Full Tilt Poker Getting Active Behind The Scenes

Rumours are beginning to abound that Full Tilt Poker may be readying soon for a relaunch after the website’s system status went briefly “operational” and showed 411 players online across 14,451 tables.
However, nobody who tried logging in was able to access their accounts and the player count remained static indicating that Group Bernard Tapie were likely testing Full Tilt’s software ahead of finalising their $80 million deal.
Adding further to the speculation that the Full Tilt Poker saga is finally reaching its end game is the report that on February 14th Laurent Tapie was named director of a new Irish registered company called New Full Tilt Limited. The following month, Prosper Jerémy Masquelier, joined him as the company’s second Director, with Laurent and Bernard Tapie as well as Masquelier also co-founders of the International Stadiums Poker Tour with its rumoured but unconfirmed $30 million Wembley Stadium poker tournament.
In addition, Full Tilt had started hiring customer support staff recently as opposed to say software designers, while subsidiary company Orinic Limited had also applied for an online gaming licence from the Gambling Control Commission in Alderney.
Despite all the latest activity taking place on the Full Tilt front, no one from the company has stepped forward to confirm the details although the industry is rife with speculation and snippets of information. Someone who may be able to provide some more information soon is ESPN’s Andrew Feldman, who on April 16th tweeted: 
“Lots of FTP rumors going around. Was told yesterday, “There is going to be a major development shortly.” More details when I have them…”
Pre Black-Friday Full Tilt was the second biggest poker room on the internet, and had some of the best software in the industry. However, due to dubious accounting practices it lost its licence owing over $300 million to players, helping further explain the elevated level of interest shown in the poker room’s relaunch.

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