In a pre-cursor to the re-launch of the Full Tilt Poker site on the 6th of November, they will be opening the doors for play chip games four days earlier. Players across the world will be able to log into the client to take a look at the new features that will be available when the site goes live a few days later.
Additionally, all French players will be allowed to withdraw their funds owed from the previous ownership starting that date too. It will work by the players having to log in and link the account to their PokerStars.fr account, the funds will then be transferred to that site allowing them to withdraw.
Full Tilt has also announced details of how it will distribute conversions for any non-monetary assets earned on the site. Non-US based players who are in countries where Full Tilt will not be re-launching will have their Iron Man bonuses and reward points transferred over to their respective PokerStars accounts, additionally, players that have had a long playing history on Full Tilt could see that reflected in their VIP status on PokerStars.
Players Soon To Get Their Money Back!
Once the site re-launches on the 6th of November all non-US based players will gain access to their balances that have been locked in cyber space for the past 18 months, though Full Tilt are happy to be doing so, they are also hoping that many of the players stay and play on.
They have put promotions in place in an attempt to entice players to stay on rather than withdraw their cash. The main promotion is “Deal Me In” which is to include some big cash bonuses, plenty of freerolls and a happy hour that runs right around the clock.
US based players will be able to log into the site to play free money games, yet are still waiting for information from the DOJ with regards to how they are to be repaid their money back. PokerStars paid the DOJ the balance that was owed to the US based players and will be handling any repayment process, though no new news has surfaced about exactly how and when that will happen.
With the re-launch just over a week away now, “rest of the world” players will start getting sweaty palms at the prospect of being reunited with their long lost cash. It’s been a long 18 months that is for sure and something tells me there is going to be quite an atmosphere on the site come the 6th of November.