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Zynga mulls online gambling market

Zynga, the social game company known for "FarmVille" and "Zynga Poker," is mulling a new market — online gambling.

social-media Updated: Jan 21, 2012 14:43 IST

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Zynga, the social game company known for "FarmVille" and "Zynga Poker," is mulling a new market — online gambling.

Zynga Inc. confirmed on Friday that it is in active talks with potential partners. San Francisco-based Zynga says it is speaking to the potential partners in order to "better understand and explore" the opportunity in online gambling involving real money.

The company's "Zynga Poker" title is the world's largest online poker game. Zynga says seven million people play every day and 30 million do so each month. That game, however, is played with fake money.

The talks come in the heels of a recent ruling by the US Justice Department, which found that in-state Internet gambling does not violate federal law. Zynga's talks were first reported by the tech blog AllThingsD.

First Published: Jan 21, 2012 14:41 IST

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