After months of speculation, wrangling and false leads, the date for the resurrection of Full Tilt Poker has been confirmed. It will re-open under new management on November 6.
The relaunch date has been confirmed by among others the affiliate Rakeback.Com. Full Tilt Poker was actually acquired by PokerStars several weeks ago, but doubtless there has been a lot of paperwork to be done among other things.
Full Tilt was one of the victims of the Black Friday domain seizures, and the biggest to be closed down for any period of time. Alas, two smaller sites - Absolute Poker and its sister site UltimateBet are - are no more, and will not be resurrected.
It appears that Full Tilt will continue to operate under its own name, and presumably with the same software; doubtless players old and new as well as patrons of PokerStars will be informed about the precise arrangements in due course. What will this mean for American players? The situation is complicated at the moment, to put it mildly, but the Poker Players Alliance is sounding upbeat. Some information for American on-line players can be found here.