Full Tilt granted online gaming licence
With Full Tilt having already announced that the site will re-open for real money play from November 6th, it would’ve been embarrassing had they not been granted the licence that would enable them to do so.
However, that hurdle was jumped yesterday as the Rational Group announced that the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission has granted them a licence that will allow Full Tilt poker to provide online poker services from the Isle of Man. In August of this year, Rational Group, which also operates PokerStars, acquired the assets of Full Tilt Poker. PokerStars has operated under an Isle of Man licence since 2005.
Full Tilt Poker was granted the Isle of Man licence following thorough scrutiny of the proposed operations by the Gambling Supervision Commission. Steve Brennan, Chief Executive Officer of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, said: “Full Tilt Poker’s application was assessed and approved on its own merits. The Gambling Supervision Commission is confident that Full Tilt Poker will safeguard the interests of its players and adhere to the strict policies and procedures governing Isle of Man licensed gaming companies,” he then added. “Full Tilt Poker’s application was strengthened by the fact that their new owners and management team are known to us and have an impeccable record of compliance with the Isle of Man’s regulatory requirements.”