Will Zynga’s Goal Of Bringing Real Money Gaming To The US Excite These Top Institutional Shareholders?

Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has taken baby steps forward towards its goal of conducting real-money gaming in the United States. It kicks off an 18 month process that will establish its eligibility to apply for a license by filing an “Application For a Preliminary Finding of Suitability” from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Zynga recently partnered with the United Kingdom’s  bwin.party, a real money gaming operator, to launch about 180 games, including slots, roulette and blackjack, during the first half of 2013. The service will operate under b.win.party’s Gibraltar gaming license.

Will Zynga, Inc.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 218.759 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $2.84 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Zynga, Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Morgan Stanley held 37,344,467 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $106,058,283. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Capital Research Global Investors held 28,772,500 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $81,713,898. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 16,985,398 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $48,238,529. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Luxor Capital Group L.P. held 12,451,429 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $35,362,057. This brought the portfolio total to 1.45%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 11,617,857 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $32,994,713. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Franklin Resources Inc. held 9,948,591 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $28,253,998. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Janus capital management llc held 9,611,144 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $27,295,648. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Federated Investors Inc. /Pa/ held 8,383,767 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $23,809,898. This brought the portfolio total to 0.1%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 7,619,322 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $21,638,874. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

Highside Capital Management L. P. held 6,311,300 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $17,924,091. This brought the portfolio total to 1.69%.

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