PokerStars owner Amaya to stay independent after merger talks end without deal

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    MONTREAL – Following the collapse of merger talks with a British betting company, Amaya Inc. (TSX:AYA) says it’s pursing options for making a US$400-million deferred payment related to its purchase of the PokerStars online gambling business in 2014.

    The Montreal-based company is due to make the payment on Feb. 1, 2017, as part of its acquisition of the Rational Group – and several gaming brands including PokerStars – for US$4.9-billion.

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