We know that many of our readers here at Mr Gamez enjoy poker alongside more traditional online casino gaming action – the popularity of our video poker section alone is testament to that fact. Therefore, the chances are that you will be highly familiar with Full Tilt, who operate both the Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars brands. Capitalising on Texas Hold’em taking over the world in the early to mid-2000s, they signed up some of the biggest and brightest talent in the world as ambassadors and sponsored shows that were shown on an almost hourly basis in pretty much every country in the world. Put simply, Rational Group, the company that owns Full Tilt, knows poker. More importantly, that is all the company knows, as poker has been their bread and butter since formation. However, that is all set to change according to new plans released by the company.
Full Tilt’s Head of Corporate Communications, Eric Hollreiser, introduced the plans: “The Rational Group intends to expand our product offering to include casino style games on Full Tilt Poker. While adding new games, we remain committed to building our leadership in poker with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker and continuing to deliver the highest quality poker experience to players.” He continued, “These new games on Full Tilt will provide more gaming options with the same high quality player experience, integrity, security, fafety and support that players have come to expect from our brands. PokerStars will continue to offer a Poker-only experience.”
The latter statement is telling as PokerStars as a brand does not leave much room for manoeuvre when it comes to expanding into other areas. Reports indicate, however, that Full Tilt Poker is to be rebranded as Full Tilt Gaming, signifying the imminent addition of casino gaming. It remains to be seen whether Full Tilt opts for a full casino experience and which software will be used – with Microgaming and in house development currently considered to be the most likely occurrences.
While the addition of games is most certainly imminent, fans of both poker and casino gaming will have to wait a little longer to enjoy what Full Tilt chooses to bring to the table. However, in the meantime there are plenty of other casino platforms that allow players to use the same account to play both. Be sure to check out our detailed reviews of Bet365 and Betway, where you can enjoy poker and Playtech or Microgaming games respectively, all without having to sign out of one account and back in. You can also be sure of finding out the latest developments and twists in the plot when it comes to the Full Tilt casino right here at Mr Gamez.