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.

http://tweet.pkrrd.com/news/posts/zynga-texas-hold-em-maybe-a-little-too-popular

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
    says:

    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.

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