Zynga executive exodus continues: Zynga Poker GM leaves

Laurence "Lo" Toney, former GM of the popular Zynga Poker game, quits Zynga and adds to growing list of recently departed executives.

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Adding to a growing number of Zynga executives who have left the social gaming company this year, Zynga Poker General Manager Laurence "Lo" Toney has moved on from the struggling company, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Zynga Poker is the company's first social game and the largest free-to-play online poker game, according to Zynga's site. CNET has contacted a Zynga spokesperson for comment and will update when we hear back.

Toney's departure, first noticed by All Things D, comes as the company faces slowed growth and slumping stock. Its stock closed at $2.43 a share today.

At least a dozen executives, includingCOO and board member John Schapper, haveleft Zynga this year.

CEO Mark Pincus revealed the company'slowered expectations last week, saying that Zynga would be reallocating its resource to its more popular genres. This included casino-type games like Zynga Poker.