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PokerStars Named Operator of the Year

PokerStars last night won the 'Poker Operator of the Year' award at the EGR Operator Awards 2016 in London, making it three years in a row that the world's largest online poker brand has claimed the headline poker category. Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) and PokerStars were shortlisted across five awards in total.

The EGR Operator Awards, which is hosted by industry news publication eGaming Review, took place last night at the Honourable Artillery Company gardens in East London. The awards mark one of the most important dates in the gaming industry calendar and attract hundreds of industry professionals from the world's leading online gaming firms, who gather to celebrate operational excellence and commercial success in the sector.

"Winning the Poker Operator of the Year for the third year in a row is great testament to the passion and hard work that people across the business put into making PokerStars the best poker site in the world," said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations. "We always think about our players first and we are committed to keep it that way."

In addition to winning the Poker Operator of the Year award, Amaya Inc. and its brands were finalists in four other significant categories:

·         Winner: Poker Operator of the Year - PokerStars
·         Operator of the Year – Amaya
·         Socially Responsible Operator of the Year – Amaya
·         Customer Service Operator of the Year – Amaya
·         Casino Operator of the Year – PokerStars Casino

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To be given away by PokerStars in the fourth and final $1 Million Freeroll, which is taking place today (December 1) at 14.04 ET.
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Episode number of this week's EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to stream or download. This week Joe is in Vegas for the Global Poker League play-offs and final, and gives an insight into the closing chapter of the inaugural season of the Global Poker League. John Lindley from California aims to prove he knows more about 'The Princess Bride' than Joe in this week's edition of 'Superfan vs Stapes'.
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The number of days left for players to deposit $15 or more into their Stars Account using the code 'CLOCK16' by 23:59 ET on December 4 to receive five free $1 Beat the Clock tournament tickets. Beat the Clock games are Zoom tournaments that last just five minutes, making for a fun and adrenaline-induced experience for players looking for rapid-fire poker action.
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It's one week until the PokerStars European Poker Tour makes its last ever stop, its grand finale in Prague, one of the most popular destinations of the tour. The event will be held at the Hilton Prague Hotel and, starting with Eureka Prague, runs December 8-19. The 12-day Prague poker extravaganza will feature a record 100 tournaments. Pick up live coverage on PokerStars Blog and the EPTLive webcast.
More info: http://psta.rs/2fI3ljd
Preview video: http://psta.rs/2gkPoeZ
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