“BEAT THE CLOCK” AT POKERSTARS AND WIN CASH

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Cristiano Ronaldo is face of PokerStars' new timed tournaments available now on mobile and desktop


ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 15, 2016 – New, fast-paced “Beat The Clock” tournaments are now available at the world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. “Beat The Clock” games are Zoom tournaments that last just five minutes, making for a fun, adrenaline-induced experience for players looking for some rapid-fire poker action.

All players have to do to win cash is remain in the game until the timer runs out, with the prizes then distributed in proportion to the players’ chip stacks at the end of the tournament. 

Beat The Clock front man Cristiano Ronaldo is the star of the new product’s advertising campaign, which features visually-stimulating television ads hitting screens around the world this week. PokerStars SportsStar Cristiano Ronaldo said, “Beat The Clock requires you to think and act quickly with a high level of skill, which gives me the same rush of excitement that I experience on the pitch. The timed element of this game makes it fun to play and means I can get that quick adrenaline fix on the move.”

These four-handed, timed tournaments are available now on desktop and mobile. Players who are able to dodge elimination by the time the five-minute clock runs out will be quickly rewarded, perfect for those who love the thrill of competition and are seeking a short poker session. These bite-sized games are also a stimulating way for beginners to experience the excitement of poker and to further develop skills.

Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars said, “We are constantly looking to innovate at PokerStars and believe Beat The Clock is a great new addition to our poker offering. It’s the perfect format for those who want to fit in some quick, intense poker action and is ideal for mobile play, where, in just five minutes, players can experience all the emotions and excitement that only poker provides.”

Beat The Clock tournaments are available in the PokerStars mobile app and the desktop client. The campaign video featuring PokerStars SportsStar Cristiano Ronaldo playing “Beat The Clock” is available here: http://bit.ly/2eBm5oE

For further information, please contact: press@pokerstars.com

About PokerStars

PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best online security. More than 155 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.

PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate globally under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars is licensed, approved to offer, or legally offers under third party licenses or approvals, its products and services in various jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, both within and outside of the European Union, the Americas and elsewhere.

PokerStars is the flagship brand of Rational Group, which operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, BetStars, PokerStars Casino and the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival live poker tour brands (incorporating the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour). PokerStars is ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA).

PokerStars is the world’s most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related operating approvals in 16 jurisdictions.

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