Full Tilt Poker has announced the launch of its dot.eu site and the movement of players to this platform over the next few weeks. The embattled company acquired a license from the Maltese Lotteries and Gaming Authority to launch the dot.eu site after coming back from a brief hiatus under an Isle of Man license.
The new dot.eu site will provide better services to the existing player pool and allow customers to enjoy winnings without taxation under the interpretation of European Economic Area statutes. Most importantly, the migrated players will still enjoy the same player pool and services provided under the dot.com site.
According to its newly launched site, players from Greece, Luxembourg, and Slovenia have been migrated to the dot.eu site and other countries are to follow in the near future. Unfortunately, several countries will not be able to enjoy the advantages of this new dot.eu site at the moment. The dot.eu site stated:
“We are sorry, but you will not be able to move to FullTiltPoker.eu if you are not a permanent resident of Finland, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia or Sweden. We are evaluating rolling this out to other countries, but no further information is available at this time.”
The Full Tilt Poker launch of the dot.eu site follows the same release by its sister company, Poker Stars. The Rational Group owned site launched its own dot.eu site in February of 2012. Poker Stars was able to move its players to the dot.eu site and included self-regulated markets such as Germany.
The embattled brand hopes to expand upon its recent success by providing better services to its players through this new site. Full Tilt has experienced strong traffic after its release under the Rational Group. Poker Scout generally places it either second or third behind the market leader Poker Stars.