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Full Tilt Poker/PokerStars Deal Saves 200 Jobs

200 jobs at Full Tilt Poker's Dublin offices have been saved by the company coming to an agreement with rival PokerStars and the U.S. Department of Justice, a report by the Irish Examiner claimed on Friday.

PokerStars Head of Corporate Communications Eric Hollreiser confirmed that plans are in place to operate Full Tilt Poker from its current office in Dublin, Ireland.

"When we do take over Full Tilt we will continue to operate it out of Dublin. In the near to medium term we expect there to be growth in the Dublin office," Hollreiser said. The company currently employs 200 people at the office.

Hollreiser also revealed that PokerStars intends to operate Full Tilt Poker as a separate entity, although he noted that it is too early to reveal a plan to re-brand the crippled former poker giant.

"It’s too early to begin disclosing many details about our strategic plans for Full Tilt, but our first order of business is to re-open the site, pay back all of the players and begin rebuilding Full Tilt’s reputation," Hollreiser said. "Going forward, we will operate Full Tilt as a separate brand, giving players another leading and trusted platform to enjoy the game. The re-launched Full Tilt site will bring back the innovative features, the authentic poker and the cutting-edge software that made it so popular with millions of players worldwide."

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