SECOND MILLIONAIRE MADE WITH POKERSTARS MAKES MILLIONAIRES

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Everything is smooth sailing for ship captain’s assistant bringing PokerStars’ poker millionaires total to 201


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.

The 33-year-old defeated 41 players from 19 countries, topping off the hard-earned victory with a pair of aces in the final hand. You can catch the excitement from PokerStars Team Online’s Felix “xflixx” Schneider’s stream the moment ‘nick2101983’ won here.

201 AND COUNTING

The Millionaire Grand Final tournament lasted 90 minutes, meaning the player earned over $11,000 per minute whilst becoming the 201st poker millionaire made at the world’s largest online poker room.

The winner maintained a strong chip position for the majority of the tournament, and afterwards described the success, “The tournament went well. Players were mostly sitting and waiting for good hands, but I tried to play more often and steal some blinds - everything went great!”

‘nick2101983’ secured the seat at the Millionaires Grand Final in just two days by completing the Spin & Go 2X Daily Challenge and Millionaire Grand Final Daily Qualifier. The player told their mother and nobody else that they were in with the chance of becoming a millionaire because they wanted to keep luck on their side, which clearly worked. The poker player who works as a captain’s assistant on a ship plans on celebrating the win by buying an apartment and a new car.

WHO WILL BE NEXT?

No one walked away empty handed as all 42 participating players were awarded a $1,050 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) ticket that can be used in the Phase 1 High event which runs daily, culminating in a tournament on May 21 at 12:30 ET with a top prize of $1 million guaranteed for the winner, giving all players involved another chance at becoming a millionaire.

“We are delighted to see such fierce competition unfold with so much on the line to fight for as PokerStars Makes Millionaires continues,” said PokerStars’ Director of Poker Marketing, Vadim Soloveychik. “With more pathways coming up for our players to become millionaires such as our special edition  $10 Spin & Go tournaments, and events during PokerStars Championship presented by Monte Carlo Casino® and SCOOP, we look forward to witnessing eight more guaranteed millionaires over the coming weeks.”

MORE WAYS TO WIN $1 MILLION

The PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion aims to make 10 millionaires in just 10 weeks, and has already created two millionaires. The first millionaire of the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion was ‘Xavi666’ from Panama who won the Sunday Million 11th Anniversary tournament for $1,093,204 on April 2. Other ways to win $1 million in the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion are via $10 Spin and Go’s, in the PokerStars Championship Super High Roller from April 27 – 29 and High Roller from May 3-5 at PokerStars Championship presented by Monte Carlo Casino® and in the Main Event 55-H and the 01-H Phase 2 SCOOP events on May 21. For more information about other ways to win a million in the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion go to:  http://psta.rs/2pvjWzS

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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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