Tag: Amaya

Amaya Shares Up as Owner Reliance on Poker Wanes

The latest 2017 profit report from Amaya was higher than expected.

Michigan, Pennsylvania Committees Approve Online Gambling Bill

Michigan's Senate Regulatory Reform Committee made a predictable 7-1 vote March 9.

PokerStars Obtains Czech Republic's First International Operator License

PokerStars' parent company Amaya was awarded its 'Live Games' license Jan. 28.

Amaya Predicts Record 2016 Earnings

Amaya Inc., the parent company of PokerStars, estimates that its 2016 adjusted net earnings will be six percent higher than it originally expected.

888poker Exits Australia and Slovenia

A proposed amendment to the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 may have forced 888poker's withdrawal from Australia.

Online Gambling in the U.S. in 2016: The Battle Isn't Over

Congress passed its final bills of 2016, but there may still be a chance for online gambling legislation in the coming year.

Top 10 Stories of 2016, #4: Big Changes at PokerStars

Major changes continue to happen at PokerStars during 2016, resulting in them being part of PokerNews' top 10 stories of 2016.

Top 10 Stories of 2016, #8: Online Gaming Marketplace Consolidates

With the merger of many companies and the closing of others, the online gaming marketplace consolidated in 2016.

READ: David Baazov's Lawyer Asks for Evidence in Trading 'Front' Case

David Baazov faces charges for a front he allegedly created during illegal trading leading into the PokerStars bid; his lawyer said the undisclosed pieces of evidence could affect his fair trial rights.

GVC Reverse Takeover Talks With Ladbrokes Coral Collapse

Rumours circulate of a reverse takeover of Ladbrokes Coral by GVC Holdings.

The Weekly Turbo: PokerStars, GPL, Ivey and Gift Guide: Hello, Holidays

This Weekly Turbo was jam packed with PokerStars news, another update on Phil Ivey's edge-sorting case and the first GPL champion ever.

PokerStars Wins its Third Consecutive 'Poker Operator of the Year' Award

PokerStars won the 'Poker Operator of the Year' award for its third consecutive year at the EGR Operator Awards 2016.

Former PokerStars Employee Paul Tate Avoids Prison in Black Friday Case

Former PokerStars employee Paul Tate forfeit $119,000 to avoid prison after pleading guilty in April 2011 for helping to operate an illegal gambling business in the U.S.

PokerStars Becomes the First Licensed Online Poker Operator in Portugal

PokerStars becomes the first online gaming company to receive an online poker license in Portugal.

Baazov Secures Alternative Funder for Amaya $6.7B Bid

David Baazov finds two Hong Kong funders to replace a Dubai investor who denied involvement in Baazov's bid to buy and privatize Amaya.

Investment Bank KBC Denies Involvement in Baazov's Bid on Amaya

KBC Aldini Capital Ltd. has denied that it would be involved in equity financing in David Baazov's Amaya $6.7 billion bid, directly in contrast in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

William Hill Accepts First Legal E-Sports Bets in the US

William Hill accepts the first legal real-money wagers on e-sports in the U.S. allowing bets on the outcomes of the 2016 Intel Extreme Masters.

The Weekly Turbo: Felipe Ramos, PokerStars and Third-Level Thinking

This Weekly Turbo: Felipe Ramos opens up about his rags to riches story, PokerStars could go private and third-level thinking could change your game.

PokerStars Announces Plans to Relaunch in Portugal in the Near Future

PokerStars announces its intentions to relaunch in Portugal, initially in a ring-fenced environment.

Group Led By David Baazov Proposes to Purchase Amaya Inc.

Amaya Inc. founder David Baazov leads a group of investors who proposed to purchase the company for $6.7 billion.

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