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Resorts Casino to host first ever $100,000 guaranteed Sunday Special Live

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – July 10, 2017 – PokerStars’ popular new live poker tournament series MEGASTACK is coming to New Jersey after a successful debut in Europe, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc., (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, announced today. The Sunday Special Live is a part of the brand’s MEGASTACK schedule and brings a Championship-like structure to low buy-in tournament events in select local markets around the world.

The series which launched in the UK in The Hippodrome Casino in April, attracting over 520 entries, twice the normal field, will now expand its new live tournament series aimed at recreational players to New Jersey from October 6-8, with over $100,000 guaranteed. The U.S. MEGASTACK will debut in the Garden State with the $220 Sunday Special Live at Resorts Casino Hotel, New Jersey. The Sunday Special Live name originates from most popular weekly tournament, the Sunday Special, which has the highest guarantee ($50,000) of all the Sunday Majors.

“We are excited to host the first-ever Sunday Special Live New Jersey, and we look forward to welcoming players to the property for an exciting gaming experience,” said Mark Giannantonio, President and CEO of Resorts Casino Hotel.

“PokerStars MEGASTACK is the perfect opportunity for players to enjoy a great live poker experience at an affordable buy-in to see if they can turn a MEGASTACK into a mega prize.” said Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker. “Players can expect an awesome poker experience and more importantly get together with friends to play poker while having fun.”

PokerStars MEGASTACK events offer a space for players to get comfortable at the tables and hone their skills without breaking the bank. Each event is designed to suit a variety of work/life balances, and keep players entertained over three action-packed days. 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.

Online Route to Live Poker at Atlantic City

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. Further information to come on how to qualify for as little as $0.50 for the Sunday Special Live event.

New Jersey Chapter of Autism Speaks

Following the New Jersey Sunday Special Live event, the New Jersey Chapter of Autism Speaks will host the Chip In for Autism live event, in association with PokerStars, at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on October 21, 2017. The event will honor Kerry Magro and Bill and Michele Sorvino for their dedication and commitment to Autism Speaks. The event will feature a grand cocktail reception, open bar, raffle, poker, and casino style table games. The top poker winners will have the opportunity to win the latest technology products like smartphones, virtual reality devices, smartwatches, tablets and more. To reserve your tickets, please register at

Further information on Sunday Special Live New Jersey can be found here and on the PokerStars Blog here

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About PokerStars New Jersey

PokerStars NJ is the locally operated version of the world’s most popular online poker site, PokerStars. At, players physically present in New Jersey can experience and enjoy the same world class gameplay, customer service, and game integrity that PokerStars has offered globally for almost 15 years.

PokerStars NJ operates in conjunction with its partner, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, and offers both poker and casino games online at to players who are physically located in the state.

PokerStars NJ uses globally established age and location verification protections, player fund protection through account segregation, and responsible gaming practices to oversee and control player activity.

PokerStars NJ is ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA). Amaya US Services Limited, a subsidiary of Amaya Inc., is an internet gaming operator of Resorts Digital

Gaming LLC (d/b/a "Resorts"), which is authorized and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

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About Resorts Casino Hotel

The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and celebrated its 35th anniversary in May 2013 with a new milestone: the opening of a $35 million Margaritaville casino and entertainment complex that includes, among other attractions, the only beach bar on the Atlantic City sand. 

Mohegan Gaming Advisors assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in 2012, a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, six restaurants, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 64,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting space includes 24 meeting and function rooms, most featuring natural light and ocean views, and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information, visit our website or call 1.800.334.6378. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram and view us on YouTube.

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