Amaya Online Gambling Now Licensed in More Jurisdictions

Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015 -
Amaya Online Gambling Now Licensed in More Jurisdictions

Almost every day there is news about what is considered the biggest online gambling company in the world Canadian owned Amaya. Amaya owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands including PokerStars, Full Tilt, the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour.  

Amaya Inc. recently announced  that it has been granted licenses from the UK Gambling Commission for PokerStars and Full Tilt to operate online poker and other gaming within the United Kingdom. Since late 2014, the brands had been operating under temporary continuation licenses.  Previously, they were white-listed under their Isle of Man gaming licenses.  Amaya’s B2B online casino business has also received licenses to continue supplying UK-facing online gaming operators with online gaming content and technology.

Amaya’s  spokesperson said that the awarding of these licences follows a review that included, but was not limited to, technology, game integrity, payment processing and security, anti-crime and anti-money laundering protections, responsible gaming policies and practices, and regulatory approach to various geographic operations. The UK Gambling Commission introduced a new rating system for player fund protection recently and PokerStars and Full Tilt have applied the highest standards of player fund protection whereby player funds are held separately by a trustee.

Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications for Amaya commented, “We are very pleased to receive operating licenses in the UK, which is a large and growing market for us,” Hollreiser, continued, “We continue to build upon PokerStars’ leadership in poker in the UK and intend to leverage our scale and expertise to become market leaders in casino and sports betting.” Mr. Hollreiser added,“We believe the UK licenses illustrate the strength of our platforms, our regulatory approach, and our commitment to integrity, security, and consumer protection.“PokerStars and Full Tilt now hold licenses from a dozen European jurisdictions.”





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