...playing the most exciting poker games anywhere online.
Those are the words that you may remember seeing every time you logged into Full Tilt Poker and it is more than 15 months since the last time you were able to login.
The news is good though. PokerStars have bought Full Tilt Poker and if they pay the US Government the very large sums they are supposed to be paying i.e. $547 million, the site will be active by 6th November 2012 at the latest.
In a deal with the US Government, PokerStars will be taking over the assets of Full Tilt Poker and will be refunding players outside of the US who are owed some $184 million. US players will have to wait a little longer to receive the funds owed to them as the US Department of Justice have yet to decide how to approach the mamouth task of refunding US FT players.
The good news is that although PokerStars are taking over Full Tilt Poker, Full Tilt will remain the same as it was before the site was closed down. So you can expect the same kind of tournaments and games that you used to play on there.
Other good news is that US players will still be able to login with their original username and password but will only be able to play on the play money tables.
FTP are also working on a .eu site thus making it tax free for players from Sweden, Finland etc. This is unlikely to be ready for the opening in Novermber but it is definitely comiing.
I'm sure we can expect plenty of new and innovative promotions that will certainly be attractive to all players and hopefully a good few opening freerolls to get our bankrolls going.
Speaking for myself, I really am looking forward to the re-launch of Full Tilt Poker. I have missed playing on there particularly the matrix tournaments and the rush poker. I know that "speed poker" is available on most sites these days but somehow, it just doesn't seem to be the same.
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