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'meks2410' takes home million dollar prize as part of PokerStars Makes Millionaires

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 16, 2017 – Another PokerStars player has become a millionaire after playing a Spin & Go for just $10 as part of the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion. ‘meks2410’ won the huge jackpot after hitting a full house in the $1 million Spin and Go tournament at PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

The player is the latest millionaire to be made in the journey to create 10 millionaires between April and June in the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion and follows on from ‘Check^On123’ who became a millionaire via a $100 Spin and Go last week. ‘meks2410’ beat fellow players ‘yreg’ and ‘gambarinasai’ to the million dollar prize in six minutes with both runners-up banking $100,000 in winnings.

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 in Texas Hold’em and Omaha formats at a variety of buy-in levels between $0.25 and $100.

“We are very excited to see our first $10 Spin and Go Millionaire from the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion, and our second poker Spin and Go millionaire in just one week. Spin and Go remains one of our most popular games. Sitting down at a $10 game and walking away with $1 million a short while later shows why this format remains so popular. We look forward to creating even more winning moments for our players.”

As well as Spin and Go tournaments, the promotion has created millionaires through a variety of routes including during the Sunday Million 11th Anniversary, PokerStars Championship presented by Monte Carlo Casino®, and the Millionaire Grand Final.

Two millionaire-making tournaments will begin on May 21 in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) via the SCOOP-55-H $10,300 Main Event at 14:00 ET and the SCOOP-01-H $1,050 NLHE Phase 2 at 12:30 ET.

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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