PokerStars and Full Tilt brands to merge on May 17

9 May 2016

Amaya-owned PokerStars and Full Tilt have confirmed that they are to finalise a previously announced merger of their liquidity pools on May 17.

In February, Amaya announced it would bring the two brands together in order to allow its development and technology teams to focus on one platform instead of two separate services.

Michael Josem, head of public relations at PokerStars and Full Tilt, confirmed the news in a press release, stating players can expect to play on a single, centralised network by May 17, or at least by the end of the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker, which runs from May 8-22.

Full Tilt players will be moved to the PokerStars platform, with all of their cash and loyalty points automatically transferred when the merger goes through,

"In coming days, Full Tilt players will be emailed direct and personal information on how this will affect them specifically, which depends on a variety of factors including their jurisdiction and the status of their PokerStars account (if any),” Josem said.

“In many cases, Full Tilt players who already hold a PokerStars account will not need to update any information or transfer their account assets (loyalty points, cash balances etc) which will be transferred automatically to their PokerStars account and they can simply log in to their PokerStars account and enjoy all the great benefits on offer, including even more game choices and bigger tournaments.”

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