Problems in getting its U.S. Online gambling started have not been the only ones for Zynga. It announced in June that it would lay off 18 of its workforce as part of an effort to stabilize finances. The company, which is best known for the online social media game FarmVille, announced in December that it had filed an application for a gaming license in Nevada. It also has been offering online gambling in the U.K. In July, CEO and founder. Mark Pincus stepped down. The company reported a second-quarter loss Thursday that was wider than the loss in the first quarter. It also warned of more losses in the current quarter. Click on chart for more data on Zynga shares. Zynga is dropping plans to pursue a license for online gambling in the United States, sending the company's shares sharply lower. Chief Operations Officer David Ko told investors on a. Since April. Shares of, zynga zNGA ) had been up 50 since the announcement of the Nevada license application through Thursday's close. But the stock plunged 17 in early trading Friday. Related: Online gambling toes a confusing legal line.