Full Tilt moves to PokerStars to create one gaming platformThe big news this week in the poker industry is that Amaya Gaming is going to integrate Full Tilt into the PokerStars gaming platform. The PokerStars brand will now be home to both gaming entities, with a full integration expected by this spring.
In 2014, Amaya acquired both brands for $4.9 billion and feel the merger will allow the teams involved in technology and development to focus on one platform that can be a leader in the poker market rather than focus on two platforms.
Full Tilt has been profitable for Amaya since coming back online in 2012 but has been in decline. The company feels the integration will help to offer a better overall gaming experience with features and improvements added at a quicker pace rather than having to focus on two options.
Players who are members of Full Tilt will be contacted with information that offers insight into the coming changes and how they will be affected. Once the change is in place, players will be able to access both PokerStars and Full Tilt with one gaming account. Once logged in, players can go to either site from one access point.
Players who have a PokerStars account will see their username take precedence. If an account does not exist, players will have the option to maintain their screenname from Full Tilt or create a new name. Full Tilt will continue to offer their popular gaming options such as The Deal. Promotions, tournaments and even Rush Poker will remain available at Full Tilt.
The merger is just one of many changes taking place within PokerStars. The brand has stopped certain aspects of the VIP program to allow for a more recreational experience for gamers. The brand is also preparing to enter New Jersey to offer online gaming, with a launch date expected in the coming months.
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