With Nevada having legalized real-money gambling over the Internet, shares of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) are up above 15% today. A combination of this expected strategic pivot point and the company beating on earnings has driven shares up nearly 50% since the start of 2013. In this video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner tells investors why this is definitely a positive development for the company. He also details many of the severe hardships facing the company that still make it a very questionable bet.

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