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Amaya – New Jersey DGE grants approval of PokerStars & Full Tilt brands

Amaya Inc has this morning announced that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has approved its operations to offer licensed online gambling services through PokerStars and Full Tilt brands. The long awaited approval marks Amaya Inc’s entry into the US market, a key dynamic for the Toronto listed operators future corporate growth strategy. Amaya brands will be distributed …

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Scott Longley – DFS spotlight attracts major player attention

As  legal and political concerns grow over the promotion of  daily fantasy sports (DFS) products in the US. The burgeoning sector is still very much appealing to major brands, gambling operators and technologies. Scott Longley places DFS current context under the spotlight…  ____________________ The beginning of the NFL regular season is always a keenly anticipated event, but this year it was …

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PokerStars celebrates ten years in Isle of Man

PokerStars (Amaya Inc) will celebrate ten years of having its operational headquarters in the Isle of Man by hosting a UKIPT poker festival at the Villa Marina which begins on 1 October. PokerStars marketing announced that the poker festival would kick-off with a free to view 3D projection and lighting spectacle on 30 September. Issuing a corporate statement PokerStars commented …

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PokerStars opens betting markets on World Championship of Online Poker

PokerStars has announced that it is taking bets on the winner of the World Championship of Online Poker $51,000 Super High Roller event, which takes place 20-21 September. Team PokerStars Pros Daniel ‘KidPoker’ Negreanu and Jason Mercier, along with Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman, who has more than $6.5m in cashes at PokerStars, are the current early favourites at odds of 13.00 …

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Amaya Inc enters fantasy market with Victiv acquisition

Amaya Inc has announced its entry into the US daily fantasy sports market (DFS) by confirming the acquisition of real money operator Victiv for an undisclosed sum. Victiv is set to re-brand as StarsDraft ahead of its planned US launch In March Amaya had outlined that it would look to enter the US DFS market ahead of the start of …

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Amaya reports strong H1 2015 opening as operator restructures long term debt plan

Issuing a 2015 H1 update, Toronto listed Amaya Inc noted that its customers were embracing its non-poker offerings as the operator recorded a 5% increase in group revenues to CAD $ 656 million (2014: CAD $624 million). Amaya the owning company of PokerStars and Full Tilt gaming brands, would record growth on all key metrics for both Q2 and H1 …

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Manx Telecom secures PokerStars at Greenhill data centre

Manx Telecom PLC Tuesday said it has signed a contract for online poker operator PokerStars to be its anchor tenant for the second phase of Manx’s Greenhill Data Centre. Manx, a communication services provider on the Isle of Man, said that the three-year data hosting contract will see a total of 48 data hosting racks and associated equipment moved from …

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PokerStars gains Irish Remote Bookmakers Licence

Amaya Inc igaming brand PokerStars has confirmed that it has been granted a Remote Bookmakers Licence by the Irish Revenue Commissioners the regulatory body for betting in the Republic of Ireland. Ireland passed its new ‘Gambling Act 2015’ last April, aiming to introduce new amendments and regulations to the governing of online gambling services. The introduction of the act will …

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Neymar & Ronaldo launch PokerStars’ biggest social media campaign

Amaya Inc igaming brand PokerStars has announced the launch of its biggest ever social media campaign. The campaign will feature global football stars and official PokerStars brand ambassadors Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid) alongside Ronaldo Luís Nazário (former Brazil/Real Madrid and FC Barcelona player) The Facebook partnership team announced that the exclusive PokerStars advertisements would be released …

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Amaya Inc looks to refinance long term debt plans

Issuing a corporate update, Toronto listed Amaya Inc has announced that it will refinance certain terms of its debt incurred in last year’s acquisition of Rational Group (PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands). Updating the market Amaya expects to repay approximately $575 million (£370 million) of its outstanding $800 million second lien term loan. Amaya is set to carry out …

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