Canadian betting giant Amaya Gaming has released a trading update this week, revealing that the company has an eye on launching sportsbetting services within their PokerStars client.
Amaya will put the sportsbetting service in PokerStars software in jurisdictions that offer legal sportsbetting. The launch will be available on mobile and desktop versions of the poker software, and will occur sometime later in 2015.
Amaya's Chairman David Baazov added that casino games will be introduced in PokerStars software throughout the globe as well, and said that the company's cross-sell in Spain was 30%, an impressive number for the country.
Other company highlights for Amaya were:
- Pokerstars continues to promote poker in Asia, opening one of its Pokerstars LIVE branded poker rooms at the new City of Dreams land casino in Manila, Phillippines, extending the profile already achieved by a similar establishment in Macau
The company now has branded, live poker rooms at major land casinos in a number of major cities including London and Madrid, and the parent Rational Group can justifiably claim to be the biggest provider of live poker tournaments and events worldwide.
Pokerstars sister company Full Tilt has made available a real-money poker app in iOS and Android format.
A play-for-fun poker offering, titled Pokerstars PLAY is also available on iOS and Android platforms.
In addition to winning many industry awards, Amaya Gaming is a finalist for 2014 Toronto Stock Exchange Technology Stock of the Year, and Baazov himself is a finalist for 2014 TSX Technology Executive of the Year at the Cantech Letter Awards Thursday evening.
Pokerstars continues to promote transparency, efficiency and operational integrity to engender trust and understanding of the online gambling industry, with a continuing series of videos showcasing the company's internal workings and activities.
The company currently handles massive volumes of online poker activity, including on average 700 poker hands a second 24/7 and 365 days a year; of every day with up to 20,000 hands being played concurrently. It also offers 3,500 daily scheduled tournaments, which award more than $25 million in guaranteed prizes to hundreds of thousands of players every week. Pokerstars' technical capability in running massive online tournaments is impressive - the company has had up to 481,488 players in action on-site simultaneously.