American Casino & Entertainment Properties chooses poker from Ongame for

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, 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 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 launched.

"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


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


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.


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.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


For further information:

Mr. Darcy Krogh
VP, Business Development
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.

Carl Zide
Communications Manager
Ongame Network Ltd
+46 701 64 70 13

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