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 67 million likes, more than 300,000 people mentioning it online and over 33 million monthly users … so Zynga isn’t lying when it calls it “the world’s largest poker game.”
Zynga was higher in the rankings when good ol’ FarmVille made the top 30, but it has since been edged out as that faux-farming gaming obsession came to an end.
ZNGA stock has had a dismal year — shedding nearly three-quarters of its value — but at least according to Facebook, the company’s poker game is as popular as ever.