KEY DATES ANNOUNCED FOR POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP & POKERSTARS FESTIVAL 2017

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PokerStars' new tours to stop at the Bahamas, London, Rozvadov, Panama, Macau, Monte Carlo and Barcelona in 2017


ONCHAN, Isle of Man – November 24, 2016 – Key dates and schedules of PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival stops in 2017 were announced today by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc., (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

The PokerStars sponsored live events will include:

  • PokerStars Championship Bahamas, January 6-14
  • PokerStars Festival London, January 22-29
  • PokerStars Festival Rozvadov, March 2-13
  • PokerStars Championship Panama, March 10-20
  • PokerStars Championship Macau, March 30–April 9
  • PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino, April 25-May 5
  • PokerStars Championship Barcelona, August 15-27

PokerStars’ Director of Live Events, Edgar Stuchly, said: “PokerStars has an incredibly rich live events heritage, having hosted more than 560 tournament series, attracted more than 800,000 entries and awarded more than $1.5 billion in prize money. The PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events are an enhancement of the existing PokerStars sponsored live events, helping to take our vision for live poker to a whole new level.”

PokerStars Festival London

The first PokerStars Festival event of 2017 will take place in the heart of London’s West End from January 22-29, at The Hippodrome Casino. The event boasts an eight-day schedule of 22 tournaments, including the flagship £400,000 guaranteed, £990 PokerStars Festival London Main Event, old favourites such as the £2,200 High Roller, as well as exciting new tournament formats such as the PokerStars Super Deep re-entry event that begins on January 23. Players can satellite into the PokerStars Festival London Main Event from November 27 on PokerStars.com.

Tournament highlights will include:

  • PokerStars Super Deep Re-Entry: January 23-25 - £275
  • PokerStars Festival High Roller: January 24-25 - £2,200
  • PokerStars Festival Main Event: January 25-29 - £990
  • PokerStars Cup: January 28-29 - £330
  • NL Hold’em Ladies Event: January 29 - £170

Find more information about PokerStars Festival London 2017 including the full tournament schedule at: http://psta.rs/2f4jTl0

PokerStars Festival Rozvadov

From March 2-13, PokerStars Festival Rozvadov 2017 takes place at the famous King’s Casino. This small municipality, often called “RozVegas”, packs a poker punch and is one of Europe’s favourite poker destinations.

Comprising over 30 tournaments across 12 days, the schedule will also include the new format Super Deepstack re-entry event and the €500,000 guaranteed PokerStars Festival Rozvadov Main Event.

PokerStars Festival Rozvadov schedule highlights include:

  • PokerStars Deepstack Open: March 2-6 - €275
  • PokerStars Super Deep: March 5-8 - €550
  • Kings High Roller: March 8-9 - €5,300
  • PokerStars Cup: March 11-13 - €330
  • PokerStars Festival High Roller: March 12-13 - €2,200
  • PokerStars Festival Main Event: March 9-13 - €1,100

Find more information about PokerStars Festival Rozvadov 2017 including the full tournament schedule at: http://psta.rs/2gkuXjh

PokerStars' Biggest Ever Tournament Scheduled in Latin America

Following on from PokerStars Championship Bahamas 2017, from March 10-20, the second PokerStars Championship event will bring 56 tournaments to the Sortis Hotel & Casino in Panama City, a fascinating melting pot of cultural history and 21st century life. This vibrant metropolis boasts plenty to see and do with great shops and restaurants and, of course, the famous Panama Canal. This is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting events in PokerStars Championship’s first year.

Key events to look out for include:

  • PokerStars Open: March 10-14 - $220
  • PokerStars Cup: March 15-19 - $440
  • PokerStars National Championship: March 11-14 - $1,100
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: March 14-20 - $5,300
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: March 18-20 - $10,300
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: March 11-14 - $50,000

Find more information about PokerStars Championship Panama 2017 including the full tournament schedule at: http://psta.rs/2fJbjtF

PokerStars Championship Macau

PokerStars Championship Macau 2017 will be an unmissable extravaganza of lights, culture, glitz, glamour and poker – from smaller buy-in events to big-money tournaments. Macau’s premier entertainment hub, the City of Dreams, hosts the 11-day festival from March 30 – April 9.

Schedule highlights will include:

  • PokerStars National Championship: March 30-April 3 – HKD8,800

  • No Limit Hold’em: March 30-April 2 – HKD82,400

  • PokerStars Cup: March 31-April 3 – HKD3,300

  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: April 1-3 – HKD400,000

  • No Limit Hold’em: April 1-2 – HKD16,500

  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: April 3-9 – HKD42,400

  • No Limit Hold’em: April 4 – HKD206,000

  • PokerStars Championship PLO High Roller: April 5-6 – HKD82,400

  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: April 7-9 – HKD 103,000

  • PokerStars Open: April 7-9 – HKD2,200

Find out more about PokerStars Championship Macau 2017 at http://psta.rs/2f4mHi4

PokerStars Championship Presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®

PokerStars Championship presented by Monte Carlo Casino® will take place April 25 – May 5, at the glamorous Monte Carlo Bay Casino Hotel & Resort. Poker’s best players will compete over 11 days of high-octane competition before PokerStars Championship continues with its 2017 schedule.

Key dates on the schedule to look out for include:

  • PokerStars Open: May 3-5 - €220

  • PokerStars Cup: April 26-29 - €440

  • PokerStars National Championship: April 26-30 - €1,100

  • PokerStars National High Roller: April 28-29 - €2,200

  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: April 29-May 5 - €5,300

  • Opening NLH: April 25-27 - €10,300

  • PLO: May 1-3 - €10,300

  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: May 3-5 - €25,750

  • Single day NLH: April 30 - €50,000

  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: April 27-29 - €100,000

Find more information about PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® at: http://psta.rs/2fAhZwx

About PokerStars Championship & PokerStars Festival

PokerStars Championship, sponsored by PokerStars, is the world’s richest and most popular poker tour. Bringing together some of the world’s most exciting and prestigious poker tournaments, PokerStars Championship incorporates the European Poker Tour, North American Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour, and Asia-Pacific Poker Tour. Collectively, these events have paid out well over $1 billion in tournament prize pools globally on five continents since 2004. In 2017, PokerStars Championship will include events in Barcelona, Macau, Monte-Carlo, Panama and the Bahamas.

PokerStars Festival events, sponsored by PokerStars, are shorter live events days with a fun, holiday feel and a variety of events, mainly tailored for recreational players. Confirmed PokerStars Festival events so far are New Jersey, London and Rozvadov, with more stops to be announced in the coming months. 

PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival poker tour brands are ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA). Further information on the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival is available online at http://www.pokerstarslive.com/

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