Amaya Gaming has confirmed that they have purchased The Rational Group for a staggering $4.9 Billion!
The Rational Group consists of Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars. Pokerstars launched in 2001, and since then has become the largest online poker group boasting over 85 million users worldwide. Their annual account showed a $1.1 Billion revenue, which worked out as a yearly $420 Million profit.
Amaya Gaming is a Canadian company, which believes they can take the company to the next level by successfully getting Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker licenses to operate legally within the United States of America. Pokerstars was previously considers a ‘bad actor’ site as they accepted American players before online gambling laws were legalised in some states.