Full Tilt Poker has begun to roll out real money casino games integrated into the poker client.
A new software update pushed out to Full Tilt Poker customers Monday, including new images, sound effects and other assets, hinted that roulette and blackjack would soon debut.
A spokesperson for Full Tilt confirmed to pokerfuse Tuesday that a rollout of real money casino games has begun and that distribution will be staggered in order to test the new features. Players have reported to pokerfuse that roulette and blackjack are accessible through the “quick seat” lobby.
Full Tilt first confirmed that it was planning to expand into casino games in July 2013, but since then no further details have been revealed.
It marks the first time that parent company Rational Group has expanded beyond online poker. The company said back in September that PokerStars, its primary online poker room, will remain poker-only.
UPDATE: Since publication of this article, Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications for The Rational Group provided the following statement to pokerfuse:
As we announced last summer, the Rational Group is expanding our offering to include casino style games on Full Tilt Poker. This week we began testing single and multiplayer play-money versions of Blackjack and Roulette in select markets. Following the test period we will provide real money offerings in current and additional test markets. As always, we will provide the high quality player experience, integrity, security, safety and support that players have come to expect from Rational Group brands.
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