Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is making good on his promise
to expand the social/mobile developer's grasp into the world of online gambling in the first half of 2013, according to Gamasutra
. As expected, the roll-out will take place in Not America -- the United Kingdom, specifically.
Facilitating this expansion is bwin.party Digital Entertainment
, an existing online gambling operator that has partnered with Zynga to aid in its transition from fake addictions to the real deal. Zynga's first title in this new space will be a slots simulator based on the Farmville franchise, which may explain why the Zynga Slots team was the only one to survive this week's layoffs at Zynga Austin