Zynga (ZNGA +12.4%) rips higher as its first real-money gambling titles go live in the U.K. two...

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Zynga (ZNGA +12.4%) rips higher as its first real-money gambling titles go live in the U.K. two months ahead of schedule. It doesn't hurt that 17.8% of the float was shorted as of March 15. TechCrunch observes Zynga is accepting payments in U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, euros, and yen (in addition to pounds), perhaps setting the stage for fast international expansion. "Our long term vision is to offer ... real money games on multiple platforms in regulated markets worldwide," Zynga states, while promising U.K. Facebook/mobile launches later this year. GLUU +2.9%. (yesterday)