Full Tilt to offer online casino

Full Tilt Poker plans to expand its portfolio and add casino gambling to its product offering, stated Rational Group, parent company of Full Tilt and Pokerstars, in a press release.

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 declares Rational Group. Pokerstars though will remain pure poker product.

No timetable has been announced as to when any new games will be added.

“These new games on Full Tilt will provide more gaming options with the same high quality player experience, integrity, security, safety and support that players have come to expect from our brands,” the statement concluded.

A move into online casino games will be a first for Rational Group, which has dealt strictly poker both live and online in its 12 year history.

PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, former rivals now both owned by Rational Group since Rational’s purchase of Full Tilt in 2012, have long been two of the only purely poker sites on the internet. As result of legal storms in form of UIGEA were brewing in the United States for online gaming firms doing business in the country just about month ago Pokerstars CEO Mark Scheinberg agreed to forfeit $50 million to federal prosecutors to rid his himself of a two-year-old complaint filed by the U.S. government.

With PokerStars looking to re-enter the U.S. market via New Jersey (it has partnered with Resorts Casino Hotel and has filed an application for an interactive gaming license), it very well may want to have a full gaming stable, rather than just poker, as New Jersey will allow its operators to offer all casino gaming online.

Additionally, despite a complete change in ownership and management, Full Tilt Poker doesn’t have the bright, shining name it once did because of the post-Black Friday financial scandal that has still resulted in Americans being without their old Full Tilt funds.