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End of an era for PokerStars

5th August 2014 8:10 am GMT

Amaya’s $4.9bn acquisition of PokerStars parent Rational Group brings an end to the Scheinberg’s domination of online poker. Gaming Intelligence recalls how they did it.

Amaya Gaming chief executive officer David Baazov first approached Mark Scheinberg a year ago with a proposal to buy PokerStars. He was laughed out of the building.Contrary to popular opinion, Mark and his father Isai had no desire to sell the company they founded in December 2001. [...]

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