Amaya has become a key partner of Startup Open Doors in support of Canadian entrepreneurship

The start-ups of VancouverQuebec and Waterloo will join the event program in Montreal and Toronto

MONTREALThe Sep 24, 2015 / CNW/ – The organizers of Startup Days at Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA; NASDAQ: AYA) are pleased to announce their partnership as part of Start-up Open Doors, an event that brings together hundreds of startups across Canada. For its third edition, the Portes Ouvertes Start-up will be held at Montreal, Toronto at Vancouver The October 29 and in Waterloo at Quebec The November 5 Next. This event provides exposure to ecosystems and emerging entrepreneurs in the business community by welcoming job seekers, professionals and the general public into a creative work environment.

“Entrepreneurship is Amaya’s life and a driver of the Canadian economy,” he said David Baazov, Amaya Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to have grown from a small group of Montreal entrepreneurs to a world leader in online services. I know the challenges entrepreneurs face, especially in today’s economic climate. This is why it is most important to support the new generation of start-ups because they are the ones who make up the companies that will be the economic giants of tomorrow. Portes Ouvertes Startup does an amazing job at creating an opening for entrepreneurs that allows them to have visibility, and we are pleased to support them, ”Mr. Baazov added.

This partnership is part of Amaya’s commitment to support entrepreneurship Canada and we are pleased to participate in this year’s event as a select partner.

“It’s exciting to see how far we’ve come and how far we’ve come in just three years at the Startup Open House and now, thanks to Amaya, we’ve grown the event. It’s encouraging to see a large prestigious company like Amaya supporting the Canadian start-ups initiative. ” LP MauritiusCEO of Busbud and partner of belief.

To register as a participating startup
Portes Ouvertes Startup is still accepting requests from startups interested in opening their doors. For more information, please visit

About Amaya
Amaya is a leader in providing technology -based solutions, products and services to the global gaming and interactive entertainment industry. Amaya owns games and related businesses and consumer brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, tea European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and tea Asia Pacific Poker Tour. These brands together make up the largest poker company in the world, including online poker games and tournaments, online poker competitions, branded poker rooms at popular casinos in major cities in worldwide, and poker programming created for television and online viewers. Amaya, through some of these brands, also offers non-poker gaming products, including casinos, sports betting and the sports daily Fantasy.

About Start-Up Open Houses
Founded in 2013 at thought by LP Maurice, the Portes Ouvertes Start-up is an event organized by Credo Productions. The first two editions accepted 300 startups and 5,000 participants in Montreal and Toronto. The event allows the general public, students and job seekers to discover innovative companies in their community in a friendly and inspiring environment. For startups, this is an opportunity to benefit from increased public visibility and establish valuable contacts.

Information for participation as a startup and member of the public:

Source Amaya Inc.

For more information: Media inquiries: Open Doors Start-Up, Kara Sheppard-Jones, Tel. : 514-885-0917, [email protected]; Amaya, Eric Hollreiser, [email protected]

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