Amaya to launch site by the end of 2011
This week a statement came from Canadian online gambling developer Amaya Gaming Group, announcing that the company obtained a license to operate its online gambling offering in the Dominican Republic, including slots, table games like Blackjack, Roulette, Sicbo, Craps and Baccarat, as well as online poker.
The launch of an online gambling site should be realized before the end of the year, probably by the Q3 of 2011, added the company, which recently obtained a license to operate an SMS-based mobile lottery in Kenya.
Amaya President and CEO David Baazov on this occasion stated: "We are extremely pleased to have secured this license to operate online gaming in the Dominican Republic. We believe our extensive gaming library and technological capabilities have been key deciding factors in securing this license. As one the fastest growing segments of the entertainment industry, online gaming still represents a significant untapped market segment for Amaya."
"Based on our investigations and due diligence, we have decided to authorize Amaya with the only license of its kind to operate online gaming in the country. As such, this is a sector of the gaming industry that is rapidly developing in an illegal way. Amaya was granted the license to redirect this already existing but illegal gaming activity to a site that is secure, legal and trustworthy," commented Conrado Abud, Director of Casinos for the Ministry of Finance of the Dominican Republic.