There is just no getting past the figures coming out of Amaya’s casino. While Amaya combines its sportsbook and casino figures, we’re told the vast majority come from casino games.

So here it is: sportsbook and casino revenue rose 114 per cent during the first three quarters of 2016 to $183.9m. By the year-end it could be as big as 888’s casino.

To come so far in so short a period of time is phenomenal. One can criticise the product as just slots sitting in a poker app, but each operator must adapt its product to suit its own operation.

Amaya has achieved that feat perfectly. PokerStars’ casino games wiped the floor with the opposition during 2016.

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