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Amaya and William Hill merger talks abandoned

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UK bookmaker William Hill and Amaya, the Canada-based online poker giant, have walked away from talks of a possible £4.5bn (E5bn) merger.   Earlier this month, the two companies responded to press speculation by confirming they were in discussions regarding a potential all-share “merger of equals”. “After canvassing views from a number of William Hill’s major shareholders, the board has decided that...

David Baazov officially resigns as CEO of Pokestars’ owner Amaya

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Owner of Pokestars and Full Tilt Amaya has confirmed the resignation of David Baazov from the official positions of CEO and Chairman of Amaya, with Rafi Ashkenazi being appointed as the new CEO on a permanent basis.   The firm stated: “Amaya thanks Mr. Baazov for his contributions to Amaya since its inception and through its rapid growth, and looks forward...

Baazov pleads not guilty to insider-trading charges

The chief executive of Amaya Gaming has pled not guilty to a number of securities-related charges, in a case which has seen him accused of engaging in alleged insider trading activity by Quebec’s Financial Markets Authority (AMF). David Baazov (pictured) heads up Amaya, which as of 2014 owns international online poker platform  PokerStars, but took indefinite paid leave in March...