Full Tilt Poker Relaunched As Players Swarm Back To Tables

Full Tilt Poker Relaunched As Players Swarm Back To TablesToday at 7:00 ET (12:00 GMT), Full Tilt Poker officially re-launched its real money games, and within an hour and a half of its re-opening, the site already had around 23,000 people playing at its tables.
The eagerly anticipated re-launch of Full Tilt obviously has not disappointed, and as Full Tilt ambassador Gus Hansen, explains: “The return of Full Tilt Poker fills a hole in the community that’s been felt by millions of players. A lot of people have been waiting for this day to come and now that it’s here we can all look towards a brighter future.”
As well as having the option to play for real-money, Full Tilt players also have access to $184 million of their funds and the choice of either withdrawing their funds completely off the site or simply transferring their money over to new manager and former rival, PokerStars. However, in segregated markets such as France, Spain, Denmark, Estonia and Belgium, former Full Tilt customers will be repaid through their locally-licensed PokerStars sites.
However, despite the options available to customers, many will first be inclined to take advantage of Full Tilt Poker’s ‘Deal Me In promotion,’ which between November 6th and 11th, will see a quarter of a million dollars given away in a series of promotional freerolls. There will also be a further $300,000 awarded as added FTOPS tickets. As Full Tilt Poker Head of Marketing Sarne Lightman, explains:
“Full Tilt Poker is back and better than ever. We are bringing back to the players everything they loved about the site and we invite them to help us celebrate by joining our ‘Deal Me In’ launch promotions.”
Unfortunately, American players are not permitted to play on the re-launched Full Tilt Poker site, and will have to look to the US Department of Justice in order to recover their outstanding balances.

Other news:   Multi-state online poker compact bill introduced in Pennsylvania

Poker News
31 Jan 2014
Back in 2012, 9-times WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey announced he would launch poker training website IveyPoker.com in order “to teach the world how to play better poker.” This week, however, the website finally launched the poker training realm of the site, known as the Ivey League, but apparently ran into difficulties as its servers
18 Dec 2012
Since relaunching on November 6th, Full Tilt Poker’s traffic has continued to slide and is presently a massive 53% off its highest recorded peak of around 8,000 cash players. The good news for the online poker room, however, is that with a  seven-day average of 4,300 cash players it still has clear daylight ahead of
15 Nov 2012
Three months on since a deal was struck between the US Department of Justice and PokerStars to resurrect Full Tilt Poker, players around the world have been flocking back to the site’s poker tables, while reclaiming their frozen funds. Not so fortunate for US players, however, who are still suffering from a government which so
04 Feb 2012
UK singer-songwriter Robbie Williams may have gambled both with his health and career over the years, but the 37 year old has now decided to well and truly embrace his gambling side by launching his own poker site called Robbie Williams Poker. The former member of pop group ‘Take That,’ is estimated to be worth