its plans.

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Tags: zynga , expansion , gambling , real money

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