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David Baazov Proposes All-Cash Takeover of PokerStars Owner Amaya

Amaya CEO David Baazov knows a thing or two about takeovers. It hasn’t even been two years since he led Amaya’s $4.9 billion acquisition of the Rational Group, the parent company to both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Borgata Analyzing Bwin Relationship Following Gaming Company’s Acquisition

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has been serving as a lifeline for the struggling town as of late

PokerStars Defends VIP Changes, Cites Data as Proof Amendments Are Working

PokerStars team member Daniel Negreanu and several executives from the online card room’s parent company Amaya met with high-volume players Dani...

Amaya Set to Appeal $870 Million Ruling by Kentucky Trial Court

Amaya is appealing a ruling in Kentucky that demands it pay the state $870 million for profiting off its residents unlawfully from 2006 to 2011.

PokerStars: How Far It’s Come in 2015 and Where It’s Headed Next

PokerStars is the most famous, robust, and successful online poker room on the planet. After several years of legal turmoil and a $4.9 billion buyout ...

Online Poker Legislative Year-End Recap: What Flew, What Crashed

The online poker legislative calendar in 2015 was noticeably active over the last 12 months, elected lawmakers turning to Internet casinos to avoid raising taxes on citizens as budgets continue to inflate while revenues continue to shrink.

Online Poker State of Affairs: 2015 Legislation Roundup

Legalized online poker has the potential to provide increased tax revenues for state governments and deliver consumer safeguards to a market that is predominantly unregulated.

Las Vegas Review-Journal Editor Departs Newspaper Following Sheldon Adelson Purchase

The Las Vegas Review-Journal (R-J) was sold to the family of casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson two weeks ago for $140 million. The details of the sale went undisclosed for nearly a week as rumors and speculation mounted among R-J journalists and outside media groups.

New Jersey Online Gambling Scores Record Month, Revenues Up 51 Percent

New Jersey online gambling generated $13.2 million in November, a 51.3 percent increase compared to November of 2014 and a record-setting revenue total for the market since it was first legalized back in November of 2013.

PokerStars Claims Three-Day Boycott Proves New Structure is Sound

PokerStars won’t be intimidated, the Amaya-owned poker network answering its critics and high-volume players that participated in a three-day strike in early December by saying the public boycott was ineffective and only strengthened the company’s views that its new direction is correct.