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Two more games execs quit Zynga

Exodus continues as casino gaming boss also walks from troubled company

Zynga lost another three senior executives this month - two specialising in Facebook games and another responsible for casino gaming.

The company announced last week that it was dropping its US focus on real-world gambling, so the departure of Jesse Janosov, VP of casino gaming, will be of no surprise.

The bigger concern is that John Osvald and Nathan Etter, both vice presidents in the games division, walked during the same month Zynga appointed Don Mattrick to overhaul the games business.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Etter has taken a job at Disney's Interactive division. Both had joined the company in 2009 and were responsible for the growth of FarmVille.

Last week, Zynga revealed that it had three of the top ten games on Facebook, a fall of seven compared to last year.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.

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