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For the first time in 16 months Isle of Man based Full Tilt Poker opened its virtual doors to real money play, allowing punters in many countries access to their accounts.
Within 90 minutes of the re-launch, Full Tilt claimed that more than 22,000 players had registered for accounts, marking a big success story for the poker site, which has seen much trouble since the U.S. Department of Justice crippled it last year.
Speaking about the re-launch, Full Tilt Poker Head of Marketing Sarne Lightman said: "Full Tilt Poker is back and better than ever. We are bringing back to the players everything they loved about the site and we invite them to help us celebrate by joining our 'Deal Me In' launch promotions."
Poker Pro and Full Tilt Ambassador Gus Hansen also commented, saying: "The return of Full Tilt Poker fills a hole in the community that's been felt by millions of players."