Zynga has announced that it will be partnering with the oddly named bwin.party, an online gaming operator, to launch a gambling initiative where people can win (but probably mostly lose) real money.

The gambling initiative will begin next year with a slot machine based on Zynga's popular FarmVille license. This announcement comes shortly after Zynga laid off a large portion of its staff earlier this week.

[via Gamasutra]