Zynga Launch Real-Money Gambling Games In UK
Social games maker Zynga has taken its first steps into real-money gaming, with the introduction of two new online games.
ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino both launched in the UK on Wednesday, April 3rd, offering Brits the chance to gamble real cash.
The CityVille and Mafia Wars creators introduction of real-money games into the UK is a first for the five-year-old San Francisco company. Zynga is yet to gain a gambling licence in its native US, and its UK gambling activity is to run in partnership with bookmaker Bwin.
Both of Zynga’s new UK exclusive gambling games can either be played on the web or via a downloadable client. It is expected that smartphone and Facebook versions of the games are on the way.
Speaking on the official Zynga blog, Chief Revenue Officer Barry Cottle said:
“Launching the download and web versions of Zynga’s real money games for play in the UK is an exciting move to bring players the real money games they have been asking us for.”