All bets are off! Social game giant Zynga is looking to get into real-money online gambling, and it’s looking for someone to help build the platform for it. Now e-gaming companies are fighting over the potentially lucrative contract.
Social casino game players currently make up 13 percent of all Facebook gamers in 2012, an increase from 8 percent in 2011. This has caused online gambling to become one of the hottest trends in the industry. A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators is currently working on legalizing online poker. If that happens, social versions of the card game can deal in actual cash, a prospect Zynga is certainly hoping for.
GamesBeat has reached out to Zynga, who declined to comment.