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Zynga’s first real-money games launch in the U.K. tomorrow

If you’re 18, living in the United Kingdom, and hate the money you have in your bank account, then Zynga has some exciting news for you.

The social-game developer will officially launch its first real-money gambling products in the region starting tomorrow in partnership with online-gaming firm Bwin.party. Players can wager real funds in ZyngaPlusPoker or ZyngaPlusCasino through their respective websites, and the studio plans to debut Facebook and mobile versions soon.

“Our long-term vision is to offer our players the next generation of real-money games on multiple platforms in regulated markets worldwide,” Zynga chief revenue officer Barry Cottle wrote on the Zynga blog. “We take responsible gaming seriously and are proud to partner with Bwin.party, an industry leader and a reputable company that is fully licensed by a premier regulatory authority.”

ZyngaPlusPoker is, as the name would imply, an online poker room with “a wide variety of games and tournaments with buy-ins at every level.”

ZyngaPlusCasino features over 160 slot games and table games like blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. The gambling game even features video poker and a FarmVille-themed slot machine.

“This is just the beginning for us and we’re looking forward to seeing what our U.K. players think about ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino, and creating the most valuable casino games and social experiences for them,” wrote Cottle.


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