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As part of its public relations management of the takeover by Amaya, PokerStars has released a video showing a look behind the scenes at its headquarters.
An Inside Look at the PokerStars Headquarters

A new video promotes the online poker leader to its customers and the general public.

Top Rational Group executive, board member and General Counsel Paul Telford has announced that he is leaving the company.
Rational Group’s Paul Telford Steps Down as General Counsel and Board Member

Telford chooses family time over business, describing the years after Black Friday as “hectic.”

Amaya Gaming Group Inc. has completed its acquisition of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker it announced on Friday.
Amaya Purchase of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker Complete

PokerStars on the verge of re-entering the coveted US online poker market.

Shareholders of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. have approved all the resolutions necessary to give Amaya executives the authority to finance its deal to acquire PokerStars.
Amaya Shareholders Approve PokerStars Purchase

Regulatory and financial approvals keep the deal on track to complete by September 30.

Amaya Gaming has announced it has received all the regulatory approvals it needs to complete its deal to buy the Rational Group.
Regulators Worldwide Clear the Amaya/PokerStars Deal

A critical issue has now been put to rest after Amaya’s new ownership of the Rational Group crosses the regulatory hurdles.

ARJEL approves ownership change, ruling that it would not affect "its technical, economic and financial capacity to carry out its activity."
French Regulator Authorizes Amaya/PokerStars Deal

ARJEL greenlights “change of indirect control” of PokerStars’ French subsidiary.

The Rational Group has applied for additional Italian license to expand its ability to offer casino games alongside poker in regulated markets.
Rational Group Reportedly Plans Italian Casino Game Launch

License applications to offer casino games have been submitted to the Italian regulator.

The Amaya takeover of PokerStars raises issues of the future of the Rational Group's exemplary approach to player fund protection.
The Sale of PokerStars and Its Implications for Player Fund Protection

Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov has a clear vision for protecting players’ money.

Baazov posted as replies to two threads--one in the populous News, Views and Gossip, the other in the more sedate Poker Legislation forum.
Amaya CEO David Baazov Joins Two Plus Two

“The most important relationship will be with you, the players,” Amaya chief assures following PokerStars/Full Tilt acquisition.

Resorts recently partnered with Sportech and NYX Gaming to provide online casino games. However, its partnership with Rational Group remains in place, and the group still plans to offer both casino games and online poker using both PokerStars and Full Tilt brands once the appropriate licenses are in place.
Resorts Plans to Bring Both PokerStars and Full Tilt Brands to New Jersey Market

NJ DGE “optimistic” license could be issued by this fall.

Although described as in their “infancy” Loto-Québec has begun discussions with Amaya Gaming which could result in PokerStars being legally licensed to offer online poker in Quebec.
Loto-Québec in Early Stage Talks to License PokerStars

Amaya Gaming already has supplier agreements in place with the Canadian monopoly operator.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is set to meet with Canadian firm Amaya Gaming Thursday to discuss re-opening PokerStars' application to be a regulated igaming provider in the state.
PokerStars Licensing Talks Resume in New Jersey

DGE to discuss with Amaya the reactivation of PokerStars’ online gaming application—their best shot at a fast return of the PokerStars online poker brand to the US market.

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