Jun 13, 2014 |

Amaya Gaming Acquires PokerStars and Assets for $4.9 Billion

A blockbuster deal went down on Thursday evening that will see a wholly owned subsidiary of the Amaya Gaming Group acquire PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and all of the Oldford’s/Rational Group’s assets for a staggering $4.9 billion. The deal has been rumored for several weeks as Amaya Gaming’s stock started to inexplicably rise in late […]

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Jun 12, 2014 |

OFFICIAL: Amaya Acquires Rational Group for $4.9 Billion

The rumors were true. Late Thursday night Rational Group, operators of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, issued a press release confirming that Amaya Gaming Group had acquired the online poker powerhouse for a staggering $4.9 Billion US. “This is a transformative acquisition for Amaya, strengthening our core B2B operations with a consumer online powerhouse that […]

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Jun 12, 2014 |

Amaya’s Stock Rises as PokerStars Sale Rumors Heat Up

Over the past few weeks the Amaya Gaming Group has seen its stock surge upward on the back of a potential buyout of PokerStars or some other iGaming asset. Rumors abound as to what is causing the spike, but we’ve yet to see any tangible evidence that would cause us to pin down precisely what […]

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Dec 27, 2013 |

The Year That Was: August 2013

Another calendar year is in the books and when the poker world looks back at 2013, they’ll see the first steps taken towards the return of online poker in the U.S, a dominating performance from Daniel Negreanu and the dominance of German players in High Roller events around the world. Every day until the end […]

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Sep 17, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Caesars Moves the Ball Forward

Caesars announced yesterday that WSOP.com will go live for real-money poker in Nevada on Thursday morning. The launch, which was expected over the summer, makes Caesars the second company to offer legal, licensed online gambling in the United States. “I think this is the beginning of the domino effect, the same way the state of […]

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Aug 19, 2013 |

Tournament Tracker: Kuether King of Arizona, Gold Shines

This week’s Tournament Tracker features a tournament grinder making a return to the BLUFF Player of Year leaderboard along with tournament results from Ireland, Macau and across the United States. Joe Kuether has over 40 tournament cashes since the start of 2012, finishing 26th in the BLUFF Player of the Year standings last year. Last […]

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