Canadian betting giant Amaya has announced that they will be combining the player pools of PokerStars and Full Tilt this spring,
The move will see Full Tilt being integrated into the PokerStars platform, which will combine the player pools of both brands. Under the integration Full Tilt will be able to retain its own branding, and players will be able to keep their profiles and reward processes.
Commenting on the integration Rational Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said, "Players will benefit from a larger pool of players offering greater game choice, bigger prize pools. It will also make us more nimble as we can focus our technological innovation on one platform, rather than two, so we will be able to innovate more quickly and enter newly-regulating and existing markets swiftly."
Full Tilt was once one of the world's top poker rooms, but took a major hit after the US Department of Justice effectively shut the company down in 2011. The company was eventually purchased by the Rational Group as part of a settlement of with the DOJ. While the brand remains popular, it isn't as strong as it once was.
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