Zynga, Inc., a social media gaming developer has hired several lobbyists with the goal of legalizing online gambling within the United States.
The company has filed plans with the House and Senate in Washington DC and hired lobbyists Jeffrey Peck, Justin McCarthy and Alix Burns. Peck has worked as a Majority Staff Director for the Senate Judiciary Committee and McCarthy has previous experience as a Legislative Lobbyist for the George W. Bush administration. Burns was a Finance Director for Al Gore's Presidential Campaign.
Legalized online gambling is seen as a potentially lucrative market for Zynga, who has been in talks with gambling giant Wynn to develop an online betting platform.