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GSOP live becomes The GRAND live

GSOP live to be rebranded to The GRAND live

feature_image_ongameMONTREAL, Canada – April 17, 2013 – Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV: AYA) today announced that Ongame’s popular live poker tour The Grand Series of Poker live, or GSOP live will be rebranded to The GRAND live at the start of its fourth season in September. The rebranding will not affect the tour’s concept and player value proposition: exclusive locations, first class service and affordable buy-ins.

This is the third season of Ongame’s live tour and the fourth and final event starts today at the Marbella Casino in Spain. The event is completely sold out with 400 participants.

“Our poker players love The GRAND live,” said Fredrik Lindberg, Poker Event Manager at Betsson. “It offers players a truly premium experience including first class hotel and casino for an affordable buy-in. The GRAND live is especially well-suited for the large group of recreational players within Betsson.”

The average number of players at each of Ongame’s live poker tour events has been approximately 400 with a peak of 590 at the last event in Prague, Czech Republic. The live tour is primarily geared towards online poker players at some of the 25 partners within the Ongame Poker network, but the quality of the event now attracts poker players from all major operators.

Season 4 of Ongame’s live tour is still in development, and its destinations will be announced within a few weeks. More information about The GRAND live will be available at www.TheGRANDlive.com. Information about the current season 3 of the tour can be found on www.GSOPlive.com.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Darcy Krogh
VP, Business Development
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
+1-604-669-4180
darcy.krogh@amayagaming.com

Carl Zide
Director of Communications
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
+46 701 64 70 13
carl.zide@amayagaming.com

ABOUT AMAYA
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.

ABOUT ONGAME
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 BETSSON
Betsson offers a wide range of first-class online gambling products and games in a safe and user-friendly gaming environment. Betsson’s product portfolio currently includes: Sportsbook, Casino, Live Casino, Poker, Games, Scratchcards, and Bingo.

Betsson AB (Publ) is a listed Swedish holding company that invests in companies which provide gaming service over the internet. The company’s B-shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Mid Cap List. The main focus of the operation is to own and administer internet gambling companies. Betsson AB (Publ) owns Betsson Malta Ltd that manages a broad variety of games through the sites Betsson.com, Betsafe.com, CasinoEuro.com and CherryCasino.com. The company is established at Malta within EU and employees around 500 people.