Internet gaming giant Amaya's online poker firm Full Tilt has revealed that they are seeking approval to offer its free play software through the Steam gaming platform.
Steam is traditionally used by PC gamers, who utilize the service to purchase video games, and the shift to offering the poker software through the client is a move that is likely due to Full Tilt taking a more recreational approach in its business model. If Full Tilt gets approval to offer its software through the platform, it wold be the first gambling provider to do so, giving it a heads on its competition.
If players adopt the Full Tilt software via Steam, it is likely that the group would see increased exposure on streaming services such as Twitch and YouTube Gaming, both of which allow players the chance to watch other gamers play titles.
The Steam platform is owned by game developer Valve, who is known for putting out games such as Half-Life and Portal, and was first launched in 2003. Since its launch the platform has become the dominant way for purchasing PC games, making physical releases of games much less widespread than they were 10 years ago.
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