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POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS TO PRAGUE

Poker players from around the world will enjoy 12 days of poker action for the last PokerStars Championship event of the year at the Hilton Prague running December 7-18. Online satellites for the €1,100 National Championship and €5,300 Main Event are running daily at PokerStars from as little as $5.50.

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2018 POKERSTARS FESTIVAL SERIES KICKS OFF IN LONDON

The first PokerStars Festival of 2018 will take place in the heart of London’s West End at the Hippodrome Casino this coming January 22-28, 2018. The global festival returns to the UK capital for the second time with seven days of blockbuster action sponsored by PokerStars.

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POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP TO RETURN TO SOCHI IN 2018

Russia’s luxury holiday resort, Sochi, will once again play host to the PokerStars Championship as the 10-day poker spectacular returns from March 20-29, 2018. PokerStars Championship Sochi, sponsored by PokerStars, will be one of the largest international poker events in Russian history.

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POKERSTARS FESTIVAL MAKES ITS GERMANY DEBUT

PokerStars is set to hold the first PokerStars Festival in Germany from November 17-26, 2017 at the Casino Schenefeld in Hamburg. The live poker festival is sponsored by PokerStars, the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc.

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POKERSTARS MEGASTACK EXPANDS INTO SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 14, 2017 – The popular MEGASTACK live poker tournament series aimed at recreational players is expanding its European reach to Iberia with tournament stops confirmed in Valencia, Estoril and Madrid, PokerStars, The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI) brand announced today.

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POKERSTARS ICONIC LIVE EVENT RETURNS IN JANUARY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 10, 2017 – In January 2018, the well-loved top tier PokerStars-sponsored live event, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), will return, PokerStars, the market leading poker brand of The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI) brand announced today.

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POKER DUO FINTAN HAND AND BENJAMIN SPRAGG JOIN TEAM POKERSTARS ONLINE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 18, 2017 – Poker professionals and Twitch streamers Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand and Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg have joined Team PokerStars Online to front new and exciting Twitch content for PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. They will stream every weekday at 13:00 BST.

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POKERSTARS CASINO BECOMES ITALIAN MARKET LEADER

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 13, 2017 – PokerStars Casino, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, has become the market leader among online casinos in Italy after just two years in the market. PokerStars Casino, which launched in April 2015 and is the sister brand of PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, topped the June casino GGR charts with 8.85% of the Italian online casino market share to take the top spot from longstanding leader Lottomatica, as reported by Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS).

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POKERSTARS MEGASTACK MAKES DEBUT IN NEW JERSEY IN OCTOBER

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – July 10, 2017 – PokerStars’ popular new live poker tournament series MEGASTACK is coming to New Jersey after a successful debut in Europe, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc., (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, announced today. The Sunday Special Live is a part of the brand’s MEGASTACK schedule and brings a Championship-like structure to low buy-in tournament events in select local markets around the world.

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POKERSTARS STARS REWARDS GOES GLOBAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 4, 2017 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, is launching its new and exciting Stars Rewards program in France, Spain and Portugal on July 4. Stars Rewards will launch in all remaining PokerStars territories on July 6, bar New Jersey. The loyalty program will deliver personalised rewards to players tailored to the games they play across PokerStars, PokerStars Casino and BetStars offering an enhanced, exciting gaming experience irrespective of what they play.

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USAIN BOLT AND KEVIN HART LAUNCH A BATTLE OF WITS WITH POKERSTARS #GAMEON CHALLENGE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man –  June 30, 2017 – The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and the world’s funniest man, Kevin Hart, are going head-to-head to see who has the most maverick mind, in a challenge presented by  PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The pair will be aiming to outsmart one another in the biggest social media battle of the year, starting today under the #GameOn hashtag.

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GLOBAL COMEDY SENSATION KEVIN HART JOINS THE ACTION AT POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP BARCELONA

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – June 16, 2017 – Hollywood star and global comedy sensation Kevin Hart today announced in an exclusive interview with the Poker in the Ears podcast that he will attend Spain’s biggest poker event of the year, PokerStars Championship Barcelona, an Amaya Inc., (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, where he’s looking to swipe the crown of reigning Super High Roller champ Fedor Holz.

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POKERSTARS AND BETSTARS HOST A CROSSOVER ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT TO BOOST BANKROLLS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – June 13, 2017 – PokerStars and BetStars, Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brands, have teamed up to provide players with a winning combination of sports betting and poker play in The Big Race, a fun themed $2 online tournament this Sunday, June 18, at 15:00 BST to celebrate the Ascot racing festival, which takes place June 20-24.

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POKERSTARS SMASHES $55 MILLION SCOOP GUARANTEE WITH HUGE $94 MILLION PRIZE POOL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 24, 2017 – This year’s Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, has broken more records with a total prize pool of $93.8 million, surpassing its original $55 million series guarantee. Beating last year’s $91 million prize pool, SCOOP 2017’s payouts make it the largest ever online tournament series the poker industry has seen. 

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POKERSTARS DELIVERS BIGGEST DAY IN ONLINE POKER HISTORY WITH MORE THAN $39 MILLION IN PRIZE POOLS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 22, 2017 – PokerStars, an Amaya, Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, hit a new online poker tournament high yesterday when it achieved record-breaking total prize pools of more than $39 million in a single day, smashing the guarantee of $28 million by almost 40 per cent. The total prize pools made it the biggest day the online poker industry has ever seen.

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POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES GENTING CASINOS UK PARTNERSHIP

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 16, 2017 – The world’s largest online poker site PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, today announced that it is working in conjunction with Genting Casinos UK, operators of 40 casinos nationwide, to provide an online qualification route for its popular Genting Poker Series (GPS).

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SECOND SPIN AND GO MILLIONAIRE CROWNED FROM JUST $10 STAKE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 16, 2017 – Another PokerStars player has become a millionaire after playing a Spin & Go for just $10 as part of the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion. ‘meks2410’ won the huge jackpot after hitting a full house in the $1 million Spin and Go tournament at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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POKERSTARS PLAYER BECOMES A MILLIONAIRE AFTER PLAYING SPIN AND GO FOR JUST $100

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 10, 2017 – Another millionaire has been made from just a $100 Spin & Go in the journey to create 10 millionaires in the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion. ‘Check^On123’ from Germany scooped the huge jackpot after playing a $1 million Spin & Go tournament at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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WHAT NOW? KEVIN HART RECRUITS POKERSTARS TO CHANGE THE FACE OF POKER

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 29, 2017: Hollywood star and global comedic sensation Kevin Hart today announced a partnership with PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, to promote the game of poker and introduce PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, to new audiences. Hart announced the partnership in a hastily called press conference in Monaco during the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte Carlo Casino®, one of poker’s most prestigious live events, which is running until May 5.

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POKERSTARS FESTIVAL SET TO VISIT FRANCE, ROMANIA AND IRELAND

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 27, 2017 – Following on from debut PokerStars Festivals in New Jersey, London, and Rozvadov, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc, (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand has announced additional stops in Lille and Bucharest in July and Dublin in September. With €2.2 million guaranteed across the three new festival stops, including guarantees on every Main Event, PokerStars sponsored live event action is relentless for the remainder of the year with a wide choice of destinations, flavours and formats on offer for every kind of poker lover.

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SECOND MILLIONAIRE MADE WITH POKERSTARS MAKES MILLIONAIRES

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 27, 2017 – The second millionaire from the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion has been made. ‘nick2101983’ won the Millionaire Grand Final tournament, taking home the $1 million first place-prize money at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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TURN ONE CENT INTO $1 MILLION WITH MILLIONAIRE CHALLENGES BY POKERSTARS

To get the chance to win the life-changing amount of money, players have to complete two qualifying rounds, the first a unique challenge and the second the Millionaire Grand Final Daily Qualifier, a heads-up shoot-out tournament, in order to make it to the Millionaire Grand Final alongside just 41 other players on April 24 at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES MEGASTACK ACROSS EUROPE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 20, 2016 – PokerStars new and increasingly popular series MEGASTACK is coming to a poker venue near players in Ireland, Belgium and France after a successful debut in the UK, announced PokerStars, an Amaya Inc., (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand today. The new live tournament series, which launched in the UK in The Hippodrome Casino London in April, attracting over 520 entries, will now become a live poker staple in some of Europe’s favourite destinations, with over €500,000 guaranteed across all events combined.

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FULL “STEAM” AHEAD FOR JACKPOT POKER BY POKERSTARS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 12, 2017 – Free to play social poker game Jackpot Poker by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, is now available for desktop players via online gaming platform Steam, where users can play a wide range of games and connect with other players.

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71 EVENTS, SHOT CLOCK, LIVE SPIN & GO AND MORE SET FOR FOURTH POKERSTARS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 10, 2017 – As PokerStars Championship Macau wraps up, PokerStars Live is keeping its foot firmly on the pedal with just two weeks to go before its debut Championship along the French Riviera. The fourth Championship of 2017, which starts in less than two weeks at Monte Carlo Casino, is set to be one of the most prestigious tournaments this year with thousands of players anticipated to attend and more than €30 million in prize money expected to be paid out by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, between April 25 and May 5.

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POKERSTARS CELEBRATES 200th POKER MILLIONAIRE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 3, 2017 – PokerStars created its landmark 200th poker millionaire when Panamanian ‘Xavi666’ won the $10m Guaranteed Sunday Million 11th Anniversary for $1,093,204. The marathon tournament lasted over 15 hours, and was watched to the final hand by many, including Team PokerStars Pro Online member Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew. A total of 44,017 unique players totalling 55,835 entries congregated online to challenge for a share of the $11,176,000 prize pool at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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TEN MILLIONAIRES GUARANTEED IN TEN WEEKS WITH POKERSTARS MAKES MILLIONAIRES

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 31, 2017 – In the next 10 weeks, 10 poker players will win the life-changing amount of $1 million at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, with PokerStars Makes Millionaires. The PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion runs from April 2 to June 4 and guarantees that by the end of the period 10 first prizes of $1 million will be awarded.

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POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP MAKES MACAU DEBUT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 27, 2017 – The first ever PokerStars Championship in Asia is just days away from kicking off at the stunning City of Dreams, Macau’s premier entertainment hub. The 11-day, 52-tournament event, sponsored by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, will offer hundreds of players a range of tournaments at different buy-in levels. PokerStars Championship Macau runs March 30-April 9. 

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FREEROLL QUALIFIERS GET ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE AT POKERSTARS FESTIVAL ROZVADOV

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 17, 2017 – Two online poker players received an unforgettable poker experience in their journey to their first live event, and all for free, with PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The biggest online poker site in the world provided a memorable poker education for two freeroll qualifiers at PokerStars Festival Rozvadov, and, now with some live strategy and experience under their belts, both intend to make an appearance very soon at an upcoming PokerStars sponsored event.

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POKERSTARS PLAYER JOINS STAR-STUDDED NEYMAR JR CHARITY POKER HOME GAME TAKING PLACE TODAY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 16, 2017 – Team PokerStars SportStar and football legend Neymar Jr has invited stars from the world of sport, stage and screen, as well as fellow members of Team PokerStars, to a social, charity poker home game in Spain today to benefit the Neymar Jr Institute and Right To Play. Diego Garcia Bello from Galicia, Spain, will be joining the superstar footballer and friends for his first ever live poker tournament after winning his place in the home game for free at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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POKERSTARS CELEBRATES SUNDAY MILLION 11th ANNIVERSARY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 14, 2017 – PokerStars will be making yet another millionaire on Sunday, April 2 in celebration of the Sunday Million 11th Anniversary. An enormous $10 million guaranteed prize pool and a bumper first prize of at least $1 million is certain for the winner of the well-loved poker tournament run by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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BETSTARS SPONSORS SNOOKER ICON STEPHEN HENDRY IN SUPER STAR ONLINE WORLD SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 14, 2017 – Online sports betting site BetStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, is sponsoring seven-time snooker World Champion Stephen Hendry as he takes on fellow snooker legends and qualifiers in the Super Star Online World Seniors Championship snooker tournament. The winner will pocket £10,000 and a wildcard entry into the World Snooker Championship at The Crucible next month.

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POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER BACKS HIMSELF FOR 350-1 PANAMA WIN

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 14, 2017 – An amateur poker player has backed himself to win the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event at huge odds of 350/1 offered by the sponsor's online sports betting site, BetStars. Massimo De Mario has qualified to play PokerStars Championship events twice in as many months.

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PLAYERS EXPECTED TO TAKE HOME OVER €30 MILLION IN PRIZE MONEY FROM POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY MONTE-CARLO CASINO®

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 13, 2016 – More than €30 million in prize money is expected to be paid out by PokerStars, an Amaya inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, at the upcoming PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®, which takes place from April 25 to May 5, 2017. The total cash winnings expected across the course of all 71 PokerStars sponsored tournaments has been boosted by more than $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pools, including $1 million guaranteed in the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship, formerly known as the France Poker Series (FPS) Main Event.

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POKERSTARS CASINO MAKES THREE MILLIONAIRES IN ONE MONTH

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 10, 2017 – PokerStars Casino, an Amaya inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, has been very active in the ‘making millionaires’ department with three million dollar jackpots hitting across its slot game offering in the past month. PokerStars Casino’s exclusive million dollar slot game, Millionaires Island, has struck twice in 27 days, paying out over $2.9 million to two university students. Two days following this, a Russian player had all his wishes granted when he was paid out over $1.3 million on Genie Jackpots.

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TEAM POKERSTARS PRO ONLINE KEVIN MARTIN TAKES ON THE BIG BROTHER HOUSE ONCE AGAIN

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 8, 2017 – Team PokerStars Pro Online team member and Twitch fan favourite Kevin Martin has entered the Canadian Big Brother house taking him into a tournament of a different nature from the usual online poker action at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, which he broadcasts daily on the live streaming video platform Twitch under the handle KevinMartin987.

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POKERSTARS #RAISEIT TO 158 MILLION WITH GLOBAL SOCIAL CAMPAIGN FEATURING SPORT HEROES

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 28, 2017 – PokerStars second instalment of #raiseit, the global social media campaign featuring Team PokerStars SportStar Cristiano Ronaldo and renowned basketball player Dwyane Wade, has been a success around the world with their unique series of videos surpassing 112 million views. The entire campaign, which features other legendary sports stars, has now surpassed 158 million views on social media and www.nowraiseit.com.

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POKERSTARS FESTIVAL HEADS TO ROZVADOV FOR THIRD STOP

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 23, 2017– PokerStars Festival will make its debut in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, for a 12-day poker spectacle featuring 37 events and a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pool, sponsored by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. PokerStars Festival Rozvadov follows PokerStars becoming the first international online casino and poker brand to be licensed under the Czech Republic’s new gaming regulation, and is the second PokerStars Festival of 2017 after PokerStars Festival London in January and third ever after PokerStars Festival New Jersey last year. The tour will continue on to Chile in May, with stops including Marbella, Korea, Manila and Uruguay to follow.

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BETSTARS LAUNCHES NEW SPORTS JACKPOTS PRODUCT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 23, 2017 – Sports Jackpots by BetStars, a collaboration between StarsDraft fantasy sports and BetStars, both Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brands, has launched today on all .COM, .EU and .UK markets where BetStars is currently available.

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POKERSTARS JOINS FORCES WITH HIPPODROME CASINO FOR NEW LONDON SERIES

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 22, 2016 – PokerStars London Series will debut at PokerStars LIVE at The Hippodrome Casino London in the heart of London's West End, from March 2-5, 2017, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc., (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, announced today. The £275 PokerStars London Series in March will feature a £40,000 guarantee, 25,000 starting stack, and four starting flights, including a new Saturday Night Turbo flight at 8pm.

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POKERSTARS TAKES OVER LATIN AMERICA IN MARCH WITH DOUBLE DOWN ON SPONSORED LIVE EVENTS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 22, 2017 – PokerStars is giving players another opportunity to experience Latin America’s thriving poker scene this March with the PokerStars sponsored  Brazil Series of Poker (BSOP) São Paulo that runs March 23-28.  Players can win packages to BSOP São Paulo, which takes place just a few days after the inaugural PokerStars Championship Panama. Online qualifiers start from as little as $0.33 at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA; TSX:AYA) brand.

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LEICESTER CITY FC TAKE ON ULTIMATE FOOTBALL MACHINE IN BETSTARS FACE-OFF CHALLENGE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man - February 21, 2017 – Leicester City’s Premier League title winning team have put their skills to the test against the ultimate football machine – a robot constructed by a team of sporting experts – in the latest BetStars Face-Off challenge. Captured on camera by BetStars, an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, the full video is now available to watch here: http://bit.ly/2lq8eBQ

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES POKER AND MULTIPLAYER CASINO GAMES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 17, 2017 – PokerStars.CZ has launched in the Czech Republic, offering players online poker and multiplayer casino games, making the Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand the first international poker site to market. PokerStars.CZ received its ‘Live Games’ licence from the Czech State Supervision of Gambling and Lotteries Department on January 28.

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RUSSIAN SUPER HIGH ROLLER IGOR KURGANOV JOINS TEAM POKERSTARS PRO

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 10, 2017 – Igor Kurganov has today joined Team PokerStars Pro adding high stakes poker firepower to the ranks of the world’s largest poker site’s roster of sponsored ambassadors. Kurganov, a fluent Russian, German and English speaker, is widely recognised as one of the game’s best players and deepest thinkers.

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POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES OVER $600,000 IN GUARANTEES FOR UPCOMING PANAMA CHAMPIONSHIP

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 8, 2017 – PokerStars Championship Panama which takes place from March 10-20, will now feature more than $600,000 in guarantees, including $400,000 guaranteed in the $1,100 PokerStars National Championship, formerly known as the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Main Event, sponsored by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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POKERSTARS ADDS NEW LIVE EVENTS IN GROWING POKER MARKETS LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 7, 2016 – Even more key dates and schedules of PokerStars  Championship and PokerStars Festival stops in 2017 have been announced today by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. After debut events in New Jersey, London and the Bahamas, PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival 2017 will also visit Panama and the Czech Republic in March, South Korea, Macau and Monaco in April, Chile in May, Spain in June and August, the Philippines in July, and Uruguay in September, with more stops to come.

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POKERSTARS TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER 2017 MAIN EVENT SMASHES RECORDS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 1, 2017 – When ‘maxv2’ won the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) 2017 $215 Main Event for $489,075.72 the player topped not only the list of most money won by a player in this series, but the all time list of biggest TCOOP prize won ever. The record prize pool stood at $3,413,377, the largest ever seen in a TCOOP event. The series attracted more than 215,000 entries in total and paid out more than $23 million across the 66 events which took place online at PokerStars,  an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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POKERSTARS BECOMES FIRST LICENSED INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – January 31, 2017 – PokerStars has become the first licensed online casino and poker operator under the Czech Republic’s new gaming regulation following the approval of Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) by the Czech State Supervision of Gambling and Lotteries Department. Amaya was awarded the ‘Live Games’ license on January 28 and is set to launch on PokerStars.cz in the coming days.

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BRIT BUYS DREAM HOUSE WITH POKERSTARS CASINO JACKPOT SUCCESS

A British PokerStars Casino player has turned gold into bricks and mortar with a massive $280,270 win at PokerStars Casino’s Winstar slot. The lucky 31-year-old from the East Midlands was “shaking like a jelly” and had to ask his mum to double check if he had really just hit the jackpot or if it was just his imagination after all five reels turned gold on the progressive jackpot slot.

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SNOOKER ICON STEPHEN HENDRY 200/1 TO BECOME POKERSTARS FESTIVAL LONDON CHAMPION

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – January 25, 2017 – Seven-time snooker World Champion Stephen Hendry is priced at 200/1 with BetStars, PokerStars’ online betting site, to win the $990 buy-in PokerStars Festival London Main Event, announced PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. BetStars has also priced Hendry at 20/1 to finish in the Top 10, and 7/4 to make it to Day Two of the Main Event.

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POKERSTARS FESTIVAL MAKES ITS LONDON DEBUT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – January 19, 2017 – Poker is set to flood the streets of London as the PokerStars Festival London comes to the city this month from January 22-29, with eight days of blockbuster action primed, sponsored by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. What’s more, hoping to switch from the snooker table to poker table, seven-time World Champion Stephen Hendry is looking to transfer his skills across felts and will be among hundreds of hopefuls keen to make their mark at the Festival’s various poker tournaments.

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CRISTIANO RONALDO AND DWYANE WADE PUT THEIR FITNESS TO THE TEST IN A BID TO #RAISEIT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – January 17, 2017 – Football sensation and Team PokerStars SportStar Cristiano Ronaldo and basketball star Dwyane Wade have upped the ante by working out to the ‘extreme’ for their latest #raiseit duel, an innovative and fun social campaign by the world’s most popular online poker site, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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KEVIN HART PLAYS IN $100,000 SUPER HIGH ROLLER AT POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP BAHAMAS

Renowned comedian and actor Kevin Hart is splashing the cash and putting his poker skills to the test in the PokerStars Championship Super High Roller at the inaugural PokerStars Championship Bahamas. The world-famous funny man, who will appear in the hotly anticipated remake of Jumanji later this year, is playing with the poker sharks in the Super High Roller, a big money tournament that costs $100,000 to play!

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POKERSTARS SET TO CREATE MORE MILLIONAIRES WITH ‘MILLIONAIRES ISLAND’

ONCHAN, Isle of Man - January 4, 2017 – Millionaires Island, an innovative slot game developed by PokerStars Casino, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, is now available to play on desktop and mobile. The slot game, which is exclusive to PokerStars Casino players, carries a minimum jackpot payout of $1 million - and the launch jackpot is already up to more than $1.1 million.

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INAUGURAL POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF IN THE BAHAMAS NEXT WEEK

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – December 28, 2016 – After 13 unforgettable years of sun, sand, and seven-figure prizes, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will evolve into something even bigger and become part of the PokerStars Championship, set to be the world’s biggest and richest global poker tour. Thousands of players will make their way from across the world to the sun-drenched Atlantis Resort in Nassau for the 2017 nine-day Bahamas poker extravaganza, which will run from January 6 until January 14 and features an action-packed schedule of tournaments, cash games and activities, sponsored by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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POKERSTARS PLAYERS PULL A $1M SPIN & GO CRACKER ON THE EVE OF CHRISTMAS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – December 23, 2016 – Santa began his Christmas deliveries early with a stop at PokerStars, making one player a millionaire and two others $100,000 richer in a matter of minutes. Santa’s visit to a $100 Spin & Go table saw three players at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, become the lucky recipients of some pre-Christmas cheer - to the tune of $1.2m in prizes. ‘Korpieworm’ scooped $1m with ‘carlmurr’ and ‘korrupt911’ walking away $100,000 richer after a fast and furious game that lasted just 48 hands and little more than ten minutes.

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POKERSTARS WELCOMING POKER FANS BACK TO ‘THE GAME’ IN PORTUGAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, December 20, 2016 – Football superstar and PokerStars brand ambassador Cristiano Ronaldo stars in an exciting advertising campaign that hit TV screens across his home nation of Portugal recently. The campaign, called ‘The Game’, features Ronaldo commanding the poker table with a group of friends and marks the launch of PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, the world’s largest poker site, into the regulated Portugal market.

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POKERSTARS SPIN & GO’S MAKE ONE FESTIVE MILLIONAIRE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, December 16 - Christmas arrived 10 days early this year for poker player ‘jrww86’ who became the third Spin & Go millionaire that PokerStars, an Amaya Inc (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, has produced in 2016, and sixteenth since the first $1M Spin and Go tournament launched in January 2015. The Bermuda-based player started playing a $100 PokerStars Spin & Go at 3.00pm ET yesterday, December 15, and 12 minutes later was a millionaire.

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POKERSTARS MICROMILLIONS GIVES WINNER SECOND CHRISTMAS WIN

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – December 15, 2016 – Thousands of players have been claiming early Christmas presents in the PokerStars Christmas Calendar, but for Stian ‘SlemPastor’ Hansen, the festive season is definitely one to remember. He celebrated the anniversary of his first big poker win of $40,000 by scooping $70,310.99 and the $22 MicroMillions Marathon Main Event title, all part of the online Christmas Festival promotion, organised by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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POKERSTARS NAMED ‘POKER OPERATOR OF THE YEAR’

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 29, 2016 – PokerStars last night won the ‘Poker Operator of the Year’ award at the EGR Operator Awards 2016 in London, making it three years in a row that the world’s largest online poker brand has claimed the headline poker category. Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) and PokerStars were shortlisted across five awards in total.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES POKER AND CASINO GAMES IN PORTUGAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 29, 2016 – Poker and casino games have been launched in Portugal on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, following receipt of a local license to offer such games in the country. The license was granted pursuant to Portugal’s recently developed and implemented local, independent regulatory and licensing regime. 

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POKER, CASINO AND SLOTS UNITE WITH CASINO RUSH BY POKERSTARS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 22, 2016 – Action-packed mobile gaming app Casino Rush, the latest innovation from  PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, is now available on app stores around the world, offering a free-to-play poker, casino and slots fusion to the modern gamer.

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POKERSTARS CASINO LAUNCHES FIRST TV AD CAMPAIGN

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 21, 2016 – PokerStars Casino, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, today launched its first ever TV advert, which will play  across UK digital stations and video display advertising. The debut advertisement features cutting-edge digital graphics showcasing popular PokerStars Casino games such as slots, blackjack and roulette to a mainstream audience for the first time. The advert reflects the casino’s unique look and feel, whilst staying faithful to the heritage of  the PokerStars brand.

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SÃO PAULO IS GETTING READY TO HOST THE 7TH EDITION OF BSOP MILLIONS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 21, 2016 – The Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP), which is sponsored by the world’s largest poker site, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, , kicks off on November 22 at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo. The much anticipated series runs until December 1 featuring a schedule of 36 events with tournaments ranging from R$460 to R$15,000 suiting both recreational and professional players.

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MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN PRIZES TO BE WON IN THE POKERSTARS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 21, 2016 – Festive celebrations with PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, begin early with the start of the popular poker site’s Christmas Festival. A six-week extravaganza launches today, November 21, and includes the final $1 Million Freeroll of 2016 and a special Monday Million tournament with a guaranteed $2 million prize pool. More than $5 million will be awarded to players around the globe in a fun and diverse range of online poker giveaways, challenges and tournaments. Festival highlights include:

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“BEAT THE CLOCK” AT POKERSTARS AND WIN CASH

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.

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POKERSTARS NEW JERSEY CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER PAYS OUT OVER $1.4 MILLION

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 2, 2016 – The PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) has completed its inaugural series paying out a record breaking $1,405,276, the richest series since online poker became regulated in New Jersey. PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, guaranteed $1.2 million in prize money across 43 events, which ran from October 15-31, but that guarantee was smashed thanks to 1,273 unique players taking part.

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POKERSTARS SPONSOR CHAD BROWN MEMORIAL CHARITY TOURNAMENT AT DEBUT FESTIVAL IN NEW JERSEY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 25th, 2016 – The 3rd annual Chad Brown Memorial Charity Poker Tournament will take place during the first live Festival that PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, will hold in the Garden State. The PokerStars sponsored event will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Hosted by Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, the tournament, which kicks off at 8pm, will be preceded with a cocktail reception at 7pm.  Proceeds from the tournament will help raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research, which has separate funding specifically earmarked for sarcoma cancer research.

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POKERSTARS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER 2016 PAYS OUT RECORD-BREAKING $73 MILLION

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 10, 2016 – PokerStars’ flagship online tournament series, the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), has completed another record-breaking year with a guarantee-busting $73,718,745.19 total prize pool across 82 events from September 4-27. PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, also launched a complementary series, Mini-WCOOP, offering low stakes entry into the WCOOP experience for the first time.

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EUROPEAN POKER TOUR RETURNS TO MALTA WITH 84-EVENT SCHEDULE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 6, 2016 – The European Poker Tour (EPT), sponsored by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, returns to the elegant Portomaso Casino, Malta this month (October 18–29), boasting a huge 84-event schedule. A range of online satellite options are live now, including limited edition €10 Spin & Go’s.

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POKERSTARS FESTIVAL MAKES DEBUT IN NEW JERSEY THIS AUTUMN

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – October 3, 2016 – Atlantic City, New Jersey, will host the first-ever PokerStars Festival this autumn bringing a world class poker experience to Resorts Casino Hotel for poker enthusiasts and pros alike. The debut Festival will run from October 29 until November 6, and feature over 50 gaming events, sponsored by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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POKERSTARS BRINGS PRESTIGIOUS CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER TO NEW JERSEY

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – September 26, 2016 – PokerStars is launching the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker this October with $1.2 million in guaranteed prize money. The online series, which will be played on PokerStarsNJ.com, will be the richest online series ever held in New Jersey, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand announced today. NJCOOP will take place from October 15-31 featuring 43 events with entry fees ranging from $15 to $1,000.

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POKERSTARS AND PROSTATE CANCER UK ARE BACK IN FORCE FOR THE ULTIMATE ‘LADS NIGHT IN’

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 19, 2016 – ‘Lads Night In’, an annual one-night poker event bringing friends together at home to help fight prostate cancer, is returning for a second year on Friday, October 21. The event is being run by leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, and the world’s number one poker site, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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SWEDE WINS WORLD’S BIGGEST-EVER BUY-IN ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT FOR $1.2 MILLION ON POKERSTARS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 14, 2016 – Swedish player ‘bencb789’ has won $1,172,360 and his first World Championship of Online Poker title in the richest buy-in event ever held in online poker, the $102,000 Super High-Roller event on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. ‘bencb789’ defeated 23 other players to take down the biggest share of the $2.8 million prize pool.

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TEAM POKERSTARS PRO JASON MERCIER STREAMS WORLD’S BIGGEST-EVER BUY-IN ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 8, 2016 – Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier will be broadcasting his attempt to win the $102,000 No-Limit Hold’em  [8-Max, Super High-Roller] event in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on Sunday, September 11 on Twitch. The 82-event series, which carries a $50m online festival guarantee, started last Sunday on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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AMAYA TO OPERATE POKERSTARS.RO AND BETSTARS.RO UNDER FULL ROMANIAN LICENSE FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 26, 2016 – PokerStars.RO and BetStars.RO, the leading poker and sports betting brands of Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA), are launching new software in Romania to comply with requirements of a new, full license that comes into effect from September 1. Over the past year, PokerStars, BetStars and Full Tilt have operated under an interim Romanian license.

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POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES GLOBAL LIVE POKER CHAMPIONSHIP AND FESTIVAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 24, 2016 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, today announced two new PokerStars sponsored global live tours, the PokerStars Championship and the PokerStars Festival. With the European Poker Tour (EPT) outgrowing its European borders, PokerStars is making its biggest live events even bigger, by encompassing key PokerStars sponsored events from around the world and bringing players worldwide the much-loved EPT experience.

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SPIN AND GO ON HOLIDAY WITH POKERSTARS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 18, 2016 – Players now have the opportunity to win a $5,000 holiday for just $0.50 in a fast-paced game of poker on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. This new promotion will be supported by a multi-national television and digital advertising campaign, and will feature Spin & Go poker tournaments which have been very popular with new, recreational and mobile poker players.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER FEATURING 82 EVENTS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 17, 2016 – The 15th annual World Championship of Online Poker will feature a record-breaking 82 events and more than $50 million in guaranteed prizes on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. PokerStars’ flagship online tournament championship, which is widely regarded by poker players as the must-play event of the year, will take place September 4-26. It will also be joined by a low-stakes companion series for the first time ever, Mini-WCOOP (see below for more).

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2016 WCOOP Schedule Announced

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 8, 2016. Bryan Slick, Senior Manager of Online Championships for PokerStars has announced the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) schedule on PokerStars Blog (following extensive feedback from the playing community). 

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EUREKA POKER TOUR RETURNS TO HAMBURG

ONCHAN, ISLE of MAN, July 26, 2016 – Following a successful German debut last year, the Eureka Poker Tour sponsored by PokerStars is returning to the vibrant city of Hamburg for the third stop of Season Six. The festival, which runs September 23-October 3, will consist of 14 events with buy-ins ranging from €170 to €2,200. Online qualifies launch this Sunday on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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PLAYTECH AND POKERSTARS SIGN CONTENT DEAL

London, UK and Onchan, Isle of Man: July 25th 2016 – Playtech, the world’s leading Omni-channel gaming software and services supplier, has signed a content agreement with PokerStars, extending its existing relationship with the world’s largest online poker site and one of the fastest growing online casinos.

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JASON MERCIER WINS WSOP ‘PLAYER OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 20, 2016 – Jason Mercier has established an insurmountable lead in the 2016 World Series of Poker Player of the Year award, cementing his status as one of the best tournament poker players in the world. This award comes just weeks after a runner-up finish in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Overall Leaderboard in May on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The two achievements are a remarkable result for this member of Team PokerStars Pro who has demonstrated versatility at all forms of poker – both online and live.

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MICROMILLIONS RETURNS TO POKERSTARS IN JULY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 15, 2016 – The most popular online poker tournament series of all time, MicroMillions, returns for a 12th time on July 17 at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The micro-stakes online championship, which can boast of being the most highly participated online poker series ever with more than 14 million tournament entries across its 11 previous championships, will take place from July 17-31.

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POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES SECOND $1 MILLION FREEROLL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 8, 2016 – The second of PokerStars’ four $1 million online freeroll poker tournaments planned for 2016 will take place on Sunday, July 17 at 12.04 ET (17.04 BST, 18.04 CET). Players will be given 10 chances to qualify for the million-dollar giveaway event, which will take place at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

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WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JULY 1

₩119,097,600 (approx. $101,000)Amount won by Albert Paik, who took victory in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT10) Seoul Main Event earlier this week. Paik topped a field of 158 players to grab his first poker title and big payout. Blog post: http://psta.rs/28ZHUvp

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WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JUNE 23

$1,000,000 Top prize that can be won in special $5 Spin & Go tournaments, which are running on PokerStars until the end of July. It’s the fourth time a $1 million Spin & Go promotion has taken place, with nine players to date having won a seven-figure score in $5 Spin & Go’s. Who will be the tenth? More info: http://psta.rs/22UmnWI  

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BETSTARS LAUNCHES IN FRANCE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – June 15, 2016 – PokerStars has expanded its sports betting offering with the launch of BetStars.fr, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX; AYA) brand. The beta version is now available to French sports bettors online at BetStars.fr, on iOS and Android mobile devices, and in the PokerStars.fr desktop client.

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WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JUNE 9

$1,000,000 Top prize that can be won during a new special period of $1 million Spin & Go tournaments, which runs until the end of July. It’s the fourth time the $1m Spin & Go promotion has taken place, with the special tournaments featuring a buy-in of just $5. To date nine players have won a seven-figure score in $5 Spin & Go’s. Who will be the tenth? More info: http://psta.rs/22UmnWI  Blog post: http://psta.rs/1U8E9ST

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POKERSTARS GIVES PLAYERS FRESH CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION IN SPECIAL $5 SPIN & GO GAMES THIS SUMMER

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – June 2, 2016 – Poker players have another opportunity to win up to $1 million this June and July, by playing special Spin & Go tournaments featuring a buy-in of just $5 online at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. Looking for a tenth player to turn $5 into $1 million, this is the fourth time that PokerStars has run a special $1 million Spin & Go promotional period featuring $5 buy-ins. Other players have won $1 million in $100 buy-in games, with five new millionaires created since they began.

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BETSTARS LAUNCHES IN ITALY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 25, 2016 – Italian players are now able to make sports bets on BetStars.IT, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. Italians can access the beta version of BetStars in their web browser online at BetStars.IT and in the desktop poker and casino software.

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POKERSTARS SCOOPS NEW WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST ONLINE POKER SERIES PRIZE POOL

The total prize pool of $90,984,283.44 across 56 events (168 tournaments), smashed the previous record of $81,222,158.66, set during SCOOP 2014, by nearly $10 million. The result highlights the strength of PokerStars’ flagship poker championships and the appetite that players from around the world have for the biggest and most prestigious online poker series.  

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FULL TILT JOINS THE POKERSTARS PLATFORM TODAY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 17th, 2016 – Full Tilt has today joined the award-winning PokerStars platform, combining the player pools of both Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brands. Full Tilt players now benefit from greater game selection and bigger tournaments, while still enjoying the Full Tilt brand that they have come to love over many years.

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WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – MAY 12

₱2,393,350 (approx. US $50,000) Amount won by Tzu Chieh Lo, from Chinese Taipei, in the Manila Megastack 5 Main Event at the PokerStars Live Manila and Asia Pacific Poker Tour last weekend. Lo bested a field of 478 to take home the ₱2,393,350 and champion’s trophy. More info: http://psta.rs/1QYsT6i

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POKERSTARS’ AMERICAS CUP OF POKER COMES TO RESORTS CASINO HOTEL FOR LIVE FINAL JUNE 23-27

ONCHAN, Isle of Man– May 9, 2016 – The live final of The Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) will be held at Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City from  June 23-27, 2016, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, revealed today. This year, the Grand Final will coincide with the big soccer event taking place in New Jersey. Teams representing countries from North and South America will each be composed of five players, who will each qualify online at PokerStars.

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TEAM POKERSTARS PRO DANIEL NEGREANU IS NUMBER ONE ‘KNOCKOUT’ TARGET

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 22, 2016 – Daniel Negreanu has topped a worldwide poll of poker players as the person most people would like to knock out of a poker tournament, in a survey conducted by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The ‘Poker Brat’, Phil Hellmuth, was the second most popular choice, with 10-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Ivey in third (see full polling results below).

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POKERSTARS UNLEASHES NEW MULTI-TABLE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 22, 2016 – The multi-table tournament schedule will be updated and enhanced from Monday, April 25 on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The exciting new schedule will make it easier for customers to find and play their favourite tournaments. The hallmarks of the new schedule are better timing, instantly identifiable ‘major’ tourneys, and, best of all – something for everyone, 24 hours a day.

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POKERSTARS INVITES FANS AND POKER PROS TO CELEBRATE NEW JERSEY ONLINE POKER WITH ‘RUN IT UP’ AT RESORTS CASINO HOTEL ON MAY 14

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – April 20, 2016 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, announced a special live event to celebrate the successful launch of the world’s largest online poker site in New Jersey. PokerStars Run It Up Resorts Rumble will take place at the Resorts Casino Hotel on May 14th and will feature some of the most famous poker players in America, including Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville and his legion of Run It Up fans.

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HUGE NUMBERS SET FOR EUROPEAN POKER TOUR GRAND FINAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 14, 2016 - The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final, which starts in less than two weeks, has witnessed a record number of online qualifiers, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand announced today .

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WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – APRIL 14

$40,000,000 More than $40 million in guaranteed prizes will be awarded to players during the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) 2016, which takes place from May 8-22. With 55 events (165 tournaments) it will be the largest SCOOP festival to date, and includes a three-day Main Event that starts on May 22, featuring buy-ins of $100 (Low), $1,000 (Medium) and $10,000 (High) along with  guaranteed prize pools of $1 million, $2 million and $4 million respectively. More info: http://psta.rs/1EC9ra5     

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER SCOOP FESTIVAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 12, 2016 – The 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker will be the biggest in the festival’s history, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, revealed today. This year’s SCOOP, which takes place from May 8-22*, has been increased by nine events to a record 55 (nine more than last year’s 46) across three stakes (Low, Med, High), making for a total of 165 tournaments. The guaranteed prize pool is more than $40 million.

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BETSTARS BECOMES AUTHORISED BETTING PARTNER OF BRITISH RACING

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 8, 2016 – BetStars has today signed a deal with British Racing that will see one of the newest global betting brands become an Authorised Betting Partner to the British horse racing industry, in time for this week’s Grand National at Aintree.

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Weekly News Digest - April 7

$4,000,000 More than $4 million in guaranteed prize money can be won in PokerStars’ newest online tournament festival, Mountain Series, which kicks off today at 14.00 ET. There are a total of 10 events over the next four days, with progressive buy-ins that range from $11 to $2,100. Blog post: http://psta.rs/1UGcIRa

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WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – MARCH 31

$4,000,000 More than $4m in guaranteed prize money can be won in PokerStars’ newest online tournament festival, Mountain Series. It features 10 events over four days (April 7-10) and has progressive buy-ins that range from $11 to $2,100. Blog post: http://psta.rs/1UGcIRa

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES ‘MOUNTAIN SERIES’

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 22, 2016 – A brand new online tournament offering called Mountain Series was launched today by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The 10-event tournament series, which takes place over four days from April 7-10, features more than $4 million in guaranteed prize money and progressive buy-ins that range from $11 to $2,100.    

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JACKPOT POKER LAUNCHES ON PLAYPHONE GAME STORES AROUND THE WORLD

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 16, 2016 – Jackpot Poker by PokerStars is now available on the Playphone game store worldwide, with a marketing emphasis in Taiwan, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand announced today. This will allow new poker players throughout the world to easily join PokerStars, and is part of PokerStars’ global initiative to introduce poker to new audiences. It will allow new players to join the existing Jackpot Poker by PokerStars player pool from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Facebook and the Amazon App Store.

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WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – FEBRUARY 19

100,000,000: The 100 Million Players Celebration promotion is still running and will see more than 100 million StarsCoin given away through VIP Steps Challenges on PokerStars; up to $100,000 a day for 15 consecutive days randomly awarded to players who complete daily PokerStars Milestone Challenges; and a $100,000 Added VIP Club tournament on Saturday, February 27, featuring a buy-in of just 50 StarsCoin. 

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EUROPEAN POKER TOUR RETURNS TO DUBLIN FOR POKERSTARS’ BIGGEST LIVE FESTIVAL IN IRELAND

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 3, 2016 – The European Poker Tour (EPT) Dublin Festival, which starts on Tuesday, February 9, is set to be the biggest poker festival ever hosted in Ireland by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The EPT is joining forces with the regional UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) for a 67-event festival over 12 days, which will be held at the Royal Dublin Society.

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SWISS PLAYER WINS RECORD PRIZE IN POKERSTARS TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP MAIN EVENT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 1, 2016 – Swiss player Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt was last night crowned 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) Main Event champion at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, pocketing a record TCOOP prize of $396,691.43 following a heads-up deal with ‘KungKroon’ from Sweden. The first-place prize surpassed the previous largest – won by ‘Nikki_Hefner’ in last year’s TCOOP Main Event – by just $175.05.

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POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES BETSTARS BRAND

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – December 18, 2015 – PokerStars,an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, announced today its new sportsbetting brand, BetStars. BetStars will initially be available in select jurisdictions on the domains Betstars.com, Betstars.eu, and Betstars.uk, and on dedicated iOS and Android applications. This is the next stage of development of PokerStars’ new sportsbook offering, which will continue to be rolled out during 2016.

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POKERSTARS OBTAINS SPORTS BETTING LICENCE IN DENMARK

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – December 4, 2015 – Danes will soon be able to enjoy the thrill of betting on sports in Denmark on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX:AYA) brand. The Spillemyndigheden (English: Danish Gambling Authority) has awarded PokerStars a temporary one-year sports betting licence, and PokerStars plans to apply

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MORE THAN $10 MILLION TO BE WON IN POKERSTARS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 13, 2015 – The festive season is just around the corner, but for PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, the celebrations begin on Monday with the start of Christmas Festival – a six-week extravaganza that will see more than $10 million awarded to players across a range of online activities.

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TEAM POKERSTARS PRO BERTRAND “ELKY” GROSPELLIER BECOMES FIRST JOINT SPONSORED POKER AND ONLINE GAMING PRO

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 13, 2015 – Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier has become the latest member of ‘Team Liquid’ – a Netherlands-based eSports organisation that sponsors professional gamers, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand announced today. By joining Team Liquid, ElkY, has become the first joint sponsored poker and online gaming pro. He joins Team Liquid to play Hearthstone, Blizzard Entertainment’s popular online collectible card game, while continuing to represent PokerStars as a member of the brand’s elite group of professional poker players.

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RAFI ASHKENAZI NAMED CEO OF RATIONAL GROUP

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 4, 2015 – Rafi Ashkenazi has been named chief executive officer of the Rational Group, Amaya Inc.’s online gaming division which includes the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands, the company announced today.

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NO MILLIONAIRE MADE TODAY AT POKERSTARS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 30, 2015 – In a surprising development, 48 consecutive hours have passed without any new millionaires being created from a Spin & Go on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. From October 21-28, six Spin & Go’s had a $1 million first prize at PokerStars:

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MAJOR POKERSTARS FESTIVALS COMBINE FOR ASIA PACIFIC POKER TOUR SEASON 10

MACAU, China – October 29, 2015 – The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, today announced its schedule for a momentous tenth season. Throughout 2016, the APPT will make multiple visits to each of the leading four poker cities of the Asia-Pacific region: Macau, Melbourne, Seoul and Manila. This will encompass all the major PokerStars festivals in the Asia-Pacific region for the first time, including the Asia Championship of Poker, Aussie Millions, Macau Millions, Macau Poker Cup, and the Manila Megastack.

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MEGA FESTIVALS PLANNED FOR FOUR REMAINING STOPS OF EUROPEAN POKER TOUR SEASON 12

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 27, 2015 – As the European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta Poker Festival heats up, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, is already getting prepared for EPT Prague and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Almost 100 tournaments are planned for Prague, which kicks off at the Hilton Prague on December 5, 2015. The EPT’s return to the Czech Republic features the tour’s biggest ever schedule and will include new formats and variants during the 12-day extravaganza.

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POKERSTARS EXPANDS CASINO GAMES OFFERING ACROSS DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 14, 2015 – PokerStars has launched a huge range of new casino games across various licenses, ensuring that casino players can find the game that they want on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. These new games are part of an ongoing plan to offer a wide range of fun and exciting casino games on PokerStars.

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POKERSTARS SETS NEW RECORD FOR LARGEST ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 6, 2015 – A new record for ‘largest online poker tournament’ was set last night by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. A total of 253,698 players – roughly three times the capacity of Twickenham stadium, where the Rugby World Cup Final will take place on October 31 – played in the $0.01 Common Cents Kick-Off tournament.

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POKERSTARS UK & IRELAND POKER TOUR ISLE OF MAN FINISHES WITH FIREWORKS WHILE INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT RAMPS UP

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 5, 2015 – PokerStars’ very own home game, the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Isle of Man (October 1-4), coincided with the Isle of Man International Chess Tournament (October 2-11) and PokerStars’ 10 year anniversary on the Island, which was celebrated with a daily building-wide light and laser show at the Villa Marina, and a fireworks finale attended by players and Isle of Man residents alike.

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Amaya receives regulatory approval to operate PokerStars and Full Tilt in New Jersey

MONTREAL, Canada – September 30, 2015 – Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA; NASDAQ: AYA) ("Amaya" or the "Corporation") today announced that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (the "DGE") has authorized it to operate the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands in New Jersey. The approval follows an unprecedented review by the DGE of Amaya's acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt in August 2014. The approval enables the entry of the world's largest poker business into the United States.

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POKERSTARS CELEBRATES RICHEST WCOOP EVER WITH MORE THAN $66 MILLION IN PRIZE MONEY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 28, 2015 – The 2015 World Championship of Online Poker saw the final events get under way last night, which helped push the total prize pool up to $66,245,305 across its 70 events and make it the richest World Championship in its 14-year history on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. It surpassed the previous record of $63,157,150 (WCOOP 2010) by more than $3 million.

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PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour Returns To The Isle of Man For Home Game

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 25, 2015 – The UK and Ireland’s biggest poker tour returns to Douglas, Isle of Man this September 30 - October 4, 2015 announced PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The festival will kick off with a free-to-view 3D projection and lighting spectacular at 8pm on Wednesday, September 30, that has been commissioned to celebrate 10 years on the Island.

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ASIA PACIFIC POKER TOUR EXPANDS IN AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE, Australia – September 14, 2015 – Global Poker Tours Ltd, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA; Nasdaq: AYA) brand and the world’s largest live poker operator, today announced that the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), the region’s biggest tour, will expand its presence in Australia. As part of this expansion, the APPT will encompass the Australia & New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT), which currently runs live poker events across the region. From 2016 onwards, all former-ANZPT events will join the APPT to create an international poker tour.

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AMAYA ENTERS U.S. DAILY FANTASY SPORTS MARKET BY LAUNCHING ‘STARSDRAFT BY POKERSTARS’

Austin, TX (September 8, 2015) — Amaya Inc., (Nasdaq: AYA, TSX: AYA) (“Amaya”), a leading consumer technology company and owner of PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, today announced the launch of StarsDraft by PokerStars, a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) website, ahead of the start of the NFL season. Amaya acquired Austin-based DFS site Victiv.com in August and its management team, led by CEO Matthew Primeaux, has re-branded the site and integrated it into the PokerStars platform.

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AMAYA OBTAINS INTERIM ONLINE GAMING LICENSE FOR POKERSTARS AND FULL TILT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 4, 2015 – Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) has obtained a local interim license for PokerStars and Full Tilt to provide online poker, casino games and sports betting in Romania under local regulatory oversight. The company will start the process of obtaining the permanent license as soon as Romanian authorities conclude drafting the legal framework related to gambling.

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Online Gaming License for Full Tilt in Romania

Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) has obtained a local interim license for PokerStars and Full Tilt to provide online poker, casino games and sports betting in Romania under local regulatory oversight. The company will start the process of obtaining the permanent license as soon as Romanian authorities conclude drafting the legal framework related to gambling.

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POKERSTARS SIGNS TWO NEW TEAM PROS IN ASIA

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 2, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, today announced that two new poker players from Asia have joined Team PokerStars Pro. Chen-An Lin from Taiwan and Yaxi Zhu from China are popular and successful poker players in Asia, and will help to grow the game in one of the world’s biggest emerging poker markets.

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POKERSTARS CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE 2016 WILL BE “BIGGEST POKERSTARS FESTIVAL EVER”

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 28, 2015 – The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) will return in January 2016 and promises to be the biggest PokerStars festival ever held. The massive 104-event schedule, which kicks off at the stunning Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in The Bahamas on January 6, will ensure that all kinds of players have the chance to participate in more events than ever before, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA, Nasdaq: AYA) brand, announced today.

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POKERSTARS AND CALIFORNIA CARDROOMS CONTINUE TO RAISE AWARENESS AND SUPPORT FOR ONLINE POKER LEGISLATION

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 7, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) brand, is coming to the end of its month-long PokerStars Pro Tour in California this weekend. Team PokerStars Pros including Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Vanessa Selbst, Liv Boeree and Jason Somerville, have been visiting cardrooms and casinos throughout California in a bid to raise awareness and support for legislation to authorise and regulate online poker in California.

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POKERSTARS RECEIVES SPORTS BETTING LICENSE IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 5, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA; Nasdaq: AYA) brand, has received a Remote Bookmaker’s Licence from the Republic of Ireland’s betting regulator, the Irish Revenue Commissioners, allowing it to offer sports betting to players in Ireland under local laws.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN FEATURING CRISTIANO RONALDO AND NEYMAR JR

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 3, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, launched a new advertising campaign on Facebook this weekend starring global sports giants Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. The players’ Facebook fans were given an exclusive preview of the videos, which can now be viewed on their Facebook pages, two weeks before the commercials air for the first time on television globally.

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EPT SEASON 12 GETS UNDER WAY WITH HUGE FESTIVAL IN SPAIN

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 29, 2015 – Season 12 of the European Poker Tour (EPT), an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, kicks off in Barcelona with a wealth of tournaments and cash games, taking place in conjunction with the Estrellas Poker Tour, from August 18-30.

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BRAZILIAN POKER PRO FELIPE MOJAVE BECOMES LATEST POKERSTARS AMBASSADOR

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 23, 2015 – One of Brazil’s most popular poker players, Felipe Mojave, was today announced as the newest ambassador for PokerStars (Nasdaq: AYA, TSX: AYA), an Amaya Inc. brand. Mojave joins the elite ranks of Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari, and football superstars, Neymar Jr and Ronaldo Nazário, as the faces of PokerStars in Brazil.

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LATIN AMERICAN POKER TOUR ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH BSOP MILLIONS FOR SEASON 8 FINALE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 20, 2015 – The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, today announced a collaboration with the Brazil Series of Poker (BSOP) Millions festival for the much anticipated Season 8 Grand Final. The partnership will see the two tours come together to create an amazing poker festival featuring 32 events across nine days from November 25 to December 3, 2015.

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POKERSTARS 2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER IS BIGGEST EVER WITH 70 EVENTS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 20, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, today announced that the 2015 World Championship of Online Poker, which takes place from September 6-27, will be the biggest to date, with a schedule of 70 events – four more than last year. It will also feature the largest buy-in online tournament ever held with a $51,000 Super High Roller and a guaranteed prize pool of $45 million – a $5 million increase on last year.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES ELEVENTH MICROMILLIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – June 30, 2015 – The MicroMillions 11 championship will take place from July 16-26 on PokerStars, the Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand announced today. The popular micro stakes tournament series will feature $5 million in guaranteed prize money across 100 events.

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POKERSTARS GIVES FANS A CHANCE TO PLAY WITH NEYMAR JR IN CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 15, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand and the largest online poker brand in the world, has launched a series of free online tournaments that will give fans the opportunity to meet Neymar Jr and join him in the Neymar Jr Charity Home Game, a star-studded, live charity poker tournament to benefit the Neymar Jr Institute. The charity event will take place on July 26 during the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) in São Paulo and will be streamed online at PokerStars.tv.

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POKERSTARS TO HOST ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT WITH THE BIGGEST EVER BUY-IN

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 13, 2015 – The biggest ever buy-in for an online poker tournament will take place on September 20, 2015, as part of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. The $51,000 buy-in Super High Roller No Limit Hold’em tournament will have a guaranteed prize pool of at least $1 million.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES TOUR IN CALIFORNIA FEATURING CHRIS MONEYMAKER, DANIEL NEGREANU AND OTHER CELEBRITY POKER PROS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – July 3, 2015 – PokerStars, the Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand has announced that some of the world’s best-known poker players will tour around California this summer meeting with fans, playing in tournaments and games and raising money for charity as part of a campaign to create awareness and support for legislation to authorize and regulate online poker in California.

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POKERSTARS NAMED BRAND OF THE YEAR AT 2015 EGR AWARDS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – June 16, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, was recognised as the Online Gaming Brand of the Year, beating out many other notable names in the online gaming industry, at the 2015 EGR Operator Marketing & Innovation Awards held in London. The company was also awarded Best Tablet App for PokerStars Mobile.

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Full Tilt Obtains Gaming License In Denmark

The Danish license is the fourth license obtained by Full Tilt since its 2012 re-launch, alongside licenses issued by the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Malta, and underscores the brand’s commitment to responsibly grow both poker and casino gaming.

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POKERSTARS MAKES MORE MILLIONAIRES

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 11, 2015 – Six more millionaire winners have been created in the past week by playing online at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) brand, and in PokerStars-sponsored live events.

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POKERSTARS SCOOP 2015 STARTS ON SUNDAY

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 6, 2015 – The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is just four days away, and with the largest ever schedule – 46 events, 138 tournaments – the world’s richest online tournament championship looks set to break records once again. SCOOP 2015 runs from May 10-24 and is seeking to top last year’s record prize total of $81,222,158.66 over the 16 days of competition.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES CASINO GAMES IN ITALY

SLIEMA, Malta – May 6, 2015 – Players can now enjoy all the thrill of Roulette and Blackjack on PokerStars.it, an Amaya (TSX: AYA) brand. Players will be able to enjoy both play money and real money casino games at PokerStars in Italy with the same level of support, integrity, trust and innovation they receive at the poker tables.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES LIVE POKER ROOM IN SAINT-VINCENT, ITALY

SAINT-VINCENT, Italy – April 30, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, has launched a new PokerStars LIVE poker room in Northern Italy, at “Casino de la Vallée”, which is part of a new leisure destination, the Saint-Vincent Resort & Casino. Saint-Vincent is an alpine town not far from the international airports of Turin and Milan Malpensa, and near the Italian border with France and Switzerland.

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POLISH POKERSTARS PLAYER IS A MOBILE MILLIONAIRE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 29, 2015 – PokerStars has put the ‘s’ into ‘millionaires’ with Polish player ‘bladsonpoker’ winning $1,000,000 after just 7 minutes and 18 seconds of poker play on his mobile device at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company. The player became a mobile millionaire as part of the ‘PokerStars Makes Millionaires’ promotion – the second player in a week to win $1 Million in a Spin & Go.

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Full Tilt International Poker Open Tour 2015 Announced

Full Tilt, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, today announced headline sponsorship of the International Poker Open (IPO) Tour. With a rich history and large player fields, the IPO is one of Europe’s most popular poker tours. The first Full Tilt IPO event kicks off on Friday, May 22nd with the $250 IPO Bray main event held at the Star Casino Bray, just outside Dublin, Ireland.

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POKERSTARS PUSHES ACTION TO THE LIMIT AT EUROPEAN POKER TOUR GRAND FINAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – April 24, 2015 – The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final is just days away and players are revving up for an action-packed festival on and off the felt. The event is the largest and richest ever held by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, and when not enjoying the poker action, players can enjoy the high roller lifestyle with luxury transfers and accommodation and adrenalin-infused experiences on offer all festival long.

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POKERSTARS TO MAKE AT LEAST FIVE MORE MILLIONAIRES OVER THE NEXT EIGHT WEEKS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 27, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, today launched ‘PokerStars Makes Millionaires’, one of the site’s biggest and boldest campaigns ever, will make at least five players millionaires over an eight-week period by participating in a variety of online and offline games, tournaments and promotions.

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MALTA SET TO HOST BIGGEST EUROPEAN POKER TOUR FESTIVAL EVER HELD

ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN – March 25, 2015 – The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta Poker Festival is set to become the biggest event in the history of the Tour, with a record number of tournaments being held and 24-hour cash games running from March 17-28 at the Portomaso Casino.

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POKERSTARS SIGNS JAPANESE CELEBRITY YUIKO MATSUKAWA AS NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 17, 2014 – The world’s largest poker site PokerStars.net, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) brand, today announced the sponsorship of Japanese model Yuiko Matsukawa. Matsukawa will join a roster of PokerStars-sponsored celebrities including Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo, and number one poker professional Daniel Negreanu.

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BIGGEST POKERSTARS LIVE EVENT TO DATE GETS UNDER WAY IN MALTA

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 17, 2015 – A 12-day poker extravaganza begins today with the biggest European Poker Tour ever – the EPT Malta Poker Festival, presented by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, and Pagano Events. In addition to a packed schedule of 69 events plus 24-hour EPT-run cash games, there are several other high-profile events taking place during the festival, with plenty of local activities for those looking for action away from the tables.

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RED BULL ENERGY DRINK FUELS POKERSTARS LIVE MACAU

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 13, 2015 – PokerStars.net, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, today announced that Red Bull, the world’s best-selling energy drink, has become the Official Energy Drink Provider of PokerStars LIVE Macau.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES MICROMILLIONS 10 CHAMPIONSHIP

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 9, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, today announced that the MicroMillions 10 championship, which features 100 events and $5 million in guaranteed prize money, is set to take place from March 19-29.

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POKERSTARS LAUNCHES ‘EPT NOT LIVE’ PODCAST SHOW

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 6, 2015 – PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, today announced the launch of a brand new podcast called ‘EPT Not Live’. The weekly show will be hosted by EPTLive commentators, James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton, going behind the scenes at live events, interviewing celebrities, members of Team PokerStars Pro and online qualifiers, and giving listeners the chance to win exclusive prizes.

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POKERSTARS SUPPORTS GLOBAL GROWTH OF POKER WITH NANJING MILLIONS TOURNAMENT IN PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 5, 2014 – PokerStars.net, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, is continuing to help support the growth of poker in China with the sponsorship of the 2015 Nanjing Millions. The CN¥1 million ($159,000) guaranteed Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) China poker tournament, which has been sanctioned by the Jiangsu Provincial Chess Sports Association, will run April 14-19, 2015 at the Jiangsu Wutaishan Sports Centre.

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POKERSTARS PROS AND PEOPLE PREVAIL AT BRITISH POKER AWARDS

ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN – February 24, 2015 – Team PokerStars Pro and staff were recognised for their achievements at the British Poker Awards last night, in an annual ceremony held at The Hippodrome Casino. Tournament director of the European Poker Tour (EPT) and UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), Toby Stone, was awarded ‘Best Tournament Director’ for the third consecutive year. Team PokerStars Pro was also well represented as Jake Cody received the award for ‘Best Blogger’ and Daniel Negreanu was named ‘Best International Player’.

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POKERSTARS CELEBRATES 9TH ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY MILLION WITH $9 MILLION PRIZE POOL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 16, 2015 – PokerStars today announced details of the Sunday Million 9th Anniversary tournament, which will take place on Sunday, March 8 at 14.30 ET. The tournament will retain its regular $215 buy-in but have a massive $9 million guarantee. Players can satellite in for as little as $1 or 50 Frequent Player Points (FPP).

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POKERSTARS NAMED BEST ONLINE POKER OPERATOR FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR AT INTERNATIONAL GAMING AWARDS

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 3, 2015 – PokerStars and Rational Group were both recipients of International Gaming Awards at the annual ceremony held last night in London. For the third year running, PokerStars won the award for ‘Online Poker Operator of the Year’, and Rational Group was recognised for its stringent and ethical responsible gaming policies by being awarded the ‘Socially Responsible Operator of the Year Online’.

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RUSSIAN PLAYER ‘NIKKI_HEFNER’ WINS TCOOP 2015 MAIN EVENT FOR RECORD-BREAKING FIRST PRIZE

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 2, 2015 – The PokerStars 2015 Turbo Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion was crowned on Sunday, February 1, as Russian player ‘Nikki_Hefner’ won a first prize of $396,516.38. Despite making a deal with second-placed ‘riversousa’ from Brazil, the first prize of nearly $400k set a new record for largest single cash in a TCOOP event, beating the previous largest of $382,812 set in last year’s High Roller event.

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DANIEL NEGREANU NAMED ‘POKER PLAYER OF THE DECADE’

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – January 3, 2014 –Daniel Negreanu, a member of Team PokerStars Pro, has been recognised as the best poker player of the past decade by independent poker ranking service Global Poker Index (GPI). This recognition follows an outstanding performance by Negreanu in 2013, where he won a number of big poker tournaments and received numerous ‘Player of the Year’ awards.

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