ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino are to be run in tandem with bwin.party digital entertainment (NASDAQOTH:PYGMF), which hosts the popular real-money gaming site PartyPoker. Both games will make their way to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and mobile platforms this year, the company said in a blog post.
The net impact of this move on Zynga stock is unknowable at this point, but a change in U.S. law could be a meaningful catalyst for sending the shares higher, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova.
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