Amaya Gaming owned poker sites Full Tilt and PokerStars have been awarded a UK gaming license, allowing the sites to continue offering action within Britain.
The license is of the continuation variety, and was awarded by the UK Gambling Commission which was granted because the sites hold licensing by the Isle of Man. The licensing coincides with new UK specific software for players, which will be released today and will be automatically downloaded and installed.
Amaya Gaming is fully cooperating with the new UK regulations, volunteering to adhere to the highest standards of payment protection. Because of this all players in the UK will have to move their funds to the PokerStars.co.uk domain.
In order to cooperate with new UK regulations, representatives for both poker sites have confirmed that rake and certain fees may increase in the near future.