Guy templer appointed Chief Operating Officer of Rational Group

Templer to take operational reins of world’s largest online poker business as it expands in Casino and Sportsbook.

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – December 2016 – Guy Templer has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Rational Group, the operator of the world’s largest poker business, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand.

Templer, who is currently Chief Strategy Officer, will assume the role January 1 and will continue to report to Rafi Ashkenazi, CEO of Amaya and Rational Group, and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of significant parts of the organization, including, but not limited to, Customer Support, Security & Integrity, Information Security, and Payments, and will continue to be responsible for the teams launching core products into new markets and adding new verticals within existing markets.

Templer joined PokerStars in 2011 as Group Director of Business Development and Strategy and has directed key initiatives including PokerStars’ re-entry into the U.S. market; the launches of Casino, Sportsbook and Social Gaming; and the local licensing of the company’s brands across Europe, which have established the company as the leading advocate for online poker regulation and the most-licensed online poker operator in the world.

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