Amaya announces Dr. Aubrey Zidenberg and Ben Soave as advisors to Board of Directors

Mr. Soave is former Chief Superintendent of the RCMP and intelligence consultant to gaming companies; Dr. Zidenberg is gaming industry specialist and recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. ("Amaya" or the "Corporation") (TSXV: AYA), an entertainment solutions provider for the regulated gaming industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Aubrey Zidenberg and Ben Soave as advisors to its board of directors.

Mr. Soave is a retired Chief Superintendent of the RCMP and internationally recognized innovator in the field of law enforcement, decorated by Canadian and foreign governments for his achievements combating organized crime and terrorism. After retiring from the RCMP in 2005, Mr. Soave launched Ben Soave Associates and The Soave Strategy Group Inc. and has provided security and intelligence consultation to numerous multi-national companies including the developer of Vietnam's Ho Tram Strip of resorts/gaming destinations, and other gaming companies.

Dr. Zidenberg is a gaming industry specialist with extensive experience in the development, implementation and operation of international gaming, tourism and entertainment projects since 1974. He has worked internationally with companies such as Penn National Gaming, The Bahamas Amusement Corporation, Summa Corporation, Resorts International, Trump Organization, Playboy Casinos, Carnival Hotels & Casinos, Harrah's and Hard Rock International. Dr. Zidenberg is the current president and CEO of Casino Amusements Canada, which offers commercial gaming industry experience to both the private sector and governments. A noted community leader, Dr. Zidenberg received an honourary doctorate of laws degree from Assumption University in 2007 and was presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal earlier this year for his dedicated service to community and country.

"We're extremely honoured to be able to benefit from the experience and expertise of both Mr. Soave and Dr. Zidenberg," said David Baazov, the Chairman and CEO of Amaya, on behalf of the Corporation's board of directors. "Amaya is a provider of technology-based gaming solutions for the regulated gaming industry worldwide. Mr. Soave's experience will help us ensure we continue providing the highest level of security, integrity and transparency for our clients, including governments and gaming operators. Dr. Zidenberg is a pioneer and legend in the Canadian gaming industry and his experience assisting governments develop responsible gaming policies, practices and procedures will prove invaluable to Amaya as more and more North American governments seek partners to develop a tax efficient, regulated gaming industry within their respective jurisdictions."

Amaya's board of directors consists of Mr. Baazov and the Corporation's CFO Daniel Sebag, along with three independent members: General Wesley Clark Sr., the former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO; Dave Gadhia, the former Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Inc.; and Harlan Goodson, an attorney and former Director of California's Division of Gambling Control.

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Founded in 2004, Amaya Gaming Group Inc. is a technology based gaming provider for the regulated gaming industry. An expansive global organization, present in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, Amaya is an innovator in the gaming world.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Amaya provides a host of services and solutions that range from: online and mobile casino games and platforms, traditional and mobile lotteries, hospitality in-room entertainment systems, management systems, content suites, advisory and management services, and integrity monitoring and auditing systems for the regulated gaming markets.  For more information please visit or


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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For investor inquiries, please contact:

Mr. David Baazov 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Amaya Gaming Group Inc. 
North America: 1-866-744-3122 
Worldwide: 1-514-744-3122 

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