Full Tilt & PokerStars Merging Into One Platform

Published Thursday, February 18, 2016 - Online-Casinos.com
Full Tilt & PokerStars Merging Into One Platform

The online poker market depends heavily on liquidity and the announced merger of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker rooms makes perfect sense. Amaya Gaming has revealed that PokerStars and Full Tilt platforms will come together in the near future allowing players to use a single account to play on the shared software. Amaya considers Full Tilt a “profitable poker room” even though Full Tilt’s market share has been declining since the re-launch back in 2012.

The pending merger will be made easy with Amaya saying consumers will be contacted directly about the details of the changes regarding rewards programs and other scenarios. Amaya maintains the change will allow the company and its tech team to concentrate on one rather than two platforms. The Full Tilt consumer will also now have access to the VIP Club rewards deal that PokerStars offers.

The Chief Executive Officer of Amaya Gaming owned Rational Group, Rafi Ashkenazi, commented on the move, “Players will benefit from a larger pool of players offering greater game choice, bigger prize pools.” Ashkenazi continued to add, “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.”

It was alos revealed that Full Tilt Casino will be included in the merging process and be subject to the same automated account migration actions. Full Tilt’s web casino, video poker, baccarat and double-ball roulette will not be available right away and it was stated these aspects may be added some time later. The merger of the two platforms will result in redundancies which in turn will see the loss of a number of jobs at Full Tilt Poker in Dublin, Ireland. The extent of the loss of employment has not as yet been determined but will come to light as the migration proceeds.





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