The real-money gambling versions of the pre-existing Zynga titles were produced in partnership with U.K. online gambling outfit Bwin.party, according to VentureBeat, which added that Web and downloadable versions of the games were released in the U.K. in April.
According to VentureBeat, game players will have to prove that they are 18 or older and live in areas where the games are legal, and they will have to lay out deposits to Bwin.party in order to ensure that they can pay for chips.
VentureBeat added that Zynga reached its partnership with Bwin.party about six weeks after real-money gambling executive Maytal Olsha joined the developer, and the pact between the two companies is enabling Zynga’s games to gain approval quickly.
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