Play Money Facebook Hold’em Running Into Legal Troubles?

by , Jul 20, 2009 | 10:26 pm

Kinda-sorta. Zynga’s Texas Hold’em was the most popular game on all of Facebook — more popular than its sister games Mafia Wars, Yoville, and that farming game — which was all fine and dandy until people started hocking play-money chips on eBay.

So now they’re apparently in the midst of a Facebook poker crackdown, looking to lock out multi-accounters, for example, and take play-money pushers to court. Conspiracy theorists say it has more to do with black-market undercutting of Zynga’s chip-selling business … but regardless, kinda effed up, not just because of poker, but because of the inevitable hubbub that seems to spring up whenever you see any semblance of a free market on the internet leading to unregulated virtual finance transactions.

One Comment to “Play Money Facebook Hold’em Running Into Legal Troubles?”

  1. ZYNGA

    We have over 40 MySpace and Facebook account holding over a total of 20 billion chips.
    We are giving these away to anyone who has less then 200k chips.