Tag Archives: Amaya Gaming

PokerStars adds Cristiano Ronaldo as Global Brand Ambassador

Amaya Inc gaming brand PokerStars has confirmed that FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Team PokerStars as a Global Brand Ambassador. The online poker operator will utilise Ronaldo in its global marketing campaigns, as PokerStars looks to maximise its marketing coverage. Ronaldo announced his role with PokerStars via a personal video placed on his Facebook Page, where …

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Amaya receives approval for Nasdaq listing

Amaya Gaming Inc has confirmed that it has been approved listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC The operating company of PokerStars and Full Tilt igaming brands stated that it expects trading to commence on June 8, 2015 under the symbol “AYA“. The Corporation’s common shares will also continue trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AYA. “Our listing on …

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Amaya eyes acquisition link-up with GVC Holdings for bwin.party

UK business news sources have reported that Toronto listed Amaya Gaming is prepared to team up with GVC Holdings in order to create a special purpose vehicle and fend off a takeover of bwin.party entertainment by 888 Holdings. The rumoured link-up of Amaya Gaming and GVC Holdings is the latest turn in the bidding war for bwin.party assets which heated …

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PokerStars acquisition rockets Amaya performance

Toronto listed Amaya Gaming the operating company of PokerStars and Full Tilt online gaming brands has reported opening Q1 2015 revenues of CAD $340 million(£180 million) (Q1 2014: CAD $12.8 million) as the operator incorporates the corporate performance of its acquired brands. Amaya Gaming who has sold non -ore assets in early 2015, to concentrate on expanding its PokerStars and …

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Neymar Jnr joins team PokerStars

Amaya Gaming poker subsidiary PokerStars has confirmed Barcelona FC and Brazil international football star Neymar Jnr as its new poker ambassador. The popular football star will promote PokerStars Academy., as the operator looks to extend its coverage and presence in the Latin and South American poker markets “Neymar Jr is one of the brightest stars in the sporting world and PokerStars …

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Amaya announces senior management changes for Rational Group

Amaya Gaming has announced two senior management changes to subsidiary operator Rational Group the managing company of PokerStars and Full Tilt igaming brands. The Rational Group senior management appointments see Israel Rosenthal appointed to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Gino Appiotti assuming the role of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The promotions were decided following a management review. Rosenthal takes over …

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PokerStars rollouts Sportsbook product in beta

Amaya Gaming subsidiary poker operator PokerStars has begun to rollout its sports betting product in beta mode, as the operator looks to launch it’s an integrated online betting service by April 2015. PokerStars has announced beta rollout on 31st of March The long awaited launch of PokerStars betting vertical is set to come with the release of the operator PokerStars …

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PokerStars powers Amaya Gaming’s 2014 corporate performance

Reporting on its first ever annual performance after acquiring poker operators PokerStars and Full Tilt from Rational Group, Amaya Gaming recorded increased corporate revenues of CAD $688 million up 371% from 2013 CAD $145 million (pre PokerStars & Full Tilt acquisition). The introduction of Rational Group poker operations to its services has seen Amaya record adjusted EBITDA earnings of CAD …

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Amaya agrees sale of Cadillac Jack to AGS for CAD $476 million

Toronto listed Amaya Gaming Plc has confirmed that it has entered a definitive agreement for the sale of slot manufacturer Cadillac Jack  to AGS an affiliate of fund management firm Apollo Global Management LLC. Amaya Gaming has agreed to sell its subsidiary slots manufacturer for a reported CAD $476 million (+ £265 million), as the company chooses to focus its …

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Amaya products and services receive UKGC approval

Toronto listed Amaya Gaming has confirmed that its online gambling subsidiary brands PokerStars and Full Tilt have been granted licenses from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), allowing for the operators to service online poker and additional digital gambling products to UK consumers. Both Amaya brands had serviced the UK market under a white-listed Isle of Man gambling licenses, prior to …

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