Zynga's Set the Ball Rolling for Real-Money Online Gambling

Zynga has finally stopped lobbying for real-money online gambling and done something about it: the Wall Street Journal reports that it's submitted preparatory paperwork in Nevada that could see online gambling law change for good.

It's an unceremonious procedure, but one that could end up changing the law surrounding real-money online betting. It might, however, take a while before we see any results, as the Wall Street Journal explains:

Nevada will examine Zynga's financial standing and regulatory track record, and the expected timing for a decision is between a year and 18 months-making Zynga's application an incremental but important step as it eyes new revenue opportunities

It's also unclear how long it would take Zynga to obtain a gaming license in the state even if it's deemed as qualifying for one. Until then, matchsticks will have to do. [Wall Street Journal]

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