Amaya Gaming Reportedly Near Deal for PokerStars Owner

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Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (AYA.T) is near an agreement to purchase Rational Group, the owner of PokerStars, Bloomberg News reported Thursday, citing two people with knowledge of the situation.

Blackstone Group LP's ( BX ) GSO Capital Partners is arranging more than $1 billion of financing for the potential deal, Bloomberg reported.

According to the report, the possible acquisition was reported in May by CalvinAyre.com.

Full story at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-12/amaya-gaming-said-near-deal-to-acquire-gambling-site- pokerstars.html

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