Zynga's (ZNGA -15.3%) decision not to pursue real-money gambling in the U.S. probably has more...

|By:, SA News Editor

Zynga's (ZNGA -15.3%) decision not to pursue real-money gambling in the U.S. probably has more to do with a fear of rubbing shoulders with heavyweights such as Wynn Resorts (WYNN -0.4%) and MGM Resorts (MGM +0.2%) with their deep pockets than concerns a major market doesn't exist for online gambling, according to early analysis. The other interesting angle is Zynga could be positioning itself for a strategic partnership with a company that already has the requisite gaming licenses.