Zynga has officially launched its real money online poker site, Zynga Poker Plus, on the Party Gaming Network. Zynga Poker Plus joins a network that is currently battling for the second spot in the Poker Scout rankings.
The online poker site operates on the bwin.party platform and features identical components to the current skins on the Party Gaming Network. Zynga Poker Plus maintains several Party promotions and has a rewards structure that is similar to the Palladium VIP system. The layout of the site provides the familiar design of the free play application that was highly popular on Facebook.
The social gaming giant has also released its first real money gaming casino, Zynga Plus Casino. The gambling site offers basic casino games like Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat as well as FarmVille themed slot games.
The real money gaming launch comes about 6 months after Zynga announced its partnership with the Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Company. Zynga made the necessary business moves to clear the way for this launch, including a renegotiation with longtime partner, Facebook. The company initially launched a real money social gaming product, Bingo & Slots Friendzy, on the UK Facebook platform. Now, the social gaming giant has officially entered the regulated real money gambling market.
“Our long term vision is to offer our players the next generation of real money games on multiple platforms in regulated markets worldwide,” Zynga CEO Barry Cottle wrote on the company blog.
This long term vision also includes the possibility of a United States facing poker site in the state of Nevada. The social gaming company has initiated the license application process in the Silver State and plans to expand into other regulated states. The Zynga brand has been highly popular in the United States market and the company hopes that it could take advantage of the brand recognition.