The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement has revealed that it is happy to act as judge, jury and executioner in its outrageous demand for Amaya to terminate the employment of four of its most senior executives.

The DGE has left PokerStars looking significantly less like the company that Amaya paid $4.9bn for just one year ago.

Amaya chief executive David Baazov is said to be “devastated” at the loss of his four executives. You can be sure he is not half as devastated as they are.

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