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Aristocrat partners with Amaya's Ongame Poker for the emerging U.S. online gaming market

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Aristocrat partners with Amaya's Ongame Poker for the emerging U.S. online gaming market

07:55 EDT Thursday, May 02, 2013

MONTREAL AND LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV: AYA) and Aristocrat Technologies Inc. today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding whereby Aristocrat will offer Amaya's leading Ongame poker network platform to Aristocrat's U.S. customers through Aristocrat's award-winning nLive™ online gaming platform.

Ongame has added many features for recreational players tailored for the U.S. market. Recent new products include Strobe, a new fast-fold poker format; Instant Rewards, an achievement and player incentive engine; and Hyperspace, in-client player communication. Ongame poker also has full mobile support for both iOS and Android, including tablets and iPads.

Aristocrat's nLive solution offers land-based operators a turnkey solution for providing their players with an online gaming solution. Operators can immediately start to offer play-for-fun games, which give players the chance to sample casino table games, multiplayer games and Aristocrat's online slots when they're not in the venue. As soon as necessary regulatory approvals have been put in place, the operator can switch from play-for-fun poker to real money poker.

"We are delighted to partner with Ongame to offer online poker on the nLive platform," said Atul Bali, President of Aristocrat Americas. "This aligns perfectly with our strategy of bringing our best-of-breed wagering, free play and social platform, while integrating both Aristocrat and leading third-party content as part of the nLive offering."

"Aristocrat and Amaya share a common vision of integrating land-based gaming with online gaming," said David Baazov, CEO of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. "Integrating our online poker offering into the Aristocrat nLive platform opens up a wide range of new opportunities in the United States. This is a strategic relationship in the most promising market in the world."

About Amaya

Amaya provides a full suite of gaming products and services including casino, poker, sportsbook, platform, lotteries and slot machines. Some of the world's largest gaming operators and casinos are powered by Amaya's online, mobile, and land-based products. Amaya is present in all major gaming markets in the world with offices in North America, Latin America and Europe. Amaya recently acquired Cryptologic, a pioneer within online casino, Ongame, a leader within online poker, and Cadillac Jack, a successful slot machine manufacturer. For more information please visit www.amayagaming.com.

About Ongame

Ongame is one of the world's largest B2B poker providers. The global network includes more than 25 of the e-gaming industry's strongest brands and operators. Ongame also operates in regulated markets including France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium and Spain. The company offers both operators and their players a wide variety of cash games and tournaments to choose from, every hour of every day. Ongame Network Ltd is headquartered in Gibraltar and part of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. Further information about Ongame can be found at www.ongame.com.

About Aristocrat

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. For further information visit the company's website at www.aristocrat-us.com.

Disclaimer in regards to Forward-Looking Statements

Certain 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.

SOURCE: AMAYA GAMING GROUP INC.

For further information:

Darcy Krogh
VP, Business Development
Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
+1-604-669-4180
darcy.krogh@amayagaming.com

Carl Zide
Director of Communications
Ongame Network Ltd
+46 701 64 70 13
carl.zide@amayagaming.com

Kelly Shaw
Vice President, System Sales and Marketing
Aristocrat Technologies Inc.
+1-702-270-1482
kelly.shaw@aristocrat-inc.com

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