It may seem like the gambling industry is a relatively new phenomenon, but in the few decades since we have online gambling, a lot of software providers appeared on the market. Some of them went down pretty quickly, whereas other companies are here to stay. Amaya or the Stars Group Inc, is one of the most renowned companies. Despite its name change, the provider is still known as Amaya.
Amaya is a Canadian online gambling company who produce a wide range of casino games and services including online slots, sportsbook, poker and other casino games and lotteries. It is amongst the largest gaming operators in the world with online, mobile and land-based operations.
Amaya Company Info
Amaya was founded back in 2001 and its headquarters are located in Toronto, Canada. The company has acquired multiple licences and it offers its services all over the world, to a wide range of casinos. In fact, they are licensed in 17 jurisdictions, including Europe, America and elsewhere. Amaya’s revenue came to about $1.3 billion in 2017 and the company employs 1,800 people.
In addition to offering software and games to other operators, Amaya also owns several online brands, such as BetStars, Full Tilt Poker, but also PokerStars – the largest online poker site.
The figures that show the progress and growth of Amaya are impressive, but the company wouldn’t have grown as much if they didn’t acquire multiple other businesses over the years. For instance, they paid over $35 million to buy Cryptologic back in 2012, and they also bought Rational Group back in 2014. It was a massive deal worth almost $5 billion. Soon after that, Amaya changed their name to The Stars Group.
As soon as the deal was concluded the newly incorporated company became the biggest online gambling organisation that’s publicly traded. Amaya is now one of the constituents of NASDAQ and it is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Even though poker is Amaya’s largest product, the company has also developed a number of other casino games, including table and card games, but also video poker and slots. In fact, there are more than 120 online slots by Amaya. Now we’ll have a look at some of their games.
Forrest Gump, Oktoberfest, Wild West, Pot O’ Gold, Rags to Riches, Aladdin’s Legacy and The Italian Job are just some of the titles developed by Amaya. Some of their slots are licensed, which means they have an authorisation to use the imagery and all other rights. The Italian Job features actual characters and scenes from this mega popular film.
Pot O’ Gold is a retro game with three reels and a single payline. It can be played with as little as 3p, whereas the maximum stake is £15. The maximum in game prize in Pot O’ Gold is 4,000 coins. The RTP is 96%.
Amaya slots feature different RTP percentages and in some cases the figure goes up to 97%. The company is licensed and certified by the most credible independent organisations such as eCOGRA, TST, NMi Gaming and many more.