Full Tilt Poker Relaunch date is still set for November 6th, PokerStars have been really busy working behind the scenes to ensure the New Full Tilt Poker is ready for the relaunch. Full Tilt Poker have also acquired their license to operate from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.
A new count down timer appears on fulltiltpoker.com counting down the days till the poker room is back online, with less than a month to go many poker players have been anxiously waiting for this day since June 2011.
Gus Hansen has been confirmed as the brand ambassador and face for the new Full Tilt Poker. Popular promotions will also been returning including the Full Tilt Online Poker Series FTOPS XXI which is scheduled for December 2012.
Full Tilt Poker will be managed separately from PokerStars both sites will continue to operate as they always have with different promotions and tournaments, after all they are separate companies.
Full Tilt Poker Relaunch
Since acquiring Full Tilt Poker assets, PokerStars are working towards relaunching the brand on 6th November 2012. Players will have access to the software and cashout options on the relaunch date. PokerStars have agreed to repay players worldwide excluding US players will have to apply with the DOJ for remission process.
In September Full Tilt Poker Servers were flown via Hercules Aircraft from Dublin, Ireland to Isle of Man. There was more than 30 tons of computer equipment which will all be required to relaunch the brand.
This mammoth task seems to be running on schedule, the latest update is that Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission have approved the Full Tilt Poker license to operate under strict reviewing policies.
Gambling Supervision Commission CEO Steve Brennan responds: “The Gambling Supervision Commission is confident that Full Tilt Poker will safeguard the interests of its players and adhere to the strict policies and procedures governing Isle of Man licensed gaming companies. The Full Tilt Poker application was strengthened by the fact that their new owners and management team are known to us and have an impeccable record of compliance with the Isle of Man’s regulatory requirements.”
Gus Hansen - Face of Full Tilt Poker
Gus Hansen aka The Great Dane has been confirmed as the face of the new Full Tilt Poker, he will be a great representative and ambassador. The danish poker professional is a former Full Tilt Poker pro, who will represent the website and replace US poker pro Phil Ivey.
Gus Hansen comments: "I'm very excited to represent the industry's most authentic poker brand. Full Tilt Poker has the best games, most innovative software and the strongest poker community; to me this feels like coming home."
Full Tilt Poker Room Manager
Shyam Markus, Full Tilt Poker Room Manager introduced himself on 2+2 poker forums and answered some questions. He also announced that the popular FTOPS online poker tournament series would be taking place from 2nd - 16th December. This is more than enough reasons for players to keep their bankrolls and continue playing at Full Tilt Poker.
He said players would be able to login to their accounts “late October or early November” to access their bankrolls, the official relaunch date is the 6th November.
Other interesting answers where that US players would not lose their players account or screen names and can continue playing play money poker games until the brand has the opportunity to re-enter the US market.
Full Tilt Poker will also be operating from a new .eu domain name for European poker players - fulltiltpoker.eu
Another promising reason to continue playing on Full Tilt Poker Shyam Markus states:
"I've seen a number of posts assuming that since PokerStars does something some way that now Full Tilt Poker will necessarily do it the same way. This isn't the case. FullTiltPoker will be managed separately from PokerStars and the offerings and experience will continue to be unique to the online poker world."
Source: Two Plus Two Poker Forums