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'Check^On123' wins huge jackpot as part of PokerStars Makes Millionaires

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 10, 2017 – Another millionaire has been made from just a $100 Spin & Go in the journey to create 10 millionaires in the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion. ‘Check^On123’ from Germany scooped the huge jackpot after playing a $1 million Spin & Go tournament at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

The German player won the million dollar prize after coming from behind to beat ‘Dzeferin0’ heads-up with ‘Dzeferin0’ banking $100,000, along with ‘woroms444’ who finished in third place. A few minutes after his win, ‘Check^On123 said: “I'm a little shaky. Excited, but nervous."

$1 million Spin & Go tournaments are running as part of the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion, which began in April and runs until June. Spin & Go tournaments are fast-paced, 3-max Hyper Turbo tournaments that start with 500 chip stacks. Each tournament has a randomly drawn prize pool that awards between two and 10,000 times your buy-in. PokerStars offer Spin & Go tournaments at a variety of buy-in levels between $0.25 and $100.

“We are half way into our PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion and we’re pleased to announce that yet another millionaire has been created,” said PokerStars’ Director of Poker Marketing, Vadim Soloveychik.  “We’re well on our way to producing ten millionaires by June 4. This is the perfect illustration of PokerStars’ ability to provide the ultimate poker offering and experience. We’re the only online poker room that can give such big winning moments in such a short space of time.”

PokerStars created three Spin & Go millionaires in 2016 and has made 16 millionaires since the first $1 million Spin & Go launched in January 2015.

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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 owns gaming and 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). PokerStars is the world’s most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related operating approvals in 17 jurisdictions. and operate globally under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively.

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