PokerStars and Full Tilt Merger Announced for May 17

PokerStars and Full Tilt merger was confirmed by Amaya to take place on May 17
PokerStars and Full Tilt merger was confirmed by Amaya to take place on May 17

Although it has been in the works for some time now, PokerStars and Full Tilt merger has now been officially confirmed to take place on May 17. Michael Josem revealed this in a recent press release together with some details on how the merger process will go down.

What does PokerStars and Full Tilt merger mean for players?

In coming day, Full Tilt players should expect to receive an email communication from the room, where all necessary information will be provided. Individual players can be affected differently, depending on their jurisdiction, status of their PokerStars account, etc.

Those who already have connected their Full Tilt and PokerStars account should experience no problems with transferring everything to the new, unified account, including cash, loyalty points, and any unused tournament tickets.

Some players will probably have to update their information prior to the transfer. After all data is verified, players will then be able to simply log into the PokerStars accounts where they will find all their assets ready to be put in play.

In the coming days, players will be notified via email about all relevant details concerning PokerStars and Full Tilt merger
In the coming days, players will be notified via email about all relevant details concerning PokerStars and Full Tilt merger

One thing to note is that for those players who have both accounts, their username (alias) on PokerStars will take precedence.

PokerStars and Full Tilt merger to boost prize pools

According to press release by Amaya, the migration will allow for bigger prize pools and better game selection for everyone. One example where this will be more than obvious are increasingly popular Spin & Go tournaments where having all players on a single platform will give more room for bigger jackpots.

Apart from boosting prize pools, this will also allow developing teams to focus all their efforts on one platform, which should greatly increase their efficiency. Combined experience and knowledge of developers from both rooms will clearly provide better results. From all this, it seems that PokerStars and Full Tilt merger will be an overall positive experience for players.

One account but unchanged experience

Although players will have only one universal account following PokerStars and Full Tilt merger, they will still get to enjoy the Full Tilt software perks, like largely popular avatars, table layouts, and Rush Poker (separate form PokerStars Zoom). In addition to this, all customers can now expect better support in various aspects.

While there will be just one unified account after merger, players will still get to enjoy all perks of Full Tilt software
While there will be just one unified account after merger, players will still get to enjoy a majority of perks of Full Tilt software

In order to propagate the Poker Stars and Full Tilt merger, the company will offer a number of promotions during the transitional period. Some of these include $100,000 jackpot guarantee for The Deal combined with $2,000 added every day for as long as the promotion is active.

Some employees to lose their jobs

While PokerStars and Full Tilt merger could be a good thing for players, a number of employees will probably will not be very satisfied. Many roles from the company’s Dublin office will no longer be needed and those employees whose positions will be terminated are being notified. The extent of the redundancies is still being determined.

A number of employees will not be so thrilled about PokerStars and Full Tilt merger as many positions in the company's Dublin office will become redundant
A number of employees will not be so thrilled about PokerStars and Full Tilt merger as many positions in the company’s Dublin office will become redundant

If you belong to the group of players who enjoy playing their games at Full Tilt keep your eyes peeled for an email bound to come in the next few days.

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Ivan Potocki
Assistant Editor and Columnist at Beat The Fish
Ivan first started playing poker in 2006 and played professionally from 2010-2013. He holds a BA in English language and literature. Since joining the Beat The Fish team in 2016, Ivan has made an immediate impact, leading the news section and contributing numerous feature articles. You can reach Ivan directly at ivanpotocki@gmail.com
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