Amaya Gaming begins trading on NASDAQ
11 June 2015
Canadian online gaming company Amaya has officially began trading on the Nasdaq US stock exchange on the 8th June 2015, after receiving the approval and confirmation to list its common shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
The owners of PokerStars and Full Tilt brands, announced that its common shares are now actively trading on The Nasdaq Global Select Market in U.S. dollars under the symbol “AYA” (the “Nasdaq Listing”). The Common Shares will also continue trading in Canadian dollars on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) under the symbol “AYA”.
The Nasdaq Global Select Market is Nasdaq’s top-tier trading platform, designed for public companies that meet the highest of quantitative and qualitative listing standards. The Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) trades more U.S. equities than any other U.S. exchange. Nasdaq is renowned for its high performance INET technology and has proven reliability with 99.99 % uptime. Companies rely on Nasdaq for unsurpassed speed and tested capacity to execute trades quickly and efficiently. In addition, Nasdaq’s value-added products and services provide the complete package for U.S. equity trading.
Amaya is a leading provider of technology-based solutions, products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries. Amaya owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands including PokerStars, Full Tilt, the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, and Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour. These brands collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, live poker competitions, branded poker rooms in popular casinos in major cities around the world, and poker programming created for television and online audiences. PokerStars is the world’s most popular and successful online poker brand. Amaya also provides B2B interactive gaming solutions to the regulated gaming industry.
Chief executive officer and chairman of Amaya, David Baazov commented saying: “The commencement of trading on Nasdaq would serve as an “important milestone” for the gaming company. Our listing on the Nasdaq is an important milestone for Amaya and a testament to the tremendous progress we have made over our five years as a public company. We anticipate that the Nasdaq listing will provide greater visibility and better liquidity for our stock and help broaden our shareholder base.”