MONTREAL, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV: AYA)
today announced that ACEP Interactive, LLC, the interactive gaming arm
of American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP), has chosen
Amaya's Ongame to power its online poker offering acePLAYpoker.com, which was launched February 12, 2013. ACEP is the parent company of
the iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower located on the Las Vegas
Strip, the two Arizona Charlie's Hotels & Casinos in Las Vegas, and
Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada.
The Nevada Gaming Commission approved ACEP as an interactive gaming
operator on September 20, 2012, which paves the way for a launch of
real money online poker as soon as it is possible.
"The poker solution from Amaya's Ongame enables us to quickly establish
a quality free to play poker website," said American Casino &
Entertainment Properties' Chief Executive Officer Frank Riolo. "We are
aiming to be among the first-movers within iGaming in the United
States. Our launch of acePLAYpoker.com will help strengthen our brands and prepare us for real money online
poker, which we will launch when it is legally possible."
Nevada is among the first states in the U.S. to regulate poker and is
poised to be the first state where real money online poker will be
"Ongame's unique track record within regulated markets around the world
has proven essential for the success we are experiencing in the U.S.,"
said David Baazov, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amaya
Gaming Group. "Partnering with some of the world's premier casino
brands like the iconic Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie's and Aquarius are
great steps on a very exciting journey in the regulated U.S.."
Amaya provides a full suite of gaming products and services including
casino, poker, sportsbook, platform, lotteries and slot machines. Some
of the world's largest gaming operators and casinos are powered by
Amaya's online, mobile, and land-based products. Amaya is present in
all major gaming markets in the world with offices in North America,
Latin America and Europe. Amaya recently acquired Cryptologic, a
pioneer within online casino, Ongame, a leader within online poker, and
Cadillac Jack, a successful slot machine manufacturer. For more
information please visit www.amayagaming.com.
Ongame is one of the world's largest B2B poker providers. The global
network includes more than 25 of the e-gaming industry's strongest
brands and operators. Ongame also operates in regulated markets
including France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium and Spain. The company offers
both operators and their players a wide variety of cash games and
tournaments to choose from, every hour of every day. Ongame Network Ltd
is headquartered in Gibraltar and part of Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
Further information about Ongame can be found at www.ongame.com.
ABOUT ACEP INTERACTIVE, LLC
ACEP Interactive, LLC is the iGaming arm of American Casino &
Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP). ACEP currently owns and operates
four gaming and entertainment properties in Clark County, Nevada:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a destination resort featuring
one of the most recognizable landmarks on the Las Vegas Strip; Arizona
Charlie's Decatur and Arizona Charlie's Boulder, two off-Strip casinos,
primarily serving residents of Las Vegas; and The Aquarius Casino
Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, catering to Laughlin visitors and
residents. The four properties target middle-market customers
interested in value for their gaming, lodging, dining and entertainment
experiences. A significant amount of the business is generated from
drive-in, as well as fly-in markets.
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Certain statements included herein, including those that express
management's expectations or estimates of our future performance
constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are necessarily
based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered
reasonable by management at this time, are inherently subject to
significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and
contingencies. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on
forward looking statements. Except as required by law, Amaya does not
intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking
statements to reflect, in particular, new information or future events.
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that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: AMAYA GAMING GROUP INC.
For further information:
Mr. Darcy Krogh
VP, Business Development
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
Ongame Network Ltd
+46 701 64 70 13