GPWA Times Magazine - Issue30 - October 2014

BY THE NUMBERS $4.9 billion Purchase price paid by Amaya for the Oldford Group, parent company of Rational Group, the owner and operator of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. 85 million Combined number of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker users, accounting for 54 percent of the global online gaming traffic outside the U.S. 18% Jump in price of Amaya Gaming Group shares following the approval of its purchase of PokerStars' parent company. Amount spent by Las Vegas Sands in the second quarter of 2014 to lobby Congress to stop online gambling. $290,000 6,683 Number of players in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, an increase of 5.2 percent. First-place prize in the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, to be awarded when final table play resumes at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino this fall. $10 million Online poker revenue in Nevada during the month of July, thanks in large part to a 40 percent surge in traffic at during the World Series of Poker. $1 million 700,000 Number of Dragonplay's daily active users; the site also boasts 3 million monthly users. Percentage of Spanish online poker players who admitted to playing on sites not regulated by Spanish authorities, according to a recent report from the CODERE Foundation. 43% Price Bally Technologies said it was willing to pay to acquire Dragonplay, a social gaming business based in Israel. 3The company paid $51 million up front and will pay up to $49 million over the next 18 months. $100 million Jackpot won by G.M. playing Mega Moolah at Quatro Casino in June. $3.9 million Jackpot won by a 50-year-old from Sweden playing Hall of Gods on Betsson Casino in June. €7.4 million Tax revenue Pennsylvania could raise if the state regulated online gambling and taxed online poker at 20 percent and online slots at 60 percent, according to a projection by Econsult Solutions. $68 million By the Numbers