On Thursday, Montreal-based company Amaya Gaming spent $4.9 billion to acquire the assets of the Rational Group, owner of online poker giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The historic acquisition is expected to expedite the entry of PokerStars and FTP into the United States, where the two poker rooms have been entangled in regulatory and legal difficulties for more than three years.
On Friday, PokerNews reached out to several players at the World Series of Poker to get their thoughts on the blockbuster deal. Among the players we chatted with were Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Selbst. Check it out: