Full Tilt Positions Itself to Relaunch with Dwan and Blom
October 17, 2012
Things seem to be happening in the online poker realm this year that many never believed possible. The intrastate licensing granted to South Point by the state of Nevada sounds even less far-fetched than Full Tilt Poker open for business again. But it’s true. As of November 6, 2012, Full Tilt Poker will relaunch and be open for real-money online poker business.
PokerStars, who acquired all Full Tilt Poker assets (including accounts payable to former players) confirmed the news via email that after November 6th, Full Tilt player accounts will again be active. Existing usernames passwords that players held pre-Black Friday will still work, and withdrawals will be made possible.
Also, in an effort to get the room going, Gus Hansen has been assigned as the site’s Ambassador and the face of the new, old online poker site. In addition, Full Tilt Poker has signed two big-name poker celebrity players, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Tom “durrrr” Dwan, two of the most famous online poker players in the world, Dwan being a former Full Tilt Poker pro before the Black Friday saga started. So the new Full Tilt Poker room is all set to relaunch with a bang.
The Head of Marketing at Full Tilt Sarne Lightman released a statement on the new partnerships: “The game of poker is always evolving. Through our continual innovations, Full Tilt Poker is proud to have been at the forefront of that evolution. In choosing our Pros we approached the three poker players whose unique and innovative styles have had the most impact on how modern poker is played.”
Blom had signed with PokerStars back in 2011 following the reveal of his identity, which remained a mystery for months, generating quite a buzz about who he was and where he was from. He conveniently left Stars back in August for no apparent reason, but was now just seems as if it was part of the plan to reignite the Full Tilt Poker brand for the relaunch. He said, “I always loved playing on the Full Tilt Poker software, it is where I made my name and enjoyed some of my greatest victories. When they approached me about joining the team I knew this was the right fit for me.”
Dwan said on the rejoining, “I’m very excited that Full Tilt Poker is relaunching. I think it is great for poker and I’m excited to be a part of it.”