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Amaya Inc shares climb after CEO takes ‘indefinite’ leave of absence amid insider-trading allegations

Amaya Inc. shares climbed after chief executive David Baazov announced Tuesday he was stepping aside, echoing the sentiment of some analysts that the online gambling company will only show its true value when investors aren’t spooked by the idea its CEO could wind up in jail.

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9/22/2017

article How Will Sports Gambling Legalization Affect The Stars Group Inc.?
(Wall Street) -- In June this year, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge from the state of New Jersey to legalize sports betting. The American Gaming...

9/10/2017

article Is The Stars Group Inc. and Online Gambling the Right Play?
(Montreal) -- Over the past three months, shares of The Stars Group Inc., formally known as Amaya, have dropped by over 16%, leaving investors both confused and greedy...

9/8/2017

article Is The Stars Group Inc. and Online Gambling the Right Play?
(Quebec) -- Over the past three months, shares of The Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI)(NASDAQ:TSG), formally known as Amaya, have dropped by over 16%, leaving investors both...

8/10/2017

article The Stars Group reveals key financial growth in Q2
(Quebec) -- The Stars Group, formerly known as Amaya, has reported widespread, year-on-year growth across key financials for the three months to June 30. Total revenue...

8/3/2017

article Amaya Is Best Positioned For Online Gambling
(Internet) -- Amaya Inc. (AYA) is a good long-term investment since it currently generates free cash flow of $335MM, has many competitive advantages such as its scale...

8/2/2017

article Amaya finalises rebranding as The Stars Group
(Montreal) -- Amaya has announced the completion of its planned rebranding as The Stars Group. After receiving shareholders approval earlier this year, the Canadian...
article World’s largest online poker brand Stars opens Malta office
(Malta) -- Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has inaugurated the new office of Stars Group Inc., the world’s largest online gaming brand.

6/25/2017

article Amaya Gaming set to relocate headquarters and change corporate name
(Quebec) -- Amaya Gaming is the owner behind the PokerStars brand and several other online gaming businesses. Within the past year, the company has faced hard times and...

6/24/2017

article Editorial: Goodbye to Poker’s “Triple Crown,” Hello Poker’s “Grand Slam”
(Internet) -- One of the casualties after Amaya Gaming decided to rebrand the European Poker Tour at the start of 2017 was the notion of poker’s “Triple...

6/23/2017

article Amaya Inc. Gets a New Name and New Target Market for Expansion
(Quebec) -- Amaya Inc has finally put a lot of the previous controversies to rest and is looking only at the future, which is bright. That’s the overall message...

6/22/2017

article Amaya to Extend PokerStars Global Footprint to India
(India) -- Online gambling giant Amaya Inc. is eyeing expansion into the emerging Indian online poker market, CEO Rafi Ashkenazi told media on Wednesday after the...

6/21/2017

article Amaya looking to pierce Indian market as it pursues global growth
(India) -- Amaya has its eyes set on India as it looks to grow its online poker business. "India is quite an exciting market," CEO Rafi Ashkenazi told...
article World's Largest Online Poker Company Heads for the Fastest-Growing Smartphone Market
(India) -- The world’s largest online poker company will soon enter the fastest-growing smartphone market. PokerStars owner Amaya Inc. -- soon to be renamed The...

5/26/2017

article Amaya board nominates new directors
(Quebec) -- Amaya has announced that its board has nominated Peter Murphy and Mary Turner to become new directors of the company. Murphy and Turner will stand for...

5/15/2017

article Why Poker Has Little To Do With Amaya's Strong First Quarter
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc., the owner of leading poker brand PokerStars, has announced its first quarter 2017 results, which immediately caused the price of its stock to...

5/14/2017

article Online Gambling Giant Amaya Moves On From Baazov Past with Name Change
(Quebec) -- Just as some women change their hair look to show they have moved on from a bad relationship, Canadian gambling giant Amaya Inc. is set to change its name...

5/12/2017

article Amaya changing name to Stars Group, moving HQ after strong Q1
(Quebec) -- Canadian online gambling operator Amaya Gaming plans to rebrand and relocate to Toronto after posting better than expected results in the first quarter of...

5/8/2017

article Federal complaint: Amaya ex-CEO Baazov made illegal donation to New York guv campaign
(New York) -- Former Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov made an illegal $25k campaign donation to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to new criminal charges filed against...

4/18/2017

article Former Aston Hill sales manager settles with OSC in Amaya insider trading case
(Ontario) -- The former national sales manager at Aston Hill Financial was handed a two-year trading ban, and ordered to pay penalties and disgorgement totaling $11,000...

4/14/2017

article OSC alleges insider trading and tipping in Amaya shares
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Securities Commission has levelled allegations of improper tipping and insider trading in shares of Amaya Inc. (AYA.TO) involving two former...
article More Insider Trading Bombshells for PokerStars Owner Amaya Inc.
(Quebec) -- In recent months Amaya Inc., the parent company of PokerStars, have sought to distance themselves from former CEO (and still the single largest shareholder...

4/4/2017

article BRIEF-Tang Hao acquired 9.1 million common shares in share capital of Amaya Inc
(Quebec) -- Tang Hao- acquired 9.1 million common shares in share capital of Amaya Inc on secondary market at a price of $22.40 per share.
article Largest Online Poker Company Sees Surge In Sports And Online Gambling
(Quebec) -- At the end of March, Amaya Inc. announced its Q4 and 2016 results, highlighting that it had more than 108.1 million customer registrations at the close of...

4/3/2017

article Baazov offloads further shares in Amaya
(Quebec) -- David Baazov, the founder and former chief executive of Amaya, has sold approximately 12 million shares in the company for a total of C$267.7 million (€...
article Baazov reduces his Amaya stakes even more
(Quebec) -- David Baazov keeps reducing his stakes in Amaya Inc. as he sold 12 million shares for almost US$201 million (US$16,74 per share). Former company CEO had...

4/1/2017

article David Baazov Cashes in His Chips, Sells Almost All His Equity in Amaya
(Quebec) -- David Baazov, the founder and former chairman and CEO of PokerStars parent Amaya Inc, has reduced his stake in the company to around 3.8 percent.
article Know when to fold em: Amaya founder reduces stake in PokerStars owner, sells shares for $267.7 million
(Quebec) -- The founder and former chief executive of Amaya Inc. has sold about two-thirds of his remaining shares in the Montreal-based owner of PokerStars, for a total...

3/31/2017

article David Baazov Reduces Stake in Online Poker Giant Amaya
(Quebec) -- Former Amaya Inc. CEO David Baazov has offloaded an 8.2% stake in the Canadian online gambling company. He sold 12,000,000 shares of Amaya for a price of C$...

3/24/2017

article Amaya CEO Rafi Ashkenazi Modifies Corporate Vision, Name Change Possible
(Quebec) -- Amaya CEO Rafi Ashkenazi has a different vision in mind than his predecessor, and with founder David Baazov now removed from the Canadian gaming conglomerate...
article Amaya Eyes Acquisitions After Baazov Exit
(New York) -- In his first year as chief executive of online gambling company Amaya Inc., Rafi Ashkenazi has made careful moves. Now his appetite for risk is growing.
article PokerStars owner Amaya eyes acquisitions after long, difficult period of paying down debt
(Quebec) -- In his first year as chief executive of online gambling company Amaya Inc., Rafi Ashkenazi has made careful moves. Now his appetite for risk is growing....

3/23/2017

article Is Amaya Inc. a Good Play on the Coming Online Gambling Revolution?
(Quebec) -- Despite attempts by regulators in many jurisdictions, it seems that it’s only a matter of time before online gambling becomes legal. With governments...
article Online Casino Gambling: Amaya Says PokerStars Revenue Down In 2016
(Quebec) -- PokerStars was down last year. Amaya, owner of the world’s largest poker platform, announced its fourth-quarter earnings this week.

3/22/2017

article Amaya confirms record revenue haul in 2016
(Montreal) -- Amaya has announced that it was able to generate record levels of revenue in the 12 months to December 31, 2016. Total revenue came in at $1.15 billion (...
article Amaya Rises as PokerStars Owner Shows Less Reliance on Poker
(Montreal) -- Shares of Amaya Inc. rose after the PokerStars owner forecast better-than-expected 2017 profit as measures to stem a decline in the poker business paid off.

3/13/2017

article Amaya set to offload remaining stake in Innova Gaming
(Montreal) -- Amaya Gaming has agreed a deal to sell its stake in former subsidiary business Innova Gaming Group to Canadian lottery services company Pollard Banknote....

3/12/2017

article William Hill Finally Finds a CEO After Extended Search Process
(UK) -- William Hill has at last appointed a new CEO after a nine-month search, and it seems the best candidate was hiding in plain sight all along. Philip Bowcock,...

3/11/2017

article Former Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov Trial Date Set
(Quebec) -- In a case that is now dragging on into its second year regarding a transaction from 2014, former Amaya Gaming Chief Executive Officer David Baazov now has a...

3/8/2017

article Former CEO Of PokerStars' Parent Sells $100M Of Amaya Stock
(New York) -- The former head of the world’s largest online gambling company has dumped seven million shares of company stock worth just under $100 million.

3/7/2017

article Amaya Gaming’s ex-CEO David Baazov sells shares worth $99m
(Quebec) -- Amaya Gaming’s former CEO David Baazov has some new walking around money after selling nearly one-third of his stake in the online gambling company.

3/5/2017

article Amaya Announces Corporate-Bylaw Restructuring to Block Possible Baazov-Led Hostile Takeover
(Quebec) -- Canada’s Amaya, Inc., parent company of dominant online-poker market leader PokerStars, announced on Thursday a significant amendment to an ongoing...

3/3/2017

article Amaya bankers demand poison pill to fend off future Baazov acquisition attempts
(Quebec) -- Canadian online gambling operator Amaya Gaming has taken steps to ensure that former CEO David Baazov makes no further attempts to buy the company and take...
article Baazov charged with five counts of illicit ‘insider trading’ activity
(Quebec) -- On 20 November 2017, Amaya’s former CEO David Baazov will be brought to Canada’s High Court by Quebec securities regulator Autorité des marchés...
article BetStars launches $1m fantasy sports contest
(Quebec) -- Amaya-owned BetStars has rolled out a new fantasy sports promotion that offers $1 million (€949,400) in jackpot prizes. The promotion relates to ‘...

3/1/2017

article Amaya founder David Baazov's insider trading trial set for November
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. founder David Baazov will face trial this November as lawyers from Quebec’s securities regulator prepare to lay out their case in the...

1/23/2017

article Amaya forecasts record revenue haul in 2016
(Quebec) -- Amaya has said that it expects to post record revenue for the 12 months through to December 31, 2016. In a trading update, the company said revenue should...

1/20/2017

article Amaya Inc hikes earnings forecast, predicts record revenues in 2016 and announces CFO retiring
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. is raising its estimate for 2016 adjusted net earnings by about six per cent, citing better-than-expected results in the fourth quarter, helped...
press release Amaya Provides Updated Full Year 2016 Guidance and Related Highlights; Announces Retirement of Chief Financial Officer
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. today updated its previously announced guidance ranges for the full year 2016, provided related performance and operational highlights, and...

1/11/2017

article Amaya creates new financial agreement with former PokerStars owners
(Montreal) -- Amaya Gaming, Canadian poker operator, has signed a new financial agreement with Isai and Mark Scheinberg, former owners of PokerStars. On 1 February,...

1/10/2017

article Amaya reveals financing plan for deferred Rational payment
(Montreal) -- Amaya has announced its financing plan for the balance of a deferred payment in relation to its acquisition of Rational Group in August 2014. Due on...
article Amaya strikes deferred payment deal with former PokerStars owners Scheinbergs
(Montreal) -- Canadian online and land-based gaming company, Amaya Gaming, have recently announced that they’ve finally outlined an agreement with Isai Scheinberg...

1/9/2017

article Amaya extends maturity on looming $197.7-million debt obligation
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. has cut a deal with a major creditor that sees the Canadian online gambling company extend the maturity on a key debt obligation, pre-empting...
article Amaya works out deferred payment deal with Scheinbergs
(Montreal) -- Canada’s Amaya Gaming has worked out a deal on a deferred payment owed to PokerStars’ former owners that won’t require the company to...
article Amaya: former PokerStars owners will relax schedule for final $197 million owed
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. says it has reached agreements that will allow it to avoid issuing shares to pay the final $197.7 million owed for its 2014 purchase of the...
press release Amaya Provides Update on Rational Group Deferred Payment
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. today announced its financing plan for the approximately $197.7 million balance of the deferred purchase price for its acquisition of the...

1/6/2017

article Amaya Inc.: With the Acquisition Off the Table, What Should Investors Do Now?
(Quebec) -- If one thing is certain, Amaya Inc. (TSX:AYA)(NASDAQ:AYA) is never boring. When last I covered Amaya, I explained that there were multiple ways to generate a...

12/26/2016

article Baazov ends bid to buy Amaya
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, Amaya’s founder and former CEO, has ended his efforts to buy back the company, following a difficult initial bid. Baazov announced that...

12/23/2016

article Forget Baazov’s Offer: Here’s Why Amaya Inc. Is Still a Great Opportunity
(Canada) -- Few companies on the market have been prone to as much controversy this year as Amaya Inc., but with a little over a week left in 2016, Amaya continues to...

12/21/2016

article David Baazov Forsakes Plans of Purchasing Amaya
(Quebec) -- David Baazov had bigger fish to fry earlier this year, after Autorité des marchés financiers charged him with illegal insider trading. As those charges were...

12/20/2016

article Amaya Confirms Termination of Discussions with Former CEO to Acquire Company
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. confirmed today that discussions with its former Chief Executive Officer, David Baazov, regarding the offer to acquire Amaya by an entity to be...
article Amaya's ex-CEO ends talks to buy company
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc's founder David Baazov said on Tuesday he had ended talks to buy the Canadian online gambling company because some shareholders were...
article Baazov folds on $4.1-billion Amaya bid
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, former chief executive officer of Amaya Inc., scrapped his plan to take the Montreal-based online gambling company private after weeks of...
article David Baazov cancels proposed purchase of Amaya Incorporated
(Montreal) -- In Canada, entrepreneur David Baazov has abandoned his $6.7 billion deal to purchase Amaya Incorporated amid accusations that some shareholders had been...
article Former Amaya CEO David Baazov walks away from bid to buy Montreal gaming company
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, the founder and former CEO of Amaya, is walking away from his bid to acquire the Montreal gaming company. Baazov had proposed buying out...
article Former Amaya Founder Ends Bid for Poker Stars, Full Tilt Owner
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. (AYA) founder and former CEO David Baazov on Tuesday withdrew his $6.7 billion bid to purchase the online gaming company and take it private...

12/16/2016

article Baazov Attorney Demands Release of Insider Trading Details
(Montreal) -- The lawyer for former Amaya boss David Baazov urged the Quebec securities regulator, AMF, this week to reveal more details of its case against their client...

12/13/2016

article Former Amaya CEO David Baazov used ‘front’ for illegal trades: AMF
(Montreal) -- Former Amaya Inc. chief executive officer David Baazov allegedly used a front to disguise trades in stock of the online gaming company ahead of its $4.9-...

12/9/2016

article Baazov Finds Funds for Amaya Takeover Bid
(Canada) -- David Baazov, former CEO of Amaya Inc. said he has replaced the money in his $4.1 billion bid to take Amaya private that was attributed to a Dubai investor...

12/6/2016

article Amaya Shareholder SpringOwl Says Baazov Bid Lacks Transparency
(New York) -- SpringOwl Asset Management, a U.S. activist investor that’s been boosting its stake in Amaya Inc., said the $4.1 billion takeover bid by the online...
article Time For Amaya To “Fully Move On” From David Baazov, Says SpringOwl’s Jason Ader In Scathing Letter To Board
(New York) -- In advance of a formal board response to David Baazov’s bid to buy Amaya, SpringOwl Asset Management has sent a letter to Amaya’s CEO and...

11/28/2016

article David Baazov’s Bid To Take Amaya Private Takes A Turn For The Legitimate
(Montreal) -- Something strange happened on the Monday morning after Thanksgiving. Amaya did not release a statement regarding David Baazov’s CA$24 per share bid...
article Baazov secures new backing for Amaya takeover bid
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, former chief executive of Amaya, has secured the support of two Hong Kong funds for his takeover bid for the company that owns PokerStars....

11/26/2016

article Only two investment firms associated with Amaya takeover bid according to Baazov
(Quebec) -- David Baazov has had to back track somewhat after announcing a takeover bid for the company he founded, Amaya Gaming. The former CEO of the company, Baazov...

11/25/2016

article Baazov Amends Amaya Bid Following Funder Snafu, Keeping Second Shot At PokerStars Alive
(Montreal) -- The day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 25, saw David Baazov file an amendment to his SEC filing about his bid for Amaya. Two of the four funders...
article Former Amaya CEO David Baazov says Hong Kong investors to fund bid for firm
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, the former chief executive of online gaming company Amaya Inc, disclosed new details on Friday of funding for his proposed offer to buy the...

11/24/2016

article Baazov commits to Amaya bid as investor denies involvement
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, former chief executive of Amaya, has said he still plans to buy the company that owns PokerStars, despite an apparent supporting investor...

11/23/2016

article Amaya's Baazov: Dubai Backer Didn’t Commit to Financing
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. founder David Baazov vowed to push ahead with a $6.7 billion takeover bid for the online gaming company after a Dubai-based investor said its...
article Amaya's ex-CEO says he still plans to buy gambling firm
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc's former chief executive David Baazov said he still plans to buy the online gambling firm despite one of his apparent backers saying it had...
article Baazov backer vows to boost commitment to ensure Amaya bid success
(Montreal) -- Former Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov has confirmed that a Dubai-based investment firm is not involved in his bid to acquire Amaya. On Tuesday, KBC Aldini...
article David Baazov confirms Dubai-based firm not backing Amaya bid
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. Founder David Baazov says he’s planning to continue pursuing a takeover of the online gambling company he used to run, even after...

11/22/2016

article Dubai Firm Denies Backing Baazov in Amaya Bid, Report Says
(Montreal) -- A Dubai investment firm denied it’s backing a $6.7 billion offer by Amaya Inc. founder David Baazov to take the gaming company private and said it...

11/17/2016

article Amaya Q3 Reports Sports Betting Still In ‘Investment Mode’
(Malta) -- Amaya reported that total revenues for the third quarter of 2016 increased by approximately 9.5 percent. Full year revenues are forecast to come in at between...

11/15/2016

article Baazov Bid To Take Amaya Private Now On The Table After Company Issues Q3 Results
(Montreal) -- Amaya’s founder and former Chairman and CEO, David Baazov has presented an all cash bid of CA$24 a share for the roughly 80 percent of equity which...

11/14/2016

article Amaya's ex-CEO offers to buy the Canadian gambling company
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc's former chief executive, David Baazov, has offered to buy the Canadian online gambling company in a deal valued at about C$3.48 billion ($2....
article Amaya’s former CEO David Baazov makes $3.5-billion takeover bid
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc.’s former chief executive officer put forward a $3.5-billion takeover proposal for the online gambling company, backed by four overseas...
article David Baazov submits new Amaya bid, disses public markets
(Montreal) -- Canada’s Amaya Gaming turned in its official Q3 results on the same day that former CEO David Baazov significantly upped his offer to acquire the...
article Founder Offers to Take Amaya Private in $6.7 Billion Deal
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc.’s founder, who took an indefinite leave this year amid a Quebec insider trading probe, has made a cash offer to take the Canadian owner of...
article The 36-Year-Old Former CEO Of Amaya Offers $6.7 Billion Deal To Buy The Online Poker Giant
(Montreal) -- David Baazov’s first effort to manage the world’s biggest online poker company did not go well, but the founder of Amaya has proven...
press release Amaya Confirms Non-Binding All Cash Offer from Former CEO to Acquire Company
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) confirmed today that it has received a non-binding all cash offer from its former Chief Executive Officer, David Baazov...
press release Amaya Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results; Updates Full Year 2016 Guidance
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016 , updated its previously announced guidance ranges for the full...

11/1/2016

article British Columbia faces scrutiny for backing Amaya
(British Columbia) -- Jordan Sturdy is facing a lot of criticism following a report that was released that shows that he has invested into Amaya. It was shown through...

10/26/2016

article William Hill, Amaya Merger Talks Collapse
(Montreal) -- Talks of a merger between William Hill and Amaya proved short-lived as both sides have walked away from the table. William Hill faced opposition to the...

10/20/2016

article Amaya, William Hill Merger Falls Through
(Quebec) -- Merger discussions between internet gambling giants Amaya Gaming and William Hill have ended, the former said Tuesday. “Those discussions have...

10/19/2016

article Amaya Q3 Revenue Rises, Need Loan to Cover Scheinberg Payment
(Quebec) -- Canadian online gambling operator Amaya Gaming says it expects to report a 10% rise in Q3 revenue despite the waning influence of its PokerStars brand’...

10/18/2016

press release Amaya Provides Update on Special Committee Process
(Quebec) -- Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) today said that the Special Committee of independent directors of Amaya's Board has announced the completion of its...
article Amaya, William Hill Merger Falls Through
(Quebec) -- Merger discussions between internet gambling giants Amaya Gaming and William Hill have ended, the former said Tuesday. “Those discussions have...

10/17/2016

article Amaya Rejects William Hill 'Merger of Equals'
(Canada) -- William Hill and Canada's Amaya will no longer pursue their previously intended merger, the Nasdaq-listed owner of PokerStars said in a statement Tuesday...
article William Hill Abandons Amaya Merger Talks on Investor Dissent
(Montreal) -- William Hill Plc and PokerStars owner Amaya Inc. of Canada ended merger discussions, squelching one of the biggest possible deals in the betting industry,...

10/15/2016

article Rumors of Pokerstars Interest by Scheinberg Family
(Canada) -- There have been some rumors floating around the UK and in Canada with the previous owners of PokerStars, the Scheinberg family regarding the possibility of...

10/14/2016

article William Hill and Amaya Tie-Up – a Happily-Ever-After or a No-Win Situation?
(UK) -- Gambling industry’s big names have embarked on a risky consolidation voyage that has changed the sector’s outlook in a manner and with a speed never...

10/13/2016

article Amaya And William Hill in Merger Talks
(Quebec) -- Last year saw a number of high profile mergers between some of the world’s biggest gambling companies, including Ladbrokes and Coral, Paddy Power and...

10/11/2016

article Amaya Slides as Premium Hopes Fade Amid William Hill Talks
(Wall Street) -- Shares of Amaya Inc., owner of the PokerStars online gaming website, tumbled the most in two months as expectations faded that any purchase of the...
article Investors concerned over Amaya's Kentucky fine
(UK) -- Analysts believe Amaya's continuing legal battles in North America could prove problematic for William Hill should the two complete their proposed merger. It...

10/10/2016

article Canadian online-gambling company Amaya, William Hill look to merge
(UK) -- Canadian online-gambling company Amaya Inc. and British bookmaker William Hill PLC said they were in talks to combine in a merger of equals, confirming a Reuters...
article William Hill and Amaya confirm merger talks
(UK) -- William Hill and Amaya confirm talks over merger that would create £5bn igaming giant. The two companies could join forces to create a combined operation...
article William Hill Gains as U.K. Bookmaker Discusses Amaya Merger
(UK) -- William Hill Plc shares rose in London after the U.K. bookmaker said it’s in talks on a possible combination with PokerStars owner Amaya Inc. of Canada, a...
article William Hill in talks over £4.7bn 'merger of equals'
(UK) -- British gambling company William Hill is the subject of takeover rumours again, this time in the shape of a £4.7bn "merger of equals" with the...
article William Hill, Amaya confirm merger talks
(UK) -- The potential merger of an English bookmaker with a Canadian online poker company may have a lot to do with online gaming in the U.S., one gaming analyst says.

10/9/2016

article Canadian based Amaya Inc and UK based William Hill in talks for possible merger
(Quebec) -- William Hill is one of the most well known bookmakers in the world and operates the biggest network of betting outlets in the United Kingdom, while Amaya Inc...
article TOP NEWS: William Hill In Talks To Merge With Canada's Amaya (ALLISS)
(UK) -- Bookmaker William Hill PLC is in talks for an all-share merger with Canada's Amaya, the group confirmed on Saturday, in a deal which would create one of the...
article William Hill and Amaya bet big with deal talks
(UK) -- Amid the wave of dealmaking that is transforming the betting industry, the UK’s William Hill and Canada’s Amaya argue that combining the two troubled...
article William Hill And Amaya In Talks To Create $5.7 Billion Betting Giant
(UK) -- The Boards of The UK’s William Hill PLC and Canada’s Amaya Inc. confirm that they are in discussions that could lead to a $5.7 billion all share...
article William Hill in £4.5bn talks to merge with Canada's online gambling business Amaya
(UK) -- Betting firm William Hill is in talks with Canada's online gambling business Amaya to create a £4.5billion global gambling giant. Confirming that talks...

10/7/2016

article Exclusive: Canada's Amaya, Britain's William Hill in talks to merge
(Ontario) -- Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc and British bookmaker William Hill Plc said they were in talks to combine in a merger of equals, confirming a...

10/5/2016

article AMF questions why former Amaya CEO never testified to declare innocence
(Montreal) -- The lawyer for Quebec's securities regulator questioned why the former CEO of online gaming giant Amaya never testified before a tribunal hearing to...
article Former Amaya CEO failed to meet compliance duties by sending e-mail: watchdog
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. former chief executive officer David Baazov played loose with the company’s corporate disclosure policies ahead of its acquisition of...

9/21/2016

article Baazov Implicated in Kickback Scheme
(Montreal) -- A Canadian financial regulator has reportedly identified a pattern of kickbacks and illegal deals dating back up to six years involving former Amaya CEO...

9/16/2016

article Amaya CEO maintains innocence after investigator admits no direct proof in insider trading case
(Montreal) -- Former Amaya Inc. chief executive officer David Baazov maintains that he’s innocent on charges of illegal insider trading following the admission by...
article Ex-Amaya CEO contests tribunal decision on insider trading investigation
(Montreal) -- The former CEO of Amaya Inc. accused of insider trading is contesting a decision made by an independent tribunal associated with Quebec’s security...
article Montreal Chabad center investigated in money-laundering scam
(Montreal) -- Quebec securities officials are investigating possible connections between a Montreal Chabad group and an alleged money-laundering scam involving the ex-...
article Montreal Chabad centre denies connection to alleged Amaya scam
(Montreal) -- A Chabad-affiliated organization has been named in an investigation by Quebec’s securities regulator into the online gaming company Amaya Inc. Court...

9/15/2016

article Amaya investigator says no direct proof that privileged information was shared
(Montreal) -- The lead investigator in the insider trading case against associates of Amaya says the Quebec securities regulator has no direct proof that privileged...

9/9/2016

article Former Amaya CEO was involved in kickback scheme, watchdog says
(Montreal) -- Quebec’s securities watchdog says it has uncovered a sophisticated system of insider trading involving former Amaya Inc. chief executive David Baazov...
article More trouble for Amaya's former boss as new evidence found
(Montreal) -- In Canada, one of the financial watchdogs looking into allegations of insider trading involving David Baazov has reportedly identified a pattern of...
article Online gambling CEO got kickbacks for giving information: document
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, former CEO of Montreal online gaming firm Amaya, benefited from a kickback scheme in which he received payments in exchange for sharing...

9/7/2016

article Watchdog ID’s sophisticated kickback scheme involving Amaya ex-CEO Baazov
(Canada) -- Financial watchdogs probing the insider trading allegations against former Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov have identified a pattern of kickbacks surrounding...

8/26/2016

article Why David Einhorn Bought Amaya Gaming
(Wall Street) -- One of David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio)’s new positions is Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA). Previously, the company had its main listing on the Canadian...

8/22/2016

article Amaya Can Thrive without Weight of Baazov
(Montreal) -- The most recent Amaya earnings call featuring second quarter results led with big news. Former CEO David Baazov resigned from “all positions”...

8/20/2016

article Amaya Inc.’s Stock Is Buy After Today’s Huge Increase
(Quebec) -- The stock of Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.43% or $0.54 on August 19, hitting $16.3. About 290,673 shares traded hands...

8/18/2016

article Billionaire David Einhorn Bought 3.9 Million Amaya Inc. Shares: Should You Buy Too?
(Canada) -- Many investors choose a very simple strategy: they copy the portfolio moves of the richest billionaire investors, hoping to ride their coattails to investing...

8/15/2016

article Amaya confirms Baazov departure
(Montreal) -- David Baazov has stepped down as chief executive of PokerStars owner Amaya. The departure comes five months after Baazov relinquished his post on a...

8/14/2016

article David Baazov and Amaya Part Ways Permanently
(Canada) -- On Thursday, August 11, David Baazov announced his resignation from all positions in Amaya, the owner-company of PokerStars. The man who helped the company...

8/12/2016

article Amaya Call: Baazov Out, PokerStars Up, No News On Possible Acquisition
(Quebec) -- Amaya’s second quarter results showed poker revenues relatively flat, but growth in the new casino and sportsbook verticals. The main news from the...
article Amaya Inc CEO David Baazov steps down permanently, replaced by interim CEO Rafi Ashkenazi
(Quebec) -- The Amaya online gaming company reported a jump in profit and a permanent replacement for its former chief executive officer, who stepped aside early this...
article Amaya names new CEO, says talks with 'number of parties' progressing
(Quebec) -- Amaya (AYA.TO 1.42% AYA.O) says discussions with “a number of parties” about a possible takeover offer have progressed, as the online gambling...

7/23/2016

article Amaya Gaming trims “dozens” of staff to ensure company hits growth targets
(Montreal) -- Online gambling operator Amaya Gaming is trimming its payroll in a bid to improve its organizational structure and its bottom line. On Friday, sources told...

6/28/2016

press release Amaya Shareholders Approve Resolutions at Shareholder Meeting
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. is pleased to announce that all resolutions considered at today's annual meeting of shareholders were approved by its shareholders.
article Cloak of secrecy surrounds Amaya at online gaming company’s shareholder meeting
(Montreal) -- A cloak of secrecy surrounded Amaya on Tuesday as top executives met with shareholders behind closed doors and refused to discuss a securities...
article Embattled gambling firm Amaya holds AGM in private
(Montreal) -- Top executives of Amaya met with shareholders behind closed doors Tuesday during their annual general meeting. It is the first meeting since former...

6/14/2016

article Amaya Provides Update Regarding Board of Directors
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. announced today planned changes to the composition of its board of directors following its upcoming annual meeting of shareholders.
article Canada online gambling firm Amaya says board nominee withdraws candidacy
(Montreal) -- Canadian online gambling company Amaya Inc said on Tuesday that proposed board nominee Paul McFeeters was unable to serve due to personal reasons....

6/8/2016

article Former Amaya CEO saw salary surge by 71 per cent last year, filing shows
(Montreal) -- The former CEO of Amaya saw his salary surge by 71 per cent in 2015, a year that saw the Montreal-based online gaming company get its books into the black...

6/7/2016

article Amaya CEO David Baazov earned $1m in 2015 but interim CEO earned twice that sum
(Montreal) -- Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov’s pay packet topped C$1m last year, but it was interim CEO Rafi Ashkenazi who really made out like a bandit. In...
article Former CEO of Amaya saw salary surge by 71 per cent last year, filing shows
(Montreal) -- The former CEO of Amaya saw his salary surge by 71 per cent in 2015, a year that saw the Montreal-based online gaming company get its books into the black...

5/20/2016

article Amaya Reports Good First Quarter Results; David Baazov Will Not Seek Re-Election
(Montreal) -- Revenues, EBITDA, and net income are all on the rise for Amaya Inc., the owner of PokerStars, the world's largest real-money online poker network,...

5/19/2016

press release Amaya Reports Holdings of NYX Gaming Group Securities
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. ("Amaya") today reported its direct and indirect holdings in NYX Gaming Group Limited ("NYX"), as required by National...

5/18/2016

article Amaya Poker Revenue Falls 11 Percent In Q1
(Montreal) -- Amaya Gaming’s revenue from poker on PokerStars and Full Tilt in the first quarter of 2016 fell 11 percent compared to the same period a year ago,...

5/17/2016

article Amaya Gaming's casino and sports verticals take bigger bite out of poker
(Quebec) -- Canadian online gambling operator Amaya Gaming says it remains focused on developing its new verticals despite the intense media spotlight resulting from its...
article Amaya Q1 Profits Double, Baazov to Step Down from Board
(Quebec) -- Amaya’s Q1 conference call revealed a company in robust health, despite the recent troubles of its Chairman and CEO, David Baazov. Interim CEO, Rafi...

5/16/2016

article PokerStars owner Amaya's profit more than doubles
(Montreal) -- PokerStars owner Amaya Inc's quarterly profit more than doubled as the company added customers, expanded its online casino offerings and invested in...

5/12/2016

article What To Look For In Amaya’s Q1 Results And Conference Call Next Week
(Quebec) -- Amaya’s first quarter financial results will be issued next Monday, May 16, after the close of trading. They will be followed by a conference call at 5...

5/4/2016

article Amaya chair Baazov pleads not guilty to insider trading charges
(Montreal) -- Amaya chairman and chief executive David Baazov has pleaded not guilty to a series of charges filed by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). In March...
article AMF Confirms That Amaya Chairman David Baazov Is Pleading Not Guilty To Insider Trading Charges
(Montreal) -- On Monday, May 2, the Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) said that former Amaya Chairman David Baazov has filed a written plea of not guilty to...

5/2/2016

article Former Amaya CEO and others plead not guilty to securities charges
(Montreal) -- The former head of online gaming company Amaya, two associates and three companies have pleaded not guilty to several securities-related charges following...

4/19/2016

article Amaya Hires Washington, DC Lobbying Firm [2nd Item]
(Washington D.C.) -- Amaya Services Ltd., a Canadian online gaming company, hired CSA Strategies to work on issues related to the licensing of Internet gaming and poker...

4/12/2016

press release Amaya Inc Shareholder Alert: Lawsuit Alleges Securities Laws Violations
(California) -- A shareholder of Amaya Inc (NASDAQ:AYA) filed a lawsuit over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws by Amaya in connection with certain allegedly...

4/8/2016

article Tribal Coalition Partner of PokerStars Has ‘Deep Concerns’ About Amaya Allegations
(California) -- Chair Lynn Valbuena of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians expressed concerns about Amaya/PokerStars two weeks ago during a meeting of tribal leaders...

4/6/2016

article Panama Papers Appear to Connect the Dots to Amaya Exec David Baazov…or Do They?
(Panama) -- As if Amaya, Inc.’s temporarily on-leave executive David Baazov needed any more questions right now, the infamous Panama Papers appear to offer new...
article The Panama Papers; More casino connections: Amaya associates possibly linked
(Panama) -- After over more than a year of collaborations by journalists in about 80 countries, three days ago the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists...
article Investors Slam 'Poker King' on Inquiry Woes
(New York) -- A class of investors claims the value of their shares in Amaya Inc., the online poker firm behind such sites as PokerStars and Full Tilt, has been largely...
article US law firms file investor lawsuits against Amaya Inc
(New York) -- US law firms Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York) and Block & Leviton (Boston) have filed investor-led class action lawsuits...

4/5/2016

article Panama Papers expose link to Amaya Gaming insider trading investigation
(Panama) -- The so-called Panama Papers, which detail the use of shell companies by the planet’s rich and powerful, contain possible links to the insider trading...
article Baazov to Take Leave of Absence in Wake of Insider Trading Charges
(Montreal) -- Amaya chairman David Baazov will take an unpaid leave of absence as he answers insider trading charges in Canada stemming from the company’s 2014...

4/3/2016

article Amaya Gaming Land 6-Month New Jersey License Extension and Ink Partnership With Autism Speaks
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has extended Amaya Gaming’s license to operate PokerStars and Full Tilt in the state of New Jersey...

4/1/2016

article Amaya Is Trading At Less Than Half Its Real Value
(Quebec) -- Discounted market valuation due to a string of bad news in the last few months should not have effect on the long term outlook.

3/31/2016

article Insider Trading Charges And Regulated Online Gambling: How Will The Two Collide In New Jersey?
(New Jersey) -- The insider trading charges filed by the Canadian securities regulatory body Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) against Amaya CEO David Baazov on...

3/30/2016

press release Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Amaya, Inc.
(California) -- The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been filed in federal court in New York on behalf...

3/29/2016

article Amaya CEO Baazov Takes Leave Of Absence; Uncertainty Looms Over PokerStars
(Montreal) -- After last week’s stunning news that the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) charged Amaya CEO David Baazov with insider trading, the situation at...
article Amaya CEO David Baazov Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence Amid Insider Trading Charges
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, the young entrepreneur who took the online gambling world by storm, has taken an indefinite leave of absence from Amaya, which owns the world...
article Amaya CEO takes leave amid insider trading investigation
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. Chairman and CEO David Baazov is taking a leave of absence from the online poker company that operates sites such as PokerStars and Full Tilt as...
article Amaya CEO Takes Leave to Fight Charges
(Montreal) -- Online-gambling giant Amaya Inc. said Tuesday that Chief Executive David Baazov would take an indefinite paid leave to fight insider-trading charges filed...
article Amaya Chairman and CEO, David Baazov, To Take Voluntary Leave of Absence
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. today announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Baazov, is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from the company,...
article Amaya chief steps down as he battles insider trading charges
(Montreal) -- The chief executive Amaya, which runs the world’s largest online poker business, PokerStars, has stepped down as he battles charges of insider...
article AMF documents allege Amaya CEO David Baazov was 'main source' of privileged info
(Montreal) -- Quebec’s securities watchdog alleges friends and associates of Amaya’s CEO and his brother pocketed nearly $1.5 million in profits from insider...
article Analysis: What we can learn from Amaya’s share price around the time of PokerStars acquisition
(Canada) -- It is difficult to deny that the topic of the now former Amaya CEO and chairman David Baazov, among others, being charged with offences that would seem to...
article Bye Baazov: Amaya Needs His Absence
(Montreal) -- For some time, David Baazov was hailed as a shrewd businessman, a smart risk-taker, and a visionary for the online gaming world. Today, Amaya Chairman and...
article David Baazov steps down from Amaya duties but could still buy the company
(Montreal) -- David Baazov is to take a voluntary indefinite paid leave of absence from Amaya while he prepares an offer to acquire the company and to avoid distraction...
article Statement: Amaya CEO David Baazov “Stepping Down” For “Indefinite” Period
(Montreal) -- This morning Amaya issued a statement explaining that Chairman, President and CEO David Baazov “is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from...
article Amaya Inc shares climb after CEO takes ‘indefinite’ leave of absence amid insider-trading allegations
(Canada) -- Amaya Inc. shares climbed after chief executive David Baazov announced Tuesday he was stepping aside, echoing the sentiment of some analysts that the online...

3/28/2016

article Amaya CEO David Baazov Charged with Insider Trading
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, CEO of Amaya, one of the world’s largest online gaming companies, has been charged with insider trading by the Autorité des marchés...
article Amaya CEO’s brother reportedly took part in illegal trades in seven companies
(Montreal) -- Several days ago information emerged that Amaya CEO David Baazov and at least 15 other individuals were facing insider trading charges by Quebecois...
article AMF David Baazov Charges Expand, as Quebec Regulator Alleges Insider Trading Network Spanned More Than Five Years
(Montreal) -- Amaya CEO David Baazov’s insider trading charges now include alleged infractions dating back to late 2010, according to AMF documents obtained by Le...
article Will the real Amaya CEO please stand up?
(Montreal) -- Canadian media sources continue to turn up the heat on Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov, painting him as the primary culprit at the heart of the insider...
article Is Amaya Inc. About to Buy Intertain Group Ltd.?
(Montreal) -- After a tough few months, shares of Intertain Group Ltd. (TSX:IT) have been surging on rumours that it will be taken over by Quebec-based Amaya Inc., which...

3/27/2016

article Is Amaya Worth The Gamble After Accusations Of CEO Insider Trading?
(Quebec) -- Amaya stock dropped -20.5% on news CEO David Baazov is facing insider trading charges. PokerStars dominates the online poker market and has a very wide moat.
article PokerStars Good, Amaya Bad?
(Quebec) -- A two-year investigation into Amaya Inc.’s $4.9 million acquisition of PokerStars has resulted in 23 total charges of insider trading charge against...

3/26/2016

article Securities probe links Amaya CEO, brother to illegal trades in seven companies
(Quebec) -- A Montreal newspaper has reported that the older brother of Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov illegally funneled insider company information to the brother...

3/25/2016

article More Controversy for Amaya Inc.
(Canada) -- Just a few weeks ago, Amaya Inc. was one of the hottest stocks around. The company, a provider of technology-based solutions in the gaming and interactive...

3/24/2016

article Amaya CEO David Baazov Charged with Insider Trading
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, CEO of Amaya, one of the world’s largest online gaming companies, has been charged with insider trading by the Autorité des marchés...
article Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov Is Charged with Insider Trading in Relation to PokerStars Purchase
(Montreal) -- David Baazov, the CEO of Amaya Gaming, has been charged by the Autorte des Marches Financiers (AMF) with insider trading. The AMF is the securities...
article Amaya shares down as CEO faces insider trading charges
(Montreal) -- Amaya Gaming has suffered a heavy drop in its share price after it was revealed that chief executive David Baazov will face five charges of insider trading...
article David Baazov Brother Target of AMF Search Warrants for Alleged Securities Fraud in Quebec
(Montreal) -- Canadian financial regulator AMF is pursuing Amaya CEO David Baazov’s elder brother Ofer “Josh” Baazov for alleged securities fraud, it...
article Moody's revises Amaya Inc.'s rating outlook to negative following insider trading charges
(New York) -- Moody's Investors Service today affirmed Amaya, Inc.'s and Amaya B.V.'s (collectively, "Amaya") ratings, including the B2 Corporate...

3/23/2016

article Amaya CEO Baazov charged with insider trading over Rational Group purchase
(Montreal) -- Shares in Canada’s Amaya Gaming plunged by more than one-fifth on Wednesday morning after securities regulators charged CEO David Baazov (pictured)...
article Amaya CEO charged with insider trading
(Montreal) -- Quebec’s securities regulator has laid charges in the biggest insider-trading investigation in Canadian history against an entrepreneur who grew his...
article Amaya CEO charged with insider trading by Quebec regulator
(Montreal) -- Canadian gambling website operator Amaya Inc's Chief Executive David Baazov has been charged with insider trading by Quebec's securities regulator...
article Amaya CEO David Baazov facing insider trading charges
(Montreal) -- Amaya, the world's largest online gaming company, is facing insider trading charges from Quebec's securities regulator tied to the company's $4...
press release Amaya Founder and CEO David Baazov Issues Statement in Respect of AMF Allegations
(Montreal) -- On March 23, David Baazov, Founder, President and CEO of Amaya Inc (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA), issued the following statement:
article Amaya Inc CEO faces five charges in insider trading probe by Quebec securities watchdog
(Montreal) -- The Quebec securities regulator has filed insider trading charges against the CEO of Amaya Inc., stemming from an investigation that followed the online...
press release Amaya Provides Update to Quebec Securities Investigation
(Montreal) -- Amaya Inc. today provided an update regarding the previously reported investigation by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the securities regulatory...

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