POKERSTARS CASINO MAKES THREE MILLIONAIRES IN ONE MONTH

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Over $4.2 million has been won solely from million dollar jackpots at PokerStars Casino in 27 days


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.

BEGINNER'S LUCK

Poker playing economics student ‘pkr_rager’ from Finland drastically enhanced his cash flow by pocketing a massive $1,410,720.04 from playing Millionaires Island. This was only the second time the 27-year-old, who is a frequent poker player at PokerStars, logged onto his PokerStars Casino account. Little did he expect that playing slots online casually would result in him becoming a millionaire, and so quickly. 

After double-checking his account to see if he really had just won over $1.4 million, he said: “I was nervous and my heart was pounding hard.” He called his wife, mother and friend to break the news. “Everyone was shocked, first they thought I was joking, then that it can't be real, that there is some mistake, and finally everyone told me to chill...”

The newly made millionaire described how the excitement of his winning moment was like “when you wake up as a kid on Christmas morning. I was happy but same time feeling unreal, like I could be in a dream.”

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PROSPER

‘pkr_rager’, a part-time restaurant employee, was enticed to play on Millionaires Island because of the prospect of being guaranteed to win at least $1 million if he hit the jackpot. This past month has coincidently resulted in another university student becoming a millionaire through PokerStars Casino’s Millionaires Island slot game when ‘LuisCancelaU’ from Uruguay turned $1 into $1,517,303.08 in late January. You can read more about his winning story here: http://psta.rs/2mqdJBe 

TREAAAAAAASUREEEEEEEE COME HERE

Just 29 days after the first million dollar win of 2017, ‘Denis N777’ from Russia saw $1,368,281.28 fly in on a magic carpet during the Genie Jackpots slot game. The Russian jackpot winner, who describes PokerStars Casino as “excellent”, has become the third millionaire made by the online casino so far in 2017.

“Incomprehensible” and “overwhelming” is how the PokerStars poker player attempted to describe the emotions felt to win the mind-blowing sum.

These results are solely taking into account $1 million dollar jackpot successes at PokerStars Casino between the end of January and the end of February, but winning moments are aplenty outside of these million dollar games with another jackpot striking on February 27. ‘Prinzess666’ was playing on slot game Super Diamond Deluxe before heading to a carnival when she hit the jackpot for $282,050.02.

Suddenly every roll turned green, lights and music blasting, I asked myself what is going on and then I read “You have won a Jackpot”’, said the German player. “I read again: 28$, 280$, 2,800$, 28,000$, 280,000$. My heart rate jumped to 180 and I could only scream “Treasure, treaaaasure, treaaaaaaasure come here.”

She explained to PokerStars how she wanted to use her winnings to help show appreciation to her loved ones. “This year wasn’t going too well for me, my family was the thing that made me the happiest …I would like to make a couple of family dreams come true.”

PokerStars Casino was recently crowned the Gaming Intelligence Casino Operator of the Year and is the world’s fastest growing online casino. The classic, favourite online slot game, ‘Cleopatra’, is the latest to be added to PokerStars Casino’s impressive and ever-increasing product offering.

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PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best online security. More than 165 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.

PokerStars is the flagship brand of Rational Group, which is ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) and operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, and the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival live poker tour brands (incorporating the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour). Amaya, through certain subsidiaries, is licensed, approved to offer, or offers under third party licenses or approvals, its products and services in various jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, both within and outside of the European Union, the Americas and elsewhere. In particular, PokerStars is the world’s most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related operating approvals in 17 jurisdictions. PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate globally under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively.

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