200 jobs secured by Pokerstars acquisition
The acquisition of Full Tilt Poker by Pokerstars has saved 200 jobs at the Dublin HQ of the moribund company, The Irish Examiner newspaper reported Friday.
The head of corporate communications for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, confirmed to the newspaper that his company intended to continue to operate Full Tilt Poker from the current site in the Cherrywood suburb.
"When we do take over Full Tilt we will continue to operate it out of Dublin. In the near to medium term we expect there to be growth in the Dublin office," Hollreiser said, adding that his company would operate Full Tilt as a separate entity, and that there would be a number of positions opening up in software engineering, marketing, and backroom support roles in the near future.
Hollreiser said it was too early to discuss the detailed plan for rebuilding the Full Tilt brand.
"It’s too early to begin disclosing many details about our strategic plans for Full Tilt, but our first order of business is to re-open the site, pay back all of the players and begin rebuilding Full Tilt’s reputation," said the Pokerstars executive.
"Going forward, we will operate Full Tilt as a separate brand, giving players another leading and trusted platform to enjoy the game. The re-launched Full Tilt site will bring back the innovative features, the authentic poker and the cutting-edge software that made it so popular with millions of players worldwide."