Let's get Real about 888Holdings and ZNGA potential ...
Since this has been burried in so many worthless posts, how about a fresh review for the trading week (btw, 888Holdings is up again today) ... the propaganda written by bloggers attempting to spin the recent 888 Holdings press release as a move by Facebook ts ridiculous ... let's review some very basic FACTS:
1) Zynga Poker was the top grossing iPhone App in the UK for 2012
2) Facebook has an agreement with Zynga that offers their real money gambling games on Facebook
3) Facebook has a similar agreement (just announced) with 888 Holdings
4) In September, Zynga hired (from 888 Holdings) Maytal Olsha to oversee gambling strategy and development. It's worth your time to Google Maytal Olsha.
If you look at the numbers, it's just silly to even compare the two. Zynga already has over twice the players in the UK. Zynga has $1.3 Billion in cash and 888Holdings has $97 Million ... Zynga trades at a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.1x and 888Holdings at 5.0x ... Zynga will be on bwin and Facebook starting in early 2013 ... 888Holdings had a one-year return last year of 249% and trades at $120 above cash per share ... ZNGA had a one-year return of -75% and currently trades at .84 above cash per share ... 2013 will be the year for ZNGA ... they have the 888Holdings talent to get the program off the ground ... they have the partnership with bwin ... they will also be on Facebook with real money games in the UK ... they already have over twice the users as 888Holdings in the UK ... ZNGA has the resources, partnerships, and audience to become the global leader in online gambling, 888Holdings has $97 million ... I'de bet on ZNGA!!!!!