Full Tilt players will be saying goodbye to the highly regarded online poker platform as the merger onto the PokerStars platform is set for May 17. The merger was first announced by the pair’s parent company, Amaya, back in February.
Although the Full Tilt brand will still be available for players, the software will be shelved with play merging with the tournaments and cash games over at PokerStars.
Over the coming days, Full Tilt players will be sent information as to how the merger will affect them. For the Full Tilt players who already hold a PokerStars account, they will not need to update any information or transfer their account—as it will happen automatically.
VIP Loyalty points, cash balances and account assets will all be switched over to their PokerStars account. A single account will now be used across all of Amaya’s gaming platforms including, Full Tilt, PokerStars, BetStars, StarsDraft and Duel.
Players that choose not to update their accounts have been advised to withdraw their funds before the software upgrade takes place.
“Full Tilt players will receive a VIP status at PokerStars based on the level of play they achieved at Full Tilt, even if it higher than what they currently have on PokerStars” said a press release at the time.
“Unused real-money ring game tickets and bonuses will be converted to real-money dollars and added to your account. Bonuses will be prorated based on the progress achieved towards completion. Players with unreleased bonuses purchased in the Edge Store will have the Full Tilt points used to purchases those bonuses refunded.”
After the merger, Full Tilt players will receive a VIP status at PokerStars based on the level of play they achieved at Full Tilt, even if it higher than what they currently have on PokerStars. Players that are awarded Supernova status at PokerStars will have their status remain in effect until 23:59 ET on December 31, 2016.
Originally set for an April launch, the merger was pushed backed with Full Tilt adding in spring promotion to bridge the gap.