Sunday is Easter Day, but there could be a real world resurrection in the on/off saga of Full Tilt Poker. Don't stake your bankroll on it though.
Thursday it was reported that Pocket Kings Ltd were advertising for staff on an Irish employment website, and joining up the dots indicated the most likely reason for this is the relaunch of Full Tilt. If you are not familiar with the Black Friday domain seizures - a year ago this month - refresh yourself here and here and here in reverse chronological order. Can this be true? The reality is that the only thing we have, have had for months, is speculation. Intelligent speculation, undoubtedly. Informed speculation by some, surely, but the bottom line is we will only know for certain when it happens. Or doesn't, as the case may be.
A flopped straight flush in a Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo cash game on Full Tilt, April 10, 2011.
The Full Tilt Poker Blog does not appear to have been updated since June last year, and the only related news story on the website of the American-based lobbying group the Poker Players Alliance is from the same source.
Where does this leave on-line poker players? If you want to play specifically on Full Tilt, you are probably best advised not to wait. For American players, consider emigrating! For everyone else though, things have never looked better. PokerStars is the world's biggest site, and has a wider variety of games than all the others, although if you want to play Pot Limit Razz, Ladbrokes appears to be the only place.
Party Poker will shortly be running a new promotion called the Pokerfest, its second such event, which is fine if you like Hold 'Em and Pot Limit Omaha, but it does include some points buy-ins, so it you are a regular on the site, this could be your chance to make some risk-free cash.
Finally, check out some of the promotions, including new poker rooms advertised on the RakeTheRake site, and by other affiliates. It may be that Full Tilt Poker will be back soon, but if it isn't, like the proverbial London bus, they'll be another one along in a minute.
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