Who needs a poker night or trip to the casino anymore? The poker fad seems to have died down, but not if you count all the people that are cutting their losses and gambling virtually. Online poker, and online gaming in general, has a following far and wide, especially now that smartphones allow people to bring take the competition virtually anywhere.
Zynga‘s (NASDAQ:ZNGA) Texas HoldEm Poker has 62 million likes, around 500,000 people mentioning it online, and 34 million monthly users — so Zynga isn’t lying when it calls it “the world’s largest poker game.”
Plus, good ol’ FarmVille adds another 38 million likes, helping Zynga edge out News Corp for the third spot with a grand total around 100 million.
ZNGA stock has been up and down, but according to Facebook, the company’s games are as popular as ever.