AMAYA GRANTED RENEWAL OF APPROVAL TO OPERATE POKERSTARS AND FULL TILT IN NEW JERSEY

AMAYA New Jersey license extended for 6 months

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has renewed its approval for Amaya to operate the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands in New Jersey for a further 6 months.

Initially receiving approval to operate PokerStars and Full Tilt in New Jersey on September 30th, 2015, the locally operated site of the world’s most popular online poker brand, PokerStars NJ, went live in the State on March 21st, 2016.

Since its launch, Amaya estimates that PokerStars NJ has contributed to the growth of the New Jersey real money online poker market and has quickly become the market leader in online poker, with players responding positively to the quality of the software, selection of games, and the integrity and security of the platform.

The site has also enjoyed positive feedback for its casino offering.

Commenting on the extension, Amaya Interim CEO Rafi Ashkenazi, said: “While it’s very early, we’re extremely pleased with the initial launch of PokerStars in New Jersey and the positive working relationship that Amaya has with the DGE.

“I’m very proud of our employees, including those we have hired in New Jersey, who have worked diligently to prepare for the launch of a robust, stable platform backed by great customer service. We hope to continue our early positive momentum in the market as PokerStars NJ continues to roll out additional marketing and promotions.”

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