The Canadian company AMAYA Gaming announced that it owned online poker room PokerStars on Tuesday adopted its first bookmaker bet after launching the beta version of a new betting product. In August 2014 the company AMAYA acquired for 4.9 billion. dollars. Rational company Grou P , including its owned PokerStars and Full Tilt .
Given the difficult situation with a yield of acquired assets, wise leadership PokerStars plans in the first half of this year to launch an online gaming machines on the international version of the site, PokerStars.com, with the support of the full product range online casino luxury. The beta version of the new betting product on PokerStars, according to official reports the company should be run “in some jurisdictions in the near future, with further deployments to other markets across the network over the next two quarters of 2015″, and, subsequently, to appear Mobile betting product.
Despite the planned expansion of new horizons for online poker rooms PokerStars and Full Tilt, CEO AMAYA, David Baazov insists that poker will remain “priority activity” under the control of the institution, as well as the company plans to “double” your poker business over the next five years.
AMAYA The company plans to conduct this expansion primarily through the entry into new markets. At that time, as at present on the European market accounts for 60% of the business AMAYA, the markets of the UK, Italy and Spain account for 20%. Mr. Baazov says that digging is working with regulatory authorities “selected” Asian countries with a large population with a view to the implementation and regulation of online poker in their territories.
Mr. Baazov briefly mentioned that PokerStars participated in lobbying decision on regulation of online gambling in New Jersey, saying the company expects to obtain a license from controlling the legitimacy of the gambling authority and launch its product “in the next quarter” apparently implying third quarter. He also said the company is actively lobbying for regulation of online poker in the state of Pennsylvania.
The introduction in the UK of 15% tax on the consumption point (point of consumption tax – POCT) forcing other carriers to reduce their presence in the market to save the rate of return. Mr. Baazov said that PokerStars will try to maximize its presence in the UK market, taking “exempt these misers its segment.”