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Press release from CNW Group


Wednesday, June 01, 2011

AMAYA GAMING GROUP INC. ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION BOUGHT DEAL PRIVATE PLACEMENT07:35 EDT Wednesday, June 01, 2011/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/MONTREAL, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. ("Amaya") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to sell, on a bought deal private placement basis, 3,300,000 common shares of its share capital (the "Common Shares") at a price of CAD$3.10 per Common Share to a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the "Underwriters"), to raise gross proceeds of CAD$10,230,000 (the "Offering").In addition, Amaya has granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option exercisable at any time, in whole or in part, up to 30 days from the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to that number of additional common shares of Amaya equal to 15% of the Common Shares sold pursuant to the Offering, to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes (the "Over-Allotment Option"). If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the total gross proceeds to Amaya will be CAD$11,764,500.Amaya intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for the Chartwell acquisition, various online gaming initiatives as well as for general corporate and working capital purposes.Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about June 14, 2011 and is subject to certain customary conditions and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. The Common Shares will be offered by way of private placement exemptions in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and offshore, as well as in the United States by way of private placement to selected Accredited Investors (as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act")) and/or qualified institutional investors pursuant to Rule 144A of the 1933 Act.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.ABOUT AMAYAAmaya is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sale of technology based gaming solutions for the regulated gaming industry worldwide. For more information please visit in regards to Forward-looking StatementsCertain statements included herein, including those that express management's expectations or estimates of our future performance constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management at this time, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward looking statements. Except as required by law, Amaya does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect, in particular, new information or future events.Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. For further information: Mr. David BaazovPresident and Chief Executive OfficerAmaya Gaming Group Inc.North America: 1-866-744-3122Worldwide: 1-514-744-3122http://www.amayagaming.comInvestor RelationsMr. Marc Jasmin, CMAJasmin Financial Communications