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Amaya investors approve ‘The Stars Group’ name change

Following this month’s Annual General Meeting, Amaya Inc shareholders have approved the corporate name change of the company to ‘The Stars Group’. The name change proposition was put forward by Amaya governance last May following the firm’s Q1 2017 trading update. Following a shareholder vote, Amaya governance details that The Stars Group name change has gained outright stakeholder backing. The …

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Amaya Inc appoints Dr. Jerry Bowskill as new technology lead

Toronto TSX-listed online gambling group Amaya Inc, continues the restructuring of its executive leadership team announcing the appointment of Dr. Jerry Bowskill as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with immediate effect. A seasoned technology infrastructure veteran, Bowskill joins Amaya from industry private consultancy Partis Solutions. Bowskill has further industry technology development and delivery experience having served as Lead Technology Architect for …

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Amaya Inc appoints Brian Kyle as new CFO

Toronto TSX-listed Amaya Inc has confirmed the appointment of Brian Kyle as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), replacing the departing Daniel Sebag as group finance leader. Kyle is expected to takeover full CFO duties from 19 June. An experienced 25-year tech enterprise CFO, Kyle joins Amaya from IT operations and software infrastructure specialist Pivot Technology Solutions. “Brian will be a …

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Amaya Inc declares strong start to 2017 as company records all-metric growth

Toronto-listed online gaming group Amaya Inc has declared a strong start to 2017 as the company progresses on its product diversification strategy. Updating the market on its Q1 2017 performance (period ending 31 March), Amaya governance would declare ‘all-metric’ growth across its core reporting benchmarks, as the company records $317 million in group revenues. The operator reports that its online poker …

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Acquisition ready Amaya Inc hires Robin Chhabra as Group M&A lead

Seeking to boost its industry M&A and commercial competencies, Toronto TSX-listed Amaya Inc has hired former William Hill Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Development Robin Chhabra. As of yet, Chhabra has been given no official executive title, however joining Amaya he will act as corporate M&A lead as the firm’s governance seeks to expand its industry portfolio. An industry financing expert, …

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Amaya hits ‘record revenues’ despite poker being hit by currency fluctuations

Presenting its full-year 2016 results, Toronto-listed Amaya Inc was pleased to report ‘a record year of revenues’ as the company looks continues to diversify its product portfolio and increase its profile within regulated online gambling markets. Amaya governance would declare full-year 2016 group revenues of $1.15 billion up 8% on corresponding FY 2015’s $1.07 billion. The operator would hit ‘record …

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Amaya ups 2016 revenue & earnings guidance but warns of 2017 currency impacts

The governance of Toronto TSX-listed Amaya Inc has this morning issued an update to the firm’s full-year 2016 guidance, adjusting upwards its top-line metrics for revenue and earnings results. In its latest trading update, Amaya governance details that FY 2016 revenues will range between $1.153-1.158 billion, as compared to its previous guidance of $1.137-1.157 billion. Further positives see Amaya governance …

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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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Amaya restructures deferred Rational Group payments for 2017

Following a review of its financing options, the governance of Toronto TSX-listed Amaya Inc has confirmed that it will pay its $197.7 million balance relating to the deferred purchase price for acquired Rational Group assets (2014) throughout the course of 2017. Updating investors, Amaya governance detailed the changes to its payment plan which was due for 1 February 2017. The …

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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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