On August 1st Amaya Gaming announced the completion of its acquisition of the owner of Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker. You can see the post The Buzz made about the acquisition here: Amaya completes PokerStars purchase.

Sometimes acquisitions can be instrumental in helping a business to reach new heights. On the other extreme, sometimes acquisitions can sap the life from a business and run it into the ground.

Do you have a view on how this acquisition will play out over time? Do you think it will prove to be good or bad for players? For affiliates? Be sure to share the reasons for your view.