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The First Signs of Zynga’s Online Gambling Efforts Go Live in the U.K.

Zynga is close to launching its real-money gaming efforts in the U.K., according to two landing pages launched today.

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4/29/2020

article Rincon Chairman: ‘We didn’t know Valley Center would lose ambulance service’
(California) -- Rincon tribal Chairman Bo Mazzetti was surprised when he picked up a copy of The Roadrunner last week and read that when Mercy Ambulance canceled the...

1/4/2020

article FarmVille maker Zynga is booming again
(California) -- Frank Gibeau had only just become Zynga Inc.’s CEO, but he had to deliver some bad news. The once-high-flying company, which shot to fame with...

8/27/2019

article Construction has downtown Las Vegas visitors looking up
(Las Vegas) -- It's been almost 40 years since a completely new high-rise hotel structure has risen from the streets of downtown Las Vegas, so visitors can be...

11/6/2018

article Zynga Poker Hits “Air Pocket” as Revenue Slides for First Time in Two Years
(Wall Street) -- Zynga reported disappointing revenue figures in its free-play online poker vertical in Q3 2018, with online gaming revenue in Zynga Poker, still by far...

6/22/2018

press release Zynga Poker Named Title Sponsor of WPT500™ Las Vegas at ARIA Resort & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- World Poker Tour® and Zynga Inc (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a leading social game developer, today announced Zynga Poker as the official title sponsor of WPT500...

8/3/2017

article Record mobile performance returns Zynga to profit in second quarter
(Internet) -- Buoyed by growth in its mobile channel and better than expected results across its portfolio of products, revenue increased by 15 per cent versus a year...

5/21/2017

article Zynga Releases Aerosmith-Themed Slot Game
(Internet) -- Zynga has released an online Aerosmith-themed slot game as part of its "Hit It Rich!" series, according to Licensing.biz.
article Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC
(New York) -- Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Jefferies Group LLC in a report issued on Friday, May 5th. They...

5/5/2017

article Zynga reveals record mobile revenue in Q1
(California) -- Zynga has said its mobile gaming operation was able to generate record revenue during the three months to March 31, 2017.

4/23/2017

article Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Shares Bought by GSA Capital Partners LLP
(New York) -- Zynga logoGSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) by 132.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most...

11/25/2016

article Zynga trains eyes on India to target women gamers
(India) -- San Francisco-based gaming company Zynga is creating an entire mobile game in its Indian studio that will be aimed primarily at an Indian audience, in what is...

8/4/2016

article Zynga User Base Shrinks Further
(California) -- Videogame developer Zynga Inc.'s second-quarter loss narrowed despite a shrinking user base and revenue decline, thanks mostly to an accounting...

5/5/2016

article Flip this office: Struggling Zynga's for-sale HQ worth more than company
(California) -- Zynga, the San Francisco-based games company that was once worth $9 billion, now faces the same kind of problem that many SF homeowners face: its house...

3/2/2016

article Analysts and investors react well to Zynga’s new CEO Frank Gibeau
(California) -- Zynga’s stock price rose 4 percent to $2.25 a share in the first full day of trading on Wall Street after the company announced that it had...

3/1/2016

article Mark Pincus is out as CEO of Zynga after less than a year — and a turnaround expert is in
(California) -- Mark Pincus has stepped down from his role as CEO of publicly-traded social game developer Zynga, less than a year after taking the reins in April 2015....
article Zynga in deeper chaos as CEO Mark Pincus resigns again
(California) -- Mark Pincus has stepped down as CEO of his struggling online gaming company Zynga for the second time. Replacing him is gaming veteran and current Zynga...

2/23/2016

article Selling The Farmville: Zynga To Offload SF Headquarters
(California) -- San Francisco-based mobile games-making something something unprofitable Zynga has one trick left up its sleeve: the sleeve itself, which the company now...
article Zynga puts San Francisco headquarters up for sale
(California) -- San Francisco-based online gaming company Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has put its headquarters in the city up for sale, the company said Tuesday, confirming...

2/14/2016

article Why Zynga founder Marc Pincus is confident about the former juggernaut’s turnaround
(California) -- Social mobile gaming company Zynga made Wall Street investors cringe this week. It beat earnings expectations in its fourth fiscal quarter earnings...

2/11/2016

article Zynga to lean on new social casino titles in 2016 to stem audience decline
(California) -- Social gaming operator Zynga is doubling down on its social casino franchises after leaning heavily on the titles last year. On Wednesday, Zynga reported...

10/27/2015

article Zynga to cut more than half of Irish workforce
(Ireland) -- Social gaming company Zynga has revealed it is to cut 60% of its Irish workforce as part of a global restructuring of the business. Zynga in May announced...

10/12/2015

article Zynga unveils advertising tool for social gaming
(California) -- Zynga has announced the launch of a new engagement advertising product for use within social games. Developed by the social gaming company’s in-...

9/17/2015

article Zynga Wants To Beat Big Fish And Playtika On Social Casino Gaming
(California) -- It looks like re-installed CEO Pincus is now prioritizing the social casino genre. Zynga announced the acquisition of Rising Tide Games two days ago....

9/14/2015

article Zynga buys Rising Tide startup, bringing back one of its former casino game execs
(California) -- Zynga has acquired Rising Tide Games, a free-to-play social-casino-game company started by former Zynga and Playtika executives, GamesBeat has learned.

8/9/2015

article Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Surprises With Earnings Beat: Analysts Have Mixed Reviews
(Wall Street) -- Mobile video game company Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) surprised analysts and investors alike when it beat second quarter earnings expectations on August 6,...

8/7/2015

article The return of Mark Pincus: His impact on social gaming giant Zynga after 100 days
(California) -- In his first full quarter back at the helm of Zynga, Mark Pincus delivered a solid financial result. The social gaming company that he founded still has...

8/6/2015

article Zynga Sales Top Estimates as Slot Machine Games Register Gains
(California) -- Zynga Inc., the social-gaming pioneer whose co-founder Mark Pincus returned to lead the company in April, reported second-quarter sales that beat...

5/26/2015

article Social Poker Revenues Declining, WSOP Could Overtake Zynga On Mobile
(USA) -- Online poker is a very big market worldwide, but it only brings in a fraction of the money that is claimed by Internet casino sites. The same appears to be true...

5/22/2015

article Zynga Poker’s struggles hurt overall market as players flee to social casino games
(California) -- Enterprise companies tackle mobile marketing automation slightly differently—and that's why they're on top. Register today for this free VB...
article Zynga Poker’s struggles hurt overall market as players flee to social casino games
(California) -- Social poker game income is on the way down — and out of PCs, according to a new study by market analyst SuperData Research.
article FanDuel hires defunct Zynga Sports365 staff
(Florida) -- Leading daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has reportedly hired the majority of social gaming operator Zynga’s defunct social sports gaming and...

5/10/2015

article Zynga Coverage Initiated at Needham & Company LLC (ZNGA)
(Wall Street) -- Investment analysts at Needham & Company LLC began coverage on shares of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

5/6/2015

article Zynga laying off 18 percent of its workforce in effort to cut $100M
(California) -- Farmville and Words with Friends maker Zynga is making more cuts in an effort to save money, the company announced today. About 18 percent of the company...
article Zynga shares surge on layoff plans and growing revenue
(California) -- Shares in online game maker Zynga surged more than 11% after the firm reported a smaller-than-expected loss and plans to cut costs by laying off 18% of...

4/17/2015

article Zynga founder Mark Pincus returns as CEO
(California) -- Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Dumps His Replacement to Become CEO Again. Zynga Inc. founder Mark Pincus decided to back running the mobile-games company,...

4/13/2015

article Mark Pincus is back as CEO, because no one could stop him
(California) -- Jeffrey Katzenberg apparently had the right idea. The CEO of DreamWorks Animation and a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios decided not to run for re-...

4/8/2015

article CEO Don Mattrick leaves Zynga in 'clear firing,' founder Mark Pincus returns to helm
(California) -- Less than two years after luring Don Mattrick to replace founder Mark Pincus as CEO, Zynga reverses the move in what an analyst calls "a clear...

3/30/2015

article Zynga faces US lawsuit over IPO prospects
(California) -- Zynga is to face a lawsuit in the US that accuses the social gaming company of defrauding shareholders about its prospects both before and after its...

3/7/2015

article Zynga Winds Down Real Money Gaming In The UK
(UK) -- Zynga Poker, it was once hoped, might single-handedly spawn a second poker boom. Around 2013 the social gaming giant seemed poised to enter the real money market...

3/5/2015

article Zynga Inc Closing Down CityVille On April 30th
(California) -- Zynga Inc is shutting down CityVille, the franchise that once ruled the online social gaming platform with more than 100 million active players, says a...

3/3/2015

article Zynga and bwin.party to end real-money gaming partnership
(UK) -- Social gaming company Zynga has ended its real-money gaming partnership with online gaming operator bwin.party in a move that will confirm the closure of the...

2/28/2015

article Zynga Yanks UK-Facing Real-Money Gambling Sites
(UK) -- Social gaming developer Zynga has yanked its UK-facing real-money online gambling operation, a partnership with UK-listed online gambling operator Bwin.party.

2/27/2015

article Zynga terminates bwin.party ZyngaPlus RMG products
(California) -- San Francisco based social games developer has officially closed its ZyngaPlus casino and poker real money gaming (RMG) products.

2/17/2015

article Zynga hit by heavy losses in 2014 despite Q4 growth
(California) -- Social gaming company Zynga has reported widespread year-on-year losses in the 12 months through to December 31, 2014, despite having enjoyed a positive...
article Zynga Posts Disappointing Quarterly Results And Future Guidance
(California) -- Zynga’s top-line grew by 9% year over year to $192.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. However, it came in below market expectations due to...

11/19/2014

article Zynga founder Pincus to face lawsuit over alleged stock sales
(California) -- Mark Pincus, the founder of social gaming company Zynga, is to face a lawsuit alleging that he unfairly benefited by selling $192 million (€153.2...

11/9/2014

article Zynga CEO: Poker Relaunch ‘Missed The Mark’ [sub req]
(California) -- Zynga on Thursday said strong fiscal third-quarter results in social slots were not enough to offset continued weakness at its poker franchise, whose...

11/8/2014

article Zynga may have stopped the bleeding for now: daily active user loss slows
(California) -- Over a year ago, when we published our large feature on Zynga, it was at a crossroads—so focused on growth that the company was hemorrhaging users...

11/7/2014

article Zynga CEO encouraged despite ongoing losses in third quarter
(California) -- Don Mattrick, the chief executive officer of Zynga, has said he is “encouraged” by the social gaming company’s performance during the...

10/24/2014

article Zynga to launch new social poker title
(California) -- Social gaming company Zynga has moved to bolster its online poker offering by launching a new title in the form of Zynga Poker Classic. The new game is...

9/14/2014

article Zynga’s social slots chief leaves for a stealth start-up (exclusive)
(California) -- Zynga’s social slots chief Maytal Olsha has left the social gaming company for a stealth start-up. Olsha confirmed to GamesBeat that she left...

9/12/2014

article Zynga Launches New Mobile Poker App for Android and iOS Devices
(California) -- Android and iOS mobile device users can now enjoy the new free-to-play poker app from social game developer Zynga. Zynga is trying to get back on track...

8/24/2014

article Perfect Time To Consider Zynga
(Wall Street) -- The online gaming market is anticipated to cross $41 billion by 2015, as speculated by various market analysts. This market has grown almost 4 times...

8/7/2014

article Zynga's shares tumble on poor earnings, lower outlook
(California) -- The CityVille and FarmVille company posted disappointing monthly user figures while also announcing new partnerships with the NFL and Tiger Woods to...

6/30/2014

article Zynga Inc Witnessing Declining Short Interest
(Wall Street) -- Though Zynga Inc’s journey has been rough over the past year, analysts are hopeful that a focus online gambling could turn the fortunes around.

6/29/2014

article Analysts Recommend Zynga to Focus on Real-Money Gambling
(California) -- It is well known that game developer Zynga has been struggling in recent years and now financial experts have recommended that the company focus on real-...

6/28/2014

article Zynga And Online Gambling: What Will the Future Bring for the Company?
(California) -- Experts believe real-money gambling could be the solution for Zynga’s financial troubles. If you’re on Facebook, you must have heard about...

5/24/2014

article Is Zynga Finally Worth Gambling On?
(USA) -- Shares of Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) got rather bubbly after the company went public, eventually hitting a market capitalization that, at its peak, exceeded those of...

4/24/2014

article Zynga’s Rising Star Beginning to Fade as Profit Figures Disappoint
(California) -- While considered one of the foremost firms in the iGaming industry, Zynga’s recent profit figures have been alarming. The popular social media...

4/23/2014

article Zynga Inc Founder Mark Pincus Steps Down As Chief Product Officer
(California) -- Mark Pincus, the founder and chairman of the board of directors of Zynga Inc decided to give up all its operational responsibilities and vacated his role...

4/7/2014

article Zynga's Online Gambling Plans Ready to Blossom
(New York) -- Zynga's management needs to expand aggressively and strategically into real-money gambling now, or explain why they shouldn't be replaced by a team...

3/17/2014

article 3 Reasons Why Zynga Is A Solid Investment
(California) -- The arrival of Don Mattrick as Zynga (ZNGA) CEO has heralded a new chapter in the company's turnaround. Zynga's shares are up more than 40% this...

3/14/2014

article Zynga adds new branded slot to Hit it Rich! social casino
(USA) -- Social gaming giant Zynga has added a new branded slot game based on the comedy film Ted to its Hit it Rich! social slots app. The latest game to be added is...

3/13/2014

article Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Comes to Zynga Slot-Machine Game
(USA) -- “Ted,” the 2012 comedy from Seth MacFarlane about a raunchy, beer-swilling teddy bear, has landed in a virtual casino. Social-games developer Zynga...

3/7/2014

article Zynga launches a major overhaul to its flagship poker game
(USA) -- Zynga is leaving its cartoon roots behind with a big redesign of its flagship Zynga Poker, it’s top-grossing game, for mobile players today.
article Zynga shares jump 9% on CEO's real-money poker comments
(California) -- Zynga’s shares shot up more than 9 percent to $5.72 today after CEO Don Mattrick outlined plans for the company's real-money poker games,...

2/7/2014

article Zynga expands casino catalog with Riches of Olympus on iOS
(California) -- As Zynga continues to focus on its current farm, casino and “words” franchises, the developer / publisher has announced the launch of its...

2/6/2014

article Zynga sticks with what works: Riches of Olympus is its next mobile slots game
(California) -- Zynga has a plan to avoid getting left behind on mobile, and it involves more social casino games. The publisher announced today that it has a new Zynga...

2/2/2014

article Zynga Buys NaturalMotion For $530 Million Cuts Loss Shares Rise 25%
(UK) -- Last week game developer Zynga, whose original core businesses, including the internet game FarmVille, have been on a downward trend for some time, on Thursday...

1/31/2014

article Zynga Charges Forward Despite More Layoffs
(California) -- Desperate to reclaim territory in online gaming, Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) CEO Don Mattrick is taking an aggressive approach. The company announced it would...

1/20/2014

article Zynga Inc Will Benefit From Bitcoin
(Wall Street) -- Zynga Inc stock and its business moved in contrasting directions last year. While the stock surged about 63% in 2013, its business continued to struggle...

1/19/2014

article Zynga Is Making The Right Moves
(California) -- Zynga (ZNGA) had an impressive 2013 and the stock gained more than 56%. However, the company is not completely out of the woods at the moment.

1/15/2014

article Zynga takes first real-money poker app to Facebook
(UK) -- Social gaming company Zynga has launched its Zynga Plus Poker product on social networking website Facebook, according to the Pokernews.com website.

1/5/2014

article Zynga Has Begun Testing Accepting Payments In Bitcoin
(California) -- Online gaming company Zynga announced it has begun testing accepting payments in Bitcoin for seven of its games. The announcement has caused Bitcoin...

1/4/2014

article Social Online Gaming Firm Zynga Tests Bitcoin
(California) -- The word Bitcoin is an unknown for most average people but it is gaining a reputation in financial circles. Bitcoin is a virtual money that is traded...
article Zynga Links Up With BitPay For A Bitcoin Payment Test In FarmVille 2, CityVille And Other Web Games
(California) -- Gaming giant Zynga has started to accept the cryptocurrency as a payment option for those buying tokens for virtual goods on the web versions of...

12/27/2013

article Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Looks For A Better 2014 After Struggling In 2013
(California) -- Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), which remained unstable throughout fiscal 2013, is undergoing substantial strategic and management changes along with switching...

12/24/2013

article Zynga, With A Tough 2013 In Review, Looks Ahead
(Wall Street) -- The year 2013 was a volatile one for Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) as the company went through a significant strategic and management transition and terminated...

12/16/2013

article How the 'Zynga Effect' impacted gaming investors
(California) -- Investors and venture capitalists aren't as interested in online gaming due to the negative reputation of mobile gaming company Zynga, or the...

10/28/2013

article Zynga’s Casino Is The Most Depressing Place On Facebook
(USA) -- Imagine: After months of saving, you fly to Vegas for a little gambling at a new casino. You’re not into anything serious: Just some slots, diverting and...

10/2/2013

article Zynga Withdraws Gambling License Application in Nevada
(Nevada) -- As our sister site mGamingWatch reported Wednesday, Zynga has officially withdrawn its gambling license application in Nevada, a move which reinforces the...

9/30/2013

article Zynga Confirms Pullout From Nevada Online Gambling Market
(Nevada) -- Zynga, one of the world’s largest providers of social games, recently decided to pull back from plans to enter the real-money gambling industry....

9/27/2013

article Zynga officially out of online gambling in Nevada, for now
(Nevada) -- US Poker reports that Zynga has officially withdrawn its application for a gambling license in the state of Nevada, reinforcing the company's recent...

9/12/2013

article Zynga Launches Casino Slots Game for Facebook
(California) -- Zynga, the well-known game developer, has continued its move into the world of online and mobile casino games with the launch of a Facebook casino slots...

9/7/2013

article New Facebook Casino Offering from Zynga
(California) -- Massive Facebook games developer Zynga has continued its foray into the world of online and mobile casinos with the launch of its Facebook casino slots...
article Red Flags suggest Zynga may be in Trouble
(California) -- Social and mobile game provider Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has been struggling to make profits. The surge of tablet computers and smart phones has given...

8/16/2013

article Is Another Management Shake-Up Enough to Save Zynga?
(California) -- Time is running out for struggling social game maker Zynga to turn things around. It's only been a month since Don Mattrick took over as Zynga's...

8/12/2013

article Options Traders: Zynga Could Go Either Way
(Wall Street) -- It’s safe to say Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has had its share of turmoil in the past nine months. After seeing its stock tumble last November and getting...

8/7/2013

article Can Zynga Bounce Back?
(California) -- With the rise in the number of internet users and advent of social media, there has been a phenomenal rise in the number of online gamers. NPD group...
article Zynga's Farm Is in Danger: Game Over or Just a Pause?
(California) -- I have been following Zynga closely for the past 12 months. Let me say this straight: I really don't like what I see now. Even in the worst moments,...

8/5/2013

article Zynga To Shut Down OMGPOP’s Online Gaming Portal, OMGPOP.com
(California) -- Long before OMGPOP found its sudden (and rather fleeting) success as a mobile game developer with Draw Something, it began its life as an online game...

7/31/2013

article Zynga files suit against casual-sex app maker
(California) -- In this legal battle, it's casual gaming vs. casual sex. Zynga Inc., the social video games maker known for "Words With Friends" and "...
article Zynga Just Pulled a Complete Bait-and-Switch on Investors
(Wall Street) -- Until recently, there was really only one reasonable argument to invest in Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA): online gambling was about to become legal in the US,...

7/30/2013

article Zynga’s still a gamble without the gambling
(California) -- Even with its decision to give up on entering the risky U.S. gambling business, Zynga Inc. has plenty of obstacles ahead to reverse the slowing of its...
article 3 Zynga Executives Have Resigned In The Past Month
(California) -- Tough times continue at Zynga, Mark Pincus' gaming company, as it struggles to succeed in mobile. Three executives have departed in the past month,...

7/28/2013

article Zynga to Abandon U. S. Plans for Online Gaming, IGT Forges Onward
(California) -- One of the companies that were thought to be a major player for the future of online gaming and poker in the United States has instead decided to pack in...

7/27/2013

article Zynga drops plans for online casino-style games in US news
(California) -- Zynga investors cashed in their shares yesterday after the company announced plans to withdraw from plans to launch online casino-style games in the US.
article Zynga's Losing Bet to Not Pursue Gambling
(New York) -- Zynga (ZNGA_) actually managed to beat Wall Street estimates for its second-quarter but its stock tumbled Friday as the company announced it would no...

7/26/2013

article BLOG: Why Zynga gave up on gambling
(California) -- Social game maker Zynga surprised investors with news that it will give up plans to seek a license to offer gambling in the U.S.. According to one source...
article Zynga folds on US gambling bet
(California) -- Zynga will largely abandon its long-running efforts to build a real-money gaming business in the United States, a prospect investors once believed to be...
article Zynga Real-Money Online Poker Plans Into The Muck
(California) -- Zynga, the leading free-play online poker platform on Facebook in terms of sheer volume of players, announced that it will scrap all plans to get...
article Zynga Won’t Gamble On Online Casinos
(California) -- It has not been a great year for casual game maker Zynga. The company axed a pile of games that weren’t bringing in enough cash, broke up with...

7/25/2013

article No Dice: Zynga Decides to Abandon Real-Money Gaming Efforts in the U.S.
(California) -- In its lackluster second-quarter report today, at the very bottom of its press release, Zynga made a very important strategic announcement, saying that...
article Zynga decides against real-money gambling in the United States
(California) -- Zynga has announced that it will not pursue real-money gambling in the United States during its quarterly conference call. Instead, Zynga will refocus...
article Zynga exec explains why it’s abandoning online gambling in the U.S.
(California) -- Real-money gambling and FarmVille just don’t mix. Zynga chief operations officer David Ko said in an analyst conference call today that the company...
article Zynga will not ‘pursue a license for real-money [gambling] in the U.S.’
(California) -- Zynga is officially ending its pursuit of a real-money-gaming license in the United States. In a report of its second quarter financial results today,...
article Zynga won't pursue Nevada gaming license
(Nevada) -- Social gaming giant Zynga Inc. said Thursday it would no longer pursue a Nevada gaming license. The San Francisco-based technology company had filed an...
article Zynga earnings beat and still disappoint as company folds on U.S. gambling plans
(Wall Street) -- Zynga’s second-quarter earnings beat Wall Street’s estimates, but the stock has taken a dive in immediate after-hours trading after the...
article Zynga Tumbles After Abandoning Plan for Online Betting in U.S.
(Wall Street) -- Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), maker of the social-networking game “FarmVille,” plunged as much as 16 percent in extended trading after abandoning plans...

7/19/2013

article Don't Expect a High Score From Zynga Earnings
(California) -- Online gaming stock Zynga (ZNGA) has had a tough row to hoe since its December 2011 IPO. And while shares of ZNGA stock are up more than 40% in 2013,...

7/16/2013

article Zynga, Facebook, and the rapidly approaching future of online social gambling
(California) -- While there are many variables to the art of gambling, one thing is constant: The house always wins.

7/15/2013

article New Jersey A Litmus Test For Zynga’s Gambling Ambitions, Analysts Say
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey will offer an opportunity for Zynga to show just how serious it is about U.S. Internet gambling, analysts said, as the company prepares to...

7/11/2013

article Can Zynga make Facebook the future of gambling? The FarmVille creator is jumping into online gaming, and casinos should probably be worried
(California) -- Facebook was Zynga's path to glory — the Facebook game FarmVille, a virtual agribusiness, put the San Francisco social-gaming company on the...

7/10/2013

article Analyst: Zynga ‘cannot afford to miss out on’ real-money gambling in New Jersey — and it might
(New Jersey) -- Online gambling is legal in the state of New Jersey, but only casino operators in Atlantic City can apply for the appropriate license. That means that...
article Zynga's Got Real-Money Gambling Apps, And They're Going To Facebook
(Spain) -- Zynga is taking the wraps off its real-money gambling games today at an event in Barcelona, Spain.

7/6/2013

article Inside Gaming: Zygna Replaces Pincus as CEO, Betfair Partners With Trump in New Jersey
(USA) -- In this edition of Inside Gaming, Zygna has replaced Mark Pincus as Chief Executive Officer, Betfair partnered with Trump Plaza for online gaming in New Jersey...

7/3/2013

article Mark Pincus' Zynga Online Gambling Bluff
(Wall Street) -- Don Mattrick is a big name in the gaming world. He sold his first gaming business to Electronic Arts, where he stayed on and played a key role in...
article Zynga Claiming its Place in the Real Money Gambling World
(California) -- Zynga is constantly looking for ways to become one of the best online gaming companies in the world and with their newest acquisition of a Chicago-based...

7/2/2013

article Failure Is an Option / Don Mattrick might work miracles at Zynga. But even if he loses, he wins.
(California) -- No one was taken aback yesterday when Mark Pincus announced that he’d be stepping down as CEO of Zynga, the online video game company he co-founded...
article Xbox chief leaving Microsoft for Zynga
(California) -- There’s been speculation that Don Mattrick’s move could have been motivated by a reorganization that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has...

7/1/2013

article Mattrick departure unrelated to Xbox One woes, analysts say
(USA) -- Analysts have weighed in on former Xbox boss Don Mattrick’s departure form Microsoft, noting that the company’s Interactive Entertainment division...
article Zynga Hires Xbox Boss to Initiate Turnaround
(California) -- Zynga, the social games maker that has stumbled badly over the last year, said it had replaced its founder and chief executive, Mark Pincus, with the...
article Zynga’s founder steps down as CEO to be replaced by Microsoft exec
(California) -- Zynga's CEO, Mark Pincus, is stepping down to be replaced by Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft's Xbox business, as the troubled online game...

6/30/2013

article Zynga’s Flaws, Threats, and Potential
(Wall Street) -- Zynga is supposed to be the world leader in social gaming, but it’s really a world leader in destroying the wealth of its investors.

6/28/2013

article Zynga cofounder joins social casino game maker as investor and adviser
(Texas) -- Zynga cofounder Eric Schiermeyer has joined Bee Cave Games as an investor and board adviser.

6/24/2013

article Zynga Buys Spooky Cool Labs
(California) -- In a bid to gain traction in the online casino-style gaming market, Zynga (ZNGA - Snapshot Report) has reportedly acquired a Chicago-based gaming studio...

6/21/2013

article Zynga acquires design studio founded by slot industry veteran
(California) -- A design studio founded by a longtime slot machine industry veteran has been acquired by social gaming giant Zynga Inc., which is seeking an avenue into...

6/20/2013

article Betting the Farmville: Zynga acquires casino gaming specialist Spooky Cool Labs
(California) -- Social gaming giant Zynga has announced the acquisition of casino gaming specialist Spooky Cool Labs as part of the firm's attempts to broaden its...
article Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Acquires Spooky Cool Labs, Casino Gaming Experts
(California) -- Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) bought Spooky Cool Labs, which is a team of 40 people, expert in real money-gaming strategy making.

6/9/2013

article Down on the Farmville, Zynga wrestles with multiple issues
(California) -- Things are not all peaceful down on the farm. Social gaming giant Zynga Inc., which has a grand vision of converting its platform into a real money pay-...

6/8/2013

article Can the latest crop of games from Farmville creator Zynga revive its fortunes?
(California) -- Back in 2010, Zynga founder Marc Pincus said he wanted his company’s name to become a verb meaning play, in the same way that people use “...

6/6/2013

article A look at Zynga’s attempt to enter the real money gaming market in Nevada
(Nevada) -- This week, Zynga dove headfirst into turnaround mode. The company laid off 18 percent of its staff and shuttered offices in New York (where all of OMGPOP...

6/5/2013

article Can Zynga Inc Survive Without Online Poker?
(Wall Street) -- The great investment thesis behind Zynga Inc was that it would eventually turn its play-money Zynga Poker game into a wildly lucrative online poker...
article Lessons from Zynga's distress: It's tough to stay on top of online gaming pile
(India) -- Look at Appdata.com's leader board for developers and you wouldn't guess that the company at the top, Zynga Inc, has just announced a major job cut....

6/4/2013

article Zynga’s farms turn to dust
(California) -- Zynga, the “casual gaming” company most famous for Farmville and Mafia Wars, laid off 520 employees on Monday. That’s 18 percent of the...

5/13/2013

article Tongue-Tied At Social Gaming
(Wall Street) -- Zynga's trouble underlines the difficulties with social gaming. The publisher behind games like FarmVille and Words with Friends recently reported...

5/6/2013

article Looking for a comeback, Zynga doubles down on FarmVille
(California) -- In the past 12 months, Zynga has struggled with a contracting player base, a deflated stock price and waves of layoffs. Now it is coming to terms with...

5/5/2013

article King Overtakes Zynga as Largest Social Network
(USA) -- Zynga is no longer the largest social network as King has announced a larger number of daily active users. Zynga said recently that it has 52 million daily...

5/1/2013

article Zynga turnaround may ride on lady luck: Online gambling
(California) -- Zynga CEO Mark Pincus may have an ace up his sleeve after all to save the troubled social games company he founded.

4/30/2013

article BLOG: With online gambling legal in Nevada, door opens for Zynga and others
(Nevada) -- Ultimate Poker became the first legal online gaming service in the U.S. today - at least in Nevada.

4/25/2013

article Ahead of the Bell: Zynga's 1Q results
(New York) -- Zynga' s first-quarter results will likely exceed Wall Street's expectations — but mainly because of the company's conservative guidance...
article What’s the Matter With Zynga?
(New York) -- This was supposed to be a story about a guy building a highly anticipated mobile game. Instead, it’s a story about a multi-billion-dollar Internet...
article Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) Struggling To Survive Till The US Legalizes Online Gambling
(Wall Street) -- Creator of FarmVille, Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has exceeded the expectations of analysts yesterday when it reported a profit of 1 cent per share. Wall...
article Zynga stock plunges as mobile transition seems a long way off
(California) -- Shares of Zynga fell 10 percent in early trading Thursday after the San Francisco game maker forecast a bigger-than-expected second-quarter loss on...
article Zynga's Surprise Profit Overshadowed by Gloomy Signs
(Wall Street) -- Zynga Inc. ZNGA -6.89% eked out a surprise profit in the first quarter, but sales fell 18% amid signs of declining interest from the online game maker...
article Zynga’s UK Online Gambling Venture Fails to Sustain Boost as Stock Prices Plummet
(UK) -- The launching of Zynga’s online gambling venture in UK earlier this month, held a promise of boosting Zynga’s stock prices. However, online casinos...

4/20/2013

article Zynga Slots Sees Huge Growth on Facebook
(UK) -- Zynga seems to have found success with its new Zynga Slots game as for the second week in a row the Zynga slots has been the fastest growing game on Facebook.

4/17/2013

article Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Launches New Free Card Game
(California) -- Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) recently launched a new free card battler game called War of the Fallen. The game is currently available on Apple’s (NASDAQ...

4/9/2013

article Could Zynga Rise to Its Former Glory?
(Wall Street) -- Let me start by admitting that I've never been fond of Zynga from an investment standpoint. While its games might be mildly entertaining, I've...

4/8/2013

article Zynga Poised For Supporting Role In U.S. Internet Gambling
(USA) -- As Zynga eyes further opportunities in real-money Internet gambling, industry experts believe the company’s role is likely to be limited in the United...

4/7/2013

article Zynga Is Losing Its Zing
(USA) -- Zynga's (ZNGA) shares got a shot of adrenaline on 3rd April, with its shares increasing 12% to $3.45 as it debuted its first real-money gambling website in...

4/6/2013

article Head of Zynga Studio Leaves His Job
(USA) -- It has been announced that the head of social media gaming giant Zynga, Dan Porter, will be leaving the company. The post will be filled by Sean Kelly, who...
article Zynga names investor John Doerr to board of directors
(USA) -- Zynga Inc has named John Doerr, a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, to its board, the online gaming company said...

4/5/2013

article Zynga Plus Money Casino launches in the UK
(UK) -- Wednesday April 3 was a big day for Zynga Plus Poker as it became available to online players in the United Kingdom. The company is offering UK players a chance...

4/4/2013

article Can Zynga Rob the Casinos?
(UK) -- Is Zynga about to pull off the great casino robbery? The online game company launched Zynga Plus Casino and Zynga Plus Poker on Wednesday, allowing people in the...
article Real-money online gambling launch sends Zynga stock price surging
(UK) -- On 4 April, Zynga launched its online poker and casino games in the United Kingdom, the first proof that the company's previously announced pivot away from...

4/3/2013

article Forget Gambling: Zynga Has a New Hit
(UK) -- Shares of Zynga popped 11% higher this morning, and it's easy to see why. Months after announcing a partnership for real-money gambling in the U.K. with Bwin...
article Zynga shares set to open higher on internet gambling launch
(UK) -- Shares of Zynga Inc were set to open about 11 percent higher, a day after the online game publisher said it will begin real-money gambling through poker and...

4/2/2013

article Zynga launches 'real money' online casino games in the UK
(UK) -- Zynga has become one of the more ubiquitous purveyors of online games and it's also well known for its free to play mobile games — now it hopes to...
article Zynga loses former head of 'Draw Something' creator OMGPop
(California) -- The head of Zynga's New York studio has left the social gaming company a year after its $180 million purchase of his mobile game start-up failed to...

3/21/2013

article Zynga: Business Model Explained
(California) -- For investors who are not familiar with Zynga's (NASDAQ: ZNGA) business model, I will describe it in detail with the Business Model Canvas. The...

3/14/2013

article Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Beaten Up By Glu Mobile In ‘Real-Money Gambling’
(UK) -- Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) was beaten by Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) by becoming the first traditional game company to launch a real money gambling game in the...

3/13/2013

article Zynga Gambles on Reinvention
(California) -- After a catastrophic 2012, during which Zynga lost revenue, staff, IPs and consumer confidence, the ailing social game maker's fortunes finally seem...

3/12/2013

article Online gambling deals boost Zynga, Glu
(Wall Street) -- Zynga's stock has soared 59% so far this year, following a foray into online gambling overseas. Shares of rival Glu Mobile jumped 18% Tuesday after...

3/11/2013

article Zynga Rises on Speculation Yahoo Might Consider Buyout
(Wall Street) -- Zynga Inc., the biggest maker of online social games, climbed to the highest price since July on speculation that Yahoo! Inc. might consider buying the...

3/5/2013

article Zynga Inc’s transition to online gambling could be hurt by new US online gambling laws
(California) -- Zynga Inc’s attempts to enter real-money gambling may be held back by US laws, which favor existing casinos, according to Bloomberg. So far, 3 US...

3/4/2013

article Casinos Pose Threat To Zynga Inc’s Online Gaming
(California) -- Zynga Inc is facing hurdles in its bid to offer real money gambling as states like New Jersey legalize internet betting but enact conditions that mainly...
article Facebook And Zynga: Partners In Gambling?
(Wall Street) -- In December we first talked about Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA) being very undervalued and why investors should look to investing in the stock. In this article...

3/1/2013

article Why Zynga is Overvalued with or without Online Poker
(Wall Street) -- Let's be frank: Zynga's current batch of online gaming properties doesn't justify the company's current market cap. Zynga's gaming...

2/28/2013

article Understanding the Impact of Online Gambling
(Wall Street) -- When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Signed Legislation approving the legalization of online gambling, he said he was looking to help the struggling...
article Betting on Zynga and legal online gambling
(California) -- In the movie “The Color of Money,” Paul Newman tells us why people gamble on everything from the Super Bowl to how long it will take for a...
article Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)’s Shareholders Double Down On Gambling Plans
(California) -- Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) once appeared to be a video game company that was try its hand in the world of gambling. However, as days are passing by and...
article Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), Gambling Stocks Up As NJ Approves Online Gambling
(California) -- Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) shares are up 5 percent after New Jersey approved online gambling. Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:CZR) rose 2 percent and...

2/26/2013

article Nevada online gaming path opens up for Zynga
(Wall Street) -- The online social games maker giant Zynga Inc steadily climbed by 7.5 percent as the possibility of legalization of web-based real-money gambling in U.S...

2/25/2013

article Game maker Zynga cutting workers, offices
(California) -- Zynga said Monday that it was cutting about 30 employees and closing or consolidating offices in Baltimore, New York and Texas as the social game maker...
article Zynga Shares Surge 10% on Job Cuts, Gambling Legislation
(Wall Street) -- Shares of Zynga roared 10% higher on Monday following the recent passage of an interstate online poker law in Nevada and the game maker's plans to...
article Zynga will bring online gambling to the masses, Pincus says
(California) -- Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said the company is not trying to cash in on the existing hardcore gambling market with its foray into online gambling in the U.K....
article SEEKING ALPHA: Zynga's Valuation Amid Changing Online Gambling Markets
(Wall Street) -- I published an article last week on Zynga (ZNGA) that focused on the progression of online gambling legislation.
article SEEKING ALPHIA: Zynga Cuts Costs As It Focuses On Online Gambling And Potential Capital Appreciation
(Wall Street) -- I recently wrote this article in which I decided to add Zynga (ZNGA) to the Young and Restless Retirement portfolio. At the time, the shares were...

2/22/2013

article Will Zynga Go All In for Online Real-Money Gambling?
(California) -- Beleaguered game publisher Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) received some love from investors on Friday. Shares climbed over 6 percent in morning trading on...

2/16/2013

article Zynga Shares Jump Thanks to Progress in New Jersey
(Wall Street) -- Social game developer Zynga’s stock rose after it became apparent that there is a high chance of Governor Chris Christie legalising online...

2/10/2013

article FORBES: Zynga's Shares Rise As Legal US Online Gambling Is Mooted
(Wall Street) -- I have a very cynical indeed friend who works in The City of London. This is our equivalent of Wall Street. And he was involved in the funding, creation...

2/9/2013

article Zynga Shares Soar 11 Percent as New Jersey Moves Closer to Online Gambling
(Wall Street) -- Zynga’s stock is seeing its first big leap in more than six months, fueled by a decent fourth-quarter report and evidence that online gambling is...

2/4/2013

article Zynga Is Going All-In With Real Money Gaming
(USA) -- With the rapidly approaching earnings call for the final quarter of 2012, all eyes will be on Zynga (ZNGA) tomorrow. Without expecting too much change in its...

1/31/2013

article Are Zynga's Days Numbered?
(Wall Street) -- Next week, February 5th, Zynga (ZNGA) will be reporting its earnings for the final quarter of 2012. Whether good or bad, there's no denying that...

1/29/2013

article Zynga: Ready For Real-Money Games And Improving On The Cost Side
(Wall Street) -- Zynga is a leading provider of social game services with 240M average monthly active users over 175 countries. In late November, 2012, Zynga and...

1/17/2013

article Zynga Elite Slots out today on Facebook
(USA) -- Zynga launched Elite Slots on Facebook today, the latest title to join its growing stable of casino games. A follow-up to its already popular Zynga Slots, the...

1/16/2013

article Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga’s Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming
(California) -- Betable, a San Francisco-based startup that makes it easier for casino-style game developers to offer players real money bets instead of virtual currency...
article Zynga; From Social Gaming to Real Money Gaming
(Wall Street) -- It has been little over a year since social gaming company Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) stock completed its IPO. Investors’ interest in social media and...

1/11/2013

article ZyngaPlusCasino brings real money gambling to the UK this year
(California) -- We already knew that Zynga has fallen in love with the idea of real money gambling, and wants to bring it to the US. We also already knew that Zynga...

1/8/2013

article Zynga’s Online Gambling Ambitions Bolstered by its Patent Portfolio
(Wall Street) -- Last February, just prior to Facebook’s highly anticipated IPO, Envision IP analyzed the US patent holdings of various social networking companies...

1/2/2013

article Zynga Tries Its Hand at Online Gambling
(California) -- It's been a rough year for Zynga. Faced with plunging stock and revenues, the San Francisco-based social gaming company laid off employees and...

12/31/2012

article Zynga Games Get Axed To Cut Costs At Flailing Company
(California) -- Social games publisher Zynga Inc confirmed on Monday that it has carried out 11 of the planned shutdowns of 13 game titles, with "Petville"...

12/26/2012

article Zynga Japan to Close While Gambling Sites Launch
(Japan) -- It’s been a mixed week for Zynga, on one hand the company has announced the closure of its Japanese operations, on the other the company has launched a...

12/25/2012

article Go Slots: Slot machines meet home design on Facebook and Zynga.com
(California) -- Let's face it: slot machine games, at their core, aren't very exciting. Regardless of how many different themes developers place on the spinning...

12/23/2012

article Zynga's Online Gambling Landing Page Introduced
(UK) -- Zynga the social network game provider has launched landing pages that are the precursors to real money online gambling in the United Kingdom.

12/21/2012

article The First Signs of Zynga’s Online Gambling Efforts Go Live in the U.K.
(UK) -- Zynga is close to launching its real-money gaming efforts in the U.K., according to two landing pages launched today.
article Zynga slips 3% as Internet casinos move in
(California) -- Zynga shareholders are cashing out their chips as lady luck appears destined for Atlantic City. Shares of Zynga today slid 3% as the prospects of real...

12/16/2012

article Farmville creator stakes its future on casino-style games
(UK) -- In Zynga’s cavernous headquarters, a converted shopping mall in San Francisco, engineers are hard at work on a suite of new gambling sites.
article Zynga readies new breed of casino-style games to arrest decline
(California) -- Zynga, the social gaming firm behind hit titles such as Farmville and Words with Friends, is gearing up to launch a new breed of gambling sites which...

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