At present states such as New Jersey are passing or debating laws that could see online gambling become legal in certain cities or areas. At the same time the popularity of social gaming versions of gambling games is rising dramatically.
Recent crossovers between social gaming and gambling include the purchase of Playtika by Caesar’s Entertainment and Double Down Interactive by International Game Technology. However, it is Zynga, after announcing at the beginning of the year that they are looking for partnerships in the gambling area, who really are at the forefront of the gambling-gaming crossover.
Via This Week in Gambling