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Amaya appoints Barclays Capital to review Baazov bid

SBC News Amaya appoints Barclays Capital to review Baazov bid

Toronto listed Amaya Inc has confirmed the appointment of Barclays Capital Canada to act as corporate financial advisor with regards to the CAD $2.8 billion (£1.4 billion) management buyout proposed by CEO David Baazov. On 1 February Amaya governance confirmed that it had set up an independent committee to asses Baazov’s takeover proposal. The buyout proposal sees Baazov aim to …

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Leander Games launches Blueprint Gaming content with PokerStars

SBC News Leander Games launches Blueprint Gaming content with PokerStars

Leander Games has launched Blueprint Gaming content with PokerStars. The world’s biggest online poker room is the first to benefit from the collaboration between the two suppliers which sees titles, including Wish Upon a Jackpot and Winstar, now being distributed via LeGa RGS. The agreement enables PokerStars and other operators to take advantage of LeGa’s flexible integration and rapid delivery. …

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Baazov submits takeover proposal for Amaya Inc

SBC News Baazov submits takeover proposal for Amaya Inc

Toronto (TSX) listed operator Amaya Inc has today issued a corporate statement detailing that current CEO and Chairman David Baazov has submitted an all-cash deal to takeover the company. Amaya’s Board of Directors will now create a special independent committee to review the forthcoming proposal by Baazov which is estimated to be offering CAD $21 (£10-11) per common share, representing …

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PokerStars launches Jackpot Poker app for Amazon TV devices

SBC News PokerStars launches Jackpot Poker app for Amazon TV devices

Amaya Inc online poker subsidiary PokerStars continues to diversify its multi-media channel output, by announcing that it has launched its free to play Jackpot Poker app for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV stick devices. The development of the Jackpot Poker app for Amazon, will allow viewers to access PokerStars social gaming app directly from their televisions via the Amazon …

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BetStars launches Spin & Bet

SBC News BetStars launches Spin & Bet

BetStars, a new sports betting brand from PokerStars, has launched a unique new sports betting product, Spin & Bet. Taking its name and inspiration from the extremely popular Spin & Go poker format that launched just over a year ago on PokerStars, Spin & Bet gives sports bettors the chance to multiply the odds of their bets and potential winnings …

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Amaya Inc settles PokerStars Italian tax dispute

SBC News Amaya Inc settles PokerStars Italian tax dispute

Toronto listed Amaya Inc has confirmed that it has paid €5.9 million (£4.3 million) as a final settlement to the Italian tax authorities. The settlement relates to subsidiary PokerStars ongoing tax dispute with Italian regulators, which had seen the firm investigated by the Guardia di Finanza (Italian Financial Police) in 2015. Italian gambling regulators had claimed that PokerStars had approximately …

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PokerStars breaks into Apple TV market with new application

SBC News PokerStars breaks into Apple TV market with new application

PokerStars has moved to expand its service offering with the launch of a new application for Apple TV. The App, available on the latest version of Apple TV, will live stream the online poker brand’s PokerStars.tv. This service offers coverage of various PCA, EPT and PokerStars events from around the world. PokerStars.tv has been available for streaming to desktops, mobiles …

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Kentucky triples compensation claim against PokerStars to $870 million

SBC News Kentucky triples compensation claim against PokerStars to $870 million

Toronto listed Amaya Inc’s ongoing Kentucky compensation dispute has hit Christmas headlines as Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate ups the operators fine to $870 million. Ruling in favour of the state’s compensation claim against Amaya subsidiary PokerStars, in relation to online gambling services offered to Kentucky consumers between 2006 and 2011. Judge Wingate allowed Kentucky State to triple its damages claim …

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PokerStars rolls out BetStars version 1

SBC News PokerStars rolls out BetStars version 1

Having confirmed that subsidiary PokerStars would be launching a standalone betting product, Amaya Inc has today launched BetStars.com version 1 for select jurisdictions. The new brand will operate under the domains Betstars.com, Betstars.eu, and Betstars.uk, and on dedicated iOS and Android applications, marking the initial first stage of Amaya and PokerStars’ entry into the sports betting market. Amaya confirmed that …

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Spillemyndigheden grants PokerStars Danish sports betting licence

SBC News Spillemyndigheden grants PokerStars Danish sports betting licence

Amaya Inc subsidiary PokerStars has confirmed that it has been granted a sports betting license by Danish gambling authority Spillemyndigheden. Issuing a statement, Amaya detailed that the PokerStars brand had been granted a temporary one year sports betting operator licence. PokerStars management will further move to apply for a full five year licence tenure. The PokerStars brand will be allowed …

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