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Amaya hires Bo Wänghammar as PokerStars casino MD

Toronto TSX-listed Amaya Inc has confirmed the appointment of Bo Wänghammar to the senior management position of PokerStars Casino Managing Director, as the operator seeks to continue its aggressive expansion of new product verticals in 2017. An industry veteran Wänghammar joins PokerStars from European igaming operator Mr Green & Co where he held number of Executive management positions including CEO of …

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Guy Templer appointed Chief Operating Officer of Rational Group

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Guy Templer has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Rational Group, the operator of the world’s largest poker business, PokerStars. Templer, who is currently Chief Strategy Officer, will assume the role on January 1 and continue to report to Rafi Ashkenazi, CEO of Amaya and Rational Group. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management of significant parts of …

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Baazov cites shareholder ‘premium’ demands for Amaya bid failure

David Baazov has walked away from his bid to take control of Amaya, the gambling operator he has been instrumental in building over the last few years. In a release issued to the media, Baazov claimed: “The decision to terminate my attempted acquisition of Amaya was not an easy one. I retained a full suite of advisors, arranged committed financing, and engaged in constructive negotiations with Amaya’s …

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PokerStars launches poker and casino games in Portugal

PokerStars has launched poker and casino games in Portugal, after being granted a local license within Portugal’s recently developed, independent regulatory and licensing regime. PokerStars will offer Portuguese players games such as blackjack and roulette (single and multi-player) on both desktop and all mobile devices. The Amaya-owned company will maintain the highest levels of player fund protection by segregating Portuguese …

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Ronaldo and Wade star in new #raiseit campaign for PokerStars

Cristiano Ronaldo and Dwyane Wade have helped to promote the PokerStars brand to a wider audience by featuring in the company’s latest #raiseit social video campaign. The videos, which will be posted on Ronaldo and Wade’s social media channels over a three-month period, started with Wade’s ‘Superstar Wake Up’. Ronaldo’s retaliation video was released on Twitter yesterday with the caption …

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Boku partnership brings carrier billing for deposits on Mansion

Boku has expanded on its agreements with 02, Vodafone and EE to enable Boku deposit functionality for Casino.com and MansionCasino.com mobile players on these networks. This new partnership with Mansion means that users can now make deposits to their mobile casino accounts with a single click. Mansion is the latest notable gambling company to embrace carrier billing as a preferred deposit method, …

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PokerStars launches first dedicated casino TV advert

Amaya Inc subsidiary PokerStars has announced that it has launched its first ever dedicated TV advertisement, promoting its online casino services. Launching ‘PokerStars Casino’ debut TV advertisement across UK digital stations and video streaming channels, the operator’s marketing team detailed that the campaign would focus on promoting its wide range of casino games and slots. Seeking to further extend the …

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Rafi Ashkenazi – BetStars intent on closing gap on sports betting competitors

Presenting Amaya Inc results for Q3 2016, CEO Rafi Ashkenazi praised the work and competence of his firm’s recently launched ‘BetStars’ sports betting division, stating that it had delivered on its goal of creating a ‘competitive online sportsbook’. Seeking to challenge established legacy betting operators, the BetStars division will be led by new MD Zeno Osskó as Amaya looks to …

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Cristiano Ronaldo stars in PokerStars’ Beat The Clock launch

PokerStars has unveiled its new, fast paced ‘Beat the Clock’ tournaments, with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo as the star of the advertising campaign. ‘Beat The Clock’ games last just five minutes, and are held in Zoom Poker format at four-max tables. Players must remain in the game until the timer runs out, with the prizes then distributed in proportion to …

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Global Gambling Powerhouse…Amaya & William Hill enter ‘all-stock’ merger talks

The governances of William Hill Plc and Amaya Inc have confirmed that they have entered talks discussing a potential ‘all-stock merger of equals’, with a view of creating a global gambling powerhouse. Reacting to press speculation on late Friday, the governances of FTSE-listed William Hill and Toronto TSX-listed Amaya disclosed that initial merger talks had begun. Amaya the operating company …

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