Amaya Gaming and NYX Gaming announced late last week that the two parties has finalized an agreement, which means that NYX Gaming Group will take over the Ongame Poker Network from Amaya Gaming as well as make a $10 million investment into the poker network.
Amaya Gaming recently purchased the Rational Group, which owns the world’s biggest poker site, Pokerstars, as well as its former main competitor Full Tilt Poker. With the purchase, the focus on the Ongame Network disappeared and with recent rumours of the company also wanting to buy bwin.party, it is natural that they would want to increase their cash-on-hand.
NYX Gaming Group has primarily been a casino solutions and game provider, but has now taken the step into the poker network world. NYX Gaming is based out of Sweden, leading the thoughts back to the old Entraction/B2B days, where a similar company ran the network.
The full details of the agreement has not been disclosed yet, neither has the official take over date. For players this should mean a positive boost, as NYX Gaming without a doubt has customers which are not common to poker, who they can integrate as operators, as well as a bigger focus on the product, than what players have seen from Amaya the past years time.