PTR Team To Work on Zynga Poker Product

Published on April 5th, 2011 3:51 pm EST

Zynga Poker and Poker Table Ratings - Company LogosAccording to Techcrunch.com, Zynga has hired the team behind PokerTableRatings.com.

It's important to note that Zynga is not acquiring PokerTableRatings.com - that site will "continue to be owned and operated by a separate entity". If you currently have an account on PTR, then don't worry, as "all of the user accounts on PokerTableRatings.com will be unaffected by the acquisition".

This is a talent acquisition by Zynga, and the team behind PokerTableRatings.com will apparently be working for Zynga Poker and developing "new and innovative features within the game".

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In the summer of 2010, BusinessInsider.com reported that Zynga was closely monitoring the status of online poker legislation in the United States, and that a source close to Zynga stated that the company "would be excited to move into real-money poker given the opportunity".

Does the hiring of the team behind PTR mean that Zynga is gearing up for a possible entry into the US market? Maybe - it certainly seems possible that Zynga read the recent news regarding the Pokerstars/Wynn and Full Tilt Poker/Fertitta Interactive partnerships and decided to enrich their poker offering in advance of online poker legislation being passed into law in the United States.

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According to Facebook.com, ZyngaPoker has nearly 37 million monthly active users.

Source: Techcrunch.com - Zynga Acquires Team Behind Online Poker Statistics Site PokerTableRatings

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