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Zynga files for right to make real-money gambling games in Nevada
Mandala adds French touch to social casino games
Wall Street Winces At Zynga Event As Shares Tumble Nearly 5%
Investors eagerly await Zynga’s Unleashed event today

Zynga Bringing Free Slots to Facebook First Before Gambling Takes Hold

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Casino games, like poker and slots, make up one of the most popular categories on Facebook — even though players never get to cash out their winnings. Today, Zynga is announcing that it will soon be launching its newest casino title, Elite Slots, on Facebook. The game will be the...
Zynga Bringing Free Slots to Facebook First Before Gambling Takes Hold
Zynga rolls out new games for casino, arcade and mobile — are they clones?

Unibet buys a 45% stake in real-money Facebook gambling game maker Bonza

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London-based but Valetta, Malta-headquartered online gambling giant Unibet today announced that it has acquired a company called ‘Social Gambling (Channel Islands)’ or SGCI for a nominal fee of £100 ($151) – yes that’s not a typo – and a £2 million ($3 million) loan facility. This probably doesn’t mean much...
Unibet buys a 45% stake in real-money Facebook gambling game maker Bonza
Betable's experiment with real-money gambling pays off in the U.K.
Report confirms that social casino games have hit the jackpot with $1.6B in revenue

Zynga Lands U.K. Partnership to Launch Real-Money Gaming Site

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Zynga is announcing a real-money gaming partnership today, which it likely is hoping to distract from its third-quarter earnings report that we know already will be pretty grim. Zynga said it is forming an exclusive partnership with bwin.party, a real-money gaming operator. This marks the company’s first move into real-money from the...
Zynga Lands U.K. Partnership to Launch Real-Money Gaming Site
With Luckity.com, Churchill Downs moves beyond horse races into online real-money gambling

Booting Up: Wish Your Cellphone a Happy 40th Birthday

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(Photo: How to get real) It should probably come as no surprise to you that Facebook has employees whose job it is to read private messages that have been flagged as inappropriate, particularly if they contain malicious URLs or child porn. [BuzzFeed] Zynga’s first big real-money casino games, ZyngaPlusPoker and...
Booting Up: Wish Your Cellphone a Happy 40th Birthday

ZYNGA HAS A HIT: FarmVille 2 Is About To Cross 50 Million Players (ZNGA)

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Remember how social games were supposed to be dead? No one's told the people who are flocking to FarmVille 2, Zynga's latest big hit. It's about to cross 50 million players, a figure that's been steadily surging upwards since launch. According to AppData, a Facebook-app analytics site, FarmVille 2 is...
ZYNGA HAS A HIT: FarmVille 2 Is About To Cross 50 Million Players (ZNGA)

Big Fish places bet on casino game maker, buys Self Aware Games

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There’s been a flurry of activity in recent weeks in the category of casino-style social media games, highlighted by IGT’s acquisition of Double Down Interactive and PopCap’s release of the Lucky Gem Casino. Now, another Seattle gaming company is jumping into the virtual casino. Big Fish Games today is...
Big Fish places bet on casino game maker, buys Self Aware Games
At Zynga's shareholder meeting, a heavy focus on real money gaming
Playsino aims to publish third-party social casino games
Mobile industry players Tapjoy and Kontagent form partnership (exclusive)

Zynga Game Vets Raise $1.4 Million to Start Bee Cave Games

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Bee Cave Games has raised $1.4 million in funding to build casino games. The Austin, Texas, company was founded by Erik Bethke, Nimai Malle and Jeremy Strauser, all of whom worked at Zynga on games, including Mafia Wars, Texas Hold’em Poker and Bingo. The round was funded in part by...
Zynga Game Vets Raise $1.4 Million to Start Bee Cave Games

Zynga Bringing Real-Money Gaming to Facebook in the U.K.

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Zynga is close to launching its real-money gaming efforts in the U.K., which it is betting will generate all kinds of new revenue for the company. As evidence of the impending launch, two websites have already gone live in the U.K. to start spreading the word. One is dedicated to poker,...
Zynga Bringing Real-Money Gaming to Facebook in the U.K.
The DeanBeat: The right strategies for the social casino gaming bubble

New Deal with Zynga Show That Facebook Wants to Keep Its Frenemies Close When It Comes to Real Money Gaming

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Both Facebook and Zynga filed documents with the SEC today today detailing the terms of a new, more lax partnership. The two-year-old contract between the once interdependent companies–just check out their IPO filings–was slated to expire. Under the loosened agreement, Zynga is free of a number of obligations, including implementing Facebook...
New Deal with Zynga Show That Facebook Wants to Keep Its Frenemies Close When It Comes to Real Money Gaming

Big Fish launches first mobile social roulette game

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Roulette, like many casino table games, can get a little boring if you’re playing alone. For those who want an audience watching their big money wheel spins but can’t make it to the casino, Big Fish now has an answer. The Seattle game maker, founded by former RealNetworks employee Paul Thelen...
Big Fish launches first mobile social roulette game
Betable's partnership with Frima's 3Oak will put a new twist on real-money gambling games
GamesBeat 2012 panel will examine the rise of social casino games
Betable's potential jackpot: Bringing real gambling to social casino games

Zynga launching real-money poker and casino games in the UK on April 3, Facebook and mobile versions in 2013

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Zynga on Tuesday announced it is launching two-real money games in the UK: ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino. Since these are both gambling games, only residents 18-years-old and up will be able to play them. More to follow....
Zynga launching real-money poker and casino games in the UK on April 3, Facebook and mobile versions in 2013
Will the next 'Call of Duty' be on Facebook?
Betable's disruptive tactics cause a smackdown debate among online casino game makers

Social Gambling & Gaming Summit's Early Bird Rates End This Week

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The third annual Social Gambling & Gaming Summit is happening May 14-15 in Berlin, Germany. The event brings together industry leaders and indie developers of social casino games  and free-to-play mobile games for inspiring panel sessions on the future of gaming and gambling. You’ll save €235 ($300) off on-site prices when you register before...
Social Gambling & Gaming Summit's Early Bird Rates End This Week

Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth

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Live Holdem Poker Pro developer Dragonplay announced a $14 million first round of funding today led by Accel Partners. The money will go toward acquiring smaller developers to work on more card, board game and slot titles for Android, iOS and Facebook. Dragonplay’s Live Holdem Poker Pro is currently the...
Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth
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