Talk of the town last week was undoubtedly Shuffle Master’s decision to pull the plug on the Ongame deal. This week it’s Ray Bitar’s arrest, which we’ll look at elsewhere, and Zynga’s supposed interest in Ongame.

Zynga has been looking at every available online gaming asset including Full Tilt so I have no reason to think it has not had a look at Ongame. But it does seem remarkably convenient that this story should leak out now - just as Shuffle Master’s exit threatens to send the price shooting through the floor.

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