Tomorrow, social gaming giant Zynga will introduce to the United Kingdom its first real-money gambling product made possible through a partnership with online gaming firm Bwin.party, a leading global real-money gaming operator.
Beginning Wednesday, Zynga will open ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino to all eligible U.K. players.
Although the games will initially be downloadable or available on the web, Zynga plans to bring them to Facebook and other mobile platforms before 2013 draws to a close.
“Our long-term vision is to offer our players the next generation of real money games on multiple platforms in regulated markets worldwide,” says Zynga chief revenue officer Barry Cottle. “We take responsible gaming seriously and are proud to partner with Bwin.party, an industry leader and a reputable company that is fully licensed by a premier regulatory authority.”
These and other real-money games could eventually come to the US, so long as state and federal laws are revised to permit their entrance.
“This is just the beginning for us and we’re looking forward to seeing what our UK players think about ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino, and creating the most valuable casino games and social experiences for them,” says Cottle.