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Zynga Wants Real Money Poker Software

Written By: Maya Michaels | September 18, 2012 | Posted In Poker News

Zynga, Facebook’s gaming giant has moved a step closer to providing legit poker games by starting a tender for a real-money poker system.

Based on a talk with eGaming Review, mentioned software program companies Playtech and GTECH G2 posted offers to provide the system.

Playtech is popular in the field for giving software program for iPoker network, including Titan Poker and William Hill Poker whilst GTECH G2 is in charge of International Poker Network behind Yahoo! UK, Sporting Bet and Bet-at-Home.

This news is unexpected considering a few months ago Zynga moved to get Swedish Poker Network Ongame. It is uncertain how the tender will affect the purchase of Ongame.

Even though Zynga Poker is not going to presently provide for-money games, it’s the most-played online poker game on the planet with thousands and thousands of users every single day.

A few months ago Zynga CEO Mark Pincus referred to real-money gambling as a “natural fit” with digital items and social games at a convention earlier this year.

Zynga is also trying to make a deal with Wynn in Las Vegas to possibly partner with the traditional casino later on.

Even without real-money games Zynga rules the mobile space and the company states that Zynga Poker is the top grossing game on Android or iOS systems.

Millionaire technology trader Jason Calacanis, who played at the 2012 WSOP in Las Vegas this summer, thinks that Zynga is the heir-apparent to the online poker throne.

“I would predict Zynga becomes the number one player in online poker,” he said. “It will be a race between Zynga and Pokerstars.”

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