A relaunched Full Tilt Poker, planned for the end of October, will return with licenses in both the Isle of Man and Malta. However, there are no plans for poker rooms in regulated European markets—including Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Estonia.
The plan to obtain a Maltese license under the LGA suggests there will be a FullTiltPoker.EU, a separate site for certain European countries which shares the same player pool as the dot.com site.
PokerStars currently operates two international sites—one on pokerstars.EU, under its primary Isle of Man license, and a second PokerStars.EU, based in Malta. The Dot.EU website went live in February this year. In total, players from seven countries use the dot.EU website, including Germany, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch and parts of Scandinavia.
However, there are currently no plans to launch in the other regulated markets, likely due to the concerns of further splitting up their player pool.
The Full Tilt poker website will be relaunched under new management, the brand will be kept the same, and the player pool separate from PokerStars. It means a return of Rush Poker, its mobile apps, and the distinctive Full Tilt feel.
The poker room also hopes to permit account balance transfers between a player’s PokerStars and Full Tilt account, allowing them to move money easily between the two sites.
Although offline since AGCC suspended its license thirteen months ago, the website will officially go “offline” temporarily in a week. It is then set for a relaunch within 90 days.