POKERSTARS LAUNCHES MEGASTACK ACROSS EUROPE

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PokerStars expands new tournament series across Ireland, Belgium and France

 

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.

PokerStars MEGASTACK events are largely aimed at recreational players, offering a space for players to get comfortable at the tables and hone their skills without breaking the bank. The series is designed to bring live poker to players’ doorsteps at a low buy-in level, to create an exceptional live poker experience, and to offer players a platform to build their poker career on, towards competing in PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events. These new additions to the series further demonstrate PokerStars’ commitment to growing the game locally and investing in local poker communities.

“PokerStars MEGASTACK is the perfect opportunity for you and your mates to get together to play poker, whether that’s for pure fun or as a stepping stone in your poker career,” said Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody. “Players can expect an awesome poker experience and it will definitely be unforgettable for most players.”

BANG FOR BUCK

The new PokerStars MEGASTACK schedule will include increased guarantees, cheap buy-ins, and tournaments with deep stacks. Each MEGASTACK event comes with a massive starting stack guaranteed. Players can enjoy a great poker experience at an affordable buy-in to see if they can turn a MEGASTACK into a mega prize.

CHEAP THRILLS – FROM ONLINE TO LIVE

The expansion of the new series ensures players of all levels can experience all the thrills and excitement of a PokerStars-sponsored live event in their own back yard. Players can qualify online at home through dozens of satellites from as little as €1.10 and then play live from Friday-Sunday, filling a whole weekend with top-notch poker action. Each event is designed to suit a variety of work/life balances, and keep players entertained over three action-packed days.

POKERSTARS MEGASTACK KEY DATES

  • PokerStars London MEGASTACK, May 5 - 7, £170, £25,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars Leinster MEGASTACK, May 12 - 14, €170, €50,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars Gujan-Mestras MEGASTACK, June 28 – July 2, €170, €40,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars Malta MEGASTACK, June 29 - July 2, €170, €30,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars London MEGASTACK, June 30 - July 2, £170, £25,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars Connacht MEGASTACK, July 21 - 23, €170, €30,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars La Grande-Motte MEGASTACK, September 5 - 10, €170, €100,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars Namur MEGASTACK, September 14 - 17, €170, €40,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars London MEGASTACK, October 20 - 22, £170, £25,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars Munster MEGASTACK, November 24 - 26, €170, €30,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars Forge-les-Eaux MEGASTACK, December 14 - 17, €170, €40,000 Guarantee
  • PokerStars Ulster MEGASTACK, January 12 - 14, 2018, €170, €30,000 Guarantee

More information on PokerStars MEGASTACK can be found here: http://psta.rs/2osjA8p.

Further information can also be found on the PokerStars Blog here: http://psta.rs/2lm1ecD.

For further details, please contact press@pokerstarslive.com

About PokerStars

PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best online security. More than 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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