Social Gaming Giant Launches Real-Money Games in UK

Zynga launched two real-money games, ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino, in the United Kingdom on April 3. Powered by the bwin.party gaming operator, the social gaming giant is starting off with download and Web versions of the games, while hinting at social versions to come later in the year to Facebook and mobile in the UK. Only players 18 years and older are permitted to play the real-money games.

“ZyngaPlusPoker is an online poker room that offers UK players a wide variety of games and tournaments with buy-ins at every level,” whereas ZyngaPlusCasino “brings players more than 160 slots games and a variety of table games to choose from including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Video Poker as well as the first-ever FarmVille-themed slots game,” writes The Next Web.

The two will offer players various welcome packages that include real money bonuses and free cash on deposit. Users can choose to play via website or download and will use the same wallet across both.

Zynga claims this is “just the beginning,” indicating that its long-term goal is “to offer our players the next generation of real money games on multiple platforms in regulated markets worldwide,” reports The Next Web.