There's One Gigantic Obstacle Blocking Zynga's $5 Billion Gambling Salvation

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Zynga is eyeing a partnership with Wynn Resorts casinos to bring online gambling to its games on Facebook, the New York Post reports.Zynga would need a partnership with a casino company that already has a state gaming licence to expand gambling to its games, according to the Post:

Most of the proposed state legislation would restrict online licenses to those who already are licensed to run a state gaming operation. Wynn only operates in Nevada.

New Jersey, for instance, has a bill that passed the state Senate and is now in the Assembly that would grant Internet licenses only to those with computer servers based in Atlantic City casinos.

JP Morgan estimates that online gambling represents a $5 billion opportunity for Zynga.

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