Zynga Begins the Licensing Process for Real-Money Gaming in the U.S. – Tricia Duryee – Commerce – AllThingsD

It might take a while, but Zynga set the first step for the application of an online real money gambling license in Nevada. The second important strategic move after partnering with bwin.party in the U.K. to roll out a real money gaming platform there in 2013.

Full story: Zynga Begins the Licensing Process for Real-Money Gaming in the U.S. – Tricia Duryee – Commerce – AllThingsD.

Real online gambling and social network casino games are on a collision course

Enthusiasm for the intersection of social gaming and online gambling has obviously ruled this year´s GIGSE (the Global iGaming Summit and Expo). Mergers have just taken off (like IGT´s purchase of Down Interactive) and will even increase in the future as Social Gaming meeting real Gambling might be the high ground of the future.

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