Dan O'Brien And Martin Jacobson On Full Tilt Poker Relaunch
Poker Pros Give Their Opinion On PokerStars' Acquisition Of Full Tilt
In asking poker players from all around the globe about the PokerStars takeover of Full Tilt, there were some mixed responses.
They were asked questions such as how they feel about the takeover and what it could mean, if they felt the deal was good for poker in general, what they imagined it would be like when both sites are up and running, how Full Tilt would rebrand itself, and how likely it is to be a success, and in the run up to the relaunch the responses came flying in.
“Clearly it’s good for poker that everyone is getting reimbursed. Hopefully, the U.S. Government does the right thing and returns the money they’ve snatched as soon as possible. We are, after all, supposed to be the freest country in the world.
“I’d love to see Stars in the States but it sounds like it’ll be a while unless we come to our senses and stop electing people who disregard civil liberties.
“I’m actually surprised that FT plans to continue as a going concern. Its reputation has been irreparably damaged in my opinion. However, if they are able to rebrand with the backing of Stars and can get some players on the site, I’m sure they could get back into the swing of things again. I’d give FT a 30 percent success rate.”
"The poker community all over the world took a big hit as a result of Black Friday and FTP literally stealing players funds. Now it looks like PokerStars are on their way to solving both issues while making one of the best investments they could ever make. Even though I personally didn’t have any money on FTP when they shut down I’m excited that $300 million is going back into the poker circulation and we’re getting one step closer to re-opening the American market.
“I’m very curious to see how PokerStars will rebrand FTP and make it successful, yet not more successful than PokerStars. I hope they will treat it as if it were a competitor rather than having monopoly over the online industry as this could affect the players in a negative way. As long as they play their cards right and give players what they want (online action with great benefits) I think FTP will be even more successful than before the scandal.”
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