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PokerStars launches live California poker tournaments to support iPoker

Amaya Inc brand PokerStars has launched a series of California live tournaments named ‘Let California Play’ to raise awareness for internet poker and support for Californian pro-poker legislation. PokerStars has partnered with two Californian Indian tribes and three Los Angles card rooms to help host the tournaments. The online poker operator further confirmed the launch of website Californians4ipoker.com. A number …

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PokerStars rolls out UK betting product

Amaya Inc igaming brand PokerStars this weekend launched its sports betting product for the UK market, processing sports betting wagers on select markets via the PokerStars 7 client. PokerStars’ sports betting product at present is offering a limited selection of sports markets to its UK player base. Sports betting markets available on the client include football, basketball, tennis, rugby union …

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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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NetEnt launches games content on PokerStars

Igaming games developer NetEnt has furthered its casino content partnership with Amaya Gaming by announcing that a selection of its renowned game portfolio is now also live and available in PokerStars’ new casino offering. NetEnt continues to expand its customer base and the launches with Rational Group’s well-known poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt enables distribution to a new group …

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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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NYX Gaming takes Chartwell and Cryptologic businesses for £80m

NYX Gaming Group has snapped up the Chartwell Technology and Cryptologic businesses from Amaya via a share purchase agreement valued at CA$150,000,000 (£80.8m). The transaction is anticipated to close before the end of the third quarter of 2015 and is subject to financing and other customary closing conditions. Amaya said that the sale is consistent with its previously announced plan …

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Amaya maintains innocence over insider trading investigation

Amaya has reiterated that it believes the company has done nothing wrong after a Quebec court’s decision to lift the publication ban on the redacted warrant and supporting affidavit for the search of various entities, including Amaya, in mid-December 2014 by Quebec’s securities regulator AMF. The searches were related to the AMF’s investigation into trading in Amaya securities leading up …

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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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Amaya Gaming eyes fantasy sports entry in 2015

During yesterday’s 2014 earnings call Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov indicated that the company was exploring entry into the burgeoning US fantasy sports market. Baazov indicated that Amaya views a great cross over fit between Poker and daily fantasy sports consumers. Baazov stated that the company would look to launch fantasy sports operations by the second half of 2015, targeting …

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