Zynga stock may not be doing too well today, but the company has just opened up a new can of worms with the launch of their real money poker game. Zynga had already entered into the real-money market last year, but now they are fully functional on Facebook. This allows players in the UK to play the game through their social media windows on their computer. This change for Zynga comes as they are trying to recover from falling stock prices of late.
The games could come to the U.S. next after gaming legislation is loosened enough for the gaming giant to get its real-money games onto social media platforms. However, with this change in the UK, Zynga can begin to make back some of the money it is losing to competitors who have games that players can play for free but can also pay to get certain bonuses or help.
With gaming companies like Rovio and King pushing their products, it is likely that Zynga will have to step up its games even more over the coming months to combat falling stock prices and all of the competition. However, for now, a change in the UK seems to be something that Zynga can use to keep itself afloat.
Would you play a real-money poker game through a social network, or would it make more sense to go to a gambling giant where you know that the game is going to be managed well and your money protected? Zynga wants to know the same thing.