FullTiltPoker.com has announced that international poker star and tournament legend Gus Hansen (pictured) will return as brand ambassador for the site, which plans to re-open for real-money poker on November 6, 2012.
In August, PokerStars obtained the assets of Full Tilt Poker and committed to reimburse Full Tilt Poker customers outside the USA whose accounts have been inaccessible since the previous management closed the site in June 2011.
Full Tilt Poker will offer real-money poker games and tournaments globally, with the exception of the USA, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Estonia and Belgium.
Full Tilt Poker’s customers in the rest of the world can soon look forward to accessing their accounts and playing on the re-launched site, confident that they are supported by PokerStars’ history of integrity combined with Full Tilt Poker’s track record of delivering the highest quality online poker experience.
Hansen, a poker icon and four-time WPT champion, already boasts career tournament earnings of nearly $11.2 million and is widely considered to be one of the best all-around players in the world – whether it be large tournaments, live cash games or online. As a former Full Tilt Pro, Hansen, 38, is excited to be returning to one of the world’s leading poker brands.
“I’m very excited to represent the industry’s most authentic poker brand. Full Tilt Poker has the best games, most innovative software and the strongest poker community; to me this feels like coming home,” Hansen said.
"Gus is one of the best-known and most respected names in the poker community," Sarne Lightman, the newly-appointed Head of Marketing at Full Tilt Poker, said. "Gus has always embodied the best characteristics of the Full Tilt Poker brand and we are thrilled to have him return as an ambassador.”
“Expect plenty more news in the comings weeks. More international pros, exciting launch promotions and the return of Full Tilt Poker as the world’s most innovative poker site,” Lightman said.
Players can start playing on Full Tilt Poker from November 6, 2012.
About Full Tilt Poker: FullTiltPoker.com is a leading poker brand known for delivering the most authentic online poker experience in the world. Full Tilt Poker’s innovative software, game design and game play make it the online home for serious poker players. Full Tilt Poker is being re-launched in November 2012 by The Rational Group, which also operates PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site. Full Tilt Poker plans to operate globally under license from the Isle of Man, which provides rigorous regulatory oversight and deploys the best practices in ensuring player fund protection and the security and integrity of online poker.