Amaya has maintained that it has found no evidence of any violation of Canadian securities laws or regulations by any of its executive directors or employees, as the Quebec securities regulator continues to investigate trading in the company’s shares in the run-up to its acquisition of PokerStars owner Oldford Group last year.

In its first statement on the matter since the investigation first came to light in mid-December, Amaya said that the investigation by Quebec’s Autorité des marches financiers (AMF) had not resulted in any proceedings and that no charges had yet been filed.

The statement was made in response to a Quebec court’s decision to lift the publication ban on the redacted warrant and supporting affidavit for the search of various entities, including Amaya, related to the AMF’s investigation into trading in Amaya shares ahead of its US$4.9bn acquisition of Oldford Group.

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