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PokerStars to shutter Full Tilt on 25 February

| By Daniel O'Boyle
Flutter-owned poker operator PokerStars is set to shutter the Full Tilt brand on 25 February, with accounts and balances still available on PokerStars’ own software.

The operator said it chose to make this decision because its focus on its flagship product made it unable to provide the same level of attention to Full Tilt.

“Our commitment to improving PokerStars software and the PokerStars customer experience in recent years has limited the amount of focus and resources we could apply to the evolution of Full Tilt,” Pokerstars said in an FAQ. “We feel it is time to consolidate brands so that everyone has access to the newest features and most innovative games which are available exclusively on PokerStars.”

As all players with any PokerStars brand have a combined universal Stars Account, balances, bonuses, tickets, tournaments and preferences will be intact.

Full Tilt was acquired by PokerStars in July 2012 as part of a settlement with the US government after authorities had unsealed an indictment against both operators in 2011, causing both to shut US real-money operations.

Full Tilt relaunched under PokerStars ownership in November 2012 and migrated onto PokerStars’ platform in 2016.

The combined business was later acquired by Amaya, which became the Stars Group, which was itself bought by Flutter in 2019.

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