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Baazov wants to retain Rational’s core values

Amaya CEO David Baazov wants the Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, to continue to focus on its ‘core values’ of ‘integrity, customer focus, and challenge’. Amaya has just invested US$4.9bn completing the acquisition of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group Ltd. Baazov commented: “We are extremely pleased to have completed this acquisition. Through PokerStars, Full Tilt …

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Rational Group commits to the Isle of Man

The Department of Economic Development has welcomed the announcement that PokerStars has committed its future to the Isle of Man following its planned takeover by Amaya Gaming Group Inc. General Counsel to the Rational Group of Companies Paul Telford has written an open letter to the Chief Minister reiterating the company’s commitment to the Isle of Man. Leonard Singer MHK, …

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Amaya to snap up $4.9bn PokerStars

Amaya Gaming Group has agreed a sensational US$4.9bn (£2.9bn)  deal to acquire The Rational Group, operator of the world’s biggest online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The deal is backed by Blackstone Group LP’s credit division, GSO Capital Partners, which will buy more than $600 million in convertible preferred shares and other securities. Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Macquarie …

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PokerStars plans for California poker legislation

PokerStars has joined forces with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s (and the world’s) three largest card clubs – the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino. The deal has agreed that once California enacts legislation authorising intrastate online poker, PokerStars will serve as the subcontractor providing the online poker platform and related services for a …

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Paddy Power out in front of social engagement

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Marketing and communication via Facebook and Twitter are becoming more and more important for online gambling operators. The researchers at MECN therefore compiled an overview of the activities and successes of the key online gambling operators on the key social networks. In nearly all social communities analysed, Paddy Power and PokerStars currently (Q1 2014 analyses) rank at the top. Paddy …

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Bulgarian licence for PokerStars

PokerStars have received approval from the Bulgarian State Gambling Commission for an online gaming licence in Bulgaria. In the next few weeks, the world’s largest poker site will work towards finalising the technical requirements for starting operations under the license and serving the Bulgarian online poker market under the local licence. According to the poker operator, the Bulgarian Gambling Commission’s …

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Full Tilt Poker Sportsbook Rumours Circulate

Rumours are circulating the igaming industry that Full Tilt Poker, one of the internet’s biggest and most recognised poker rooms are exploring the  possibility of broadening their product inventory by offering players a sports betting platform. The move to offer new igaming and sports betting product channels to customers is part of a new strategy taken on board by Full …

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