Social game publisher officially leaves real money gaming in the US
Zynga has formalized its retreat from the real money gaming world, having successfully withdrawn its application for an interactive gaming license in Nevada.
Now the company has former Xbox headman Don Mattrick as CEO in place of Zynga founder Mark Pincus, and at his first company earnings call the new boss revealed the company was cancelling its bet.
“Zynga believes its biggest opportunity is to focus on free to play social games,” read the company's Q2 2013 earnings report.
“While the Company continues to evaluate its real money gaming products in the United Kingdom test, Zynga is making the focused choice not to pursue a license for real money gaming in the United States.”