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$100,000 guaranteed tournament will draw blackjack players to The Bahamas

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – December 21, 2015 – The first blackjack tournament to be held at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will take place on January 8, 2016, and will be run by the Atlantis Casino and sponsored by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand. 

This is the first time players will be able to compete against each other in a live blackjack tournament supported by PokerStars.

Key event details

  • Event name: PokerStars Casino $100,000 Blackjack Tournament
  • Date: January 8, 2016 Time: 2pm
  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prize pool guarantee: $100,000, plus added PCA Main Event Package
  • Maximum players: 216
  • Location: Atlantis Casino, Bahamas

“We are very excited to host our first ever live blackjack tournament,” said Edgar Stuchly, PokerStars Director of Live Events. “Blackjack players are used to pitting themselves against the house, but they will now be able to pit themselves against other players in a $100,000 guaranteed blackjack tournament.”

The blackjack tournament will be conducted in a shootout format, with six players assigned to each blackjack table with 15 blackjack hands played. The winner of each first-round table will progress to the second round and win a minimum of $1,000.The second round will feature six tables, each with six players. 

The third round will be the final table, with the six players battling for the remaining prize pool of around $70,000, plus a PCA Main Event package added by PokerStars.

To learn more about the game please visit the PokerStars blackjack rules page.For further information, please contact:

About the European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour (EPT) is the world’s richest and most popular poker tour. Since 2004, the EPT has paid out over €770 million in tournament prize pools and hosted successful festivals across Europe. The EPT also incorporates the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) – one of the richest poker festivals in the world – which takes place every January in The Bahamas.Season 12 of the EPT builds on the success of more than a decade of world-class live poker events, with major poker festivals in Barcelona, Malta, Prague and Dublin. The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final will be held in Monaco.The EPT is owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA). Further information on the EPT is available online at

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