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Full Tilt Poker Counts Down To Launch

Online Poker Site Addresses Non-U.S. Account Holders In Run Up To Relaunch


Full Tilt Poker emailed its non-US database yesterday to outline the site’s relaunch and what it will mean for those, outside of the states, who previously had an account with the online poker room.

The email stated that players will have complete access, with no restriction, to their accounts including their full balance come Nov. 6 when the site goes live for the first time under the ownership of PokerStars.

It followed this up by saying:

“This means you’ll soon be able to return to the Full Tilt Poker games and tournaments that you’ve known and loved for years, secure in the knowledge that your experience is now backed by the same account security and game integrity that millions of PokerStars players have trusted for more than 10 years.

“Full Tilt Poker now operates under a license in Isle of Man, which is among the most trusted and rigorous e-gaming regulatory jurisdictions in the world. The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission maintains vigilant standards for e-gaming, particularly the safeguarding of player funds […]

“Since August, we’ve been carefully reviewing all Full Tilt player accounts in preparation for re-opening. In the coming weeks we will be completing the restoration of all non-US player accounts including yours, in preparation for re-launch day.”

On the site itself many questions former and new players may have are addressed. One of these questions is – What countries will Full Tilt Poker reopen in? In its reply it says it will reopen in most countries under a global license from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, and will seek a license with the Malta gaming authority soon also.

It adds, “We are not currently planning to seek a license to operate Full Tilt Poker in France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium or Estonia. Full Tilt Poker players in these countries will be able to play at PokerStars.”

The site’s Poker Room Manager, Shyam Markus, took to TwoPlusTwo yesterday to address some questions and give an update. One of the highlights of this was the news that the extremely popular Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) will return in December (2-16).

The Series was a much-anticipated poker event on most professionals’ calendars. It was the FTOPS XIX main event that saw Blair Hinkle win more than $1.1 million, which he, controversially, never saw. Since Hinkle is an American he will not have it as easy as the rest of the poker world in regards to accessing his money – he will have to go through the government to reclaim his seven-figure sum from Full Tilt.

Finally, a clock has been added to the Full Tilt website which is now counting down the days to its launch. More poker pros are expected to don the patch in the run up to Nov. 6, following in the footsteps of Gus Hansen, who was recently made an ambassador for the site.



over 9 years ago

This crap makes me sick. F the DOJ and F Howard :/