There has been the rumors, the gossip and the whispers but that can all be forgotten about now as Zynga have made it absolutely crystal clear that they are in the real money gambling arena. The holding pages were live in December 2012 but Zynga refused to comment on them until now. Both ZyngaPlusCasino and ZyngaPlusPoker.co.uk url's make it pretty clear what their intentions are, and so the wait is over. Both holding pages give a little bit of an insight in what's in store on the new sites with a brief description about the product and what it's all about.
Zynga Plus Poker
Zynga unveil a little information here and you can see that they will be offering real money Texas Holdem, Omaha Hi-Lo and 7 Card Stud. It does say and more, so we'll have to wait and see on that front. It is clear that it's keeping the social element very much alive with its opening sentence on the page, mentioning "the exciting social Zynga poker fun you know and love", along with, "Connect with people that share your passion for online poker and challenge them to thrilling games where real cash prizes are plentiful!" If that doesn't spell it out in black and white then we don't know what will. It goes on to state that there will be both cash games and tournaments, plenty of bonuses and a starter surprise in your bank roll. The only other snippet we can glean is that it will be available to UK residents only.
Zynga Plus Casino
The Zynga casino page gives us similar information promising that your favorite Zynga characters will be there, but this time with real money prizes. It is again, strong on the social aspect and combines that with the chances to win big. There will be blackjack, roulette and baccarat on offer as well as what we would expect to be, plenty of slots. It looks like there will be plenty of promotions upon launch with big bonuses and a great welcome package on offer. Again, it will be initially for UK residents only.
All Products Launched with Bwin Party
Zynga will be launched using Bwin party as the supplier for both casino and poker, with poker becoming a skin on the Bwin network. The agreement means that Zynga will operate on Bwins Gibraltar license and each of the sites have the Gibraltar seal of approval. Zynga will also of course entering the US market as and when they are able to do so, having applied for the OK from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and also having recently acquired a number of patents that all in some way relate to online gambling. There have been many changes at Zynga over the past 18 months both in strategy and in staff. Having loosened its ties with Facebook and revamping its development team it looks set to take on the real money market with some gusto. Time will of course be the telling factor and it's definitely a good thing for both casino and poker players seeing such an innovative and dynamic company entering into the foray.