Amaya Gaming Granted UK Gaming Licenses For PokerStars and Full Tilt
The parent company of PokerStars, Amaya Gaming have got some welcome news as they have received licenses from the UK Gambling Commission for PokerStars and Full Tilt to operate online poker in the UK. Amaya and PokerStars have been in the headlines of late for the wrong reasons. Amaya is still under investigation in Canada for irregular share trading at the time of their acquisition of PokerStars while the latter is facing a tax evasion claim of €300 million in Italy.
The latest licenses from the UK gambling Commission replace the current temporary continuation licenses PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have bene operating with. In addition Amaya’s B2B online casino business also have obtained licenses that will enable them to continue supplying UK online operators with technology and gaming content.
Head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars and Amaya Gaming, Eric Hollreiser commented on the good news,” We are very pleased to receive operating licenses in the UK, which is a large and growing market for us. 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.”
PokerStars and Full Tilt have gone the extra mile to ensure that they continue with their squeaky clean reputation and have volunteered to adhere to the highest standards of player protection.