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Zynga Loses Former Poker Manager

Zynga has lost another manager; this time is was Laurence Toney, the former general manager of Zynga Poker.

Zynga has lost another manager; this time is was Laurence Toney, the former general manager of Zynga Poker.

During his three years at Zynga, Toney spent two years managing Zynga Poker before mobbing to a general manager role in mobile where he worked on Zynga’s publishing efforts.

Toney has said that he has no immediate plans for the future, he said that his “departure is less about Zynga and more about the vast number of opportunities that currently exist in the Valley.”

He went on to say that he has been approached by a number of organisations asking him to lead teams, an idea that he found “exciting and compelling.”

Poker was Zynga’s first game on Facebook and it continues to attract almost 40 million monthly active users. Toney not only managed the poker game but also took charge of the company’s real-money gambling strategy.

He also announced the company’s casino franchise at the Unleashed event last year.

As Zynga’s stock continues to fall, its ability to retain executives and general managers has become somewhat of a sore spot.

Zynga is also struggling to move from being a Facebook games company to a mobile games company.

OCA News Editor

With a background in game development spanning 8 years, Sam Peterson is OCA’s leading authority in the world of online gaming. His focuses include new releases and gaming providers.

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