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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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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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Evolution Gaming powers PokerStars live gaming environment

iGaming technology provider Evolution Gaming has created an extensive dedicated live gambling environment that will power PokerStars’ move into Live Casino. The launch also sees PokerStars become the first licensee to go live with Evolution’s recently introduced multi-camera Immersive Lite studio installation. The PokerStars-branded Live Casino area at Evolution’s Riga studios is big news, with nine live tables, it’s the …

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Warwick Bartlett on tax – The Only Way is Up

 Warwick Bartlett, CEO of Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, discusses how government’s approach taxation means that rates are more likely to go up than down. The most pleasing sight at ICE 2015 was to see some of the younger companies which two years ago took the smallest booths are now spending upward of £250,000 on impressive stands.  Such companies have …

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Shaz Mirza heads up PokerStars mobile services

Amaya Gaming operators of leading industry poker operator PokerStars has announced the appointment of former GTECH Interactive Director of Mobile Shaz Mirza as PokerStars’ Director of Mobile Services. Mirza will lead the strategy of PokerStars mobile product development. Mirza will additionally be in charge of user experience on PokerStars mobile channels as the operator looks to optimise its user engagement …

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Politics holding up PokerStars in New Jersey

PokerStars’ attempts to get licensed in New Jersey have seemingly come a cropper because of the political ambitions of Governor Chris Christie and the might of anti-online gambling campaigner Sheldon Adelson. Christie has designs on the Republican nomination for the White House and the general consensus is that major donor and Las Vegas Sands owner Adelson will have a huge …

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Amaya ahead of schedule for PokerStars sportsbook launch

In its consumer business update Amaya Gaming, parent company of PokerStars stated that it was ahead of schedule in the upcoming launch of its sports betting product. The operator expects to launch the product by Q1 2014 The sports betting product will initially launch within the PokerStars poker client within certain markets. PokerStars will gradually add more markets as well …

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US online gambling & betting efforts set to regroup in 2015

Efforts to liberalise the US online gambling market stalled in 2014 with no new states joining New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware in allowing online gambling services and regulatory policies. The lack of progress witnessed in 2014 has underwhelmed pro gambling campaigners and international operators eyeing market entry. Furthermore the poor revenue performance of the three online gambling states, has further …

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